Table 3. Shipment Characteristics by Mode of Transportation and Distance Shipped for Metropolitan Area of Origin: 2007

Table 3. Shipment Characteristics by Mode of Transportation and Distance Shipped for Metropolitan Area of Origin: 2007

Estimates are based on data from the 2007 Commodity Flow Survey. Because of rounding, estimates may not be additive.

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All modes

Distance Shipped Value Tons Ton-miles2 Value Tons Ton-miles
2007
(million $)
Percent of total 2007
(thousands)
Percent of total 2007
(millions)
Percent of
total
CV3 Standard Error of % CV Standard Error of % CV Standard Error of %
Total 2,307 100 1,947 100 521 100 24.2 - 22.3 - 35.4 -
Less than 50 miles 1,484 64.3 1,499 77 41 7.8 33.6 7.3 31.1 10.6 40.9 9.5
50 - 99 miles S S S S S S S S S S S S
100 - 249 miles 143 6.2 57 2.9 11 2.2 36.7 3.9 33.2 4.1 38 2.5
250 - 499 miles 131 5.7 79 4.1 31 6 24.6 1.4 35 2.4 35.8 3.1
500 - 749 miles 24 1 S S S S 42.9 0.6 S S S S
750 - 999 miles 92 4 75 3.8 86 16.5 28.7 1.2 42.2 1.7 42.4 3.3
1,000 - 1,499 miles 345 14.9 193 9.9 280 53.8 34 3.9 44.3 4.7 44 10.2
1,500 - 2,000 miles 78 3.4 33 1.7 64 12.2 31.8 3.8 39.5 0.9 38.8 4.2
More than 2,000 miles S S S S S S S S S S S S

Single modes

Distance Shipped Value Tons Ton-miles2 Value Tons Ton-miles
2007
(million $)
Percent of total 2007
(thousands)
Percent of total 2007
(millions)
Percent of
total
CV3 Standard Error of % CV Standard Error of % CV Standard Error of %
Total 1,756 100 1,900 100 511 100 23 - 23.1 - 36.4 -
Less than 50 miles 1,047 59.6 1,477 77.8 40 7.9 25.4 6.2 31.2 10 40.8 9.6
50 - 99 miles S S S S S S S S S S S S
100 - 249 miles 113 6.4 41 2.2 7 1.5 35.5 3.6 24.6 2.5 28.3 2.3
250 - 499 miles 90 5.1 71 3.7 28 5.4 34.8 1.1 40.7 2.1 42.1 3.2
500 - 749 miles S S S S S S S S S S S S
750 - 999 miles 84 4.8 74 3.9 85 16.7 29.8 1.2 41.4 2.3 41.6 3.1
1,000 - 1,499 miles 327 18.6 192 10.1 280 54.8 35.3 4.1 44.4 4.7 44.1 10.2
1,500 - 2,000 miles 73 4.1 33 1.7 63 12.4 33.1 4.7 38.2 1.6 37.6 5.4
More than 2,000 miles S S S S S S S S S S S S

Truck4

Distance Shipped Value Tons Ton-miles2 Value Tons Ton-miles
2007
(million $)
Percent of total 2007
(thousands)
Percent of total 2007
(millions)
Percent of
total
CV3 Standard Error of % CV Standard Error of % CV Standard Error of %
Total 1,756 100 1,900 100 511 100 23 - 23.1 - 36.4 -
Less than 50 miles 1,047 59.6 1,477 77.8 40 7.9 25.4 6.2 31.2 10 40.8 9.6
50 - 99 miles S S S S S S S S S S S S
100 - 249 miles 113 6.4 41 2.2 7 1.5 35.5 3.6 24.6 2.5 28.3 2.3
250 - 499 miles 90 5.1 71 3.7 28 5.4 34.8 1.1 40.7 2.1 42.1 3.2
500 - 749 miles S S S S S S S S S S S S
750 - 999 miles 84 4.8 74 3.9 85 16.7 29.8 1.2 41.4 2.3 41.6 3.1
1,000 - 1,499 miles 327 18.6 192 10.1 280 54.8 35.3 4.1 44.4 4.7 44.1 10.2
1,500 - 2,000 miles 73 4.1 33 1.7 63 12.4 33.1 4.7 38.2 1.6 37.6 5.4
More than 2,000 miles - - - - - - - - - - - -

For-hire truck

Distance Shipped Value Tons Ton-miles2 Value Tons Ton-miles
2007
(million $)
Percent of total 2007
(thousands)
Percent of total 2007
(millions)
Percent of
total
CV3 Standard Error of % CV Standard Error of % CV Standard Error of %
Total 1,119 100 494 100 467 100 34.2 - 38.6 - 41.2 -
Less than 50 miles S S 92 18.6 1 0.2 S S 46.1 9.7 40.5 2.6
50 - 99 miles S S S S S S S S S S S S
100 - 249 miles 85 7.6 29 5.9 5 1.1 46 9.1 30 3.6 30.6 4
250 - 499 miles 81 7.3 64 13 25 5.4 38.8 1.8 45.9 3.2 47.2 1.5
500 - 749 miles S S S S S S S S S S S S
750 - 999 miles 84 7.5 74 15 85 18.3 29.8 3.4 41.4 3.5 41.6 4.9
1,000 - 1,499 miles 327 29.2 192 38.9 280 59.9 35.3 7.3 44.5 8.7 44.2 8.9
1,500 - 2,000 miles 73 6.5 33 6.6 63 13.5 33.1 7 38.2 5.4 37.6 7.4
More than 2,000 miles - - - - - - - - - - - -

Private truck

Distance Shipped Value Tons Ton-miles2 Value Tons Ton-miles
2007
(million $)
Percent of total 2007
(thousands)
Percent of total 2007
(millions)
Percent of
total
CV3 Standard Error of % CV Standard Error of % CV Standard Error of %
Total 637 100 1,406 100 44 100 23.8 - 34.3 - 42.5 -
Less than 50 miles 592 92.9 1,385 98.6 39 88.7 25.9 3.1 34.3 4.2 42.4 10.3
50 - 99 miles S S S S S S S S S S S S
100 - 249 miles 28 4.3 S S S S 37.4 2.6 S S S S
250 - 499 miles 9 1.4 S S S S 26.6 1.4 S S S S
500 - 749 miles - - - - - - - - - - - -
750 - 999 miles - - - - - - - - - - - -
1,000 - 1,499 miles S S S S S S S S S S S S
1,500 - 2,000 miles - - - - - - - - - - - -
More than 2,000 miles - - - - - - - - - - - -

Air (incl truck and air)

Distance Shipped Value Tons Ton-miles2 Value Tons Ton-miles
2007
(million $)
Percent of total 2007
(thousands)
Percent of total 2007
(millions)
Percent of
total
CV3 Standard Error of % CV Standard Error of % CV Standard Error of %
Total S S S S S S S S S S S S
Less than 50 miles - - - - - - - - - - - -
50 - 99 miles - - - - - - - - - - - -
100 - 249 miles - - - - - - - - - - - -
250 - 499 miles - - - - - - - - - - - -
500 - 749 miles - - - - - - - - - - - -
750 - 999 miles - - - - - - - - - - - -
1,000 - 1,499 miles - - - - - - - - - - - -
1,500 - 2,000 miles - - - - - - - - - - - -
More than 2,000 miles S S S S S S S S S S S S

Multiple modes

Distance Shipped Value Tons Ton-miles2 Value Tons Ton-miles
2007
(million $)
Percent of total 2007
(thousands)
Percent of total 2007
(millions)
Percent of
total
CV3 Standard Error of % CV Standard Error of % CV Standard Error of %
Total S S 1 100 1 100 S S 28.5 - 30.9 -
Less than 50 miles S S S S S S S S S S S S
50 - 99 miles S S S S S S S S S S S S
100 - 249 miles - 0.8 - 2.5 - 0.5 23.5 2.7 31.2 1.8 34.4 0.4
250 - 499 miles S S - 10.4 - 3.7 S S 30.8 5.7 31.2 2.4
500 - 749 miles S S - 10 - 6.2 S S 29.1 13.5 28.1 14.4
750 - 999 miles 7 12 S S S S 37.1 3.7 S S S S
1,000 - 1,499 miles 18 28.3 - 38.1 1 47.8 39.3 7.5 32.1 4.7 33.3 5.6
1,500 - 2,000 miles 5 7.5 - 9.7 - 16.2 37.3 4.9 32.2 4.9 32.5 5.9
More than 2,000 miles - - - - - - - - - - - -

Parcel, U.S.P.S. or courier

Distance Shipped Value Tons Ton-miles2 Value Tons Ton-miles
2007
(million $)
Percent of total 2007
(thousands)
Percent of total 2007
(millions)
Percent of
total
CV3 Standard Error of % CV Standard Error of % CV Standard Error of %
Total S S 1 100 1 100 S S 28.5 - 30.9 -
Less than 50 miles S S S S S S S S S S S S
50 - 99 miles S S S S S S S S S S S S
100 - 249 miles - 0.8 - 2.5 - 0.5 23.5 2.7 31.2 1.8 34.4 0.4
250 - 499 miles S S - 10.4 - 3.7 S S 30.8 5.7 31.2 2.4
500 - 749 miles S S - 10 - 6.2 S S 29.1 13.5 28.1 14.4
750 - 999 miles 7 12 S S S S 37.1 3.7 S S S S
1,000 - 1,499 miles 18 28.3 - 38.1 1 47.8 39.3 7.5 32.1 4.7 33.3 5.6
1,500 - 2,000 miles 5 7.5 - 9.7 - 16.2 37.3 4.9 32.2 4.9 32.5 5.9
More than 2,000 miles - - - - - - - - - - - -

Other and unknown modes

Distance Shipped Value Tons Ton-miles2 Value Tons Ton-miles
2007
(million $)
Percent of total 2007
(thousands)
Percent of total 2007
(millions)
Percent of
total
CV3 Standard Error of % CV Standard Error of % CV Standard Error of %
Total S S S S S S S S S S S S
Less than 50 miles S S 21 46.1 S S S S 40.8 19.5 S S
50 - 99 miles - - - - - - - - - - - -
100 - 249 miles S S S S S S S S S S S S
250 - 499 miles S S S S S S S S S S S S
500 - 749 miles S S S S S S S S S S S S
750 - 999 miles S S S S S S S S S S S S
1,000 - 1,499 miles - - - - - - - - - - - -
1,500 - 2,000 miles 1 0.1 - 0.1 S S 41.7 15.1 47.7 0.9 S S
More than 2,000 miles - - - - - - - - - - - -

KEY: S = Estimate does not meet publication standards because of high sampling variability or poor response quality. - = Zero or Less than half the unit shown; thus, it has been rounded to zero.

1 Commodity Flow Survey (CFS) geographic areas were drawn from a subset of Combined Statistical Areas (CSAs) and Metropolitan Statistical Areas (MeSAs) as defined by the Office of Management and Budget (OMB). However, CFS metropolitan areas are divided into their state parts when they include more than one state. In addition, the CFS also utilizes a unique geography referred to as, "remainder of state," to represent those areas of a state not contained within a separately published metropolitan area for the CFS (as opposed to not part of any Core-Based Statistical Area (CBSA) as defined by OMB). Because of the differences in the CFS geography, as compared to OMB defined geography, caution should be exercised when comparing CFS estimates to other estimates of similar geography.
2 Ton-miles estimates are based on estimated distances traveled along a modeled transportation network.
3 Coefficient of Variation.
4 "Truck" as a single mode includes any shipment that was made by private truck only, by for-hire truck only, or by a combination of private and for-hire truck.
5 Estimates for pipeline exclude shipments of crude petroleum.

NOTES: Value-of-shipment estimates are reported in current prices. Estimated measures of sampling variability for each estimate known as coefficients of variation (CV) are also provided in these tables. More information on sampling error, confidentiality protection, nonsampling error, sample design, and definitions may be found at http://www.bts.gov/publications/commodity_flow_survey/.
Rows are not shown if all cells for that particular mode have no data. For example, since Denver-Aurora-Boulder by "Water" has no data for any mileage group, the entire mode of "Water" for that area was removed from this table. However, if a mode has at least one row of data for one of the mileage groups, then the entire mode is shown even though there may be rows absent of data within that mode. For example, Denver-Aurora-Boulder by "Other and unknown modes" has a row absent of data for the mileage group of "More than 2,000 miles" but does have data for the other mileage groups under that mode so it will be shown in its entirety.

SOURCE: U.S. Department of Transportation, Research and Innovative Technology Administration, Bureau of Transportation Statistics and U.S. Department of Commerce, U.S. Census Bureau, 2007 Economic Census: Transportation Commodity Flow Survey, December 2009.