Table 11. Shipment Characteristics by NAICS and Mode of Transportation for Metropolitan Area of Origin: 2007

Table 11. Shipment Characteristics by NAICS and Mode of Transportation 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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NAICS2 212, Mining (except oil and gas)

Mode of transportation Value Tons Ton-miles3 Average
miles
per shipment
Value Tons Ton-miles Average
miles per shipment CV
2007
(million $)
Percent of total 2007
(thousands)
Percent of total 2007
(millions)
Percent of
total
CV4 Standard Error of % CV Standard Error of % CV Standard Error of %
All modes 597 100 6,038 100 897 100 122 39.2 - 13.3 - 31.1 - 36
Single modes 582 97.5 5,512 91.3 722 80.5 117 39 4.9 16.2 6.3 28.9 8.8 36.9
Truck5 580 97.2 5,422 89.8 687 76.6 114 39 4.9 16.3 6.2 28.2 8.8 37.9
For-hire truck 517 86.7 1,774 29.4 264 29.5 152 38.2 10.5 22.1 10.6 39.1 14.4 31.2
Private truck 62 10.5 3,648 60.4 423 47.2 94 45.6 14.3 23.6 10.4 41.9 13.7 46.4
Rail 2 0.3 90 1.5 35 3.9 368 10.2 0.2 3.2 2.9 7.5 2.6 9.8
Multiple modes S S S S S S 417 S S S S S S 35.3
Truck and rail S S S S S S 417 S S S S S S 35.3

NAICS2 31-33, Manufacturing

Mode of transportation Value Tons Ton-miles3 Average
miles
per shipment
Value Tons Ton-miles Average
miles per shipment CV
2007
(million $)
Percent of total 2007
(thousands)
Percent of total 2007
(millions)
Percent of
total
CV4 Standard Error of % CV Standard Error of % CV Standard Error of %
All modes 6,588 100 27,162 100 2,659 100 723 11.2 - 37.1 - 37.8 - 19.3
Single modes 5,744 87.2 27,115 99.8 2,626 98.8 S 11.2 1.5 37.1 0.2 38.2 1 S
Truck5 5,562 84.4 27,096 99.8 2,603 97.9 S 10.6 2.3 37.1 0.1 37.8 1 S
For-hire truck 3,353 50.9 3,523 13 2,273 85.5 748 12.9 3.3 34.2 14.3 42.1 7.4 18.2
Private truck 2,209 33.5 23,574 86.8 330 12.4 S 17.8 4.5 42.5 14.4 27 7.1 S
Air (incl truck and air) S S S S S S 1,501 S S S S S S 6
Multiple modes 783 11.9 17 0.1 24 0.9 1,435 18.4 1.6 25.9 0.1 28 0.5 4.5
Parcel, U.S.P.S. or courier 779 11.8 16 0.1 23 0.9 1,435 18.5 1.6 27.2 0.1 29.6 0.5 4.5
Truck and rail S S 1 - 1 - 1,581 S S 44.5 - 48.3 0.6 17.2
Other and unknown modes S S S S S S S S S S S S S S

NAICS2 311, Food manufacturing

Mode of transportation Value Tons Ton-miles3 Average
miles
per shipment
Value Tons Ton-miles Average
miles per shipment CV
2007
(million $)
Percent of total 2007
(thousands)
Percent of total 2007
(millions)
Percent of
total
CV4 Standard Error of % CV Standard Error of % CV Standard Error of %
All modes 586 100 307 100 S S S 33.7 - 47.2 - S S S
Single modes 549 93.8 279 90.9 177 95.8 S 30.1 2.6 43 3.5 49.7 1.6 S
Truck5 549 93.8 279 90.9 177 95.8 S 30.1 2.6 43 3.5 49.7 1.6 S
For-hire truck 448 76.5 259 84.2 177 95.7 444 39.7 10.9 46.8 12.4 48.2 13.5 43
Private truck S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
Multiple modes S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
Parcel, U.S.P.S. or courier S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
Other and unknown modes S S S S S S S S S S S S S S

NAICS2 312, Beverage and tobacco product manufacturing

Mode of transportation Value Tons Ton-miles3 Average
miles
per shipment
Value Tons Ton-miles Average
miles per shipment CV
2007
(million $)
Percent of total 2007
(thousands)
Percent of total 2007
(millions)
Percent of
total
CV4 Standard Error of % CV Standard Error of % CV Standard Error of %
All modes 312 100 675 100 301 100 404 14.4 - 44.2 - 46.5 - 12.5
Single modes 312 100 675 100 301 100 404 14.4 - 44.2 - 46.5 - 12.5
Truck5 312 100 675 100 301 100 404 14.4 - 44.2 - 46.5 - 12.5
For-hire truck 312 100 675 100 301 100 404 14.4 - 44.2 - 46.5 - 12.5

NAICS2 321, Wood product manufacturing

Mode of transportation Value Tons Ton-miles3 Average
miles
per shipment
Value Tons Ton-miles Average
miles per shipment CV
2007
(million $)
Percent of total 2007
(thousands)
Percent of total 2007
(millions)
Percent of
total
CV4 Standard Error of % CV Standard Error of % CV Standard Error of %
All modes 268 100 145 100 12 100 62 21.3 - 15.3 - 34.3 - 43.2
Single modes 266 99.1 144 99.3 12 99.3 62 21.4 0.5 15.3 0.4 34.2 0.3 43.6
Truck5 266 99.1 144 99.3 12 99.3 62 21.4 0.5 15.3 0.4 34.2 0.3 43.6
For-hire truck 94 35.2 60 41.6 10 86.1 S 17.5 14.3 21.6 15.1 32.8 2.9 S
Private truck 171 63.9 84 57.7 2 13.3 19 35.5 11.9 33.2 12.9 30.1 16 8.4
Multiple modes S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
Parcel, U.S.P.S. or courier S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
Other and unknown modes S S 1 0.7 S S S S S 22.8 2.2 S S S

NAICS2 322, Paper manufacturing

Mode of transportation Value Tons Ton-miles3 Average
miles
per shipment
Value Tons Ton-miles Average
miles per shipment CV
2007
(million $)
Percent of total 2007
(thousands)
Percent of total 2007
(millions)
Percent of
total
CV4 Standard Error of % CV Standard Error of % CV Standard Error of %
All modes 197 100 S S 77 100 636 49.3 - S S 48.7 - 9
Single modes 197 99.6 S S 76 99 633 49.7 4.5 S S 49.7 8.2 9.5
Truck5 197 99.6 S S 76 99 633 49.7 4.5 S S 49.7 8.2 9.5
For-hire truck S S S S S S 784 S S S S S S 11.9
Private truck 47 23.7 26 23.3 9 11.6 311 38.7 4.2 38.8 5.4 42.4 2.2 3.6
Multiple modes S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
Truck and rail S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
Other and unknown modes S S S S S S S S S S S S S S

NAICS2 323, Printing and related support activities

Mode of transportation Value Tons Ton-miles3 Average
miles
per shipment
Value Tons Ton-miles Average
miles per shipment CV
2007
(million $)
Percent of total 2007
(thousands)
Percent of total 2007
(millions)
Percent of
total
CV4 Standard Error of % CV Standard Error of % CV Standard Error of %
All modes 344 100 43 100 12 100 749 28.1 - 40.3 - 36.3 - 25.1
Single modes 269 78.3 41 94.7 9 82 S 33.9 9.4 42.2 11.5 45.7 14.6 S
Truck5 267 77.8 40 93.8 9 76.6 S 34 9.2 42.3 11.3 47.2 14.3 S
For-hire truck 143 41.5 S S 9 75.7 850 46.8 10.9 S S 47.7 14.4 20.8
Private truck 125 36.2 S S - 0.9 6 39.6 11.9 S S 45.6 0.6 13.5
Air (incl truck and air) S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
Multiple modes 71 20.6 2 4.9 S S 1,128 49 9.7 36.2 13 S S 20.7
Parcel, U.S.P.S. or courier 71 20.6 2 4.9 S S 1,128 49 9.7 36.2 13 S S 20.7
Other and unknown modes S S S S S S S S S S S S S S

NAICS2 325, Chemical manufacturing

Mode of transportation Value Tons Ton-miles3 Average
miles
per shipment
Value Tons Ton-miles Average
miles per shipment CV
2007
(million $)
Percent of total 2007
(thousands)
Percent of total 2007
(millions)
Percent of
total
CV4 Standard Error of % CV Standard Error of % CV Standard Error of %
All modes 291 100 S S S S 1,545 43.3 - S S S S 6.6
Single modes S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
Truck5 S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
For-hire truck S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
Multiple modes S S S S S S 1,544 S S S S S S 2.5
Parcel, U.S.P.S. or courier S S S S S S 1,544 S S S S S S 2.5

NAICS2 326, Plastics and rubber products manufacturing

Mode of transportation Value Tons Ton-miles3 Average
miles
per shipment
Value Tons Ton-miles Average
miles per shipment CV
2007
(million $)
Percent of total 2007
(thousands)
Percent of total 2007
(millions)
Percent of
total
CV4 Standard Error of % CV Standard Error of % CV Standard Error of %
All modes 489 100 164 100 89 100 615 16.1 - 16.5 - 18.4 - 17.7
Single modes 471 96.2 163 99.5 88 98.7 354 15.3 1.7 16.4 0.2 18.3 0.4 17.7
Truck5 471 96.2 163 99.5 88 98.7 354 15.3 1.7 16.4 0.2 18.3 0.4 17.7
For-hire truck 309 63.2 128 78.1 74 82.9 475 20.1 8.5 21.9 7.1 20.8 5.3 16
Private truck 161 32.9 35 21.4 14 15.8 223 32.5 9.4 39 8.2 40.2 6 37.4
Multiple modes S S S S S S 1,350 S S S S S S 9.5
Parcel, U.S.P.S. or courier S S S S S S 1,350 S S S S S S 9.5
Other and unknown modes S S S S S S S S S S S S S S

NAICS2 327, Nonmetallic mineral product manufacturing

Mode of transportation Value Tons Ton-miles3 Average
miles
per shipment
Value Tons Ton-miles Average
miles per shipment CV
2007
(million $)
Percent of total 2007
(thousands)
Percent of total 2007
(millions)
Percent of
total
CV4 Standard Error of % CV Standard Error of % CV Standard Error of %
All modes 1,213 100 24,969 100 842 100 S 25.9 - 38.4 - 22.4 - S
Single modes 1,213 100 24,969 100 842 100 S 25.9 - 38.4 - 22.4 - S
Truck5 1,213 100 24,969 100 842 100 S 25.9 - 38.4 - 22.4 - S
For-hire truck 237 19.6 S S 547 65 341 33 18.8 S S 25.8 12.3 13.4
Private truck 976 80.4 23,351 93.5 295 35 S 33.3 12.8 41.7 14.4 27 15.5 S

NAICS2 331, Primary metal manufacturing

Mode of transportation Value Tons Ton-miles3 Average
miles
per shipment
Value Tons Ton-miles Average
miles per shipment CV
2007
(million $)
Percent of total 2007
(thousands)
Percent of total 2007
(millions)
Percent of
total
CV4 Standard Error of % CV Standard Error of % CV Standard Error of %
All modes 393 100 27 100 51 100 1,861 11.1 - 9 - 7.4 - 6
Single modes 393 100 27 100 51 100 1,861 11.1 - 9 - 7.4 - 6
Truck5 393 100 27 100 51 100 1,861 11.1 - 9 - 7.4 - 6
For-hire truck 393 100 27 100 51 100 1,861 11.1 - 9 - 7.4 - 6

NAICS2 332, Fabricated metal product manufacturing

Mode of transportation Value Tons Ton-miles3 Average
miles
per shipment
Value Tons Ton-miles Average
miles per shipment CV
2007
(million $)
Percent of total 2007
(thousands)
Percent of total 2007
(millions)
Percent of
total
CV4 Standard Error of % CV Standard Error of % CV Standard Error of %
All modes S S 46 100 S S 1,360 S S 43.7 - S S 18.7
Single modes S S 45 97.9 S S 497 S S 43.8 10 S S 46.4
Truck5 S S 45 97.9 S S 481 S S 43.8 11 S S 36.3
For-hire truck 111 23.9 S S S S 1,513 37.3 17.3 S S S S 12.3
Private truck S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
Air (incl truck and air) S S - - S S 1,623 S S 48.8 1.8 S S 15
Multiple modes S S S S S S 1,615 S S S S S S 10.4
Parcel, U.S.P.S. or courier S S S S S S 1,616 S S S S S S 10.4
Truck and rail S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
Other and unknown modes S S S S S S S S S S S S S S

NAICS2 333, Machinery manufacturing

Mode of transportation Value Tons Ton-miles3 Average
miles
per shipment
Value Tons Ton-miles Average
miles per shipment CV
2007
(million $)
Percent of total 2007
(thousands)
Percent of total 2007
(millions)
Percent of
total
CV4 Standard Error of % CV Standard Error of % CV Standard Error of %
All modes 47 100 S S 7 100 659 45.1 - S S 43.7 - 20
Single modes 45 95.6 S S 7 97.2 655 48.2 6.4 S S 45.8 4.5 20.3
Truck5 44 92.1 S S 7 96.3 653 49.7 6 S S 49 4.2 20
For-hire truck 37 77.7 S S 6 93.6 807 48.2 7.1 S S 45.1 3.3 45.4
Private truck S S S S S S 203 S S S S S S 46.9
Air (incl truck and air) S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
Multiple modes - 0.6 - 0.3 - 0.2 668 47.5 0.5 35.5 0.9 44.3 2.1 38.5
Parcel, U.S.P.S. or courier - 0.6 - 0.3 - 0.2 668 47.5 0.5 35.5 0.9 44.3 2.1 38.5
Other and unknown modes S S S S S S S S S S S S S S

NAICS2 334, Computer and electronic product manufacturing

Mode of transportation Value Tons Ton-miles3 Average
miles
per shipment
Value Tons Ton-miles Average
miles per shipment CV
2007
(million $)
Percent of total 2007
(thousands)
Percent of total 2007
(millions)
Percent of
total
CV4 Standard Error of % CV Standard Error of % CV Standard Error of %
All modes 125 100 3 100 4 100 1,073 9.7 - 29.4 - 46.1 - 24.3
Single modes 62 49.6 S S S S 666 27.7 12.7 S S S S 36.6
Truck5 57 45.7 S S S S 168 31.4 12.3 S S S S 43.4
For-hire truck S S S S S S 1,804 S S S S S S 9.9
Private truck 42 33.8 - 14.4 - - 5 26.6 8.7 33.2 4.2 34 0.2 18.6
Air (incl truck and air) S S S S S S 1,977 S S S S S S 9.5
Multiple modes 55 43.9 S S S S 1,447 33.4 15.1 S S S S 10.7
Parcel, U.S.P.S. or courier 55 43.9 S S S S 1,447 33.4 15.1 S S S S 10.7
Other and unknown modes S S S S S S S S S S S S S S

NAICS2 335, Electrical equipment, appliance, and component manufacturing

Mode of transportation Value Tons Ton-miles3 Average
miles
per shipment
Value Tons Ton-miles Average
miles per shipment CV
2007
(million $)
Percent of total 2007
(thousands)
Percent of total 2007
(millions)
Percent of
total
CV4 Standard Error of % CV Standard Error of % CV Standard Error of %
All modes 56 100 3 100 4 100 1,673 26.3 - 29.1 - 25.3 - 2.3
Single modes S S 2 58.6 S S 1,672 S S 49.4 18.8 S S 2.8
Truck5 S S S S S S 1,651 S S S S S S 2.2
For-hire truck S S S S S S 1,651 S S S S S S 2.2
Air (incl truck and air) S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
Multiple modes S S S S S S 1,673 S S S S S S 6.5
Parcel, U.S.P.S. or courier S S S S S S 1,673 S S S S S S 6.5

NAICS2 336, Transportation equipment manufacturing

Mode of transportation Value Tons Ton-miles3 Average
miles
per shipment
Value Tons Ton-miles Average
miles per shipment CV
2007
(million $)
Percent of total 2007
(thousands)
Percent of total 2007
(millions)
Percent of
total
CV4 Standard Error of % CV Standard Error of % CV Standard Error of %
All modes 50 100 S S S S 1,265 48.6 - S S S S 22
Single modes S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
Truck5 S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
For-hire truck S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
Private truck S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
Multiple modes 35 69.5 S S S S 1,249 49.1 12.8 S S S S 22.5
Parcel, U.S.P.S. or courier 35 69.5 S S S S 1,249 49.1 12.8 S S S S 22.5
Other and unknown modes S S S S S S S S S S S S S S

NAICS2 337, Furniture and related product manufacturing

Mode of transportation Value Tons Ton-miles3 Average
miles
per shipment
Value Tons Ton-miles Average
miles per shipment CV
2007
(million $)
Percent of total 2007
(thousands)
Percent of total 2007
(millions)
Percent of
total
CV4 Standard Error of % CV Standard Error of % CV Standard Error of %
All modes 205 100 34 100 S S S 29.1 - 47.2 - S S S
Single modes 205 99.8 33 99.8 S S S 29 0.1 47.3 0.2 S S S
Truck5 205 99.8 33 99.8 S S S 29 0.1 47.3 0.2 S S S
For-hire truck S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
Private truck 135 65.9 S S S S S 39.3 18 S S S S S
Other and unknown modes S S S S S S S S S S S S S S

NAICS2 339, Miscellaneous manufacturing

Mode of transportation Value Tons Ton-miles3 Average
miles
per shipment
Value Tons Ton-miles Average
miles per shipment CV
2007
(million $)
Percent of total 2007
(thousands)
Percent of total 2007
(millions)
Percent of
total
CV4 Standard Error of % CV Standard Error of % CV Standard Error of %
All modes 1,548 100 S S S S 1,219 46 - S S S S 9.6
Single modes S S S S S S 1,003 S S S S S S 16.9
Truck5 964 62.3 S S S S 762 49.9 10.2 S S S S 29
For-hire truck S S S S S S 1,311 S S S S S S 21.8
Private truck 122 7.9 S S S S S 47 19.1 S S S S S
Air (incl truck and air) S S S S S S 1,461 S S S S S S 7.1
Multiple modes 410 26.5 S S S S 1,257 32.2 9.3 S S S S 9.1
Parcel, U.S.P.S. or courier 410 26.5 S S S S 1,257 32.2 9.3 S S S S 9.1
Other and unknown modes S S S S S S S S S S S S S S

NAICS2 42, Wholesale trade

Mode of transportation Value Tons Ton-miles3 Average
miles
per shipment
Value Tons Ton-miles Average
miles per shipment CV
2007
(million $)
Percent of total 2007
(thousands)
Percent of total 2007
(millions)
Percent of
total
CV4 Standard Error of % CV Standard Error of % CV Standard Error of %
All modes 11,001 100 6,351 100 467 100 177 14.1 - 17.5 - 21.7 - 20.1
Single modes 9,913 90.1 6,238 98.2 435 93.3 53 14.1 1.4 17.4 0.6 22.3 1.9 24.3
Truck5 9,910 90.1 6,238 98.2 435 93.3 53 14.1 1.4 17.4 0.6 22.3 1.9 24.4
For-hire truck 1,454 13.2 821 12.9 278 59.5 399 30.3 2.7 37.4 4 36.6 10.3 29.6
Private truck 8,456 76.9 5,417 85.3 157 33.7 39 12.9 2.9 17 4 16.5 10 33.1
Air (incl truck and air) S S - - - - S S S 23.2 - 26.2 - S
Multiple modes 771 7 36 0.6 21 4.6 755 22.1 1.5 45 0.6 33.8 1.9 18
Parcel, U.S.P.S. or courier 753 6.8 35 0.5 19 4.1 755 22.8 1.5 46.7 0.6 39.7 2 18
Truck and rail S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
Truck and water 15 0.1 1 - 2 0.4 S 20.2 0.3 20.5 - 30.3 2 S
Other and unknown modes 317 2.9 S S S S 77 41.8 0.9 S S S S 28.6

NAICS2 423, Merchant wholesalers, durable goods

Mode of transportation Value Tons Ton-miles3 Average
miles
per shipment
Value Tons Ton-miles Average
miles per shipment CV
2007
(million $)
Percent of total 2007
(thousands)
Percent of total 2007
(millions)
Percent of
total
CV4 Standard Error of % CV Standard Error of % CV Standard Error of %
All modes 5,601 100 3,296 100 240 100 233 11.7 - 30 - 35.7 - 30.2
Single modes 4,689 83.7 3,193 96.9 213 88.7 49 11 2.4 29.7 1.6 38.3 3.3 24.2
Truck5 4,686 83.7 3,193 96.9 213 88.7 49 11 2.4 29.7 1.6 38.3 3.3 24.4
For-hire truck 600 10.7 611 18.5 S S 373 24.3 2.8 40.5 6.1 S S 41.3
Private truck 4,086 73 2,582 78.3 59 24.5 28 12.6 3.6 33.5 6.1 26.6 11.2 17.9
Air (incl truck and air) S S - - - - S S S 23.2 - 26.2 - S
Multiple modes 671 12 S S 18 7.5 776 24.1 2.6 S S 36.5 3.4 22.4
Parcel, U.S.P.S. or courier 658 11.8 S S 17 6.9 776 24.8 2.6 S S 41.5 3.6 22.4
Truck and rail S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
Truck and water 10 0.2 S S S S S 33.4 1 S S S S S
Other and unknown modes S S S S S S 96 S S S S S S 29.9

NAICS2 4231, Motor vehicle and parts merchant wholesalers

Mode of transportation Value Tons Ton-miles3 Average
miles
per shipment
Value Tons Ton-miles Average
miles per shipment CV
2007
(million $)
Percent of total 2007
(thousands)
Percent of total 2007
(millions)
Percent of
total
CV4 Standard Error of % CV Standard Error of % CV Standard Error of %
All modes 352 100 104 100 S S 474 27.5 - 37.8 - S S 45.2
Single modes 216 61.5 82 79.1 S S S 30.3 10.4 45.9 10.1 S S S
Truck5 216 61.5 82 79.1 S S S 30.3 10.4 45.9 10.1 S S S
For-hire truck S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
Private truck 93 26.3 15 14.4 - 0.2 8 21.5 12.5 24.2 16.7 45.7 14.1 27.4
Multiple modes 48 13.7 2 2.1 4 3 1,726 29 13 25 14 29 19.9 18.6
Parcel, U.S.P.S. or courier 35 10 2 1.5 S S 1,726 44.5 6.6 36.5 1.3 S S 19.9
Truck and rail S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
Truck and water S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
Other and unknown modes S S S S S S S S S S S S S S

NAICS2 4232, Furniture and home furnishing merchant wholesalers

Mode of transportation Value Tons Ton-miles3 Average
miles
per shipment
Value Tons Ton-miles Average
miles per shipment CV
2007
(million $)
Percent of total 2007
(thousands)
Percent of total 2007
(millions)
Percent of
total
CV4 Standard Error of % CV Standard Error of % CV Standard Error of %
All modes 234 100 51 100 7 100 S 23.8 - 37.9 - 15 - S
Single modes 212 90.5 47 92.7 5 72 S 27.5 5.3 42.7 7.3 17.9 10 S
Truck5 212 90.5 47 92.7 5 72 S 27.5 5.3 42.7 7.3 17.9 10 S
For-hire truck 60 25.8 9 17 4 61.5 649 24.1 15.1 24.2 19.9 18.7 10.2 32.8
Private truck 151 64.7 S S S S 24 39.6 16.5 S S S S 36.1
Multiple modes 15 6.5 2 3.2 2 26.9 1,099 16.7 4.3 15 5.5 22.1 8.6 13.5
Parcel, U.S.P.S. or courier 15 6.5 2 3.2 2 26.9 1,099 16.7 4.3 15 5.5 22.1 8.6 13.5
Other and unknown modes S S S S S S S S S S S S S S

NAICS2 4233, Lumber and other construction materials merchant wholesalers

Mode of transportation Value Tons Ton-miles3 Average
miles
per shipment
Value Tons Ton-miles Average
miles per shipment CV
2007
(million $)
Percent of total 2007
(thousands)
Percent of total 2007
(millions)
Percent of
total
CV4 Standard Error of % CV Standard Error of % CV Standard Error of %
All modes 901 100 1,633 100 56 100 S 26.5 - 27.3 - 17.3 - S
Single modes 897 99.6 1,633 100 56 99.8 S 26.5 0.2 27.3 - 17.3 0.2 S
Truck5 897 99.6 1,633 100 56 99.8 S 26.5 0.2 27.3 - 17.3 0.2 S
For-hire truck 93 10.3 505 30.9 18 32.7 303 22.6 3.9 49.9 8.9 31.3 9.1 33.2
Private truck 804 89.3 1,128 69 38 67.1 26 28.8 4.1 34 8.9 25.4 9.2 27.6
Multiple modes 2 0.2 - - S S 975 49.9 0.4 40.4 - S S 13.7
Parcel, U.S.P.S. or courier 2 0.2 - - S S 975 49.9 0.4 40.4 - S S 13.7
Other and unknown modes S S S S - - S S S S S 42.7 - S

NAICS2 4234, Commercial equip. merchant wholesalers

Mode of transportation Value Tons Ton-miles3 Average
miles
per shipment
Value Tons Ton-miles Average
miles per shipment CV
2007
(million $)
Percent of total 2007
(thousands)
Percent of total 2007
(millions)
Percent of
total
CV4 Standard Error of % CV Standard Error of % CV Standard Error of %
All modes 382 100 62 100 S S 810 35.4 - 50 - S S 26.2
Single modes 256 66.8 60 96.9 S S 19 8.2 14.7 43.7 3.1 S S 19.9
Truck5 256 66.8 60 96.9 S S 19 8.2 14.7 43.7 3.1 S S 19.9
For-hire truck 7 1.9 - 0.2 S S 698 2.4 4.6 39.6 4.9 S S 20.8
Private truck 248 64.9 60 96.7 S S 17 7.8 13.9 43.8 3.2 S S 24.9
Multiple modes S S S S S S 1,265 S S S S S S 22
Parcel, U.S.P.S. or courier S S S S S S 1,265 S S S S S S 22
Other and unknown modes - - - - - - 10 40.9 1.6 45 1.2 41 - 27.1

NAICS2 4235, Metal and mineral (except petroleum) merchant wholesalers

Mode of transportation Value Tons Ton-miles3 Average
miles
per shipment
Value Tons Ton-miles Average
miles per shipment CV
2007
(million $)
Percent of total 2007
(thousands)
Percent of total 2007
(millions)
Percent of
total
CV4 Standard Error of % CV Standard Error of % CV Standard Error of %
All modes S S S S 1 100 S S S S S 30 - S
Single modes S S S S 1 98 S S S S S 31.3 3.8 S
Truck5 S S S S 1 98 S S S S S 31.3 3.8 S
Private truck S S S S 1 98 S S S S S 31.3 3.8 S
Multiple modes S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
Parcel, U.S.P.S. or courier S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
Other and unknown modes 1 1.1 - 0.2 - 0.1 3 39.1 2.4 33.6 1.1 33.2 0.1 3.4

NAICS2 4236, Electrical and electronic goods merchant wholesalers

Mode of transportation Value Tons Ton-miles3 Average
miles
per shipment
Value Tons Ton-miles Average
miles per shipment CV
2007
(million $)
Percent of total 2007
(thousands)
Percent of total 2007
(millions)
Percent of
total
CV4 Standard Error of % CV Standard Error of % CV Standard Error of %
All modes 927 100 77 100 3 100 196 25.7 - 23.5 - 34.4 - 41.6
Single modes 672 72.4 67 86.4 2 51.8 34 23.5 10 27.9 8.7 38.9 9.2 34.6
Truck5 671 72.3 67 86.4 2 51.5 32 23.5 10 27.9 8.7 39.1 9.3 35.8
For-hire truck 98 10.6 3 4.3 S S S 47 8.3 45.2 6.5 S S S
Private truck 572 61.7 63 82.1 1 22 S 28.5 10.7 29.4 10.6 34.3 12.7 S
Air (incl truck and air) S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
Multiple modes 141 15.2 3 3.3 1 40.7 913 42.1 7.6 29.9 1.9 39.6 9.9 23.7
Parcel, U.S.P.S. or courier 141 15.2 3 3.3 1 40.7 913 42.1 7.6 29.9 1.9 39.6 9.9 23.7
Other and unknown modes S S S S S S 158 S S S S S S 33.9

NAICS2 4237, Hardware and plumbing merchant wholesalers

Mode of transportation Value Tons Ton-miles3 Average
miles
per shipment
Value Tons Ton-miles Average
miles per shipment CV
2007
(million $)
Percent of total 2007
(thousands)
Percent of total 2007
(millions)
Percent of
total
CV4 Standard Error of % CV Standard Error of % CV Standard Error of %
All modes 636 100 133 100 3 100 63 15.7 - 24.8 - 37.3 - 33.9
Single modes 498 78.3 115 86.5 2 52.5 13 17.9 8.8 27.8 5.3 24.4 18.6 44.5
Truck5 498 78.3 115 86.4 2 52.3 13 17.9 8.8 27.8 5.3 24.4 18.6 36
For-hire truck S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
Private truck 463 72.8 112 84.3 1 42.2 12 22.4 11 29.7 6.9 22.5 19.2 40.5
Air (incl truck and air) S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
Multiple modes S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
Parcel, U.S.P.S. or courier S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
Other and unknown modes S S S S S S S S S S S S S S

NAICS2 4238, Machinery, equipment, and supplies merchant wholesalers

Mode of transportation Value Tons Ton-miles3 Average
miles
per shipment
Value Tons Ton-miles Average
miles per shipment CV
2007
(million $)
Percent of total 2007
(thousands)
Percent of total 2007
(millions)
Percent of
total
CV4 Standard Error of % CV Standard Error of % CV Standard Error of %
All modes 1,369 100 324 100 24 100 134 24.2 - 33.2 - 41 - 28.9
Single modes 1,241 90.7 278 85.9 19 76.8 74 25 2.1 37.1 7 37 6 26.7
Truck5 1,239 90.5 278 85.9 19 76.8 73 25 2.1 37.1 7 37 6 26.8
For-hire truck 85 6.2 S S S S S 41.4 4.1 S S S S S
Private truck 1,154 84.3 256 78.9 7 28.7 53 26.3 4.4 38.9 9.2 30.5 16.7 36.9
Air (incl truck and air) S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
Multiple modes 106 7.8 S S S S 490 34.8 2.1 S S S S 20.8
Parcel, U.S.P.S. or courier 106 7.8 S S S S 490 34.8 2.1 S S S S 20.8
Other and unknown modes 22 1.6 S S S S S 40.7 1.6 S S S S S

NAICS2 4239, Miscellaneous durable goods merchant wholesalers

Mode of transportation Value Tons Ton-miles3 Average
miles
per shipment
Value Tons Ton-miles Average
miles per shipment CV
2007
(million $)
Percent of total 2007
(thousands)
Percent of total 2007
(millions)
Percent of
total
CV4 Standard Error of % CV Standard Error of % CV Standard Error of %
All modes 667 100 S S S S S 39.6 - S S S S S
Single modes 566 84.8 S S S S S 43.7 9.4 S S S S S
Truck5 566 84.8 S S S S S 43.7 9.4 S S S S S
For-hire truck S S S S S S 330 S S S S S S 43.1
Private truck S S S S S S 14 S S S S S S 2.1
Multiple modes S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
Parcel, U.S.P.S. or courier S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
Other and unknown modes S S S S S S S S S S S S S S

NAICS2 424, Merchant wholesalers, nondurable goods

Mode of transportation Value Tons Ton-miles3 Average
miles
per shipment
Value Tons Ton-miles Average
miles per shipment CV
2007
(million $)
Percent of total 2007
(thousands)
Percent of total 2007
(millions)
Percent of
total
CV4 Standard Error of % CV Standard Error of % CV Standard Error of %
All modes 5,399 100 3,055 100 226 100 92 21.9 - 20.1 - 23.9 - 38.2
Single modes 5,224 96.7 3,046 99.7 222 98.2 S 22 1.3 20.2 0.2 24.4 2.5 S
Truck5 5,224 96.7 3,046 99.7 222 98.2 S 22 1.3 20.2 0.2 24.4 2.5 S
For-hire truck 854 15.8 210 6.9 124 54.7 535 42.6 5 37.1 4 40 12.6 47.5
Private truck 4,369 80.9 2,836 92.8 98 43.5 S 22.8 5.2 21.9 4 25.5 11.3 S
Multiple modes S S 4 0.1 3 1.5 628 S S 36.2 0.1 41.9 2.6 35.4
Parcel, U.S.P.S. or courier S S 3 0.1 2 1.1 628 S S 39.7 0.1 40.8 2.6 35.4
Truck and water S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
Other and unknown modes 76 1.4 6 0.2 S S S 37.8 1.3 38.4 0.3 S S S

NAICS2 4241, Paper and paper product merchant wholesalers

Mode of transportation Value Tons Ton-miles3 Average
miles
per shipment
Value Tons Ton-miles Average
miles per shipment CV
2007
(million $)
Percent of total 2007
(thousands)
Percent of total 2007
(millions)
Percent of
total
CV4 Standard Error of % CV Standard Error of % CV Standard Error of %
All modes 572 100 S S S S S 43.3 - S S S S S
Single modes 572 100 S S S S S 43.3 - S S S S S
Truck5 572 100 S S S S S 43.3 - S S S S S
For-hire truck S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
Private truck 546 95.6 S S S S 9 46.7 8.1 S S S S 10.6

NAICS2 4242, Drugs and druggists' sundries merchant wholesalers

Mode of transportation Value Tons Ton-miles3 Average
miles
per shipment
Value Tons Ton-miles Average
miles per shipment CV
2007
(million $)
Percent of total 2007
(thousands)
Percent of total 2007
(millions)
Percent of
total
CV4 Standard Error of % CV Standard Error of % CV Standard Error of %
All modes S S S S S S 881 S S S S S S 35.7
Single modes S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
Truck5 S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
For-hire truck S S S S S S 2,447 S S S S S S 36.2
Private truck S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
Multiple modes S S S S S S 1,553 S S S S S S 18.6
Parcel, U.S.P.S. or courier S S S S S S 1,553 S S S S S S 18.6
Other and unknown modes S S S S S S 11 S S S S S S 14.4

NAICS2 4243, Apparel, piece goods, and notions merchant wholesalers

Mode of transportation Value Tons Ton-miles3 Average
miles
per shipment
Value Tons Ton-miles Average
miles per shipment CV
2007
(million $)
Percent of total 2007
(thousands)
Percent of total 2007
(millions)
Percent of
total
CV4 Standard Error of % CV Standard Error of % CV Standard Error of %
All modes 138 100 S S S S 261 37.1 - S S S S 37
Single modes 107 77.7 S S S S S 26.8 18.1 S S S S S
Truck5 107 77.7 S S S S S 26.8 18.1 S S S S S
For-hire truck S S S S S S 338 S S S S S S 16
Private truck S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
Multiple modes S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
Parcel, U.S.P.S. or courier S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
Other and unknown modes S S S S S S S S S S S S S S

NAICS2 4244, Grocery and related product merchant wholesalers

Mode of transportation Value Tons Ton-miles3 Average
miles
per shipment
Value Tons Ton-miles Average
miles per shipment CV
2007
(million $)
Percent of total 2007
(thousands)
Percent of total 2007
(millions)
Percent of
total
CV4 Standard Error of % CV Standard Error of % CV Standard Error of %
All modes 1,964 100 1,002 100 26 100 S 19.9 - 18.5 - 35.1 - S
Single modes 1,960 99.8 1,001 99.8 26 100 S 19.8 0.1 18.4 0.1 35 - S
Truck5 1,960 99.8 1,001 99.8 26 100 S 19.8 0.1 18.4 0.1 35 - S
For-hire truck S S S S - 0.2 S S S S S 44.4 3 S
Private truck 1,943 98.9 997 99.4 26 99.8 S 20.1 1.3 18.6 0.8 35.1 0.4 S
Multiple modes S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
Parcel, U.S.P.S. or courier S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
Other and unknown modes S S S S S S 4 S S S S S S 16.6

NAICS2 4246, Chemical and allied products merchant wholesalers

Mode of transportation Value Tons Ton-miles3 Average
miles
per shipment
Value Tons Ton-miles Average
miles per shipment CV
2007
(million $)
Percent of total 2007
(thousands)
Percent of total 2007
(millions)
Percent of
total
CV4 Standard Error of % CV Standard Error of % CV Standard Error of %
All modes 119 100 S S S S S 44.7 - S S S S S
Single modes S S S S S S 16 S S S S S S 26.9
Truck5 S S S S S S 16 S S S S S S 26.9
For-hire truck S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
Private truck S S S S S S 16 S S S S S S 27.4
Multiple modes S S - 0.2 S S 459 S S 35.1 3.3 S S 26.1
Parcel, U.S.P.S. or courier S S - 0.2 S S 459 S S 35.1 3.3 S S 26.1
Other and unknown modes S S S S S S S S S S S S S S

NAICS2 4247, Petroleum and petroleum products merchant wholesalers

Mode of transportation Value Tons Ton-miles3 Average
miles
per shipment
Value Tons Ton-miles Average
miles per shipment CV
2007
(million $)
Percent of total 2007
(thousands)
Percent of total 2007
(millions)
Percent of
total
CV4 Standard Error of % CV Standard Error of % CV Standard Error of %
All modes 375 100 558 100 53 100 S 20.5 - 19.7 - 30.9 - S
Single modes 375 100 558 100 53 100 S 20.5 - 19.7 - 30.9 - S
Truck5 375 100 558 100 53 100 S 20.5 - 19.7 - 30.9 - S
For-hire truck 117 31.3 133 23.8 36 67.9 245 26.9 15 25 9.7 25.1 14.5 12.4
Private truck 258 68.7 426 76.2 17 32.1 23 28.9 11.5 23.7 8 23.7 18 42.6
Other and unknown modes S S S S S S S S S S S S S S

NAICS2 4248, Beer, wine, and distilled alcoholic beverage merchant wholesalers

Mode of transportation Value Tons Ton-miles3 Average
miles
per shipment
Value Tons Ton-miles Average
miles per shipment CV
2007
(million $)
Percent of total 2007
(thousands)
Percent of total 2007
(millions)
Percent of
total
CV4 Standard Error of % CV Standard Error of % CV Standard Error of %
All modes 1,439 100 S S S S S 33.6 - S S S S S
Single modes 1,434 99.7 S S S S S 33.5 0.1 S S S S S
Truck5 1,434 99.7 S S S S S 33.5 0.1 S S S S S
For-hire truck S S S S 53 81.3 1,560 S S S S 38.7 17.3 10.7
Private truck 970 67.4 S S S S 18 39.7 13.6 S S S S 11
Multiple modes S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
Truck and water S S S S S S S S S S S S S S

NAICS2 4249, Miscellaneous nondurable goods merchant wholesalers

Mode of transportation Value Tons Ton-miles3 Average
miles
per shipment
Value Tons Ton-miles Average
miles per shipment CV
2007
(million $)
Percent of total 2007
(thousands)
Percent of total 2007
(millions)
Percent of
total
CV4 Standard Error of % CV Standard Error of % CV Standard Error of %
All modes S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
Single modes S S S S S S 24 S S S S S S 36.7
Truck5 S S S S S S 24 S S S S S S 36.7
For-hire truck S S S S S S 278 S S S S S S 31.6
Private truck S S S S S S 24 S S S S S S 35.4
Multiple modes S S S S S S 592 S S S S S S 37.6
Parcel, U.S.P.S. or courier S S S S S S 592 S S S S S S 37.6
Other and unknown modes S S S S S S S S S S S S S S

NAICS2 4541, Electronic shopping and mail-order houses

Mode of transportation Value Tons Ton-miles3 Average
miles
per shipment
Value Tons Ton-miles Average
miles per shipment CV
2007
(million $)
Percent of total 2007
(thousands)
Percent of total 2007
(millions)
Percent of
total
CV4 Standard Error of % CV Standard Error of % CV Standard Error of %
All modes 1,695 100 29 100 48 100 1,744 28.4 - 27.5 - 32.6 - 10.1
Multiple modes 1,695 100 29 100 48 100 1,744 28.4 - 27.5 - 32.6 - 10.1
Parcel, U.S.P.S. or courier 1,695 100 29 100 48 100 1,744 28.4 - 27.5 - 32.6 - 10.1

NAICS2 45431, Fuel dealers

Mode of transportation Value Tons Ton-miles3 Average
miles
per shipment
Value Tons Ton-miles Average
miles per shipment CV
2007
(million $)
Percent of total 2007
(thousands)
Percent of total 2007
(millions)
Percent of
total
CV4 Standard Error of % CV Standard Error of % CV Standard Error of %
All modes 66 100 67 100 3 100 S 42.4 - 38.7 - 19.8 - S
Single modes 66 100 67 100 3 100 S 42.4 - 38.7 - 19.8 - S
Truck5 66 100 67 100 3 100 S 42.4 - 38.7 - 19.8 - S
Private truck 66 100 67 100 3 100 S 42.4 - 38.7 - 19.8 - S

NAICS2 4931, Warehousing and storage

Mode of transportation Value Tons Ton-miles3 Average
miles
per shipment
Value Tons Ton-miles Average
miles per shipment CV
2007
(million $)
Percent of total 2007
(thousands)
Percent of total 2007
(millions)
Percent of
total
CV4 Standard Error of % CV Standard Error of % CV Standard Error of %
All modes 2,516 100 204 100 S S 689 34.4 - 28.4 - S S 32.6
Single modes 2,460 97.8 198 97.2 S S S 35.6 6.9 28.5 1.2 S S S
Truck5 2,460 97.8 198 97.2 S S S 35.6 6.9 28.5 1.2 S S S
For-hire truck 2,258 89.7 162 79.4 S S 1,117 33.3 8.1 27.9 13.6 S S 23.6
Private truck S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
Multiple modes 56 2.2 S S S S 1,404 36.6 12.8 S S S S 5.6
Parcel, U.S.P.S. or courier 56 2.2 S S S S 1,404 36.6 12.8 S S S S 5.6

NAICS2 5111, Newspaper, periodical, book, and directory publishers

Mode of transportation Value Tons Ton-miles3 Average
miles
per shipment
Value Tons Ton-miles Average
miles per shipment CV
2007
(million $)
Percent of total 2007
(thousands)
Percent of total 2007
(millions)
Percent of
total
CV4 Standard Error of % CV Standard Error of % CV Standard Error of %
All modes 103 100 67 100 1 100 1,579 31.4 - 35.6 - 33.8 - 28.4
Single modes 84 81.3 67 99.6 1 66.2 S 22.4 9.2 32.1 6.3 23.1 13.7 S
Truck5 84 81.3 67 99.6 1 66.2 S 22.4 9.2 32.1 6.3 23.1 13.7 S
For-hire truck S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
Private truck S S S S S S 7 S S S S S S 19.6
Multiple modes S S S S S S 1,612 S S S S S S 23.7
Parcel, U.S.P.S. or courier S S S S S S 1,612 S S S S S S 23.7
Other and unknown modes S S S S S S S S S S S S S S

NAICS2 551114, Corporate, subsidiary, and regional managing offices

Mode of transportation Value Tons Ton-miles3 Average
miles
per shipment
Value Tons Ton-miles Average
miles per shipment CV
2007
(million $)
Percent of total 2007
(thousands)
Percent of total 2007
(millions)
Percent of
total
CV4 Standard Error of % CV Standard Error of % CV Standard Error of %
All modes 223 100 99 100 3 100 S 37.4 - 47.6 - 25.3 - S
Single modes 193 86.4 S S 2 71.1 S 43.5 18.1 S S 36.3 16.8 S
Truck5 191 85.7 98 99.3 2 70 S 41.1 15.2 45.4 17.6 33.2 15.5 S
For-hire truck S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
Private truck 94 42.3 S S 1 40.2 S 36.8 19.1 S S 44.4 19.5 S
Air (incl truck and air) S S S S - 1.1 1,688 S S S S 3.1 2.1 42.6
Multiple modes S S S S S S 1,292 S S S S S S 9.1
Parcel, U.S.P.S. or courier S S S S S S 1,292 S S S S S S 9.1

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 North American Industry Classification System
3 Ton-miles estimates are based on estimated distances traveled along a modeled transportation network.
4 Coefficient of Variation.
5 "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.
6 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 row have no value. For example, Detroit-Warren-Flint, MI by Food manufacturing (NAICS 311) by Rail has no data for any shipment characteristic therefore the entire row is not shown. Also, entire industries are not present if there is no such data for that particular area. For example, Houston-Baytown-Huntsville, TX by Newspaper, periodical, book, and directory publishers (NAICS 5111) has no data for any mode therefore the entire industry is not shown.

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.