Table 4. Shipment Characteristics by Mode of Transportation and Shipment Size for Metropolitan Area of Origin: 2007

Table 4. Shipment Characteristics by Mode of Transportation and Shipment Size 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

Shipment Weight Value Tons Ton-miles2 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
CV3 Standard Error of % CV Standard Error of % CV Standard Error of %
Total 758,517 100 421,081 100 87,149 100 1,058 3.6 - 7.9 - 6.3 - 5.1
Less than 50 lbs 138,383 18.2 2,020 0.5 2,076 2.4 1,256 7.7 1.4 7.1 0.1 8.9 0.3 4.2
50 - 99 lbs 37,969 5.0 1,521 0.4 1,167 1.3 802 8.5 0.4 12.5 0.1 20.1 0.3 8.4
100 - 499 lbs 103,898 13.7 7,460 1.8 3,929 4.5 565 11.4 1.4 8.0 0.3 19.0 1.1 14.4
500 - 749 lbs 25,303 3.3 3,077 0.7 1,131 1.3 367 7.8 0.2 6.4 0.1 7.9 0.1 7.7
750 - 999 lbs 14,835 2.0 2,408 0.6 849 1.0 351 7.0 0.2 7.8 0.1 11.5 0.1 9.0
1,000 - 9,999 lbs 155,856 20.5 41,413 9.8 14,426 16.6 340 5.9 1.0 4.8 0.8 8.5 0.8 7.5
10,000 - 49,999 lbs 185,490 24.5 172,351 40.9 44,707 51.3 282 6.3 1.5 13.3 3.0 9.3 2.9 10.0
50,000 - 99,999 lbs 45,503 6.0 102,440 24.3 8,246 9.5 76 18.4 0.9 11.7 2.6 15.7 1.2 13.0
More than 100,000 lbs 51,279 6.8 88,391 21.0 10,618 12.2 459 22.1 1.3 18.1 2.8 23.8 2.6 15.0

Single modes

Shipment Weight Value Tons Ton-miles2 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
CV3 Standard Error of % CV Standard Error of % CV Standard Error of %
Total 578,082 100 408,483 100 74,207 100 528 4.0 - 8.2 - 6.8 - 11.2
Less than 50 lbs 41,081 7.1 724 0.2 404 0.5 696 18.6 1.4 18.1 - 24.8 0.2 12.5
50 - 99 lbs 16,195 2.8 771 0.2 340 0.5 443 22.1 0.6 14.7 - 39.7 0.2 20.2
100 - 499 lbs 66,886 11.6 5,935 1.5 2,557 3.4 457 15.3 1.8 9.4 0.3 29.9 1.4 21.7
500 - 749 lbs 19,970 3.5 2,755 0.7 861 1.2 312 6.8 0.3 6.5 0.1 7.3 0.1 7.4
750 - 999 lbs 13,845 2.4 2,297 0.6 802 1.1 347 7.7 0.2 8.2 0.1 12.2 0.1 9.5
1,000 - 9,999 lbs 146,918 25.4 39,631 9.7 12,958 17.5 319 6.5 1.4 5.1 0.8 9.8 1.0 8.2
10,000 - 49,999 lbs 177,841 30.8 169,152 41.4 39,739 53.6 259 6.7 1.8 13.7 3.1 10.2 2.9 10.2
50,000 - 99,999 lbs 45,139 7.8 102,139 25.0 7,911 10.7 74 18.1 1.2 11.7 2.7 16.5 1.3 13.3
More than 100,000 lbs 50,205 8.7 85,079 20.8 8,635 11.6 418 22.5 1.6 18.9 2.9 23.7 2.7 15.9

Truck4

Shipment Weight Value Tons Ton-miles2 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
CV3 Standard Error of % CV Standard Error of % CV Standard Error of %
Total 512,813 100 339,429 100 68,810 100 484 3.1 - 7.1 - 7.0 - 12.4
Less than 50 lbs 35,259 6.9 703 0.2 365 0.5 626 21.5 1.5 18.6 - 27.5 0.2 13.3
50 - 99 lbs 15,148 3.0 759 0.2 310 0.5 411 24.5 0.7 14.9 - 43.1 0.3 21.5
100 - 499 lbs 63,934 12.5 5,876 1.7 2,441 3.5 444 15.9 1.9 9.5 0.3 31.4 1.5 22.6
500 - 749 lbs 19,141 3.7 2,727 0.8 835 1.2 306 6.5 0.3 6.8 0.1 8.0 0.1 7.8
750 - 999 lbs 12,556 2.4 2,217 0.7 675 1.0 300 6.1 0.1 8.0 0.1 9.6 0.1 8.5
1,000 - 9,999 lbs 141,712 27.6 39,307 11.6 12,418 18.0 304 5.5 1.4 5.2 0.9 9.8 1.1 8.4
10,000 - 49,999 lbs 176,286 34.4 168,314 49.6 38,834 56.4 254 6.6 2.2 13.6 3.2 10.1 3.0 10.4
50,000 - 99,999 lbs 44,947 8.8 101,969 30.0 7,817 11.4 74 18.0 1.4 11.7 3.1 16.9 1.4 13.5
More than 100,000 lbs 3,830 0.7 17,557 5.2 5,115 7.4 476 28.3 0.2 29.4 1.4 37.4 2.8 20.3

For-hire truck

Shipment Weight Value Tons Ton-miles2 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
CV3 Standard Error of % CV Standard Error of % CV Standard Error of %
Total 301,288 100 163,411 100 58,897 100 1,099 3.0 - 7.7 - 7.5 - 11.4
Less than 50 lbs 22,549 7.5 313 0.2 350 0.6 1,219 29.9 2.3 26.5 0.1 28.7 0.2 12.6
50 - 99 lbs 7,274 2.4 265 0.2 287 0.5 1,090 30.3 0.7 27.3 0.1 46.4 0.3 14.8
100 - 499 lbs 39,052 13.0 2,044 1.3 2,265 3.8 1,143 23.3 2.8 14.5 0.3 34.0 1.7 14.8
500 - 749 lbs 11,042 3.7 752 0.5 738 1.3 982 10.2 0.4 10.5 0.1 8.7 0.1 7.6
750 - 999 lbs 5,825 1.9 578 0.4 589 1.0 1,018 9.0 0.2 13.4 0.1 11.0 0.1 7.3
1,000 - 9,999 lbs 76,834 25.5 12,505 7.7 10,819 18.4 913 7.2 2.0 8.0 0.8 11.2 1.3 5.0
10,000 - 49,999 lbs 112,216 37.2 78,491 48.0 34,083 57.9 486 7.8 3.0 8.2 2.3 10.8 3.5 7.3
50,000 - 99,999 lbs 24,289 8.1 56,623 34.7 5,898 10.0 98 32.9 2.2 18.8 3.6 16.8 1.3 21.4
More than 100,000 lbs 2,209 0.7 11,840 7.2 3,867 6.6 625 32.7 0.2 27.8 2.4 44.8 3.0 26.6

Private truck

Shipment Weight Value Tons Ton-miles2 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
CV3 Standard Error of % CV Standard Error of % CV Standard Error of %
Total 211,524 100 176,018 100 9,913 100 44 4.8 - 11.3 - 10.2 - 9.8
Less than 50 lbs 12,710 6.0 389 0.2 15 0.2 37 11.2 0.7 14.9 0.1 13.6 - 15.8
50 - 99 lbs 7,874 3.7 494 0.3 23 0.2 48 27.2 0.8 10.6 - 10.5 - 7.8
100 - 499 lbs 24,882 11.8 3,833 2.2 176 1.8 44 11.4 1.3 11.3 0.4 9.3 0.2 11.9
500 - 749 lbs 8,100 3.8 1,975 1.1 98 1.0 49 6.5 0.3 7.5 0.1 6.9 0.1 10.6
750 - 999 lbs 6,732 3.2 1,639 0.9 85 0.9 52 8.3 0.3 9.4 0.1 4.8 0.1 11.2
1,000 - 9,999 lbs 64,878 30.7 26,802 15.2 1,599 16.1 57 9.2 2.0 8.2 2.5 16.1 2.9 6.7
10,000 - 49,999 lbs 64,070 30.3 89,823 51.0 4,751 47.9 56 11.3 2.4 22.8 4.4 13.1 3.7 8.0
50,000 - 99,999 lbs 20,658 9.8 45,346 25.8 1,919 19.4 42 15.7 1.6 14.5 3.7 20.3 3.5 9.6
More than 100,000 lbs 1,620 0.8 5,717 3.2 1,247 12.6 257 35.7 0.3 46.9 1.5 46.5 5.0 42.1

Rail

Shipment Weight Value Tons Ton-miles2 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
CV3 Standard Error of % CV Standard Error of % CV Standard Error of %
Total 5,549 100 7,754 100 3,589 100 789 34.3 - 36.9 - 20.3 - 21.6
Less than 50 lbs S S S S S S 527 S S S S S S 47.4
50 - 99 lbs S S S S - - S S S S S 28.7 - S
100 - 499 lbs S S S S S S 1,124 S S S S S S 42.5
500 - 749 lbs 19 0.3 S S S S 1,025 38.7 0.6 S S S S 31.4
750 - 999 lbs 15 0.3 S S S S 1,750 34.6 0.7 S S S S 41.8
1,000 - 9,999 lbs S S S S S S 974 S S S S S S 37.4
10,000 - 49,999 lbs 1,145 20.6 785 10.1 816 22.7 1,214 26.8 5.8 38.3 3.7 28.5 4.1 27.3
50,000 - 99,999 lbs 186 3.3 154 2.0 S S S 49.7 5.2 35.2 3.0 S S S
More than 100,000 lbs S S 6,748 87.0 2,640 73.6 596 S S 43.2 4.5 22.5 5.0 23.1

Water

Shipment Weight Value Tons Ton-miles2 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
CV3 Standard Error of % CV Standard Error of % CV Standard Error of %
Total S S S S 37 100 S S S S S 32.5 - S
Less than 50 lbs - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
50 - 99 lbs - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
100 - 499 lbs - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
500 - 749 lbs - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
750 - 999 lbs - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
1,000 - 9,999 lbs - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
10,000 - 49,999 lbs S S S S S S 2,597 S S S S S S 1.5
50,000 - 99,999 lbs - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
More than 100,000 lbs S S S S S S S S S S S S S S

Shallow draft

Shipment Weight Value Tons Ton-miles2 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
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 S S
Less than 50 lbs - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
50 - 99 lbs - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
100 - 499 lbs - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
500 - 749 lbs - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
750 - 999 lbs - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
1,000 - 9,999 lbs - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
10,000 - 49,999 lbs - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
50,000 - 99,999 lbs - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
More than 100,000 lbs S S S S S S S S S S S S S S

Deep draft

Shipment Weight Value Tons Ton-miles2 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
CV3 Standard Error of % CV Standard Error of % CV Standard Error of %
Total S S S S 36 100 S S S S S 32.6 - S
Less than 50 lbs - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
50 - 99 lbs - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
100 - 499 lbs - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
500 - 749 lbs - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
750 - 999 lbs - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
1,000 - 9,999 lbs - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
10,000 - 49,999 lbs S S S S S S 2,597 S S S S S S 1.5
50,000 - 99,999 lbs - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
More than 100,000 lbs S S S S S S S S S S S S S S

Air (incl truck and air)

Shipment Weight Value Tons Ton-miles2 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
CV3 Standard Error of % CV Standard Error of % CV Standard Error of %
Total 17,124 100 503 100 907 100 1,792 14.8 - 15.1 - 18.3 - 5.2
Less than 50 lbs 5,666 33.1 21 4.2 39 4.3 1,762 20.1 4.6 17.7 0.8 17.1 1.2 5.8
50 - 99 lbs 1,037 6.1 12 2.4 30 3.3 2,485 21.2 2.2 34.8 0.9 46.6 1.5 8.4
100 - 499 lbs 2,916 17.0 54 10.7 111 12.3 1,986 25.1 3.1 25.8 2.4 26.0 2.6 5.7
500 - 749 lbs 810 4.7 25 4.9 22 2.4 948 44.9 1.5 48.4 2.4 22.6 0.9 31.7
750 - 999 lbs 1,274 7.4 76 15.2 121 13.4 1,618 27.8 1.5 29.9 2.5 34.1 3.7 11.3
1,000 - 9,999 lbs 5,029 29.4 267 53.0 481 53.1 1,684 44.2 6.3 15.2 5.1 19.4 5.5 10.8
10,000 - 49,999 lbs S S 35 7.0 S S 1,742 S S 47.0 3.3 S S 12.0
50,000 - 99,999 lbs S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
More than 100,000 lbs - - - - - - - - - - - - - -

Pipeline5

Shipment Weight Value Tons Ton-miles2 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
CV3 Standard Error of % CV Standard Error of % CV Standard Error of %
Total 42,448 100 60,528 100 S S S 25.0 - 24.2 - S S S
Less than 50 lbs - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
50 - 99 lbs - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
100 - 499 lbs S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
500 - 749 lbs - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
750 - 999 lbs - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
1,000 - 9,999 lbs S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
10,000 - 49,999 lbs S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
50,000 - 99,999 lbs S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
More than 100,000 lbs 42,423 99.9 60,513 100.0 S S S 25.0 - 24.2 - S S S

Multiple modes

Shipment Weight Value Tons Ton-miles2 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
CV3 Standard Error of % CV Standard Error of % CV Standard Error of %
Total 164,643 100 7,833 100 11,231 100 1,452 4.9 - 7.9 - 8.3 - 3.5
Less than 50 lbs 95,015 57.7 1,239 15.8 1,667 14.8 1,486 7.1 2.3 6.7 1.4 9.5 1.3 3.7
50 - 99 lbs 21,096 12.8 690 8.8 823 7.3 1,243 9.1 1.6 20.2 1.5 21.4 1.8 3.5
100 - 499 lbs 35,049 21.3 1,324 16.9 1,351 12.0 1,021 10.5 1.7 12.4 1.7 9.2 1.5 7.6
500 - 749 lbs 4,870 3.0 259 3.3 258 2.3 992 26.5 0.7 18.9 0.7 19.4 0.5 9.0
750 - 999 lbs 820 0.5 68 0.9 41 0.4 618 39.2 0.2 38.7 0.3 26.4 0.1 40.8
1,000 - 9,999 lbs 1,431 0.9 424 5.4 706 6.3 1,784 19.1 0.2 37.7 1.7 23.7 1.8 13.5
10,000 - 49,999 lbs 5,201 3.2 1,888 24.1 4,156 37.0 2,094 12.7 0.5 13.8 3.7 12.2 4.3 16.6
50,000 - 99,999 lbs S S S S 287 2.6 S S S S S 39.5 0.9 S
More than 100,000 lbs 826 0.5 1,787 22.8 1,941 17.3 821 31.6 0.2 22.0 4.5 38.5 4.7 20.3

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

Shipment Weight Value Tons Ton-miles2 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
CV3 Standard Error of % CV Standard Error of % CV Standard Error of %
Total 154,934 100 3,545 100 4,083 100 1,452 4.6 - 9.2 - 8.2 - 3.5
Less than 50 lbs 93,641 60.4 1,237 34.9 1,665 40.8 1,487 6.6 2.4 6.7 2.5 9.5 3.1 3.7
50 - 99 lbs 20,974 13.5 689 19.4 822 20.1 1,242 9.2 1.7 20.3 1.7 21.4 2.2 3.5
100 - 499 lbs 34,800 22.5 1,309 36.9 1,325 32.4 1,016 10.6 1.8 12.5 1.8 9.1 2.3 7.6
500 - 749 lbs 4,755 3.1 253 7.1 247 6.0 973 27.5 0.7 19.7 1.2 21.1 1.1 9.4
750 - 999 lbs 764 0.5 57 1.6 25 0.6 S 41.5 0.2 36.9 0.6 27.9 0.1 S
1,000 - 9,999 lbs - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
10,000 - 49,999 lbs - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
50,000 - 99,999 lbs - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
More than 100,000 lbs - - - - - - - - - - - - - -

Truck and rail

Shipment Weight Value Tons Ton-miles2 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
CV3 Standard Error of % CV Standard Error of % CV Standard Error of %
Total 6,885 100 2,823 100 3,860 100 1,053 27.7 - 16.3 - 16.0 - 27.4
Less than 50 lbs S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
50 - 99 lbs S S 1 - S S 1,238 S S 45.2 - S S 41.0
100 - 499 lbs 164 2.4 S S 9 0.2 S 49.2 1.1 S S 21.2 - S
500 - 749 lbs S S 3 0.1 6 0.2 1,912 S S 41.1 0.1 44.9 0.1 20.0
750 - 999 lbs S S 1 - 1 - 1,741 S S 37.9 0.1 29.3 - 17.9
1,000 - 9,999 lbs 929 13.5 161 5.7 319 8.3 1,967 26.3 4.1 39.8 2.4 39.7 2.5 7.9
10,000 - 49,999 lbs 3,446 50.1 1,263 44.7 2,452 63.5 1,878 17.0 8.3 22.4 9.3 21.0 8.2 8.9
50,000 - 99,999 lbs S S 113 4.0 193 5.0 1,547 S S 38.6 2.9 30.6 3.0 24.1
More than 100,000 lbs 519 7.5 1,272 45.0 878 22.7 580 41.7 5.1 25.6 10.8 23.8 8.8 32.2

Truck and water

Shipment Weight Value Tons Ton-miles2 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
CV3 Standard Error of % CV Standard Error of % CV Standard Error of %
Total 2,448 100 1,350 100 3,019 100 2,029 40.4 - 28.8 - 31.5 - 12.9
Less than 50 lbs 5 0.2 - - 1 - 2,821 45.3 0.3 40.7 - 39.7 - 3.7
50 - 99 lbs 2 0.1 - - 1 - 2,728 38.1 0.3 40.4 0.1 39.3 0.2 2.9
100 - 499 lbs 82 3.4 7 0.5 17 0.6 2,648 37.9 2.7 36.3 0.4 37.8 0.4 10.7
500 - 749 lbs S S 3 0.2 5 0.2 1,782 S S 32.2 0.3 38.3 0.2 37.7
750 - 999 lbs S S S S 15 0.5 1,411 S S S S 41.7 0.4 48.1
1,000 - 9,999 lbs 489 20.0 S S 387 12.8 1,680 21.2 7.1 S S 25.3 8.3 20.8
10,000 - 49,999 lbs S S 544 40.3 1,484 49.2 2,467 S S 17.2 10.3 21.1 8.7 18.7
50,000 - 99,999 lbs S S S S S S 5,859 S S S S S S 0.2
More than 100,000 lbs 307 12.5 516 38.2 1,064 35.2 S 45.7 10.6 40.3 19.9 46.5 15.1 S

Rail and water

Shipment Weight Value Tons Ton-miles2 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
CV3 Standard Error of % CV Standard Error of % CV Standard Error of %
Total 159 100 37 100 96 100 2,493 27.5 - 23.7 - 26.4 - 8.5
Less than 50 lbs - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
50 - 99 lbs - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
100 - 499 lbs - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
500 - 749 lbs - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
750 - 999 lbs - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
1,000 - 9,999 lbs - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
10,000 - 49,999 lbs 159 100.0 37 100.0 96 100.0 2,493 27.5 - 23.7 - 26.4 - 8.5
50,000 - 99,999 lbs - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
More than 100,000 lbs - - - - - - - - - - - - - -

Other multiple modes

Shipment Weight Value Tons Ton-miles2 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
CV3 Standard Error of % CV Standard Error of % CV Standard Error of %
Total 217 100 77 100 173 100 2,141 37.0 - 47.6 - 36.4 - 45.1
Less than 50 lbs S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
50 - 99 lbs S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
100 - 499 lbs S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
500 - 749 lbs S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
750 - 999 lbs S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
1,000 - 9,999 lbs S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
10,000 - 49,999 lbs 164 75.6 S S 123 71.0 2,799 37.9 15.6 S S 37.0 18.1 26.3
50,000 - 99,999 lbs S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
More than 100,000 lbs - - - - - - - - - - - - - -

Other and unknown modes

Shipment Weight Value Tons Ton-miles2 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
CV3 Standard Error of % CV Standard Error of % CV Standard Error of %
Total 15,793 100 4,765 100 1,710 100 120 12.2 - 16.9 - 26.5 - 25.9
Less than 50 lbs 2,287 14.5 57 1.2 5 0.3 81 22.3 3.5 18.2 0.7 26.7 0.3 28.6
50 - 99 lbs 678 4.3 60 1.3 3 0.2 S 13.2 0.9 18.2 0.5 22.7 0.2 S
100 - 499 lbs 1,963 12.4 201 4.2 21 1.3 111 17.7 2.0 13.8 1.7 18.4 0.7 16.3
500 - 749 lbs 462 2.9 63 1.3 12 0.7 184 20.3 0.4 17.5 0.5 29.7 0.2 45.6
750 - 999 lbs 170 1.1 43 0.9 5 0.3 129 23.6 0.3 29.0 0.9 31.4 0.1 48.3
1,000 - 9,999 lbs 7,507 47.5 1,358 28.5 762 44.5 548 19.7 4.8 17.1 3.5 25.8 8.7 17.6
10,000 - 49,999 lbs 2,449 15.5 1,311 27.5 813 47.5 503 21.3 3.5 23.2 5.3 49.0 8.9 24.4
50,000 - 99,999 lbs 30 0.2 S S S S 319 39.3 0.1 S S S S 34.3
More than 100,000 lbs 248 1.6 1,525 32.0 S S S 36.2 0.7 40.9 8.5 S S S

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 shipment weight 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 shipment weight 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 shipment size of "More than 100,000 lbs" but does have data for the other shipment weight 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.