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 7 100 1,319 100 20 100 14 32.7 - 16.3 - 20.8 - 10.7
Single modes 7 93.6 1,306 99.1 20 99.2 15 38.5 5.1 16.4 0.7 20.9 0.6 10.5
Truck5 7 93.6 1,306 99.1 20 99.2 15 38.5 5.1 16.4 0.7 20.9 0.6 10.5
For-hire truck 2 24.5 S S 7 35 12 48.4 14.7 S S 46.5 17.1 28.6
Private truck 5 69 716 54.3 13 64.2 17 49.9 15.1 28.9 15.9 37.5 15.5 11.5
Other and unknown modes - 6.4 12 0.9 S S 12 39.2 14.3 47.9 1.9 S S 16.5

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 9,380 100 10,715 100 5,465 100 435 20.9 - 21.2 - 27.4 - 12.8
Single modes 8,390 89.5 9,184 85.7 4,306 78.8 342 20.6 2 18.6 4.3 20.7 6.1 10.6
Truck5 5,645 60.2 5,652 52.7 1,659 30.4 311 12.3 7.2 18.1 8.7 17.7 11.6 11
For-hire truck 4,530 48.3 4,004 37.4 1,454 26.6 528 14.4 4.7 21.1 7.6 19.5 10.7 11.6
Private truck 1,115 11.9 1,648 15.4 205 3.8 153 10.5 3.2 21.8 2.2 13.1 1.2 20.4
Rail 2,530 27 3,210 30 2,636 48.2 978 42 6 30.8 6.3 30.5 9.2 12.2
Water S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
Deep draft S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
Air (incl truck and air) S S S S S S 1,061 S S S S S S 19.1
Pipeline6 S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
Multiple modes 901 9.6 S S S S 611 35.3 2.2 S S S S 20.9
Parcel, U.S.P.S. or courier 192 2 3 - 2 - 590 24.3 0.7 19.3 - 23.9 - 19.9
Truck and rail S S S S S S 2,370 S S S S S S 37.7
Truck and water S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
Rail and water 25 0.3 S S S S 459 16.8 1.8 S S S S 13.2
Other multiple modes S S S S S S 218 S S S S S S 26.4
Other and unknown modes 88 0.9 40 0.4 40 0.7 614 31.7 0.7 41.3 0.4 45.4 1.4 28.9

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 310 100 138 100 23 100 351 28.6 - 21.6 - 22 - 35.5
Single modes 292 94.2 138 99.9 23 99.4 316 30.9 5.9 21.6 0.1 22.3 1.1 40
Truck5 292 94.1 138 99.9 23 99.4 316 30.9 5.9 21.6 0.1 22.3 1.1 40
For-hire truck 107 34.5 17 12.7 13 57 953 37.5 13.9 28.9 17.5 25.1 11.9 18.1
Private truck 185 59.7 121 87.2 10 42.4 82 25.5 10.1 20.5 9.9 18.4 13.2 38.1
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 515 S S S S S S 12.5
Parcel, U.S.P.S. or courier S S S S S S 515 S S S S S S 12.5
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 125 100 268 100 34 100 126 28.1 - 26.6 - 28.3 - 4.2
Single modes 125 100 268 100 34 100 126 28.1 - 26.6 - 28.3 - 4.2
Truck5 125 100 268 100 34 100 126 28.1 - 26.6 - 28.3 - 4.2
For-hire truck 53 42.7 110 40.9 17 50.2 155 34.8 5.1 32.2 4.2 32.7 4 2.2
Private truck 72 57.3 159 59.1 17 49.8 106 23.3 5.1 22.6 4.2 24.7 4 4.1

NAICS2 313, Textile mills

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 300 100 128 100 70 100 575 5.8 - 9.2 - 7.2 - 1.4
Single modes 295 98.3 126 98 67 95.4 563 6.9 1.8 11.6 2.4 11.3 5.1 1.8
Truck5 295 98.3 126 98 67 95.4 563 6.9 1.8 11.6 2.4 11.3 5.1 1.8
For-hire truck 229 76.3 96 74.6 51 72.8 573 24 19.8 25.1 20 23.2 18.5 4.3
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
Truck and water S S S S S S S S S S S S S S

NAICS2 314, Textile product mills

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 S S S S S S S S
Truck5 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 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

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 361 100 753 100 232 100 210 25.9 - 30.4 - 25.4 - 14.6
Single modes 359 99.5 751 99.7 230 99.2 210 26.2 0.6 30.5 0.4 25.8 1 14.3
Truck5 353 97.7 720 95.6 203 87.4 209 26.4 0.8 31.7 1.6 25.9 4.2 14.3
For-hire truck 225 62.3 583 77.4 178 76.9 305 36.4 7.6 38.5 7.5 24 5.8 19.7
Private truck 128 35.4 137 18.2 24 10.5 172 35.2 9.5 21.7 10.8 30.7 10.2 9.4
Rail 7 1.8 31 4.1 27 11.8 747 20.9 1.4 28.2 3.4 29.7 7.4 39.1
Multiple modes 2 0.5 2 0.3 S S S 39 2.3 19.3 1.5 S S S
Truck and rail S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
Other multiple modes 2 0.4 1 0.2 - 0.1 165 31.8 4 27.5 2.5 27.5 2 -
Other and unknown modes - - - - - - 20 45.6 - 47.6 0.1 43.4 - 10.2

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 984 100 590 100 341 100 349 43 - 24.2 - 33.5 - 27.5
Single modes 984 100 590 100 341 100 346 43 0.2 24.2 - 33.5 - 27.6
Truck5 984 100 590 100 341 100 346 43 0.2 24.2 - 33.5 - 27.6
For-hire truck 919 93.4 497 84.4 314 91.9 575 46.2 12.1 30.7 11.2 37.6 11 12.4
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

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 22 100 1 100 S S S 17.7 - 13.6 - S S S
Single modes S S 1 63.8 S S 14 S S 15.7 18.1 S S 14
Truck5 S S 1 63.8 S S 14 S S 15.7 18.1 S S 14
For-hire truck S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
Private truck S S 1 61.1 S S 12 S S 12.8 18.7 S S 9.3
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 324, Petroleum and coal 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 S S S S S S 338 S S S S S S 15
Single modes S S S S S S 338 S S S S S S 15
Truck5 S S S S S S 338 S S S S S S 15
For-hire truck S S S S S S 347 S S S S S S 31.3
Private truck 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 4,511 100 4,329 100 2,502 100 551 40.1 - 31.3 - 33.6 - 12.4
Single modes 4,052 89.8 3,817 88.2 2,290 91.5 545 40.8 3 32.7 4.1 34.9 3.1 12.7
Truck5 1,606 35.6 938 21.7 339 13.5 447 37.1 14.3 41.8 17.2 36.6 18.3 18.7
For-hire truck 1,464 32.5 828 19.1 315 12.6 491 38 14.8 47.5 17.4 39.2 18.4 21.3
Private truck S S S S S S 164 S S S S S S 18.7
Rail 2,252 49.9 2,558 59.1 1,942 77.6 916 43.3 7 33.2 8.9 31 5.3 9.2
Water S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
Deep draft S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
Air (incl truck and air) S S S S S S 679 S S S S S S 40.8
Pipeline6 S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
Multiple modes 457 10.1 S S S S 607 48.2 3 S S S S 15.6
Parcel, U.S.P.S. or courier 1 - - - - - 651 26.6 0.1 36.5 0.1 36.9 0.1 15.1
Truck and rail S S S S S S 490 S S S S S S 36.8
Truck and water S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
Rail and water 25 0.6 S S S S 459 16.8 4 S S S S 13.2
Other multiple modes 327 7.2 446 10.3 S S S 46.7 8.6 48.8 12.1 S S S
Other and unknown modes S S S S S S S S S S S S S S

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 128 100 54 100 62 100 S 30.3 - 37.4 - 42.1 - S
Single modes 128 99.7 54 100 62 100 S 30.4 0.2 37.7 - 42.1 - S
Truck5 128 99.7 54 100 62 100 S 30.4 0.2 37.7 - 42.1 - S
For-hire truck 116 90.6 51 94.6 62 99.6 973 20.8 3.7 29.7 2.1 34.3 0.1 16.8
Private truck S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
Multiple modes S S - - - - 1,278 S S 14 - 25.4 - 1.4
Parcel, U.S.P.S. or courier S S - - - - 1,278 S S 14 - 25.4 - 1.4
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 404 100 2,666 100 388 100 133 33.1 - 42.6 - 42.2 - 41.3
Single modes 344 85.2 2,029 76.1 297 76.5 128 28.5 5.5 30.8 8.1 32 8 44.8
Truck5 330 81.6 1,874 70.3 231 59.6 124 28 6.1 30 9 29.3 11.6 46.5
For-hire truck 230 57 968 36.3 171 44 206 35.2 11.1 31 14.1 31.1 12.7 34.4
Private truck 99 24.6 906 34 60 15.6 66 28.9 13.9 38.2 12.6 36.3 14.6 31.6
Rail 14 3.5 155 5.8 65 16.9 422 24.4 3.9 23.8 5.5 21.9 14.2 3.4
Multiple modes S S S S S S 359 S S S S S S 12.5
Parcel, U.S.P.S. or courier 1 0.1 - - - - 413 38.2 0.1 37.3 - 40.5 0.2 10.6
Other multiple modes S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
Other and unknown modes S S 1 0.1 S S S S S 38.8 0.4 S S 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 S S S S S S 1,147 S S S S S S 8.1
Single modes S S S S S S 759 S S S S S S 48.4
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
Rail 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
Truck and rail S S S S S S S S S S S S S S

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 224 100 44 100 7 100 S 28.6 - 43.1 - 34.2 - S
Single modes 218 97.3 44 99.5 7 96.1 S 28.8 1 43.3 0.3 34.4 1.8 S
Truck5 218 97.3 44 99.5 7 96.1 S 28.8 1 43.3 0.3 34.4 1.8 S
For-hire truck 116 51.8 S S 6 81.6 668 35.4 13.9 S S 37.9 10.2 15.2
Private truck 102 45.6 S S 1 14.5 S 48.2 16.4 S S 25.8 18.6 S
Multiple modes 4 1.8 - 0.2 - 1.2 948 36 0.7 27 0.3 28.8 0.4 25.2
Parcel, U.S.P.S. or courier 4 1.8 - 0.2 - 1.2 948 36 0.7 27 0.3 28.8 0.4 25.2
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 159 100 16 100 11 100 881 41.1 - 30.9 - 34.8 - 12.5
Single modes 139 87.5 13 84.4 10 87.2 779 39 1.7 32.5 5.4 35.7 4.2 8.6
Truck5 139 87.5 13 84.4 10 87.2 779 39 1.7 32.5 5.4 35.7 4.2 8.6
For-hire truck 129 81.3 12 74.7 9 81.6 827 39.6 8.6 32.2 8.9 36.7 5.7 10
Private truck 10 6.3 S S S S 498 31.8 9.5 S S S S 34.2
Multiple modes 18 11.2 - 2.8 - 2.9 938 35.4 13.1 33.4 13 38.3 13 13.2
Parcel, U.S.P.S. or courier 18 11.2 - 2.8 - 2.9 938 35.4 13.1 33.4 13 38.3 13 13.2
Other and unknown modes 2 1.3 S S S S 498 47.8 19.4 S S S S 48.5

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 S S S S S S 1,010 S S S S S S 12
Single modes S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
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 1,000 S S S S S S 11.5
Parcel, U.S.P.S. or courier S S S S S S 1,000 S S S S S S 11.5

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 589 100 2 100 3 100 997 35.8 - 39.7 - 26.9 - 10.6
Single modes 486 82.5 2 82.3 2 83.9 S 37.7 6.5 22.8 6.8 29 9 S
Truck5 475 80.7 2 80.8 2 82.2 S 39.1 6.6 23.4 7.1 30.3 10.3 S
For-hire truck 423 71.8 2 71.8 2 81 1,002 41.8 10.2 26.9 10 30.3 10.5 14.4
Private truck 52 8.8 - 8.9 S S 264 34.1 6.1 42.2 6.9 S S 48.3
Air (incl truck and air) 11 1.8 - 1.5 S S 1,066 20 6.1 43.9 2 S S 20.5
Multiple modes 96 16.3 - 16.2 S S 1,138 41.1 8.7 48 8.9 S S 18.7
Parcel, U.S.P.S. or courier 96 16.3 - 16.2 S S 1,138 41.1 8.7 48 8.9 S S 18.7
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 288 100 83 100 72 100 818 42.8 - 40.7 - 43.4 - 22.4
Single modes 226 78.6 53 63.6 S S 889 45.2 11.8 47.1 14.3 S S 24.6
Truck5 226 78.6 53 63.6 S S 889 45.2 11.8 47.1 14.3 S S 24.6
For-hire truck S S 29 35 S S 923 S S 49.7 8.3 S S 20.9
Private truck S S 24 28.6 S S 852 S S 39.5 17.1 S S 22.3
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 62 21.4 30 36.4 30 41 621 35.7 14 42.6 15.1 49.3 17.8 15.1

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 97 100 20 100 19 100 S 34 - 34.1 - 34 - S
Single modes 79 81.7 20 97.5 19 97.6 993 24.2 5.8 25.9 0.8 25.5 0.9 4.9
Truck5 79 81.7 20 97.5 19 97.6 993 24.2 5.8 25.9 0.8 25.5 0.9 4.9
For-hire truck 79 81.7 20 97.5 19 97.6 993 24.2 5.8 25.9 0.8 25.5 0.9 4.9
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 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 5,493 100 5,031 100 S S 293 9.8 - 24.5 - S S 22.4
Single modes 4,216 76.7 4,477 89 490 41.9 61 9.3 4.6 25.3 5.3 17.8 16.3 13.6
Truck5 4,154 75.6 3,442 68.4 488 41.7 59 9.5 4.6 22.3 10.5 18 16 12.1
For-hire truck 1,226 22.3 851 16.9 263 22.5 221 26.2 5.2 33.1 5.8 35.5 11.2 24.9
Private truck 2,928 53.3 2,591 51.5 225 19.2 42 16.3 6.8 29.7 9.9 33.3 13.8 10.7
Water S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
Deep draft S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
Air (incl truck and air) S S S S S S 858 S S S S S S 17.5
Multiple modes 1,171 21.3 S S S S 702 32.1 4.6 S S S S 16.3
Parcel, U.S.P.S. or courier 747 13.6 17 0.3 9 0.8 701 20 2.8 22.6 0.3 35.6 1.5 16.3
Truck and rail 10 0.2 15 0.3 S S S 25.7 0.6 40.8 0.7 S S S
Truck and water S S S S S S 1,252 S S S S S S 2.8
Other and unknown modes 106 1.9 19 0.4 S S 69 26.1 0.5 29.1 0.5 S S 19.9

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 3,726 100 4,155 100 S S 348 13.6 - 28.8 - S S 21.3
Single modes 2,587 69.4 3,617 87.1 358 35 57 10.4 4.9 29.9 5.9 22.7 17.8 16.8
Truck5 2,526 67.8 2,583 62.2 356 34.8 55 9.8 4.7 23.1 11.9 22.9 17.5 13.3
For-hire truck 670 18 730 17.6 199 19.5 148 26.3 3.8 39 7.2 44.8 10.8 32.9
Private truck 1,856 49.8 1,853 44.6 157 15.3 41 12.9 6 32.4 10.6 32.3 14.4 16.7
Water S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
Deep draft S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
Air (incl truck and air) S S S S S S 858 S S S S S S 17.5
Multiple modes 1,036 27.8 S S S S 702 35.3 4.9 S S S S 16.3
Parcel, U.S.P.S. or courier 744 20 16 0.4 9 0.9 701 20.2 3.3 23.4 0.4 36.4 4.6 16.4
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 1,184 S S S S S S 2.6
Other and unknown modes 103 2.8 18 0.4 S S 67 27.6 0.7 31.6 0.7 S S 18.8

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 437 100 29 100 S S 112 19.1 - 35.5 - S S 34.6
Single modes 244 55.8 21 73.7 S S S 19.5 15.4 31.6 9.7 S S S
Truck5 244 55.8 21 73.7 S S S 19.5 15.4 31.6 9.7 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 28 S S S S S S 33.3
Multiple modes 160 36.5 S S S S S 27.2 17.6 S S S S S
Parcel, U.S.P.S. or courier 160 36.5 S S S S S 27.2 17.6 S S S S S
Other and unknown modes S S S S S S 37 S S S S S S 28.8

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 399 100 527 100 55 100 S 19.4 - 23.6 - 22.2 - S
Single modes 399 100 527 100 55 100 S 19.4 - 23.6 - 22.2 - S
Truck5 396 99.4 522 99 55 99.9 S 19.4 0.4 23.3 0.5 22.1 - S
For-hire truck 176 44.1 226 42.8 31 55.8 203 27.2 12.7 30.4 11.9 34 13.5 42.2
Private truck 221 55.3 296 56.2 24 44.1 53 35.5 12.2 30.5 11.4 47.2 13.4 18
Water S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
Deep draft S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
Multiple modes - - S S S S S 3.2 0.1 S S S S S
Parcel, U.S.P.S. or courier - - S S S S S 3.2 0.1 S S S S 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 292 100 S S S S 1,128 45.6 - S S S S 15.7
Single modes S S S S S S 1,134 S S S S S S 4.2
Truck5 S S S S S S 1,145 S S S S S S 7
For-hire truck S S S S S S 1,145 S S S S S S 7
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 1,128 S S S S S S 15.9
Parcel, U.S.P.S. or courier S S S S S S 1,128 S S S S S S 15.9

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 320 100 178 100 21 100 50 18.7 - 17 - 37.2 - 20.6
Single modes 298 93.1 168 94.2 16 77.4 43 18.3 3.1 18.6 3.5 24.8 9.5 28.7
Truck5 298 93.1 168 94.2 16 77.4 43 18.3 3.1 18.6 3.5 24.8 9.5 28.7
For-hire truck S S 24 13.6 9 42 S S S 44.7 11.4 41.3 14.1 S
Private truck 231 72.2 143 80.6 7 35.4 31 16.7 8.9 25.4 12 38.8 17.7 35.9
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 19 5.8 10 5.7 S S S 45.9 3.8 43.5 4.6 S S S

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 121 100 8 100 S S 337 30.9 - 30.6 - S S 28.6
Single modes 67 55.2 5 57.9 S S 38 39.4 10 41.7 10.5 S S 20.7
Truck5 67 55.2 5 57.9 S S 38 39.4 10 41.7 10.5 S S 20.7
Private truck 67 55.2 5 57.9 S S 38 39.4 10 41.7 10.5 S S 20.7
Multiple modes S S S S S S 837 S S S S S S 32.2
Parcel, U.S.P.S. or courier S S S S S S 837 S S S S S S 32.2
Other and unknown modes 29 24.1 2 21 - 7.3 86 25.6 11 20.5 11.6 47.2 15.7 31.1

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 546 100 148 100 36 100 297 28.8 - 35.2 - 39 - 23.4
Single modes 504 92.3 144 97.3 34 94 193 31 4 34.5 4.4 38.2 4.7 13.4
Truck5 504 92.3 144 97.3 34 94 192 31 4 34.5 4.4 38.2 4.7 13.8
For-hire truck 18 3.3 2 1 S S 203 33 14.4 41.2 14.6 S S 48.7
Private truck 486 89 143 96.2 34 93.1 191 33.1 12.9 35.2 13.6 38.7 15.2 18.7
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 455 S S S S S S 34.7
Parcel, U.S.P.S. or courier S S S S S S 452 S S S S S S 33.4
Truck and water S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
Other and unknown modes 12 2.3 1 1 - - S 43.3 6.6 37.7 7.6 37.3 1.2 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 994 100 143 100 S S 190 15.4 - 33.1 - S S 44.9
Single modes 816 82.1 136 95.3 S S S 17.5 4.4 33.1 2.2 S S S
Truck5 814 81.9 136 95.3 S S S 17.5 4.4 33.1 2.2 S S S
For-hire truck 165 16.6 S S S S S 30 2.9 S S S S S
Private truck 649 65.3 94 65.7 5 26.2 26 16.2 5.7 25.7 7.3 27.2 12.6 37.8
Air (incl truck and air) S S S S S S 822 S S S S S S 28.1
Multiple modes 169 17 S S S S 495 23.4 4.4 S S S S 18
Parcel, U.S.P.S. or courier 165 16.6 2 1.6 1 5.1 494 23.4 4.4 28.5 1.2 25.3 5.2 18
Truck and water S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
Other and unknown modes 9 0.9 S S S S S 40.4 1.4 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 S S 3,116 100 S S 810 S S 34.8 - S S 17.8
Single modes 242 39.2 2,616 83.9 S S S 29.5 15.9 37.7 10.5 S S S
Truck5 198 32.1 1,586 50.9 S S S 35 17.8 36.5 16.6 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
Water S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
Deep draft S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
Multiple modes S S S S S S 1,041 S S S S S S 3.6
Parcel, U.S.P.S. or courier S S 1 - 1 0.2 1,036 S S 10.4 14 13.2 18 3.4
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

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 1,767 100 876 100 147 100 S 27.4 - 26.5 - 30.9 - S
Single modes 1,629 92.1 859 98.1 132 89.4 S 26 3.2 27.1 1.4 30.2 8 S
Truck5 1,629 92.1 859 98.1 132 89.4 S 26 3.2 27.1 1.4 30.2 8 S
For-hire truck 557 31.5 122 13.9 64 43.2 672 45.9 11.4 34.8 6.9 40.1 11.9 12.3
Private truck 1,072 60.7 738 84.2 S S 42 37.7 12.2 31.6 6.7 S S 17.5
Multiple modes S S S S S S 578 S S S S S S 32.5
Parcel, U.S.P.S. or courier S S - - S S 514 S S 47.1 0.1 S S 31.3
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 3 0.2 2 0.2 S S 155 22.4 0.1 33.8 0.3 S S 32.7

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 70 100 29 100 2 100 67 32.3 - 42.5 - 47.5 - 5.9
Single modes 67 96.3 27 95.1 2 88.1 60 31.8 2 42.7 2.3 45.2 3.9 4.9
Truck5 67 96.3 27 95.1 2 88.1 60 31.8 2 42.7 2.3 45.2 3.9 4.9
Private truck 67 96.3 27 95.1 2 88.1 60 31.8 2 42.7 2.3 45.2 3.9 4.9
Multiple modes - 0.1 S S - 0.1 364 35.9 0.6 S S 26.2 0.4 49.8
Parcel, U.S.P.S. or courier - 0.1 S S - 0.1 364 35.9 0.6 S S 26.2 0.4 49.8
Other and unknown modes S S 1 4.9 S S 171 S S 37.6 3.8 S S 18.9

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 S S S S S S 35 S S S S S S 34.9
Single modes S S S S S S 35 S S S S S S 34.8
Truck5 S S S S S S 35 S S S S S S 34.8
For-hire truck 19 3.1 5 2 5 30.2 1,080 35.4 4.7 33 8.7 32 17.2 19.6
Private truck S S S S S S 31 S S S S S S 26.1
Other and unknown modes S S S S S S S S S S S S S S

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 51 100 118 100 12 100 111 34.4 - 44.9 - 50 - 17.9
Single modes 51 99.7 118 99.9 12 100 112 34.4 0.3 44.9 0.1 50 - 18.2
Truck5 51 99.7 118 99.9 12 100 112 34.4 0.3 44.9 0.1 50 - 18.2
For-hire truck S S S S S S 354 S S S S S S 8.3
Private truck 38 74.9 109 92.3 S S 59 24.6 9.5 48.2 14.2 S S 5.4
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 S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
Single modes S S S S S S 56 S S S S S S 33
Truck5 S S S S S S 56 S S S S S S 33
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 54 S S S S S S 41
Multiple modes S S - - S S 233 S S 41.3 16.9 S S 12.2
Parcel, U.S.P.S. or courier S S - - S S 233 S S 41.3 16.9 S S 12.2

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 195 100 156 100 4 100 29 22.1 - 23.3 - 19 - 9.2
Single modes 195 100 156 100 4 100 29 22.1 - 23.3 - 19 - 9.2
Truck5 195 100 156 100 4 100 29 22.1 - 23.3 - 19 - 9.2
For-hire truck S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
Private truck 194 99.6 155 99.5 4 99.6 29 21.9 0.2 22.9 0.2 18.8 0.2 9.2

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 732 100 155 100 96 100 S 43.9 - 26.9 - 34.1 - S
Single modes 597 81.6 141 90.5 81 84 S 36.7 13.4 27.4 13.3 30.9 14.3 S
Truck5 597 81.6 141 90.5 81 84 S 36.7 13.4 27.4 13.3 30.9 14.3 S
For-hire truck 519 70.9 94 60.7 55 56.9 739 41.1 16.7 32.2 17.5 35.4 18 23.9
Private truck S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
Multiple modes S S S S S S 764 S S S S S S 29.2
Parcel, U.S.P.S. or courier S S S S S S 1,093 S S S S S S 6.6
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

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 S S - 100 - 100 811 S S 23.2 - 20.2 - 21.2
Multiple modes S S - 100 - 100 811 S S 23.2 - 20.2 - 21.2
Parcel, U.S.P.S. or courier S S - 100 - 100 811 S S 23.2 - 20.2 - 21.2

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 S S 18 100 1 100 25 S S 41.9 - 45.3 - 22.6
Single modes S S 18 99.9 1 100 25 S S 41.8 - 45.3 - 22.6
Truck5 S S 18 99.9 1 100 25 S S 41.8 - 45.3 - 22.6
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 25 S S S S S S 34.7
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

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 97 100 37 100 6 100 S 39.9 - 42.2 - 40.2 - S
Single modes 97 100 37 100 6 100 S 39.9 3.5 42.2 1.2 40.2 1.3 S
Truck5 97 100 37 100 6 100 S 39.9 3.5 42.2 1.2 40.2 1.3 S
Private truck 97 100 37 100 6 100 S 39.9 3.5 42.2 1.2 40.2 1.3 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

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 28 100 S S 1 100 S 36.5 - S S 49.7 - S
Single modes 25 87.2 S S 1 95.5 25 42.4 7.3 S S 49.5 2.6 4
Truck5 25 87.2 S S 1 95.5 25 42.4 7.3 S S 49.5 2.6 4
Private truck 25 87.2 S S 1 95.5 25 42.4 7.3 S S 49.5 2.6 4
Multiple modes S S S S S S 1,109 S S S S S S 32.1
Parcel, U.S.P.S. or courier S S S S S S 1,109 S S S S S S 32.1

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 147 100 145 100 18 100 S 33.3 - 33.7 - 36.7 - S
Single modes 144 98.2 143 98.8 17 98.5 88 23.4 0.8 23.5 0.5 27.9 0.9 13.5
Truck5 144 98.2 143 98.8 17 98.5 88 23.4 0.8 23.5 0.5 27.9 0.9 13.5
For-hire truck S S 46 31.5 S S 203 S S 49.9 15.6 S S 1.6
Private truck 99 67.8 98 67.3 S S 73 12 13.8 12.4 14.4 S S 13
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 2 1.6 2 1.2 S S S 44.7 0.8 45.3 0.5 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 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.