Table 8. Shipment Characteristics by Two-Digit Commodity and Mode of Transportation for Metropolitan Area of Origin: 2007

Table 8. Shipment Characteristics by Two-Digit Commodity 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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All Commodities5

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 64,905 100 71,898 100 6,065 100 564 14.6 - 19 - 17.8 - 21.2
Single modes 50,997 78.6 70,605 98.2 5,826 96.1 120 14 5.6 19 0.7 17.4 0.8 10.1
Truck6 49,706 76.6 70,511 98.1 5,760 95 107 13.3 5.7 19 0.7 17.4 0.8 12
For-hire truck 12,521 19.3 31,700 44.1 3,959 65.3 346 8.7 3.2 26.8 7.9 21 4 17.5
Private truck 37,186 57.3 38,811 54 1,801 29.7 65 18.3 5.7 28.7 7.8 12.2 3.8 6.7
Rail 35 0.1 86 0.1 55 0.9 567 37.9 0.1 25.7 0.1 38.2 0.9 15.6
Air (incl truck and air) 1,256 1.9 8 - 11 0.2 1,337 46.3 0.5 35.2 - 38.3 0.1 12.5
Multiple modes S S 221 0.3 157 2.6 1,032 S S 29.5 0.2 46.2 0.5 12
Parcel, U.S.P.S. or courier S S 115 0.2 78 1.3 1,032 S S 22.7 0.1 25.4 0.3 12
Truck and rail 111 0.2 95 0.1 S S S 36.7 0.1 35.3 0.2 S S S
Truck and water 93 0.1 10 - 9 0.2 3,781 46.4 0.2 38.9 - 20.5 0.2 39.3
Other and unknown modes 2,016 3.1 S S 82 1.3 43 30.4 0.9 S S 30.3 0.6 21.9

SCTG2 02, Cereal grains

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
Truck6 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

SCTG2 03, Other agricultural products

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 719 100 S S S S S 28.2 - S S S S S
Single modes 689 95.8 S S S S S 30 3.6 S S S S S
Truck6 689 95.8 S S S S S 30 3.6 S S S S S
For-hire truck 280 38.9 S S S S 840 45.2 14.6 S S S S 16
Private truck 409 56.8 S S 51 16.2 31 25.9 11.3 S S 41.9 13.7 21.6
Rail S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
Multiple modes S S S S S S 690 S S S S S S 43.9
Parcel, U.S.P.S. or courier S S S S S S 1,216 S S S S S S 24.6
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

SCTG2 04, Animal feed and products of animal origin, nec

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 27 100 S S 9 100 496 30.2 - S S 49.2 - 50
Single modes 24 88 53 98.9 8 94.1 S 26.3 7 47.1 0.6 44.6 3.4 S
Truck6 24 88 53 98.9 8 94.1 S 26.3 7 47.1 0.6 44.6 3.4 S
For-hire truck S S 47 87.4 8 88.8 S S S 49.9 7.6 36.9 6.9 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 1,174 S S S S S S 1.4
Parcel, U.S.P.S. or courier S S S S S S 1,174 S S S S S S 1.4

SCTG2 05, Meat, fish, seafood, and their preparations

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 871 100 312 100 64 100 S 38.2 - 34 - 21.1 - S
Single modes 871 100 312 100 64 100 S 38.2 - 34 - 21.1 - S
Truck6 865 99.3 309 99.3 61 96 S 38.6 2.2 34.4 2.2 21.1 2.7 S
For-hire truck S S S S S S 659 S S S S S S 6.2
Private truck 763 87.5 274 88.1 32 49.9 S 43.8 15.4 38.6 15.5 40.4 18.2 S
Air (incl truck and air) S S S S S S S S S S S S S S

SCTG2 06, Milled grain products and preparations and bakery products

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 607 100 385 100 53 100 S 27.9 - 34.9 - 22.1 - S
Single modes 607 100 385 100 53 100 S 27.9 - 34.9 - 22.1 - S
Truck6 607 100 385 100 53 100 S 27.9 - 34.9 - 22.1 - S
For-hire truck 100 16.5 43 11.1 33 61.7 639 18.8 15.2 19.6 13.1 23.7 11.3 26.7
Private truck 507 83.5 342 88.9 20 38.3 S 34.3 11.9 40.2 10.2 36.5 13.4 S

SCTG2 07, Other prepared foodstuffs and fats and oils

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 2,479 100 2,674 100 986 100 216 30 - 24.7 - 35.7 - 20.8
Single modes 2,471 99.7 2,671 99.9 984 99.8 218 30 0.3 24.7 0.1 35.7 0.5 20.6
Truck6 2,454 99 2,659 99.5 954 96.7 216 29.9 0.4 24.6 0.2 35.2 1 20.5
For-hire truck 1,099 44.3 994 37.2 810 82.2 822 37.9 6.6 35.4 8 37.2 6.3 14.5
Private truck 1,355 54.7 1,665 62.3 143 14.5 65 25.7 6.6 26.5 8 49.4 6.4 19
Rail 17 0.7 11 0.4 30 3 2,605 31.5 1.2 35.4 0.7 34.2 3 2.2
Multiple modes 8 0.3 3 0.1 2 0.2 340 49.1 1.3 49.9 0.4 50 2 44.2
Parcel, U.S.P.S. or courier S S S S S S 277 S S S S S S 16.5
Truck and water 8 0.3 3 0.1 2 0.2 718 7.7 2.2 4.5 0.7 2.1 3.4 2.4
Other and unknown modes S S S S S S S S S S S S S S

SCTG2 08, Alcoholic beverages

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 450 100 379 100 8 100 S 23.1 - 23.4 - 22 - S
Single modes 447 99.3 379 99.9 8 96.3 22 23.1 0.5 23.5 0.1 26.6 4.3 8.4
Truck6 447 99.3 379 99.9 8 96.3 22 23.1 0.5 23.5 0.1 26.6 4.3 8.4
Private truck 447 99.3 379 99.9 8 96.3 22 23.1 0.5 23.5 0.1 26.6 4.3 8.4
Multiple modes 3 0.7 - 0.1 - 3.7 912 49.5 1.5 39 0.3 25 12.7 35.5
Parcel, U.S.P.S. or courier 3 0.7 - 0.1 - 3.7 912 49.5 1.5 39 0.3 25 12.7 35.5

SCTG2 10, Calcareous monumental or building stone

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 13 100 S S 65 S S 48 - S S 33.5
Single modes S S 13 100 S S 36 S S 48 - S S 23.3
Truck6 S S 13 100 S S 36 S S 48 - S S 23.3
Private truck S S 13 100 S S 36 S S 48 - S S 23.3
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

SCTG2 11, Natural sands

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
Truck6 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 12 S S S S S S 22.4

SCTG2 12, Gravel and crushed stone

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 348 100 27,501 100 1,589 100 56 33.2 - 29.4 - 35.3 - 15.3
Single modes 348 100 27,501 100 1,589 100 56 33.2 - 29.4 - 35.3 - 15.3
Truck6 348 100 27,501 100 1,589 100 56 33.2 - 29.4 - 35.3 - 15.3
For-hire truck 238 68.4 20,668 75.2 1,235 77.7 58 29.6 6.5 24.5 5.9 29.1 6.1 12
Private truck 110 31.6 6,833 24.8 354 22.3 50 34.5 11.4 36.5 12.4 49.9 13 19.6

SCTG2 13, Nonmetallic minerals nec

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 239 S S S S S S 32.5
Single modes S S S S S S 241 S S S S S S 32.8
Truck6 S S S S S S 241 S S S S S S 32.8
For-hire truck S S S S S S 292 S S S S S S 40.3
Private truck S S S S S S 149 S S S S S S 31.7
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
Other and unknown modes S S S S S S S S S S S S S S

SCTG2 17, Gasoline and aviation turbine fuel

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
Truck6 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

SCTG2 18, Fuel oils

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
Truck6 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

SCTG2 19, Coal and petroleum products, nec

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 169 100 5 100 60 S S 47.9 - 44.6 - 44.8
Single modes S S 163 96.2 S S S S S 49.5 8.8 S S S
Truck6 S S 163 96.2 S S S S S 49.5 8.8 S S S
For-hire truck S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
Private truck S S 162 95.7 S S S S S 47.8 12.6 S S S
Multiple modes S S S S S S 263 S S S S S S 47.2
Parcel, U.S.P.S. or courier S S S S S S 263 S S S S S S 47.2
Other and unknown modes S S S S S S S S S S S S S S

SCTG2 20, Basic chemicals

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 124 100 S S S S 412 31.4 - S S S S 30.2
Single modes 120 96.7 S S S S 410 31.6 1.4 S S S S 37.3
Truck6 119 96.4 S S S S 104 31.8 1.6 S S S S 13.3
For-hire truck S S 15 6.5 S S S S S 48.5 8.2 S S S
Private truck 94 75.7 S S S S 81 27.5 6 S S S S 17.6
Air (incl truck and air) S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
Multiple modes 3 2.3 S S S S 610 33.2 2.8 S S S S 27.5
Parcel, U.S.P.S. or courier 3 2.3 S S S S 610 33.2 2.8 S S S S 27.5
Other and unknown modes S S S S S S 16 S S S S S S 41.4

SCTG2 21, Pharmaceutical products

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 15,952 100 S S 82 100 1,089 42.4 - S S 35.8 - 24.1
Single modes 8,382 52.5 S S 53 64.6 S 33.3 15.5 S S 48.6 11.4 S
Truck6 8,382 52.5 S S 53 64.6 S 33.3 15.5 S S 48.6 11.4 S
For-hire truck S S 53 16.9 S S S S S 36.9 17.5 S S S
Private truck 8,058 50.5 S S S S 145 31.7 16.5 S S S S 3.4
Multiple modes S S S S S S 1,220 S S S S S S 21.7
Parcel, U.S.P.S. or courier S S S S S S 1,220 S S S S S S 21.7

SCTG2 22, Fertilizers

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 268 S S S S S S 13.1
Single modes S S S S S S 267 S S S S S S 13.1
Truck6 S S S S S S 267 S S S S S S 13.1
For-hire truck S S S S S S 576 S S S S S S 24.6
Private truck S S S S 107 49.6 156 S S S S 43.8 10.1 8.9
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

SCTG2 23, Chemical products and preparations, nec

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 1,425 100 812 100 166 100 254 17.2 - 11.6 - 14.4 - 21
Single modes 1,308 91.8 768 94.6 155 93.1 155 17.7 2.2 10.1 2.4 12.5 2.6 11.8
Truck6 1,307 91.7 768 94.6 155 92.9 152 17.7 2.2 10.1 2.4 12.4 2.6 11.6
For-hire truck 625 43.9 368 45.3 106 63.6 351 20.5 6.4 24.3 8 16.7 7.6 33.2
Private truck 682 47.9 400 49.2 49 29.3 85 20.4 6.3 13.9 8 18.1 7 21.8
Air (incl truck and air) 1 - S S S S S 22.2 0.2 S S S S S
Multiple modes 53 3.7 6 0.8 3 1.6 763 30.4 1 35.9 0.3 33.7 0.8 46.6
Parcel, U.S.P.S. or courier 40 2.8 3 0.4 1 0.8 764 34.3 0.9 31.7 0.1 39.8 0.3 46.5
Truck and water S S 3 0.4 1 0.8 431 S S 40.6 1.2 42.1 2.9 9.2
Other and unknown modes S S S S S S 105 S S S S S S 32.2

SCTG2 24, Plastics and rubber

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 2,404 100 720 100 191 100 S 36.6 - 26.7 - 32.2 - S
Single modes 2,251 93.7 685 95.2 131 68.7 84 38.2 2.6 28.3 4.3 26.9 10.4 48.3
Truck6 2,251 93.6 685 95.2 131 68.7 83 38.2 2.6 28.3 4.3 26.9 10.4 48.5
For-hire truck 786 32.7 279 38.8 94 49.1 387 37.2 8.6 34 8.1 37.7 11.1 16.2
Private truck S S 406 56.4 37 19.5 56 S S 45.3 8.2 30.1 9.7 30.8
Air (incl truck and air) - - S S S S S 33.4 - S S S S S
Multiple modes 108 4.5 S S S S 598 35.3 2.5 S S S S 14.5
Parcel, U.S.P.S. or courier 97 4 5 0.7 2 1.2 594 41.1 2.5 32.5 0.3 35.2 0.5 11.9
Truck and rail 11 0.5 S S S S S 31.2 6.4 S S S S S
Other and unknown modes S S S S S S 47 S S S S S S 29.2

SCTG2 25, Logs and other wood in the rough

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
Truck6 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

SCTG2 26, Wood products

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 1,051 100 1,368 100 144 100 76 12.9 - 36.7 - 38.4 - 15.4
Single modes 1,043 99.3 1,366 99.9 144 100 73 13.2 0.8 36.8 0.6 38.4 0.1 15.2
Truck6 1,043 99.3 1,366 99.9 144 100 73 13.2 0.8 36.8 0.6 38.4 0.1 15.2
For-hire truck 366 34.8 805 58.8 107 74.1 S 26 11.1 44.4 11.4 41.3 12.7 S
Private truck 677 64.4 562 41.1 S S 60 21.7 9.1 41.1 12.4 S S 13.1
Multiple modes 1 0.1 - - - - S 44.5 0.2 27 - 31.6 - S
Parcel, U.S.P.S. or courier 1 0.1 - - - - S 44.5 0.2 27 - 31.6 - S
Other and unknown modes S S S S S S 12 S S S S S S 45.1

SCTG2 27, Pulp, newsprint, paper, and paperboard

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 189 100 118 100 11 100 61 21.7 - 33.1 - 28.3 - 13.7
Single modes 180 95.1 112 95.3 11 95.4 49 23.9 4.1 35.7 5.1 29.2 3.2 12.6
Truck6 180 95 112 95.3 11 95.3 48 23.9 4.1 35.7 5.1 29.2 3.2 12.6
For-hire truck 20 10.6 5 4.2 S S 1,002 15 11.3 18.8 9 S S 7.6
Private truck 160 84.5 107 91 S S 39 29.4 8.2 38.5 8.5 S S 16.2
Air (incl truck and air) - 0.1 - - - 0.1 1,014 31 0.2 15 0.1 15 0.4 -
Multiple modes - 0.1 - 0.1 - 0.4 501 37.9 0.1 33.8 0.1 47.1 0.7 42.1
Parcel, U.S.P.S. or courier - 0.1 - 0.1 - 0.4 501 37.9 0.1 33.8 0.1 47.1 0.7 42.1
Other and unknown modes S S S S S S 72 S S S S S S 24.2

SCTG2 28, Paper or paperboard articles

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 242 100 201 100 S S S 29.9 - 44.3 - S S S
Single modes 231 95.8 192 95.9 S S 80 29.8 1.9 45.7 2.6 S S 21.4
Truck6 231 95.8 192 95.9 S S 80 29.8 1.9 45.7 2.6 S S 21.4
For-hire truck S S S S S S 251 S S S S S S 36.5
Private truck 127 52.5 71 35.4 S S 59 39.1 14.2 42.7 17.7 S S 18.1
Multiple modes S S S S S S 664 S S S S S S 36.5
Parcel, U.S.P.S. or courier S S S S S S 664 S S S S S S 36.5
Other and unknown modes S S S S S S 157 S S S S S S 35.4

SCTG2 29, Printed products

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 932 100 S S S S 367 36.5 - S S S S 27.5
Single modes 696 74.7 S S S S 218 42.7 10 S S S S 24.3
Truck6 695 74.6 S S S S 194 42.7 10 S S S S 25.1
For-hire truck S S S S S S 505 S S S S S S 31.7
Private truck 237 25.5 43 15.3 4 3.1 61 25.3 9.1 29.8 15.6 40.9 9 19.5
Air (incl truck and air) S S S S S S 791 S S S S S S 24.6
Multiple modes S S 5 1.8 3 2.3 686 S S 37.1 4.9 41.9 11.5 20.4
Parcel, U.S.P.S. or courier S S 5 1.8 3 2.3 686 S S 37.1 4.9 41.9 11.5 20.4
Other and unknown modes S S S S S S S S S S S S S S

SCTG2 30, Textiles, leather, and articles of textiles or leather

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 572 100 168 100 37 100 531 28.4 - 41.3 - 34.6 - 27.3
Single modes 486 85 158 93.9 30 81.5 293 33.7 9.9 44.3 9.5 34.8 9 33.9
Truck6 486 85 158 93.9 30 81.4 293 33.7 9.9 44.3 9.5 34.8 9 34.3
For-hire truck S S S S S S 1,010 S S S S S S 23.7
Private truck 364 63.7 145 86 S S 141 44.2 15.1 48.1 17.9 S S 19.9
Air (incl truck and air) S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
Multiple modes S S 3 2.1 S S 824 S S 50 6 S S 32.8
Parcel, U.S.P.S. or courier S S 3 2.1 S S 824 S S 50 6 S S 32.8
Other and unknown modes S S S S S S 383 S S S S S S 41.2

SCTG2 31, Nonmetallic mineral products

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 2,216 100 S S 600 100 60 21.5 - S S 28.1 - 26.2
Single modes 2,173 98 S S 582 97 49 22.3 1.9 S S 29.5 3.3 33.4
Truck6 2,169 97.9 S S 582 96.9 47 22.3 1.9 S S 29.5 3.2 33.6
For-hire truck 340 15.3 1,314 6.1 156 26.1 402 19.2 3.8 27.6 6.7 26.1 7.4 17.7
Private truck 1,829 82.5 S S 425 70.9 29 24.8 4.5 S S 37.3 8.8 43.3
Air (incl truck and air) 4 0.2 S S 1 0.1 S 36.8 0.2 S S 38.5 0.1 S
Multiple modes 6 0.3 S S S S S 33.4 0.2 S S S S S
Parcel, U.S.P.S. or courier 4 0.2 - - S S 730 42.1 0.2 33.1 - S S 22.5
Truck and water S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
Other and unknown modes 38 1.7 236 1.1 16 2.7 49 38.9 2 41.4 5.1 39.7 3.7 21

SCTG2 32, Base metal in prim. or semifin. forms & in finished basic shapes

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 1,151 100 628 100 65 100 309 37.7 - 38.9 - 36.1 - 27.6
Single modes 1,060 92.1 587 93.5 59 91.2 225 39.6 4.8 40.2 3.8 34.1 5.1 20.9
Truck6 1,046 90.9 587 93.4 59 90.3 115 39.6 4.9 40.2 4 33.8 5.5 24
For-hire truck 189 16.4 75 11.9 26 40.7 577 24.1 11.5 36.9 13 23 9.9 20.4
Private truck 857 74.5 512 81.5 32 49.6 70 45.7 11.2 42.9 12 41.8 10.9 17.4
Air (incl truck and air) S S S S S S 1,379 S S S S S S 12
Multiple modes S S S S S S 1,240 S S S S S S 11.8
Parcel, U.S.P.S. or courier 22 1.9 S S S S 1,260 49.9 5.7 S S S S 12.5
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

SCTG2 33, Articles of base metal

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 1,421 100 345 100 129 100 207 12.8 - 17 - 25 - 24
Single modes 1,170 82.4 332 96.2 125 97.1 98 14.5 6.6 17.2 1.5 25.8 1.1 39.4
Truck6 1,167 82.1 332 96.1 125 97 93 14.5 6.6 17.2 1.5 25.8 1.1 41.4
For-hire truck 594 41.8 182 52.8 116 90.3 550 22.5 8.3 18.5 8.8 27.5 3 40.2
Private truck 573 40.3 150 43.3 9 6.7 45 21 7.3 32.5 8.3 41.6 2.6 27.1
Air (incl truck and air) S S S S S S 837 S S S S S S 9.2
Multiple modes S S S S 4 2.8 329 S S S S 41.6 1.1 45.7
Parcel, U.S.P.S. or courier S S S S S S 329 S S S S S S 46
Truck and water S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
Other and unknown modes 10 0.7 1 0.3 S S 32 41.5 0.4 40.8 0.1 S S 19.8

SCTG2 34, Machinery

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 3,340 100 344 100 104 100 318 23.6 - 27.2 - 24.6 - 16.3
Single modes 2,752 82.4 319 92.6 99 94.8 188 26.3 6 29.9 6.8 25.7 5.6 27.1
Truck6 2,714 81.3 318 92.3 98 94.5 161 26.9 6.2 30 6.9 25.7 5.6 38
For-hire truck 1,460 43.7 152 44.1 81 77.8 S 29.1 6.8 26.5 8.3 24.1 7.5 S
Private truck 1,255 37.6 166 48.2 S S S 40.2 7 43.1 8.4 S S S
Air (incl truck and air) S S S S - 0.3 1,078 S S S S 43.6 0.2 21.9
Multiple modes 480 14.4 10 2.8 5 4.9 507 35.8 5.9 34.4 1.9 26.2 5.4 24
Parcel, U.S.P.S. or courier 467 14 8 2.4 4 4.1 507 37.4 6 36.5 1.4 31.3 5.5 24
Truck and water S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
Other and unknown modes 107 3.2 16 4.6 S S S 43.8 2.9 42.4 6.7 S S S

SCTG2 35, Electronic & other electrical equip & components & office equip

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 174 100 65 100 462 S S 22.3 - 13.6 - 21.5
Single modes S S 160 91.9 57 87.7 S S S 23 2.4 15.2 3.3 S
Truck6 S S 159 91.5 57 86.5 S S S 23.1 2.5 15.6 3.4 S
For-hire truck 2,106 20.8 81 46.7 50 75.8 648 24.3 10.8 20.2 8.7 18.2 5.9 16.1
Private truck S S 78 44.9 7 10.7 36 S S 36.4 7.1 33.2 3.6 37.9
Air (incl truck and air) S S 1 0.3 S S 1,359 S S 48.7 0.2 S S 13
Multiple modes 1,225 12.1 11 6.5 8 12 965 27.6 8.2 22.6 2.5 22.2 3.3 10.8
Parcel, U.S.P.S. or courier 1,161 11.5 9 5.2 7 10.7 973 29 8.1 18.9 1.7 22.4 3.2 10.8
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 19 S S S S S S 34.7

SCTG2 36, Motorized and other vehicles (including parts)

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 2,485 100 176 100 92 100 373 25.8 - 22.5 - 28 - 33
Single modes 1,081 43.5 110 62.4 63 68.1 459 34.3 12.6 33.6 12.3 39 11.2 40.3
Truck6 1,007 40.5 109 62 62 67.4 389 37.4 12.3 33.7 12.4 39.3 11.1 28
For-hire truck 608 24.5 61 34.6 46 49.7 465 33.3 10.7 35.7 11.4 44.1 11.7 43.1
Private truck 399 16 48 27.5 S S S 46.9 4.3 47.8 7.7 S S S
Air (incl truck and air) S S 1 0.4 1 0.7 1,141 S S 45 0.3 44.4 2.3 28.3
Multiple modes 125 5 4 2.5 1 1.5 S 22.8 3 37.5 3.6 25.1 2.8 S
Parcel, U.S.P.S. or courier 125 5 4 2.5 1 1.5 S 22.8 3 37.5 3.6 25.1 2.8 S
Other and unknown modes 1,279 51.5 62 35.1 S S S 41.4 13.4 42.6 18.5 S S S

SCTG2 37, Transportation equipment, nec

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 783 100 29 100 33 100 953 17 - 28.6 - 29.1 - 4.5
Single modes 737 94.2 29 99.3 33 99.5 881 14.1 2.4 23.9 0.3 24.6 0.2 11.5
Truck6 629 80.3 29 99 33 99.2 910 25.8 16.4 24.2 5.4 25 13.1 18.4
For-hire truck 534 68.3 24 83.5 31 95.8 1,106 25.4 15.6 24.3 7 24 12.6 19
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 S S S S S S S S S S
Multiple modes S S S S S S 972 S S S S S S 15.4
Parcel, U.S.P.S. or courier S S S S S S 972 S S S S S S 16.9
Truck and water S S S S S S S S S S S S S S

SCTG2 38, Precision instruments and apparatus

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 1,372 100 26 100 24 100 546 31.3 - 42.4 - 47.3 - 37.9
Single modes 504 36.7 20 77.2 S S 494 41.3 12.6 46.4 7.9 S S 30.1
Truck6 430 31.4 19 74.6 S S S 48.4 13.2 48.1 14.4 S S S
For-hire truck S S S S S S 1,201 S S S S S S 25
Private truck S S S S S S 59 S S S S S S 32.8
Air (incl truck and air) 74 5.4 1 2.7 S S 1,434 25.1 9.8 39.5 13.6 S S 12.1
Multiple modes 786 57.3 5 17.9 S S 552 45 11.4 46.3 15 S S 46.9
Parcel, U.S.P.S. or courier 778 56.7 4 14 3 12.1 552 44.5 11.3 35.9 15.6 42.4 17.4 46.9
Truck and rail S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
Other and unknown modes 82 6 1 4.9 S S S 37.1 2.9 46.3 4.8 S S S

SCTG2 39, Furniture, mattresses & mattress supports, lamps, lighting

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 442 100 79 100 33 100 493 22.6 - 37.5 - 46.3 - 21.9
Single modes 312 70.5 70 88.6 S S 241 30.8 12.8 43.6 10.7 S S 36.3
Truck6 312 70.5 70 88.6 S S 241 30.8 12.8 43.6 10.7 S S 36.3
For-hire truck 195 44 S S S S 489 40.8 10.4 S S S S 25.7
Private truck 117 26.5 S S - 1.4 S 27.5 11.5 S S 30.1 11.8 S
Multiple modes S S 7 9.2 S S 753 S S 46.8 7.9 S S 18.4
Parcel, U.S.P.S. or courier S S 7 9.2 S S 753 S S 46.8 7.9 S S 18.4
Other and unknown modes S S S S S S S S S S S S S S

SCTG2 40, Miscellaneous manufactured products

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 1,582 100 283 100 86 100 957 20.4 - 38.5 - 44.4 - 16.1
Single modes 970 61.3 274 96.6 77 89.3 526 22.5 6.8 39.7 3.8 48.4 5.3 22.7
Truck6 702 44.4 272 95.9 73 84.8 324 26.5 8.8 39.8 4.3 47.7 5.4 25.7
For-hire truck 508 32.1 245 86.3 70 81.5 659 24.8 8.4 41.7 8 49 5.9 18
Private truck 194 12.3 27 9.7 3 3.3 143 41.5 5.8 33 5.5 38.1 1.4 21.8
Air (incl truck and air) 268 16.9 S S S S 1,585 37.9 6.9 S S S S 17.1
Multiple modes 560 35.4 6 2 9 9.9 1,086 28 7 39.2 3.9 38.4 5.5 13.8
Parcel, U.S.P.S. or courier 560 35.4 5 1.9 6 7.4 1,085 28.1 7 41.9 3.8 43.9 3.7 13.8
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

SCTG2 41, Waste and scrap

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 336 S S S S S S 18.3
Single modes S S S S S S 336 S S S S S S 18.9
Truck6 S S S S S S 335 S S S S S S 20.5
For-hire truck S S S S S S 336 S S S S S S 17.8
Private truck S S S S S S 307 S S S S S S 46.7
Rail 17 9.2 S S S S 351 22.6 9.3 S S S S 8.2
Multiple modes 21 11.3 10 1 3 1 349 32.3 11.2 24.2 4 33.5 3.5 37.1
Truck and rail 21 11.3 10 1 3 1 349 32.3 11.2 24.2 4 33.5 3.5 37.1

SCTG2 43, Mixed freight

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 10,197 100 2,835 100 330 100 163 15 - 15.6 - 16.2 - 24.7
Single modes 9,855 96.6 2,774 97.8 325 98.3 102 15.6 1.3 15.1 0.7 16.3 0.5 31.9
Truck6 9,855 96.6 2,774 97.8 325 98.3 102 15.6 1.3 15.1 0.7 16.3 0.5 31.9
For-hire truck S S S S S S 717 S S S S S S 29.3
Private truck 9,203 90.3 2,716 95.8 309 93.6 81 17.8 5.4 16 3.3 18.2 4.9 12.2
Multiple modes 228 2.2 13 0.5 5 1.4 512 39.9 0.8 35 0.4 28.8 0.6 33.3
Parcel, U.S.P.S. or courier 228 2.2 13 0.5 5 1.4 512 39.9 0.8 35 0.4 28.8 0.6 33.3
Other and unknown modes S S S S S S 17 S S S S S S 21.5

SCTG2 99, Commodity Unknown

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 76 S S S S S S 41.9
Truck6 S S S S S S 76 S S S S S S 41.9
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 62 S S S S S S 37.3
Multiple modes S S S S S S 615 S S S S S S 49.9
Parcel, U.S.P.S. or courier S S S S S S 615 S S S S S S 49.9

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 Standard Classification of Transported Goods.
3 Ton-miles estimates are based on estimated distances traveled along a modeled transportation network.
4 Coefficient of Variation.
5 Estimates exclude shipments of crude petroleum (SCTG 16).
6 "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.
7 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, Orlando-Deltona-Daytona Beach, FL by Alcoholic Beverages (08) by Air has no data for any cell therefore the entire row is not shown. Also, two-digit commodities are not present if there is no such data for an entire commodity by area. For example, Pittsburgh-New Castle, PA by Cereal Grains (02) has no data for any mode therefore the entire commodity 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.