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.

Excel | CSV

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 89,416 100 63,674 100 10,933 100 568 15.6 - 15.8 - 15.4 - 12.9
Single modes 79,864 89.3 61,678 96.9 9,776 89.4 240 15.8 1.3 16.5 2 15.1 3.1 12.8
Truck6 68,217 76.3 40,086 63 6,304 57.7 232 12.6 4.2 11.5 9 10.5 5.1 13.6
For-hire truck 48,895 54.7 19,015 29.9 5,065 46.3 584 18.6 4 10 4.7 11.9 3.7 12.6
Private truck 19,323 21.6 21,070 33.1 1,239 11.3 51 12.3 4.1 18.6 6.8 20.1 2.4 9.2
Rail 1,909 2.1 4,387 6.9 3,126 28.6 820 35.9 0.8 30.5 2.2 33.2 5.6 33.8
Water S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
Shallow draft S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
Air (incl truck and air) 967 1.1 S S S S 1,488 43 0.6 S S S S 12.7
Pipeline7 S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
Multiple modes 8,717 9.7 S S S S 854 22.8 1.2 S S S S 8.9
Parcel, U.S.P.S. or courier 8,262 9.2 231 0.4 151 1.4 852 24.3 1.2 22.1 0.1 25 0.5 8.9
Truck and rail 82 0.1 82 0.1 102 0.9 1,462 31.4 - 46.3 0.1 33.5 0.4 26.9
Truck and water S S S S S S 3,363 S S S S S S 29.9
Other multiple modes S S S S S S 240 S S S S S S 25.7
Other and unknown modes 835 0.9 334 0.5 S S S 17.2 0.3 46.9 0.2 S S S

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 252 S S S S S S 29.8
Single modes S S S S S S 252 S S S S S S 29.8
Truck6 S S S S S S 161 S S S S S S 25.8
For-hire truck S S S S S S 169 S S S S S S 31.1
Private truck S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
Rail S S S S S S 535 S S S S S S 26.3

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 1,328 100 940 100 S S S 42.9 - 39.3 - S S S
Single modes 1,265 95.2 883 94 323 45.6 S 44.6 7.9 42.3 6.4 35.5 18.5 S
Truck6 1,247 93.9 843 89.7 S S S 44.2 2.2 44.1 3.9 S S S
For-hire truck S S 210 22.3 S S S S S 26.6 19.8 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
Air (incl truck and air) S S S S S S 2,130 S S S S S S 43.7
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
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 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 115 100 124 100 88 100 792 27.5 - 23.2 - 34.1 - 19.3
Single modes 115 100 124 100 88 100 792 27.5 - 23.2 - 34.1 - 19.3
Truck6 115 100 124 100 88 100 792 27.5 - 23.2 - 34.1 - 19.3
For-hire truck 115 100 124 100 88 100 792 27.5 - 23.2 - 34.1 - 19.3

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 2,010 100 563 100 108 100 S 38.7 - 41.8 - 39.9 - S
Single modes 1,996 99.3 557 99 89 82.8 125 39.1 1.6 42.3 1.6 40.6 7.3 35.4
Truck6 1,996 99.3 557 99 89 82.8 125 39.1 1.6 42.3 1.6 40.6 7.3 35.4
For-hire truck 488 24.3 191 33.9 48 44.3 496 33.9 16.6 40 16.2 42.6 15 27.9
Private truck S S S S S S 63 S S S S S S 33.9
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
Truck and rail 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 1,641 100 797 100 178 100 S 39.3 - 37.3 - 38.8 - S
Single modes 1,583 96.5 778 97.6 164 91.9 S 38.8 1.3 37.2 0.9 36.9 2.9 S
Truck6 1,576 96.1 775 97.2 152 85.1 S 38.7 1.5 37.1 1.1 35.6 5.5 S
For-hire truck S S S S 82 45.8 342 S S S S 41.6 13.4 11.7
Private truck S S S S S S 68 S S S S S S 48
Rail S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
Multiple modes S S S S S S 1,853 S S S S S S 28.2
Parcel, U.S.P.S. or courier S S S S S S 1,872 S S S S S S 25.9
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 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 3,792 100 2,676 100 844 100 S 30.9 - 35.1 - 24.7 - S
Single modes 3,771 99.4 2,672 99.9 841 99.5 S 31.1 0.6 35.2 0.3 24.9 0.6 S
Truck6 3,707 97.8 2,646 98.9 763 90.3 S 31.7 1.7 35.7 1.2 27.2 5.6 S
For-hire truck 2,007 52.9 1,523 56.9 693 82 679 27.9 6 36.5 8.9 27 5.8 22.3
Private truck 1,700 44.8 1,124 42 S S 43 39.8 6 41.9 8.8 S S 34
Rail 60 1.6 26 1 78 9.2 3,025 26.8 3 15.4 2.5 14.2 12.1 4.1
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 723 S S S S S S 24.5
Parcel, U.S.P.S. or courier 1 - - - - - 723 30.6 - 45 - 37.9 - 25.4
Truck and rail S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
Other and unknown modes 18 0.5 2 0.1 S S 927 35.1 3.3 45.8 1.3 S S 17.1

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 547 100 100 100 6 100 75 32.3 - 29.2 - 34.6 - 20.6
Single modes 539 98.5 98 98.1 5 89.5 52 32.9 1.7 29.7 1.8 36 6.3 9.8
Truck6 539 98.5 98 98.1 5 89.5 52 32.9 1.7 29.7 1.8 36 6.3 9.8
For-hire truck S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
Private truck 495 90.6 91 91 4 78.2 51 37.6 10.4 33.2 8.6 42.7 13 10.3
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 09, Tobacco 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 244 100 5 100 S S 53 46.4 - 45.6 - S S 39.1
Single modes 244 100 5 100 S S 53 46.4 - 45.6 - S S 39.1
Truck6 244 100 5 100 S S 53 46.4 - 45.6 - S S 39.1
Private truck 244 100 5 100 S S 53 46.4 - 45.6 - S S 39.1

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 53 100 3,022 100 232 100 76 15.8 - 27.3 - 24.9 - 9.3
Single modes 52 99.3 3,006 99.5 231 99.4 76 15.9 0.7 27.6 0.9 25.1 0.7 9.4
Truck6 50 95.1 2,922 96.7 218 93.9 74 16.9 2.9 28.8 3.3 27.5 5.7 9.3
For-hire truck 45 85.5 2,398 79.4 192 82.8 81 15.4 2.8 30 4.2 27.8 5.8 15.2
Private truck 5 9.6 524 17.3 26 11.1 47 31.2 10.8 39.6 10.8 45.5 10.8 23.6
Rail 2 4.2 84 2.8 S S S 38.6 9.2 40.5 10.8 S S S
Multiple modes S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
Truck and rail S S S S S S S S S S S S S S

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 S S S S 16 100 22 S S S S 44.2 - 16
Single modes S S S S 16 100 22 S S S S 44.2 - 16
Truck6 S S S S 16 99.9 23 S S S S 44.2 0.1 16.7
For-hire truck S S S S S S 13 S S S S S S 10.5
Private truck 6 61.7 S S 12 76.7 29 43.7 17.2 S S 48.7 14 16.7
Rail S S S S S S S S S S S S S S

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 38 S S S S S S 41.4
Single modes S S S S S S 38 S S S S S S 41.4
Truck6 S S S S S S 38 S S S S S S 41.4
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 37 S S S S S S 43.8

SCTG2 14, Metallic ores and concentrates

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
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 4,352 100 S S 92 100 23 49.5 - S S 47.3 - 15.8
Single modes 4,352 100 S S 92 100 23 49.5 - S S 47.3 - 15.8
Truck6 S S S S 31 34 23 S S S S 26.3 17.8 17.1
For-hire truck S S S S 30 32.8 25 S S S S 21.3 18.4 21
Private truck S S S S S S 18 S S S S S S 14.7
Water S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
Shallow draft S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
Pipeline7 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 16 S S S S S S 24.9
Single modes S S S S S S 16 S S S S S S 24.9
Truck6 S S S S S S 16 S S S S S S 24.8
For-hire truck S S S S S S 13 S S S S S S 46.8
Private truck S S S S S S 17 S S S S S S 9.1
Water S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
Shallow draft S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
Pipeline7 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
Other multiple modes 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 5,731 100 14,487 100 4,171 100 108 32.1 - 22.9 - 31.6 - 46.6
Single modes 5,595 97.6 13,530 93.4 3,901 93.5 98 33.2 3.3 23.1 3.8 34.7 7.5 46.4
Truck6 3,560 62.1 9,101 62.8 1,107 26.5 S 29.7 6.4 21.2 6.3 27.8 11.8 S
For-hire truck 2,359 41.2 S S 663 15.9 287 43 10.6 S S 46.9 9.9 27
Private truck 1,201 21 6,195 42.8 443 10.6 S 33.8 11 32 11.7 32.5 11.7 S
Rail 1,640 28.6 3,837 26.5 2,761 66.2 819 38.3 4.8 29.1 4.6 33 6.1 10.9
Air (incl truck and air) S S S S S S 1,044 S S S S S S 17.6
Pipeline7 S S 592 4.1 S S S S S 47.7 7 S S S
Multiple modes S S S S S S 739 S S S S S S 7.4
Parcel, U.S.P.S. or courier S S - - - - 741 S S 44.4 - 45.3 - 8.5
Truck and water S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
Other multiple modes S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
Other and unknown modes S S 2 - S S S S S 14.4 0.1 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 1,461 100 405 100 S S S 38.6 - 46.8 - S S S
Single modes 1,379 94.4 402 99.3 S S S 41.2 8.6 47.2 2.6 S S S
Truck6 1,376 94.2 381 94.1 S S S 41.4 10.5 45.8 2.9 S S S
For-hire truck 1,217 83.3 S S S S 309 47.8 12.2 S S S S 32.6
Private truck S S S S 6 3.2 S S S S S 45.4 6.8 S
Rail 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 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 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 S S 208 100 20 100 1,023 S S 41.3 - 28.3 - 22.1
Single modes S S 198 95.4 14 68.7 S S S 41.2 7.7 25.3 11.4 S
Truck6 S S 198 95.4 14 68.7 S S S 41.2 7.7 25.3 11.4 S
For-hire truck S S 23 11.2 6 31.8 S S S 44.8 18.8 36.1 18.2 S
Private truck S S 175 84.2 7 36.9 117 S S 43.8 16.1 48.4 18.1 42.6
Air (incl truck and air) S S - - - - 205 S S 14.5 0.1 23.5 0.1 36.8
Multiple modes S S S S S S 1,153 S S S S S S 20
Parcel, U.S.P.S. or courier S S S S S S 1,153 S S S S S S 20.1
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 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 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 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 1,562 100 399 100 194 100 531 45.3 - 34.5 - 30.7 - 23.3
Single modes 1,339 85.7 379 95 179 92.3 356 45.2 4.6 36.1 3.3 33.7 7.5 29.6
Truck6 1,338 85.6 379 95 179 92.2 356 45.3 4.6 36.1 3.3 33.7 7.5 29.7
For-hire truck 1,256 80.4 359 89.9 178 91.5 524 47.2 4.9 36.2 4.2 34 7.5 17.6
Private truck 81 5.2 20 5.1 1 0.7 74 42.3 3.2 45.9 2.3 39.9 0.4 17.5
Air (incl truck and air) S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
Multiple modes S S 18 4.5 15 7.6 636 S S 26.2 2.9 28.3 7.4 28.4
Parcel, U.S.P.S. or courier S S 8 2 2 1.2 635 S S 40 1.4 28.7 1.2 30.5
Truck and rail 25 1.6 5 1.3 12 6.3 2,566 42.1 4.4 14.5 4.8 10 14.6 6.1
Truck and water S S S S S S 384 S S S S S S 21.6
Other multiple modes 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 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 2,936 100 875 100 304 100 432 23.6 - 18.3 - 18.9 - 13.4
Single modes 2,017 68.7 851 97.2 283 92.9 206 16.3 8.5 19.1 2.5 20.5 5.2 17.3
Truck6 1,881 64.1 717 81.9 204 67.1 193 17.9 7.5 20 6.2 21.5 8.9 17.5
For-hire truck 1,278 43.5 527 60.2 184 60.6 478 22.6 7.7 25.7 8.1 22.6 8.5 13.6
Private truck 603 20.5 190 21.7 S S 58 41.6 7.6 44.9 7.9 S S 48.7
Rail 133 4.5 132 15.1 78 25.7 S 18.7 9.7 26.6 11.7 22.5 13 S
Air (incl truck and air) 3 0.1 S S S S 1,831 45.5 0.2 S S S S 32.3
Multiple modes S S S S S S 500 S S S S S S 9.9
Parcel, U.S.P.S. or courier S S S S S S 499 S S S S S S 9.8
Truck and rail S S 1 0.1 3 1.1 3,133 S S 43.7 0.1 43.1 1.2 1.5
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 1,789 S S S S S S 30.4

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 816 100 705 100 S S 387 21 - 27.8 - S S 26.7
Single modes 779 95.5 694 98.5 S S 111 22 4.1 28.4 1.3 S S 45.8
Truck6 779 95.5 694 98.5 S S 111 22 4.1 28.4 1.3 S S 45.8
For-hire truck 300 36.7 178 25.2 S S 533 37.3 11.8 48.4 16.2 S S 41
Private truck 480 58.8 516 73.3 23 19.5 60 26.6 10.9 40.6 11.7 38.6 17.1 14.4
Multiple modes S S S S S S 1,178 S S S S S S 24.2
Parcel, U.S.P.S. or courier S S S S S S 1,178 S S S S S S 24.2
Other and unknown modes 27 3.3 8 1.2 6 5.3 825 41.1 15.2 12.3 4 36.7 18.7 25.3

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 968 100 1,248 100 381 100 S 22.2 - 38.5 - 38.4 - S
Single modes 948 97.9 1,227 98.3 330 86.5 S 23.1 6.7 39 7.1 40.7 8.7 S
Truck6 948 97.9 1,227 98.3 330 86.5 S 23.1 6.7 39 7.1 40.7 8.7 S
For-hire truck 567 58.6 906 72.6 317 83.1 301 29.8 9.8 48.9 7.8 39.1 10.4 43.3
Private truck 380 39.3 320 25.7 S S 37 30 17.2 26.2 19.6 S S 39.9
Multiple modes 19 2 S S S S S 48.8 11.3 S S S S S
Parcel, U.S.P.S. or courier - - - - S S S 18.8 0.4 49.8 0.4 S S S
Truck and rail 16 1.6 20 1.6 S S 2,758 43.6 10.2 48.1 12.3 S S 5.2
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 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 779 100 S S S S 497 20.8 - S S S S 25.8
Single modes 760 97.6 S S S S 464 20.6 0.5 S S S S 23.3
Truck6 760 97.6 S S S S 464 20.6 0.5 S S S S 23.3
For-hire truck S S 114 16.1 24 34.2 538 S S 25.7 14.6 22 15 27.7
Private truck 474 60.9 S S S S 58 25.1 12 S S S S 17.3
Multiple modes 18 2.4 3 0.5 S S 615 32.6 0.4 34.1 0.9 S S 27.4
Parcel, U.S.P.S. or courier 18 2.4 3 0.5 S S 615 32.6 0.4 34.1 0.9 S S 27.4
Other and unknown modes S S S S S S S S S S S S S S

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 S S 628 100 S S 565 S S 34 - S S 17.6
Single modes S S 484 77 S S 558 S S 38.4 8.7 S S 23.6
Truck6 S S 482 76.8 S S 555 S S 38.3 8.7 S S 24.1
For-hire truck S S 452 71.9 S S 782 S S 41.1 11.4 S S 18.9
Private truck 280 4.4 31 4.9 2 0.8 31 25.9 10.2 23.6 10.6 45.1 2.9 44.2
Air (incl truck and air) S S S S S S 1,420 S S S S S S 45.5
Multiple modes S S 87 13.8 S S 690 S S 48.1 3.8 S S 14.2
Parcel, U.S.P.S. or courier S S 87 13.8 S S 690 S S 48.1 3.8 S S 14.2
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 8,026 100 S S 256 100 964 31.7 - S S 44.9 - 14.3
Single modes 7,188 89.6 S S 248 96.9 977 32 10.5 S S 46.5 14.1 19.2
Truck6 6,792 84.6 S S 247 96.4 980 30.5 10.5 S S 46.8 14.3 20
For-hire truck 5,548 69.1 300 63.6 241 94.1 1,090 31.2 14.5 41.9 13.7 47.1 16.3 16.2
Private truck S S S S S S 48 S S S S S S 20.5
Air (incl truck and air) S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
Multiple modes S S 10 2.2 S S 931 S S 49.4 4.8 S S 16.7
Parcel, U.S.P.S. or courier S S 10 2.2 S S 931 S S 49.4 4.8 S S 16.7
Other and unknown modes 78 1 1 0.2 1 0.3 965 30.6 13.1 47 18.7 38.1 16.6 31.5

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 2,808 100 8,080 100 774 100 615 16.8 - 28.4 - 15.1 - 18.8
Single modes 2,405 85.6 8,014 99.2 751 97.1 147 12.8 4.2 28.3 0.4 14.7 1.5 25
Truck6 2,382 84.8 7,955 98.5 732 94.6 133 12.5 4.4 28.1 0.6 14.6 2.7 27.6
For-hire truck 1,564 55.7 2,718 33.6 582 75.3 328 18.5 9.2 35.1 12.2 18.9 6.9 21.7
Private truck 818 29.1 5,237 64.8 149 19.3 40 32 7.8 41.8 11.8 35.1 5.2 28.2
Rail 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 1,414 S S S S S S 34
Multiple modes S S S S S S 862 S S S S S S 17.1
Parcel, U.S.P.S. or courier S S S S S S 863 S S S S S S 18.1
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 339 S S S S S S 44

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 1,342 100 S S 143 100 204 25.1 - S S 31.3 - 33.1
Single modes 1,157 86.2 S S 129 90.1 S 30.5 10.1 S S 35.2 10.3 S
Truck6 1,156 86.2 S S 129 90.1 S 30.5 10.1 S S 35.2 10.3 S
For-hire truck 552 41.1 S S 115 80.5 400 25.6 13.3 S S 34.6 13.8 25.7
Private truck 605 45.1 S S 14 9.6 40 37 12.1 S S 41.6 15.3 17
Air (incl truck and air) S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
Multiple modes 40 3 S S S S 652 45.4 4.6 S S S S 29.7
Parcel, U.S.P.S. or courier S S 1 0.1 S S 653 S S 47.9 2.7 S S 26.5
Truck and water 12 0.9 S S - 0.1 S 39.7 4.8 S S 49.2 0.1 S
Other multiple modes 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 1,522 100 525 100 174 100 324 28.2 - 37 - 43.4 - 18.6
Single modes 1,167 76.7 512 97.5 168 96.9 S 27.7 9 38 6.4 45 9.8 S
Truck6 1,150 75.6 504 96 147 84.6 S 27.7 8.7 37.9 6.2 39.9 8.7 S
For-hire truck 638 41.9 248 47.3 111 63.8 528 36.8 6.4 33.2 9.2 37.9 5.1 26.6
Private truck 512 33.7 255 48.7 36 20.8 47 32.8 10.7 43.9 11.2 47.6 9.6 22.8
Rail S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
Multiple modes 352 23.1 12 2.4 5 2.9 394 47 10.5 44.8 8.2 37.7 12.5 24.1
Parcel, U.S.P.S. or courier 352 23.1 12 2.4 5 2.9 394 47 10.5 44.8 8.2 37.7 12.5 24.1
Other and unknown modes S S S S S S S S S S S S S S

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 1,723 100 132 100 43 100 S 17 - 20.5 - 35.5 - S
Single modes 1,309 76 122 92.6 40 94.1 S 18.8 7.2 19.5 3.7 35.9 5.6 S
Truck6 1,279 74.3 122 92.4 40 93.7 S 19.5 7.2 19.6 3.7 36 5.6 S
For-hire truck 752 43.7 57 43.1 37 86.4 S 22 6.7 30.3 11 35.9 6.2 S
Private truck 527 30.6 65 49.3 3 7.3 S 22.8 5 31 11.2 27.6 6.3 S
Air (incl truck and air) 30 1.7 S S S S S 17.9 4 S S S S S
Multiple modes 377 21.9 5 3.5 2 4.9 480 32.5 10.5 30.8 10.2 29.5 11.2 26.5
Parcel, U.S.P.S. or courier 377 21.9 5 3.5 2 4.9 480 32.5 10.5 30.8 10.2 29.5 11.2 26.5
Other and unknown modes 36 2.1 S S S S S 36.2 2 S S 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 4,171 100 115 100 88 100 443 11.7 - 29.3 - 29.5 - 19.9
Single modes 3,084 73.9 97 84.4 71 80 S 19.4 8.6 35.4 9.2 36.7 10.7 S
Truck6 2,707 64.9 95 82.3 68 76.8 S 19.6 8.3 36.4 9.4 38.3 10.8 S
For-hire truck 2,174 52.1 77 67.1 67 76.2 772 20.4 6.7 35.8 9.4 38.4 10.8 23.8
Private truck 533 12.8 18 15.2 1 0.6 20 27.3 3.4 43.8 5.7 43.1 0.2 38.4
Air (incl truck and air) 377 9 2 2.1 3 3.2 1,278 45.1 4.4 37.3 1.8 37.2 4.3 15.7
Multiple modes 938 22.5 S S S S 826 27.5 5.9 S S S S 15.5
Parcel, U.S.P.S. or courier 938 22.5 S S S S 826 27.5 5.9 S S S S 15.5
Other and unknown modes S S S S S S S S S S S S S S

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 1,682 100 151 100 S S 455 27.5 - 38.5 - S S 21.2
Single modes 1,276 75.8 122 81.3 S S 290 27.1 5.8 45 8.1 S S 30.8
Truck6 1,254 74.5 121 80.6 S S 243 27.8 6.2 45.5 8 S S 31.2
For-hire truck 1,066 63.4 102 67.6 S S 458 25.9 6.3 49.5 7.3 S S 19.1
Private truck 188 11.2 20 13 S S S 33.2 13 48.4 12.2 S S S
Air (incl truck and air) 22 1.3 1 0.7 S S 2,067 27 7 13.1 8.4 S S 16.2
Multiple modes 313 18.6 7 5 4 6.6 706 28.6 4.6 27.2 5.2 34.8 10.5 19
Parcel, U.S.P.S. or courier 313 18.6 7 5 4 6.6 706 28.6 4.6 27.2 5.2 34.8 10.5 19
Other and unknown modes S S S S S S 24 S S S S S S 46.1

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 71 100 3 100 2 100 856 14.7 - 20.2 - 31.2 - 38.8
Single modes 71 100 3 100 2 100 856 14.7 - 20.2 - 31.2 - 38.8
Truck6 71 100 3 100 2 100 856 14.7 - 20.2 - 31.2 - 38.8
For-hire truck 63 88.6 3 90.5 2 90.2 S 22.9 12.4 28.2 12.5 24.6 5.8 S
Private truck 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 1,290 100 21 100 14 100 876 18.6 - 34.3 - 33.7 - 13.9
Single modes 210 16.3 7 34.9 S S 656 36.4 15.3 47.9 15.3 S S 31.8
Truck6 198 15.4 7 34.9 S S 656 40.7 15.4 48 15.3 S S 34.2
For-hire truck S S S S S S 742 S S S S S S 30.5
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 1,079 83.6 13 64.9 12 88 914 24.6 9.5 40.5 11.5 40.4 11.4 16
Parcel, U.S.P.S. or courier 1,075 83.3 13 64.6 12 87.8 914 24.7 9.5 40 11.5 40.5 11.5 16
Truck and water S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
Other and unknown modes 1 0.1 - 0.2 - - 8 49.7 0.5 47.4 0.6 34.5 - 17.7

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 558 100 77 100 S S S 49.3 - 40.9 - S S S
Single modes 493 88.3 73 95.7 S S S 42.3 4.4 39.1 2.4 S S S
Truck6 493 88.3 73 95.7 S S S 42.3 4.4 39.1 2.4 S S S
For-hire truck S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
Private truck S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
Multiple modes 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 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 1,705 100 471 100 454 100 826 25.1 - 39.8 - 44.2 - 14.2
Single modes 1,155 67.7 304 64.4 256 56.3 322 30.2 8.6 37.4 9.8 46.7 12.2 29.2
Truck6 1,154 67.6 303 64.4 255 56.2 291 30.2 8.6 37.4 9.8 46.8 12.2 28
For-hire truck 925 54.2 253 53.8 252 55.4 593 31.3 8 41.6 8.6 47.3 11.4 19.2
Private truck 229 13.4 S S 4 0.8 S 41.6 4.4 S S 47.5 3 S
Air (incl truck and air) 1 0.1 S S S S 2,107 18.7 0.1 S S S S 47.9
Multiple modes 547 32.1 17 3.7 S S 950 40.9 8.6 41.4 4 S S 12.5
Parcel, U.S.P.S. or courier 531 31.2 13 2.7 9 2 926 42.7 8.6 48.8 3.5 41.9 7.4 12.3
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 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 326 100 S S S S S 35.8 - S S S S S
Single modes 326 100 S S S S S 35.8 - S S S S S
Truck6 320 98.1 S S S S S 34.9 1.1 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

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 14,519 100 2,651 100 315 100 152 35.9 - 15.9 - 22.3 - 18.1
Single modes 14,277 98.3 2,638 99.5 311 98.8 88 36.4 2.5 15.9 0.2 22.4 0.6 21.7
Truck6 14,277 98.3 2,638 99.5 311 98.8 88 36.4 2.5 15.9 0.2 22.4 0.6 21.7
For-hire truck 10,943 75.4 962 36.3 159 50.5 313 48.9 13.3 25.8 9.2 30.2 8.8 29.4
Private truck 3,334 23 1,677 63.2 152 48.3 67 22.1 12.3 21.7 9.4 22.9 9 16.6
Multiple modes 239 1.6 11 0.4 4 1.2 420 27.7 2.5 34.6 0.2 28.1 0.6 46.2
Parcel, U.S.P.S. or courier 239 1.6 11 0.4 4 1.2 420 27.7 2.5 34.6 0.2 28.1 0.6 46.2
Other and unknown modes 3 - S S S S 28 41.4 - S S S S 35.5

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 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

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.