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 55,985 100 44,138 100 4,978 100 537 10.7 - 19.1 - 12.4 - 12.7
Single modes 47,685 85.2 42,392 96 4,141 83.2 175 11.7 2.1 19.2 0.9 9.8 3.2 12
Truck6 43,700 78.1 41,395 93.8 4,011 80.6 152 10.4 3 19.7 1.7 9.3 3.4 10.5
For-hire truck 31,619 56.5 17,896 40.5 2,868 57.6 332 17.1 4.7 24 5.5 8.9 4.6 24.7
Private truck 12,082 21.6 23,500 53.2 1,143 23 61 9.3 4.1 30 5.6 23 3.2 9
Rail 96 0.2 973 2.2 89 1.8 S 39.4 0.1 39.9 2.4 47.1 1.3 S
Air (incl truck and air) S S S S S S 1,248 S S S S S S 8.3
Multiple modes 7,426 13.3 1,330 3 755 15.2 939 14.1 2.1 28.3 0.8 30.8 2.9 7.3
Parcel, U.S.P.S. or courier 6,739 12 103 0.2 88 1.8 941 15.5 2 16.2 0.1 19.7 0.5 7.4
Truck and rail 647 1.2 1,209 2.7 641 12.9 S 30.8 0.4 31.8 0.9 37.5 3 S
Truck and water 40 0.1 S S S S 1,570 32.3 - S S S S 31.8
Other and unknown modes 874 1.6 416 0.9 S S S 36.5 0.7 46.8 0.3 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 374 100 377 100 S S S 28.7 - 36.7 - S S S
Single modes 366 98 375 99.7 S S S 23.1 0.9 31.7 0.2 S S S
Truck6 366 98 375 99.7 S S S 23.1 0.9 31.7 0.2 S S S
For-hire truck S S S S 105 89.5 433 S S S S 17.6 10.5 8.7
Private truck S S S S S S 77 S S S S S S 23.9
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 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 373 100 1,575 100 127 100 75 14.6 - 10.7 - 22.5 - 24.8
Single modes 373 99.9 1,569 99.7 127 99.6 74 14.6 0.1 10.6 0.3 22.6 0.5 24.8
Truck6 373 99.9 1,569 99.7 127 99.6 74 14.6 0.1 10.6 0.3 22.6 0.5 24.8
For-hire truck 81 21.6 286 18.2 S S 85 49.3 16.3 37.9 15.5 S S 19.9
Private truck 292 78.4 1,283 81.5 102 79.7 71 14 10 14.3 9 33.4 11.8 28.5
Other and unknown modes S S S S S S S S S S S S S S

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 962 100 445 100 197 100 492 18 - 21.8 - 26.2 - 14.8
Single modes 941 97.9 425 95.5 167 85.1 465 18.8 1.6 20.7 1.7 23.4 5.2 15
Truck6 941 97.9 425 95.5 167 85.1 465 18.8 1.6 20.7 1.7 23.4 5.2 15
For-hire truck 773 80.3 288 64.8 131 66.4 523 26.6 8.3 19.5 10.6 22.7 9.9 16.8
Private truck 169 17.5 137 30.7 37 18.7 340 25.7 10.1 22.2 9.4 47.4 8 29.2
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
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 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 514 100 S S S S 604 47.8 - S S S S 16.5
Single modes S S S S S S 548 S S S S S S 17.7
Truck6 S S S S S S 548 S S S S S S 17.7
For-hire truck S S S S S S 761 S S S S S S 9.3
Private truck S S S S S S 270 S S S S S S 7.9
Multiple modes S S S S S S 609 S S S S S S 19.4
Parcel, U.S.P.S. or courier S S S S S S 588 S S S S S S 20.3
Truck and rail S S S S S S 869 S S S S S S 43.5

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 449 100 S S S S S 29.7 - S S S S S
Single modes 308 68.6 S S S S 27 35.7 9.1 S S S S 38.6
Truck6 308 68.6 S S S S 27 35.7 9.1 S S S S 38.6
For-hire truck S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
Private truck 305 67.9 S S S S 26 35.1 9 S S S S 34.2
Multiple modes S S 212 29.5 S S 714 S S 49.7 18.1 S S 21
Parcel, U.S.P.S. or courier 4 0.9 - - - 0.1 716 27.2 6 24.6 0.6 14.2 9.5 10.5
Truck and rail 137 30.5 S S S S S 27.9 15.9 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 523 100 276 100 14 100 71 21.6 - 27 - 49.9 - 47.3
Single modes 521 99.7 276 99.8 14 98.3 48 18.7 0.2 24.8 0.1 50 4.3 20.2
Truck6 521 99.7 276 99.8 14 98.3 48 18.7 0.2 24.8 0.1 50 4.3 20.2
For-hire truck S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
Private truck 477 91.1 239 86.4 7 51.2 47 15.2 4.4 23.4 6.7 19.8 15.4 18.2
Multiple modes S S S S S S 1,029 S S S S S S 31.3
Parcel, U.S.P.S. or courier S S S S S S 1,029 S S S S S S 31.3

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 57 S S S S S S 43.3
Single modes S S S S S S 57 S S S S S S 43.3
Truck6 S S S S S S 57 S S S S S S 43.3
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 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 258 100 20,350 100 742 100 33 27.3 - 35.3 - 29.5 - 24.4
Single modes 225 87.1 19,860 97.6 507 68.4 25 30.9 5.8 36.4 2 41.9 12.5 11.7
Truck6 225 87.1 19,860 97.6 507 68.4 25 30.9 5.8 36.4 2 41.9 12.5 11.7
For-hire truck 113 43.8 9,070 44.6 256 34.5 S 25.7 10.5 39.6 14.2 46.1 12.6 S
Private truck S S S S S S 23 S S S S S S 13.5
Multiple modes 33 12.9 471 2.3 S S 498 19 13.3 19.9 5.6 S S 5.7
Truck and rail 33 12.9 471 2.3 S S 498 19 13.3 19.9 5.6 S S 5.7
Other and unknown modes 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 105 100 S S S S S 34.8 - S S S
Single modes S S 105 100 S S S S S 34.8 - S S S
Truck6 S S 105 100 S S S S S 34.8 - S S S
For-hire truck S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
Private truck S S 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 2,960 100 3,700 100 S S 44 46.6 - 47.3 - S S 19.9
Single modes 2,919 98.6 3,650 98.7 S S 44 46.1 0.5 46.8 0.5 S S 19.9
Truck6 2,919 98.6 3,650 98.7 S S 44 46.1 0.5 46.8 0.5 S S 19.9
For-hire truck 2,291 77.4 2,911 78.7 S S 46 46.6 15.2 46.8 14.6 S S 26.6
Private truck S S S S S S 37 S S S S S S 21.3
Other and unknown modes 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 453 100 659 100 S S 21 48.7 - 49.1 - S S 10.7
Single modes 424 93.6 608 92.3 S S 21 46.3 2.3 46 2.8 S S 10.9
Truck6 424 93.6 608 92.3 S S 21 46.3 2.3 46 2.8 S S 10.9
For-hire truck S S S S S S 42 S S S S S S 38.9
Private truck 153 33.8 211 32 7 24.2 12 36.5 15.7 34.7 15.9 44 19 39.6
Other and unknown 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 171 100 595 100 10 100 S 36.1 - 39.8 - 34.6 - S
Single modes 170 99.3 595 99.9 10 99.9 S 36.6 3.5 39.8 0.2 34.6 0.2 S
Truck6 170 99.3 595 99.9 10 99.9 S 36.6 3.5 39.8 0.2 34.6 0.2 S
For-hire truck S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
Private truck 170 99.2 595 99.9 10 99.4 S 36.7 3.6 39.8 0.8 34.9 1.7 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 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 593 100 516 100 72 100 S 34.2 - 28.4 - 27.1 - S
Single modes 589 99.3 515 99.7 72 99.7 S 34.1 0.6 28.5 0.1 27.2 0.2 S
Truck6 587 98.9 510 98.9 69 94.9 S 34.2 1.4 28.7 0.8 28.5 3.9 S
For-hire truck 66 11.1 51 9.9 15 20.8 216 47.8 17 18.7 18.5 19.9 17 23.9
Private truck 521 87.8 459 88.9 54 74.1 71 27.9 4 23.3 3.6 31.4 9.8 16.9
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 65 29.9 0.2 S S S S 18.5

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 20,056 100 S S 118 100 246 31.3 - S S 21.5 - 35.4
Single modes 19,508 97.3 S S 114 97 S 31.9 0.9 S S 22.2 2 S
Truck6 16,673 83.1 S S 113 95.9 S 29.2 6.9 S S 22.2 2.2 S
For-hire truck 13,683 68.2 S S 56 47.9 S 36.5 14.4 S S 15.8 14.2 S
Private truck 2,990 14.9 S S 56 48 102 33.5 19.9 S S 46.5 16.1 14.3
Air (incl truck and air) S S 2 0.3 1 1.1 1,002 S S 36.6 0.6 33 0.6 17.8
Multiple modes 548 2.7 S S S S 675 44.2 0.9 S S S S 19.3
Parcel, U.S.P.S. or courier 537 2.7 3 0.4 2 1.5 675 45.4 1 32.5 0.6 34.5 0.9 19.3
Truck and water 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 12 100 14 100 2 100 103 43.1 - 31.3 - 41.1 - 23.6
Single modes 12 100 14 100 2 100 103 43.1 - 31.3 - 41.1 - 23.6
Truck6 12 100 14 100 2 100 103 43.1 - 31.3 - 41.1 - 23.6
Private truck 12 100 14 100 2 100 103 43.1 - 31.3 - 41.1 - 23.6

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 1,516 100 298 100 102 100 602 39.3 - 21.6 - 34 - 20.2
Single modes 1,165 76.8 277 92.9 81 79.8 329 34.3 5.9 23 3.4 27.7 5.4 28.8
Truck6 1,150 75.8 277 92.8 81 79.2 324 34.6 5.8 23.1 3.5 27.5 5.5 30
For-hire truck 893 58.9 189 63.2 74 72.4 488 41.3 7.7 24.5 8.5 28.6 5.8 31.2
Private truck S S S S S S 113 S S S S S S 13
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 1,014 S S S S S S 23.2
Parcel, U.S.P.S. or courier S S S S S S 1,017 S S S S S S 21.7
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 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 1,156 100 111 100 51 100 350 16.4 - 16.9 - 22.5 - 26.2
Single modes 840 72.7 102 92 48 92.5 S 17.5 7 17.7 1.8 24.4 2.3 S
Truck6 829 71.8 102 92 48 92.4 S 18.2 6.8 17.7 1.8 24.4 2.3 S
For-hire truck 592 51.2 67 60 46 89.3 369 21.1 6.1 14.8 6.3 24.9 2.4 45.7
Private truck 238 20.6 36 31.9 2 3.2 51 39 5.7 36.3 6.9 23.7 1.2 8.4
Air (incl truck and air) S S S S S S 1,491 S S S S S S 46.6
Multiple modes 305 26.4 7 6.6 4 6.9 516 50 6.8 24.5 1.6 36.3 2.2 24.3
Parcel, U.S.P.S. or courier S S 7 6.5 4 6.9 517 S S 24.4 1.6 36.3 2.2 24.6
Truck and rail S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
Other and unknown modes 10 0.9 S S - 0.6 585 31.6 0.7 S S 43.6 0.7 37.9

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 98 S S S S S S 19.5
Single modes S S S S S S 98 S S S S S S 19.5
Truck6 S S S S S S 98 S S S S S S 19.5
For-hire truck S S S S 62 100 98 S S S S 48.5 - 17.2
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 1,696 100 2,037 100 752 100 571 21.3 - 12.9 - 19 - 25.5
Single modes 1,665 98.2 1,981 97.2 727 96.7 414 21.5 0.7 12.6 0.8 19.3 1 25.4
Truck6 1,622 95.7 1,930 94.8 665 88.5 402 21.2 1.5 12.6 2 19.4 4 25.7
For-hire truck 939 55.4 1,322 64.9 607 80.7 916 32.7 7.8 15.2 4.3 20 4.4 17.6
Private truck 683 40.3 608 29.8 58 7.7 59 11.3 7.6 15.6 3.5 23.6 2.1 22
Rail S S 50 2.5 S S 2,095 S S 22.6 4.4 S S 49.6
Air (incl truck and air) S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
Multiple modes 25 1.4 55 2.7 25 3.3 1,343 41.6 0.8 36.8 0.9 29.6 1.2 29.9
Parcel, U.S.P.S. or courier S S S S S S 1,391 S S S S S S 42.7
Truck and rail 11 0.6 49 2.4 19 2.5 S 44.4 0.9 38.3 1.2 20.3 1.7 S
Truck and water S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
Other and unknown modes S S 2 0.1 S S 160 S S 47.7 0.5 S S 37.2

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 S S S S 123 100 S S S S S 42.8 - 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
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 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 259 100 99 100 9 100 S 45 - 45.7 - 40.4 - S
Single modes 237 91.6 96 97.1 9 94.1 94 44.4 14.4 43.3 16.7 37.2 18.7 17.9
Truck6 237 91.6 96 97.1 9 94.1 94 44.4 14.4 43.3 16.7 37.2 18.7 17.9
For-hire truck S S S S S S 124 S S S S S S 41.5
Private truck 232 89.3 93 94 8 89.2 92 40.9 5.4 39.6 13.6 34.8 13.7 20.3
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 - 0.2 - 0.1 S S S 41.7 0.9 48.8 1.4 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 717 100 253 100 107 100 669 29.8 - 24.5 - 40.3 - 21.7
Single modes 570 79.5 250 98.8 104 97.9 303 32.9 8.7 24.5 0.7 40.4 1.1 36.2
Truck6 558 77.8 249 98.6 104 97.5 258 33.2 8.8 24.6 0.9 40.5 1.5 41.5
For-hire truck 434 60.6 160 63.3 101 95.1 643 43.3 10.5 39.7 13.1 42 11.1 8.3
Private truck 124 17.2 89 35.2 2 2.3 33 24.8 13.4 38 14.4 37 12.8 16.6
Air (incl truck and air) S S S S S S 935 S S S S S S 20
Multiple modes 139 19.3 S S 2 2.1 854 42.2 8.9 S S 49.1 1 10.4
Parcel, U.S.P.S. or courier 139 19.3 S S 2 2.1 854 42.2 8.9 S S 49.1 1 10.4
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 834 100 193 100 99 100 760 14.2 - 16.4 - 23.2 - 16.3
Single modes 778 93.2 189 97.8 96 96.9 353 13.1 3.9 16.6 2.4 23.4 3.2 20.3
Truck6 777 93.2 189 97.7 96 96.8 353 13.1 3.9 16.6 2.4 23.4 3.2 20.6
For-hire truck 594 71.2 153 79.4 86 87.2 665 18.7 7.6 21.8 10.8 26.3 8.7 13.6
Private truck 184 22 35 18.3 10 9.6 S 38.2 7.2 26.6 9.7 35 6 S
Air (incl truck and air) S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
Multiple modes S S 3 1.5 2 2.4 917 S S 47.7 3.5 49.1 4.6 9
Parcel, U.S.P.S. or courier S S 3 1.5 2 2.4 917 S S 47.7 3.5 49.1 4.6 9
Other and unknown modes 8 0.9 S S S S S 21.8 4 S S S S S

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 990 100 7,566 100 476 100 151 24.2 - 20.9 - 37.9 - 37.1
Single modes 884 89.2 7,149 94.5 450 94.6 59 22.6 3.9 19.6 2.1 39.6 2.7 24.2
Truck6 835 84.4 6,236 82.4 430 90.3 58 24.1 6 20.6 6.6 40.8 4.2 24.1
For-hire truck 115 11.6 758 10 S S 237 16.8 3.2 23.2 6.6 S S 45.5
Private truck 721 72.8 5,477 72.4 282 59.3 47 25.7 6.3 21.9 6.6 34 7.2 15.7
Rail 48 4.8 913 12.1 S S S 32.2 10 36.3 15.3 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 769 S S S S S S 29.3
Parcel, U.S.P.S. or courier S S S S S S 841 S S S S S S 27.2
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 19 S S S S S S 12.5

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 531 100 177 100 S S 196 33.6 - 31.5 - S S 38.5
Single modes 512 96.4 176 99.5 S S 172 33.5 1.3 31.6 0.3 S S 44.5
Truck6 512 96.4 176 99.5 S S 171 33.5 1.3 31.6 0.3 S S 44.9
For-hire truck 309 58.3 S S S S 624 46.1 8.8 S S S S 16.3
Private truck 202 38.1 100 56.7 12 14.9 79 31.3 8.5 33.2 10.4 37.5 12.3 27.5
Air (incl truck and air) S S S S - - S S S S S 44.6 0.1 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
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 635 100 135 100 64 100 437 25.5 - 36.7 - 35.7 - 20.2
Single modes 603 94.9 134 99.1 63 98.7 348 26.4 5.1 37 6.4 36.1 10.4 25.3
Truck6 603 94.9 134 99.1 63 98.7 348 26.4 5.1 37 6.4 36.1 10.4 25.3
For-hire truck 401 63.3 97 71.8 57 90 841 34.6 11.9 46.5 10.9 32.7 4.8 14.9
Private truck 201 31.7 37 27.3 S S 66 36.5 11.6 35 11.2 S S 27.2
Multiple modes 30 4.7 1 0.8 1 1.3 734 27.2 3.7 21.2 6.3 24.7 11.6 21.6
Parcel, U.S.P.S. or courier 26 4.2 1 0.6 1 1.2 763 31.2 3.8 24.7 6.3 22.7 11.6 19.6
Truck and rail 4 0.6 - 0.2 S S S 27.9 2.3 31.6 1.3 S S S
Other and unknown modes S S S S S S 18 S S S S S S 28.2

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 S S S S S S 265 S S S S S S 41.8
Single modes S S S S S S 217 S S S S S S 43.9
Truck6 S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
For-hire truck S S S S S S 525 S S S S S S 22.6
Private truck S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
Air (incl truck and air) 9 0.5 - 0.1 - 0.1 769 45.1 0.7 41.4 0.5 42.9 0.7 13.3
Multiple modes 337 16.8 4 2.4 1 1 S 39.1 17.1 46.2 14.4 42 15.4 S
Parcel, U.S.P.S. or courier 337 16.8 4 2.4 1 1 S 39.1 17.1 46.2 14.4 42 15.4 S
Other and unknown modes S S S S S S S S S 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 9,343 100 267 100 250 100 618 26.3 - 34.9 - 44.9 - 20.1
Single modes 5,465 58.5 195 72.9 208 82.9 565 29.6 4.5 37.9 7 47.6 8.4 22.6
Truck6 4,532 48.5 176 65.8 171 68.3 331 32.1 6.4 34.4 7.2 41.4 9 42.3
For-hire truck 3,733 40 135 50.6 164 65.6 970 33.7 6.3 39.9 8.7 41.4 9.4 11.5
Private truck 799 8.6 40 15.1 S S 73 45.1 3.2 38.3 6.5 S S 26.9
Air (incl truck and air) 933 10 S S S S 1,335 33.4 4.6 S S S S 7
Multiple modes 3,612 38.7 S S S S 988 28.6 4.8 S S S S 13.2
Parcel, U.S.P.S. or courier 3,609 38.6 S S S S 988 28.6 4.8 S S S S 13.2
Truck and water 3 - S S S S S 48.8 0.2 S S S S S
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 3,754 100 447 100 470 100 S 21.5 - 34.5 - 29.9 - S
Single modes 3,320 88.4 410 91.7 398 84.7 S 23.6 3.8 36.9 3.6 37 8.5 S
Truck6 3,320 88.4 410 91.7 398 84.7 S 23.6 3.8 36.9 3.6 37 8.5 S
For-hire truck 3,253 86.7 403 90.2 395 84 851 24.4 4.3 37.8 4.5 37.4 8.9 10.3
Private truck S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
Multiple modes 280 7.5 23 5.2 72 15.3 S 41.3 3.7 43.9 4.2 45.4 9.4 S
Parcel, U.S.P.S. or courier S S S S - - S S S S S 24.9 - S
Truck and rail 230 6.1 21 4.7 S S 3,190 10.8 11.5 6 14.2 S S 0.3
Truck and water S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
Other and unknown modes 154 4.1 14 3.1 S S S 42.9 3.6 44.7 2.3 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 33 100 2 100 1 100 288 34.4 - 26.5 - 31.4 - 35.5
Single modes 33 100 2 100 1 100 288 34.4 - 26.5 - 31.4 - 35.5
Truck6 33 100 2 100 1 100 288 34.4 - 26.5 - 31.4 - 35.5
For-hire truck 28 84.5 2 87.4 1 97.9 459 37 4.1 28.6 3.9 31.8 1.6 24
Private truck 5 15.5 - 12.6 S S S 35.2 4.1 29.4 3.9 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 989 100 9 100 6 100 987 38.2 - 47.4 - 39 - 20
Single modes 391 39.5 S S S S S 36.2 8.2 S S S S S
Truck6 322 32.5 S S 2 32.4 S 43.7 10.3 S S 34 11.6 S
For-hire truck 280 28.3 S S 2 31.6 983 45.2 10 S S 35.3 11.9 35.3
Private truck 42 4.2 S S S S 23 12.8 17.7 S S S S 22.8
Air (incl truck and air) S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
Multiple modes 598 60.5 2 25 3 45.3 1,087 46.9 8.9 31.6 10.5 37.7 11.3 17.5
Parcel, U.S.P.S. or courier 590 59.7 2 19.6 2 36.4 1,087 47.7 11.9 39.6 10.5 39.5 13.1 17.5
Truck and water 8 0.8 S S S S S 28.6 19.9 S S S S S
Other and unknown modes S S S S S S S S S S S 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 539 100 61 100 21 100 269 27.6 - 27 - 35.9 - 35.6
Single modes 516 95.7 59 97.7 21 99 404 27.4 2.2 26.7 1 36.2 0.6 22.5
Truck6 516 95.7 59 97.7 21 98.9 403 27.4 2.2 26.8 1 36.2 0.6 22.5
For-hire truck 247 45.8 26 42.9 19 87.9 691 30.8 11.2 32.4 11.1 37.8 5.8 14.4
Private truck 269 49.8 33 54.8 2 11 47 42.2 8.5 35.8 8.4 36.7 6.5 21.9
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 631 S S S S S S 9.3
Parcel, U.S.P.S. or courier S S S S S S 632 S S S S S S 9.4
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 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 1,143 100 110 100 S S 1,038 32 - 27.8 - S S 9.1
Single modes 448 39.2 100 91.1 S S 262 29.1 9.9 29 5.4 S S 45.1
Truck6 445 38.9 100 90.9 S S 244 29.3 9.9 29.1 5.4 S S 49.5
For-hire truck 301 26.3 66 59.8 S S 390 43.8 9.1 36.7 11.5 S S 28.9
Private truck 144 12.6 S S S S S 33.7 11.7 S S S S S
Air (incl truck and air) S S S S S S 703 S S S S S S 24.7
Multiple modes 597 52.2 8 7.4 8 19.2 1,088 28.6 9.6 20.8 5.3 26.1 7.4 7.7
Parcel, U.S.P.S. or courier 597 52.2 8 7.4 8 19.2 1,088 28.6 9.6 20.8 5.3 26.1 7.4 7.7
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 145 S S S S S S 21.8
Single modes S S S S S S 140 S S S S S S 21.2
Truck6 S S S S S S 140 S S S S S S 21.2
For-hire truck S S S S S S 87 S S S S S S 20
Private truck S S S S S S 163 S S S S S S 9.3
Multiple modes S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
Truck and rail S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
Other and unknown modes S S S S S S S S S S S S S S

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 1,399 100 459 100 64 100 749 36.6 - 35.8 - 34.2 - 27
Single modes 1,261 90.1 440 96 51 80.3 S 40.6 7.2 37 7 32 5.8 S
Truck6 1,261 90.1 440 96 51 80.3 S 40.6 7.2 37 7 32 5.8 S
For-hire truck S S 24 5.3 S S 489 S S 44.4 11.3 S S 25.1
Private truck 922 65.9 416 90.7 41 64.3 90 36.4 10.7 37.3 12.4 38.5 11.9 11.9
Multiple modes 135 9.7 18 4 S S 988 49.2 6.4 46.2 4.7 S S 24.2
Parcel, U.S.P.S. or courier 135 9.7 18 4 S S 988 49.2 6.4 46.2 4.7 S S 24.2
Other and unknown modes S S S S S S S S S S S S S S

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 - 100 S S S S S 46.6 - 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
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

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.