Table 11. Shipment Characteristics by NAICS and Mode of Transportation for Metropolitan Area of Origin: 2007

Table 11. Shipment Characteristics by NAICS and Mode of Transportation for Metropolitan Area of Origin: 2007

Estimates are based on data from the 2007 Commodity Flow Survey. Because of rounding, estimates may not be additive.

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NAICS2 212, Mining (except oil and gas)

Mode of transportation Value Tons Ton-miles3 Average
miles
per shipment
Value Tons Ton-miles Average
miles per shipment CV
2007
(million $)
Percent of total 2007
(thousands)
Percent of total 2007
(millions)
Percent of
total
CV4 Standard Error of % CV Standard Error of % CV Standard Error of %
All modes 43 100 3,021 100 87 100 31 24.4 - 22.9 - 30.6 - 33.9
Single modes 43 100 3,021 100 87 100 31 24.4 - 22.9 - 30.6 - 33.9
Truck5 36 85.2 2,607 86.3 S S 11 30.7 7.8 26.7 7.2 S S 21.4
For-hire truck 19 44.8 1,569 51.9 S S 13 22 18.6 32.6 17 S S 27.7
Private truck S S S S S S 9 S S S S S S 18.2
Water 6 14.8 414 13.7 60 69.7 146 3.6 11.5 6.8 10.5 6.4 9.3 0.1
Deep draft 6 14.8 414 13.7 60 69.7 146 3.6 11.5 6.8 10.5 6.4 9.3 0.1

NAICS2 31-33, Manufacturing

Mode of transportation Value Tons Ton-miles3 Average
miles
per shipment
Value Tons Ton-miles Average
miles per shipment CV
2007
(million $)
Percent of total 2007
(thousands)
Percent of total 2007
(millions)
Percent of
total
CV4 Standard Error of % CV Standard Error of % CV Standard Error of %
All modes 506 100 6,113 100 208 100 962 13.3 - 39.2 - 21.4 - 25.8
Single modes 387 76.5 6,076 99.4 195 93.5 193 15.8 4.2 39.5 0.8 22.5 3.1 37.5
Truck5 320 63.2 6,018 98.4 95 45.5 21 17.8 4.9 40 2.3 37 12.2 8.4
For-hire truck 60 11.8 S S S S 16 22.2 2.6 S S S S 29.2
Private truck 260 51.4 2,545 41.6 44 21.1 21 19.9 5.6 25.9 11.7 21.3 9.2 7
Water 31 6.1 56 0.9 96 46.3 1,418 28.9 4 33 2.8 33.7 15.9 33.5
Deep draft 31 6.1 56 0.9 96 46.3 1,418 28.9 4 33 2.8 33.7 15.9 33.5
Air (incl truck and air) S S S S S S 2,314 S S S S S S 28.7
Multiple modes 114 22.5 15 0.2 13 6.4 3,302 17.6 4.1 22.2 0.1 21.4 2.9 12.1
Parcel, U.S.P.S. or courier 63 12.4 S S 3 1.4 3,320 34.6 3.5 S S 31.5 0.7 6.4
Truck and water 51 10.1 13 0.2 10 5 500 26.3 4.1 26.3 0.1 27.8 2.9 29.4
Other and unknown modes 5 1 S S S S S 23.9 0.9 S S S S S

NAICS2 311, Food manufacturing

Mode of transportation Value Tons Ton-miles3 Average
miles
per shipment
Value Tons Ton-miles Average
miles per shipment CV
2007
(million $)
Percent of total 2007
(thousands)
Percent of total 2007
(millions)
Percent of
total
CV4 Standard Error of % CV Standard Error of % CV Standard Error of %
All modes 212 100 75 100 106 100 716 21 - 24.7 - 39.5 - 37.7
Single modes 147 69.1 67 88.9 S S 87 28.2 10.1 28.5 10 S S 26.4
Truck5 94 44.4 30 39.7 1 0.8 23 21.8 5.4 28.4 10.6 32 3.2 11.6
For-hire truck 2 0.9 - 0.5 - - 39 21.8 2.1 21.8 1.9 28 0.2 16.3
Private truck 92 43.4 29 39.2 1 0.8 23 22.4 5.8 28.7 10.7 32.3 3.1 11.5
Water 25 12 34 45.7 92 86.6 2,453 25.6 18.5 20.9 17.8 21.3 5.8 6.8
Deep draft 25 12 34 45.7 92 86.6 2,453 25.6 18.5 20.9 17.8 21.3 5.8 6.8
Air (incl truck and air) S S 3 3.6 3 2.8 1,061 S S 35.6 7.8 39 2.8 5.6
Multiple modes 64 30.2 8 10.6 S S 3,576 19.1 11.5 20.1 12.5 S S 27.3
Parcel, U.S.P.S. or courier S S 1 0.8 1 1.1 3,606 S S 41 1.5 47.7 14 30.1
Truck and water 42 19.8 7 9.9 S S S 22.4 14.6 19.2 14.4 S S S
Other and unknown modes S S S S S S S S S S S S S S

NAICS2 312, Beverage and tobacco product manufacturing

Mode of transportation Value Tons Ton-miles3 Average
miles
per shipment
Value Tons Ton-miles Average
miles per shipment CV
2007
(million $)
Percent of total 2007
(thousands)
Percent of total 2007
(millions)
Percent of
total
CV4 Standard Error of % CV Standard Error of % CV Standard Error of %
All modes 11 100 9 100 1 100 1,793 24.9 - 39.2 - 29.8 - 39.9
Single modes S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
Truck5 S S S S S S 26 S S S S S S 15.2
Private truck S S S S S S 26 S S S S S S 15.2
Air (incl truck and air) S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
Multiple modes 8 68.9 4 50.6 1 74.8 248 31.8 16 43.9 17.1 40.5 14.8 7.3
Truck and water 8 68.9 4 50.6 1 74.8 248 31.8 16 43.9 17.1 40.5 14.8 7.3
Other and unknown modes S S S S S S S S S S S S S S

NAICS2 321, Wood product manufacturing

Mode of transportation Value Tons Ton-miles3 Average
miles
per shipment
Value Tons Ton-miles Average
miles per shipment CV
2007
(million $)
Percent of total 2007
(thousands)
Percent of total 2007
(millions)
Percent of
total
CV4 Standard Error of % CV Standard Error of % CV Standard Error of %
All modes 31 100 27 100 1 100 S 28.3 - 36.1 - 35.8 - S
Single modes 28 90.3 26 96.3 S S 17 12.9 5.6 19.8 4 S S 22.3
Truck5 28 90.3 26 96.3 S S 17 12.9 5.6 19.8 4 S S 22.3
For-hire truck 4 13.3 3 10.9 - 5.9 12 25.9 6 27.1 2.6 6.9 8.8 44.6
Private truck 24 77 23 85.4 - 58.5 17 19.1 8.8 19.8 6.3 36.7 19.9 22.8
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 3,973 S S S S S S 3
Truck and water S S S S S S S S S S S S S S

NAICS2 323, Printing and related support activities

Mode of transportation Value Tons Ton-miles3 Average
miles
per shipment
Value Tons Ton-miles Average
miles per shipment CV
2007
(million $)
Percent of total 2007
(thousands)
Percent of total 2007
(millions)
Percent of
total
CV4 Standard Error of % CV Standard Error of % CV Standard Error of %
All modes 20 100 1 100 - 100 S 30.8 - 37.8 - 46.7 - S
Single modes 18 90.1 1 92.3 S S 24 19.7 8.2 30.7 10.5 S S 22.5
Truck5 18 90 1 92.3 S S 24 19.7 8.3 30.8 10.6 S S 17.8
For-hire truck 2 11.3 - 5.8 S S 56 44.3 14.9 34.8 11.2 S S 8.4
Private truck 16 78.7 1 86.4 S S 20 29.9 17.7 36.4 17.3 S S 12.5
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

NAICS2 325, Chemical manufacturing

Mode of transportation Value Tons Ton-miles3 Average
miles
per shipment
Value Tons Ton-miles Average
miles per shipment CV
2007
(million $)
Percent of total 2007
(thousands)
Percent of total 2007
(millions)
Percent of
total
CV4 Standard Error of % CV Standard Error of % CV Standard Error of %
All modes S S S S S S 2,880 S S S S S S 31.7
Single modes S S S S S S 1,977 S S S S S S 36.1
Truck5 S S S S S S 27 S S S S S S 20.7
For-hire truck S S S S S S 28 S S S S S S 26.2
Private truck S S S S S S 26 S S S S S S 34.2
Water S S S S S S 181 S S S S S S 18.2
Deep draft S S S S S S 181 S S S S S S 18.2
Air (incl truck and air) S S S S S S 2,801 S S S S S S 4.3
Multiple modes S S S S S S 3,123 S S S S S S 39.9
Parcel, U.S.P.S. or courier S S S S S S 3,125 S S S S S S 32.5
Truck and water S S S S S S 252 S S S S S S 27
Other and unknown modes 1 2.2 S S S S S 27.2 6.3 S S S S S

NAICS2 327, Nonmetallic mineral product manufacturing

Mode of transportation Value Tons Ton-miles3 Average
miles
per shipment
Value Tons Ton-miles Average
miles per shipment CV
2007
(million $)
Percent of total 2007
(thousands)
Percent of total 2007
(millions)
Percent of
total
CV4 Standard Error of % CV Standard Error of % CV Standard Error of %
All modes 160 100 5,926 100 95 100 17 31.9 - 40.6 - 36.5 - 15.5
Single modes 160 99.8 5,915 99.8 95 99.8 17 31.9 0.2 40.7 0.3 36.6 0.3 15.5
Truck5 156 97.4 5,909 99.7 93 98 16 32.8 2.4 40.8 0.5 37.6 3.5 11.8
For-hire truck 38 23.5 S S S S 12 31.4 6.5 S S S S 23
Private truck 119 73.9 2,483 41.9 42 44.8 18 37.6 7.5 26.7 13.7 22.1 12.7 10.4
Water S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
Deep draft S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
Other and unknown modes S S S S S S S S S S S S S S

NAICS2 333, Machinery manufacturing

Mode of transportation Value Tons Ton-miles3 Average
miles
per shipment
Value Tons Ton-miles Average
miles per shipment CV
2007
(million $)
Percent of total 2007
(thousands)
Percent of total 2007
(millions)
Percent of
total
CV4 Standard Error of % CV Standard Error of % CV Standard Error of %
All modes S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
Single modes S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
Truck5 S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
For-hire truck S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
Private truck S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
Water S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
Deep draft S S S S S S S S S S S S S S

NAICS2 337, Furniture and related product manufacturing

Mode of transportation Value Tons Ton-miles3 Average
miles
per shipment
Value Tons Ton-miles Average
miles per shipment CV
2007
(million $)
Percent of total 2007
(thousands)
Percent of total 2007
(millions)
Percent of
total
CV4 Standard Error of % CV Standard Error of % CV Standard Error of %
All modes 6 100 - 100 - 100 2,934 18.5 - 22.4 - 45.7 - 27.1
Single modes 4 71.9 - 92.6 S S 14 26.7 12.5 25.2 5.6 S S 22.7
Truck5 4 71.9 - 92.6 S S 14 26.7 12.5 25.2 5.6 S S 22.7
For-hire truck S S S S S S 28 S S S S S S -
Private truck 3 50.1 - 66 - 4.4 13 27.6 11.5 26.8 9.5 35.4 17.7 23.9
Multiple modes S S - 7.4 - 93 4,050 S S 38.6 11.3 35.6 3.4 2.3
Parcel, U.S.P.S. or courier S S - 7.4 - 93 4,050 S S 38.6 11.3 35.6 3.4 2.3

NAICS2 339, Miscellaneous manufacturing

Mode of transportation Value Tons Ton-miles3 Average
miles
per shipment
Value Tons Ton-miles Average
miles per shipment CV
2007
(million $)
Percent of total 2007
(thousands)
Percent of total 2007
(millions)
Percent of
total
CV4 Standard Error of % CV Standard Error of % CV Standard Error of %
All modes 8 100 S S S S 3,645 23.8 - S S S S 14.6
Multiple modes 8 100 S S S S 3,645 23.8 - S S S S 14.6
Parcel, U.S.P.S. or courier 8 100 S S S S 3,645 23.8 - S S S S 14.6

NAICS2 42, Wholesale trade

Mode of transportation Value Tons Ton-miles3 Average
miles
per shipment
Value Tons Ton-miles Average
miles per shipment CV
2007
(million $)
Percent of total 2007
(thousands)
Percent of total 2007
(millions)
Percent of
total
CV4 Standard Error of % CV Standard Error of % CV Standard Error of %
All modes 2,003 100 1,623 100 43 100 100 24.9 - 35.1 - 16.8 - 49.9
Single modes 1,887 94.2 1,590 98 30 70 66 26.7 3.1 35.9 2.9 12.3 6.4 47.1
Truck5 1,752 87.5 1,444 89 17 40 20 29 5.2 39.9 6 16.7 8.3 8.1
For-hire truck 338 16.9 S S 3 5.9 S 48.1 4.4 S S 29.1 3 S
Private truck 1,413 70.6 1,028 63.3 14 34 20 24.1 6 33.2 8 13.8 8 7.9
Water 1 0.1 2 0.1 S S 260 38.6 0.1 47.3 0.2 S S 17.1
Deep draft 1 0.1 2 0.1 S S 260 38.6 0.1 47.3 0.2 S S 17.1
Air (incl truck and air) 41 2.1 9 0.6 12 28.2 1,758 35.3 0.6 49.9 0.3 25.5 8.9 20.1
Pipeline6 S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
Multiple modes 48 2.4 6 0.4 12 28.8 1,792 50 1.7 37.3 0.2 39.2 7.1 22
Parcel, U.S.P.S. or courier 9 0.5 - - 1 2.9 2,684 32.1 0.2 33.4 - 43.5 0.8 19.1
Truck and water S S 6 0.3 11 25.9 335 S S 43 0.3 38 6.8 41.8
Other and unknown modes 68 3.4 26 1.6 S S S 31 2.7 46 3 S S S

NAICS2 423, Merchant wholesalers, durable goods

Mode of transportation Value Tons Ton-miles3 Average
miles
per shipment
Value Tons Ton-miles Average
miles per shipment CV
2007
(million $)
Percent of total 2007
(thousands)
Percent of total 2007
(millions)
Percent of
total
CV4 Standard Error of % CV Standard Error of % CV Standard Error of %
All modes 327 100 126 100 2 100 40 32.3 - 30.3 - 22.4 - 30
Single modes 254 77.8 100 79.6 1 71.2 S 39.5 11.4 32.6 12.1 28 9.4 S
Truck5 251 76.9 100 79.2 1 67.6 19 38.4 8.9 30.8 9.8 25.8 9.5 26.3
For-hire truck S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
Private truck 248 75.9 99 78.9 1 67.4 19 39.2 8.8 31.2 10.9 26 11 26.4
Water S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
Deep draft S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
Air (incl truck and air) 3 0.9 S S S S S 32.2 0.2 S S S S S
Multiple modes 8 2.3 - 0.2 - 6.2 702 44.4 3.6 45.7 0.5 40.6 5.7 40.5
Parcel, U.S.P.S. or courier S S - 0.1 S S 811 S S 32.7 0.2 S S 42
Truck and water S S S S S S 281 S S S S S S 11.3
Other and unknown modes 65 19.8 25 20.2 S S S 33.1 11.2 47.4 12.2 S S S

NAICS2 4231, Motor vehicle and parts merchant wholesalers

Mode of transportation Value Tons Ton-miles3 Average
miles
per shipment
Value Tons Ton-miles Average
miles per shipment CV
2007
(million $)
Percent of total 2007
(thousands)
Percent of total 2007
(millions)
Percent of
total
CV4 Standard Error of % CV Standard Error of % CV Standard Error of %
All modes 70 100 2 100 S S 35 36.8 - 45 - S S 36.1
Single modes 70 98.9 2 98.2 S S 22 37.9 3 46.6 2.7 S S 10.9
Truck5 70 98.9 2 98.2 S S 22 37.9 3 46.6 2.7 S S 10.9
Private truck 70 98.9 2 98.2 S S 22 37.9 3 46.6 2.7 S S 10.9
Multiple modes S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
Parcel, U.S.P.S. or courier S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
Other and unknown modes S S S S S S S S S S S S S S

NAICS2 4233, Lumber and other construction materials merchant wholesalers

Mode of transportation Value Tons Ton-miles3 Average
miles
per shipment
Value Tons Ton-miles Average
miles per shipment CV
2007
(million $)
Percent of total 2007
(thousands)
Percent of total 2007
(millions)
Percent of
total
CV4 Standard Error of % CV Standard Error of % CV Standard Error of %
All modes 95 100 102 100 1 100 9 28.6 - 24.6 - 20.2 - 41.8
Single modes 63 66.6 79 77 1 86.9 19 25 12.4 23.9 8.6 20.8 4.8 9.2
Truck5 63 66.1 78 76.6 1 82.8 18 25.2 12.3 23.7 8.5 20.8 5.7 12.4
For-hire truck S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
Private truck 63 66.1 78 76.6 1 82.8 17 25.2 12.1 23.7 8.5 20.8 5.6 11.7
Air (incl truck and air) S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
Other and unknown modes S S S S S S 4 S S S S S S 12.5

NAICS2 4234, Commercial equip. merchant wholesalers

Mode of transportation Value Tons Ton-miles3 Average
miles
per shipment
Value Tons Ton-miles Average
miles per shipment CV
2007
(million $)
Percent of total 2007
(thousands)
Percent of total 2007
(millions)
Percent of
total
CV4 Standard Error of % CV Standard Error of % CV Standard Error of %
All modes S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
Single modes S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
Truck5 S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
Private truck S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
Air (incl truck and air) S S S S S S 328 S S S S S S 37.2
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 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

NAICS2 4235, Metal and mineral (except petroleum) merchant wholesalers

Mode of transportation Value Tons Ton-miles3 Average
miles
per shipment
Value Tons Ton-miles Average
miles per shipment CV
2007
(million $)
Percent of total 2007
(thousands)
Percent of total 2007
(millions)
Percent of
total
CV4 Standard Error of % CV Standard Error of % CV Standard Error of %
All modes 4 100 - 100 - 100 39 23.6 - 21.6 - 22.8 - 16.8
Single modes 4 99.7 - 99.7 - 96.4 32 23.4 0.2 21.4 0.2 21.5 2.6 7.9
Truck5 4 96.4 - 98.2 - 81.1 26 24.3 3.1 21.8 0.9 22.7 7.5 4.7
Private truck 4 96.4 - 98.2 - 81.1 26 24.3 3.1 21.8 0.9 22.7 7.5 4.7
Water S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
Deep draft S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
Air (incl truck and air) S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
Multiple modes S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
Truck and water S S S S S S S S S S S S S S

NAICS2 4236, Electrical and electronic goods merchant wholesalers

Mode of transportation Value Tons Ton-miles3 Average
miles
per shipment
Value Tons Ton-miles Average
miles per shipment CV
2007
(million $)
Percent of total 2007
(thousands)
Percent of total 2007
(millions)
Percent of
total
CV4 Standard Error of % CV Standard Error of % CV Standard Error of %
All modes S S S S - 100 S S S S S 19.7 - S
Single modes S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
Truck5 S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
Private truck S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
Multiple modes S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
Parcel, U.S.P.S. or courier S S S S S S S S S S S S S S

NAICS2 4237, Hardware and plumbing merchant wholesalers

Mode of transportation Value Tons Ton-miles3 Average
miles
per shipment
Value Tons Ton-miles Average
miles per shipment CV
2007
(million $)
Percent of total 2007
(thousands)
Percent of total 2007
(millions)
Percent of
total
CV4 Standard Error of % CV Standard Error of % CV Standard Error of %
All modes S S S S S S 19 S S S S S S 38.8
Single modes S S S S S S 9 S S S S S S 45.3
Truck5 S S S S S S 9 S S S S S S 45.3
Private truck S S S S S S 9 S S S S S S 45.3
Multiple modes S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
Truck and water S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
Other and unknown modes S S S S S S 22 S S S S S S 48

NAICS2 4238, Machinery, equipment, and supplies merchant wholesalers

Mode of transportation Value Tons Ton-miles3 Average
miles
per shipment
Value Tons Ton-miles Average
miles per shipment CV
2007
(million $)
Percent of total 2007
(thousands)
Percent of total 2007
(millions)
Percent of
total
CV4 Standard Error of % CV Standard Error of % CV Standard Error of %
All modes 58 100 11 100 S S 26 24.8 - 49.9 - S S 30.9
Single modes 37 63.9 10 91.3 S S S 29.6 12.7 49.5 3.2 S S S
Truck5 36 63.1 10 91.2 S S S 29.7 12.6 49.5 2.9 S S S
For-hire truck S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
Private truck 33 57.4 S S S S S 30.7 13.1 S S S S S
Air (incl truck and air) - 0.7 - 0.1 - 0.8 193 45.9 0.4 40.9 1.2 39.2 14 17.1
Multiple modes S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
Parcel, U.S.P.S. or courier 1 1.5 - 0.3 S S S 44.6 0.9 32.3 0.2 S S S
Truck and water S S S S S S 333 S S S S S S 23.4
Other and unknown modes S S S S S S 19 S S S S S S 22.5

NAICS2 4239, Miscellaneous durable goods merchant wholesalers

Mode of transportation Value Tons Ton-miles3 Average
miles
per shipment
Value Tons Ton-miles Average
miles per shipment CV
2007
(million $)
Percent of total 2007
(thousands)
Percent of total 2007
(millions)
Percent of
total
CV4 Standard Error of % CV Standard Error of % CV Standard Error of %
All modes S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
Single modes S S S S - 96.2 4,347 S S S S 23.8 2.8 18.3
Air (incl truck and air) S S S S - 96.2 4,347 S S S S 23.8 2.8 18.3
Multiple modes S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
Parcel, U.S.P.S. or courier S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
Other and unknown modes S S S S S S S S S S S S S S

NAICS2 424, Merchant wholesalers, nondurable goods

Mode of transportation Value Tons Ton-miles3 Average
miles
per shipment
Value Tons Ton-miles Average
miles per shipment CV
2007
(million $)
Percent of total 2007
(thousands)
Percent of total 2007
(millions)
Percent of
total
CV4 Standard Error of % CV Standard Error of % CV Standard Error of %
All modes 1,676 100 1,496 100 40 100 S 29.1 - 37.7 - 18.4 - S
Single modes 1,633 97.4 1,490 99.6 28 70 74 30.1 1.8 37.9 0.3 13.2 7.4 45.2
Truck5 1,500 89.5 1,344 89.8 16 38.6 20 32.8 5.2 42.2 5.8 17.8 9.7 8.5
For-hire truck 335 20 415 27.8 3 6.2 8 45.5 4 49.1 5 21.7 3.8 46.2
Private truck 1,165 69.5 928 62 13 32.4 20 27.2 6.7 35.8 9.2 15.3 9.5 8.1
Water 1 0.1 2 0.1 - 1 252 36.6 0.1 45.1 0.2 48.6 3.1 20.5
Deep draft 1 0.1 2 0.1 - 1 252 36.6 0.1 45.1 0.2 48.6 3.1 20.5
Air (incl truck and air) 38 2.3 S S 12 29.5 1,958 36.6 1.4 S S 23.4 10.3 18.1
Pipeline6 S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
Multiple modes S S 6 0.4 12 30 2,115 S S 39.5 0.3 39.8 7.4 22.5
Parcel, U.S.P.S. or courier 4 0.3 - - 1 2.9 3,458 36.3 0.2 48.3 - 48 0.9 20.5
Truck and water S S 5 0.4 11 27.1 343 S S 37.6 0.3 36.4 7.1 46.9
Other and unknown modes 3 0.2 1 - - - S 43 0.1 46.9 0.1 42.5 0.1 S

NAICS2 4241, Paper and paper product merchant wholesalers

Mode of transportation Value Tons Ton-miles3 Average
miles
per shipment
Value Tons Ton-miles Average
miles per shipment CV
2007
(million $)
Percent of total 2007
(thousands)
Percent of total 2007
(millions)
Percent of
total
CV4 Standard Error of % CV Standard Error of % CV Standard Error of %
All modes 34 100 6 100 - 100 19 25.7 - 25.1 - 31.4 - 8.3
Single modes 34 100 6 100 - 100 19 25.7 - 25.1 - 31.4 - 8.3
Truck5 34 99.7 6 100 - 99.8 18 25.6 0.2 25.1 - 31.4 0.1 10
For-hire truck S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
Private truck 32 93.8 6 99.2 - 99.5 19 25.2 4 24.7 0.4 31.5 0.5 9.4
Water S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
Deep draft S S S S S S S S S S S S S S

NAICS2 4243, Apparel, piece goods, and notions merchant wholesalers

Mode of transportation Value Tons Ton-miles3 Average
miles
per shipment
Value Tons Ton-miles Average
miles per shipment CV
2007
(million $)
Percent of total 2007
(thousands)
Percent of total 2007
(millions)
Percent of
total
CV4 Standard Error of % CV Standard Error of % CV Standard Error of %
All modes 1 100 - 100 - 100 2,302 10.2 - 20.9 - 26.4 - 11.6
Multiple modes 1 99.7 - 99.6 - 100 2,488 10.3 0.3 21.2 0.5 26.4 - 40.7
Parcel, U.S.P.S. or courier 1 99.7 - 99.6 - 100 2,488 10.3 0.3 21.2 0.5 26.4 - 40.7
Other and unknown modes S S S S S S S S S S S S S S

NAICS2 4244, Grocery and related product merchant wholesalers

Mode of transportation Value Tons Ton-miles3 Average
miles
per shipment
Value Tons Ton-miles Average
miles per shipment CV
2007
(million $)
Percent of total 2007
(thousands)
Percent of total 2007
(millions)
Percent of
total
CV4 Standard Error of % CV Standard Error of % CV Standard Error of %
All modes 285 100 90 100 12 100 S 25.6 - 33.2 - 31.1 - S
Single modes 258 90.6 87 95.9 8 65.6 S 27.4 5.2 34.9 6.1 26.2 11.2 S
Truck5 239 84 80 88.2 2 15.6 20 27.3 6.7 36.3 9.6 37 17.3 13.5
Private truck 239 84 80 88.2 2 15.6 20 27.3 6.7 36.3 9.6 37 17.3 13.5
Water S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
Deep draft S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
Air (incl truck and air) S S S S 6 48.3 S S S S S 35.2 14 S
Multiple modes S S 3 3.5 S S S S S 47.7 16.8 S S S
Truck and water S S 3 3.5 S S S S S 47.7 16.8 S S S
Other and unknown modes 2 0.5 1 0.6 - 0.1 22 13.5 0.3 19.7 0.2 20.9 0.3 9.2

NAICS2 4246, Chemical and allied products merchant wholesalers

Mode of transportation Value Tons Ton-miles3 Average
miles
per shipment
Value Tons Ton-miles Average
miles per shipment CV
2007
(million $)
Percent of total 2007
(thousands)
Percent of total 2007
(millions)
Percent of
total
CV4 Standard Error of % CV Standard Error of % CV Standard Error of %
All modes 2 100 1 100 - 100 18 9.1 - 12.7 - 16.5 - 17.8
Single modes 2 99.8 1 100 - 99.8 16 9 0.2 12.7 - 16.5 0.2 7.7
Truck5 2 98.3 1 99.7 - 96.1 14 8.2 1 12.6 0.2 15.8 2.4 5.2
Private truck 2 98.3 1 99.7 - 96.1 14 8.2 1 12.6 0.2 15.8 2.4 5.2
Air (incl truck and air) - 1.5 - 0.3 - 3.7 174 25.8 1.3 15.1 0.3 44 4 31
Multiple modes S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
Parcel, U.S.P.S. or courier S S S S S S S S S S S S S S

NAICS2 4247, Petroleum and petroleum products merchant wholesalers

Mode of transportation Value Tons Ton-miles3 Average
miles
per shipment
Value Tons Ton-miles Average
miles per shipment CV
2007
(million $)
Percent of total 2007
(thousands)
Percent of total 2007
(millions)
Percent of
total
CV4 Standard Error of % CV Standard Error of % CV Standard Error of %
All modes 992 100 1,197 100 10 100 S 44.1 - 42.5 - 18.9 - S
Single modes 992 100 1,197 100 10 100 S 44.1 - 42.5 - 18.9 - S
Truck5 S S 1,062 88.6 10 96.2 S S S 49.9 9.9 19.1 2.2 S
For-hire truck 324 32.7 414 34.6 2 24.3 S 48.1 3.9 49.3 5 40.5 4.8 S
Private truck 575 58 648 54.1 7 71.9 S 49.4 12.5 47.5 12.6 16.9 7 S
Pipeline6 S S S S S S S S S S S S S S

NAICS2 4248, Beer, wine, and distilled alcoholic beverage merchant wholesalers

Mode of transportation Value Tons Ton-miles3 Average
miles
per shipment
Value Tons Ton-miles Average
miles per shipment CV
2007
(million $)
Percent of total 2007
(thousands)
Percent of total 2007
(millions)
Percent of
total
CV4 Standard Error of % CV Standard Error of % CV Standard Error of %
All modes 227 100 87 100 2 100 29 16.7 - 22.6 - 20.1 - 10.1
Single modes 225 98.9 86 99.5 2 92.5 22 16.8 2.2 22.7 2.2 20 7.4 6.3
Truck5 225 98.9 86 99.5 2 92.4 22 16.8 2.2 22.7 2.2 20 7.4 6.6
For-hire truck S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
Private truck 224 98.6 86 99.4 2 92.4 22 16.9 2.1 22.7 2.2 20 7.4 6.6
Water S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
Deep draft S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
Air (incl truck and air) S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
Multiple modes 2 0.7 - 0.5 - 7.4 294 13.7 6 21.2 6 25.8 19.6 19.1
Truck and water 2 0.7 - 0.5 - 7.4 294 13.7 6 21.2 6 25.8 19.6 19.1
Other and unknown modes S S S S S S S S S S S S S S

NAICS2 4249, Miscellaneous nondurable goods merchant wholesalers

Mode of transportation Value Tons Ton-miles3 Average
miles
per shipment
Value Tons Ton-miles Average
miles per shipment CV
2007
(million $)
Percent of total 2007
(thousands)
Percent of total 2007
(millions)
Percent of
total
CV4 Standard Error of % CV Standard Error of % CV Standard Error of %
All modes 134 100 115 100 16 100 963 20 - 34.2 - 34.9 - 20.9
Single modes 122 90.5 113 98.1 8 51.8 616 19.1 2.3 34.2 1 29.5 9.6 23.3
Truck5 101 75.2 109 95.1 2 13 25 22.8 8.4 34.9 9.5 31.7 13.3 12.1
For-hire truck S S S S S S 37 S S S S S S 6.8
Private truck 93 69.1 108 94.1 2 12.8 24 21.7 8.8 35.4 9.4 32.7 13.4 12.2
Water 1 0.5 S S - 1.2 288 31.3 0.3 S S 33.3 5.7 17.8
Deep draft 1 0.5 S S - 1.2 288 31.3 0.3 S S 33.3 5.7 17.8
Air (incl truck and air) 20 14.8 2 2.1 6 37.6 2,270 32 13.5 31.8 16.8 26.9 11.8 12.5
Multiple modes 12 9.2 2 1.9 8 48.2 3,290 36.2 2.2 39.6 1.1 49.7 9.1 24.4
Parcel, U.S.P.S. or courier 3 2.3 - 0.3 1 6.9 3,508 43.7 0.8 48.6 0.4 47.5 2.7 25.9
Truck and water 9 6.9 2 1.6 S S S 37.1 2 38.3 0.9 S S S
Other and unknown modes S S S S S S S S S S S S S S

NAICS2 45431, Fuel dealers

Mode of transportation Value Tons Ton-miles3 Average
miles
per shipment
Value Tons Ton-miles Average
miles per shipment CV
2007
(million $)
Percent of total 2007
(thousands)
Percent of total 2007
(millions)
Percent of
total
CV4 Standard Error of % CV Standard Error of % CV Standard Error of %
All modes 47 100 45 100 1 100 24 6.3 - 9.7 - 21.6 - 16.8
Single modes 47 100 45 100 1 100 24 6.3 - 9.7 - 21.6 - 16.8
Truck5 47 100 45 100 1 100 24 6.3 - 9.7 - 21.6 - 16.8
Private truck 47 100 45 100 1 100 24 6.3 - 9.7 - 21.6 - 16.8

NAICS2 4931, Warehousing and storage

Mode of transportation Value Tons Ton-miles3 Average
miles
per shipment
Value Tons Ton-miles Average
miles per shipment CV
2007
(million $)
Percent of total 2007
(thousands)
Percent of total 2007
(millions)
Percent of
total
CV4 Standard Error of % CV Standard Error of % CV Standard Error of %
All modes 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
Air (incl truck and air) S S S S S S S S S S S S S S

NAICS2 5111, Newspaper, periodical, book, and directory publishers

Mode of transportation Value Tons Ton-miles3 Average
miles
per shipment
Value Tons Ton-miles Average
miles per shipment CV
2007
(million $)
Percent of total 2007
(thousands)
Percent of total 2007
(millions)
Percent of
total
CV4 Standard Error of % CV Standard Error of % CV Standard Error of %
All modes 1 100 - 100 - 100 50 - - - - - - 0.2
Single modes 1 100 - 100 - 100 50 - - - - - - 0.2
Truck5 - 92 - 96.3 - 62.6 22 - - - - - 0.2 0.3
For-hire truck - 92 - 96.3 - 62.6 22 - - - - - 0.2 0.3
Air (incl truck and air) - 8 - 3.7 - 37.4 215 - - - - - 0.2 -

NAICS2 551114, Corporate, subsidiary, and regional managing offices

Mode of transportation Value Tons Ton-miles3 Average
miles
per shipment
Value Tons Ton-miles Average
miles per shipment CV
2007
(million $)
Percent of total 2007
(thousands)
Percent of total 2007
(millions)
Percent of
total
CV4 Standard Error of % CV Standard Error of % CV Standard Error of %
All modes S S S S S S 86 S S S S S S 11.9
Single modes S S S S S S 51 S S S S S S 13
Truck5 S S S S S S 46 S S S S S S 29.8
Private truck S S S S S S 46 S S S S S S 29.8
Air (incl truck and air) S S S S S S 178 S S S S S S 4.5
Multiple modes S S S S S S 343 S S S S S S 38.8
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

KEY: S = Estimate does not meet publication standards because of high sampling variability or poor response quality. - = Zero or Less than half the unit shown; thus, it has been rounded to zero.

1 Commodity Flow Survey (CFS) geographic areas were drawn from a subset of Combined Statistical Areas (CSAs) and Metropolitan Statistical Areas (MeSAs) as defined by the Office of Management and Budget (OMB). However, CFS metropolitan areas are divided into their state parts when they include more than one state. In addition, the CFS also utilizes a unique geography referred to as, "remainder of state," to represent those areas of a state not contained within a separately published metropolitan area for the CFS (as opposed to not part of any Core-Based Statistical Area (CBSA) as defined by OMB). Because of the differences in the CFS geography, as compared to OMB defined geography, caution should be exercised when comparing CFS estimates to other estimates of similar geography.
2 North American Industry Classification System
3 Ton-miles estimates are based on estimated distances traveled along a modeled transportation network.
4 Coefficient of Variation.
5 "Truck" as a single mode includes any shipment that was made by private truck only, by for-hire truck only, or by a combination of private and for-hire truck.
6 Estimates for pipeline exclude shipments of crude petroleum.

NOTES: Value-of-shipment estimates are reported in current prices. Estimated measures of sampling variability for each estimate known as coefficients of variation (CV) are also provided in these tables. More information on sampling error, confidentiality protection, nonsampling error, sample design, and definitions may be found at http://www.bts.gov/publications/commodity_flow_survey/.
Rows are not shown if all cells for that particular row have no value. For example, Detroit-Warren-Flint, MI by Food manufacturing (NAICS 311) by Rail has no data for any shipment characteristic therefore the entire row is not shown. Also, entire industries are not present if there is no such data for that particular area. For example, Houston-Baytown-Huntsville, TX by Newspaper, periodical, book, and directory publishers (NAICS 5111) has no data for any mode therefore the entire industry is not shown.

SOURCE: U.S. Department of Transportation, Research and Innovative Technology Administration, Bureau of Transportation Statistics and U.S. Department of Commerce, U.S. Census Bureau, 2007 Economic Census: Transportation Commodity Flow Survey, December 2009.