Table 1. Shipment Characteristics by Mode of Transportation for Metropolitan Area of Origin: 2007

Table 1. Shipment Characteristics by 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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Mode of transportation Value Tons Ton-miles2 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
CV3 Standard Error of % CV Standard Error of % CV Standard Error of %
All modes 169,647 100 262,994 100 95,854 100 299 8.2 - 5.7 - 9.1 - 11.7
Single modes 150,219 88.5 218,927 83.2 72,819 76 189 8.6 1.2 8.4 4.9 11.9 5.7 14.2
Truck4 127,095 74.9 134,017 51 22,377 23.3 169 8.4 3.1 9.7 4 13.1 2.9 13.7
For-hire truck 73,869 43.5 65,718 25 15,121 15.8 517 12.1 3 9.6 1.5 12.7 2.4 9.1
Private truck 53,226 31.4 68,299 26 7,256 7.6 66 9.6 2.7 11.8 3 23.6 1.2 6.8
Rail 11,347 6.7 42,940 16.3 26,548 27.7 795 22.4 1.2 14.7 2.8 16.8 3.7 5.3
Water 3,012 1.8 28,633 10.9 21,573 22.5 731 29.2 0.6 42.1 3.9 31 4.8 22.1
Shallow draft 3,012 1.8 28,633 10.9 21,573 22.5 731 29.2 0.6 42.1 3.9 31 4.8 22.1
Air (incl truck and air) 560 0.3 14 - 17 - 1,165 29.4 0.1 41.7 - 40 - 5.8
Pipeline5 S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
Multiple modes 16,858 9.9 40,926 15.6 22,413 23.4 528 9.9 0.9 34.1 4.9 30.1 5.7 12.4
Parcel, U.S.P.S. or courier 9,466 5.6 337 0.1 170 0.2 527 13.8 0.8 29.3 - 10.5 - 12.8
Truck and rail 5,607 3.3 6,672 2.5 5,952 6.2 1,309 35.8 1 32 0.7 35.8 1.5 7.7
Truck and water 1,585 0.9 31,039 11.8 13,442 14 S 33 0.4 42.7 4.7 47.5 5.7 S
Rail and water 19 - 91 - 150 0.2 5,495 31.6 - 42.4 0.1 31.1 0.2 40.1
Other multiple modes 181 0.1 2,788 1.1 2,700 2.8 2,078 24.5 - 34 0.5 34.7 1.3 34.3
Other and unknown modes 2,570 1.5 S S 622 0.6 S 31.6 0.5 S S 35.4 0.2 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 Ton-miles estimates are based on estimated distances traveled along a modeled transportation network.
3 Coefficient of Variation.
4 "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.
5 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, Honolulu, HI by Rail has no data for any shipment characteristic therefore the entire row 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.