Table 4. Shipment Characteristics by Mode of Transportation and Shipment Size for Metropolitan Area of Origin: 2007

Table 4. Shipment Characteristics by Mode of Transportation and Shipment Size 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 Modes

Shipment Weight 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 %
Total 169,647 100 262,994 100 95,854 100 299 8.2 - 5.7 - 9.1 - 11.7
Less than 50 lbs 8,682 5.1 242 0.1 82 0.1 336 10.1 0.6 7.8 - 8.3 - 16.8
50 - 99 lbs 3,169 1.9 227 0.1 60 0.1 267 8.7 0.2 16.5 - 11.8 - 19.8
100 - 499 lbs 9,441 5.6 1,242 0.5 341 0.4 264 5.7 0.4 4.8 - 12.9 0.1 12.9
500 - 749 lbs 3,493 2.1 671 0.3 168 0.2 248 6.1 0.1 7.4 - 9.6 - 7.1
750 - 999 lbs 2,625 1.5 688 0.3 164 0.2 243 8.1 0.2 10.0 - 14.0 - 10.1
1,000 - 9,999 lbs 33,751 19.9 10,788 4.1 2,791 2.9 245 7.2 1.4 7.0 0.5 8.8 0.4 5.8
10,000 - 49,999 lbs 66,799 39.4 76,101 28.9 17,340 18.1 232 11.1 2.4 10.6 2.0 15.0 2.3 11.7
50,000 - 99,999 lbs 13,990 8.2 56,192 21.4 8,975 9.4 154 19.9 1.3 14.8 3.0 25.9 1.9 17.6
More than 100,000 lbs 27,698 16.3 116,844 44.4 65,933 68.8 700 24.0 2.7 10.1 4.1 10.9 3.9 9.4

Single modes

Shipment Weight 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 %
Total 150,219 100 218,927 100 72,819 100 189 8.6 - 8.4 - 11.9 - 14.2
Less than 50 lbs 2,937 2.0 123 0.1 17 - 131 19.8 0.4 12.5 - 16.4 - 39.2
50 - 99 lbs 1,464 1.0 137 0.1 28 - 203 10.9 0.1 11.3 - 22.2 - 27.9
100 - 499 lbs 7,243 4.8 1,100 0.5 274 0.4 237 6.4 0.4 5.6 0.1 14.0 0.1 13.9
500 - 749 lbs 3,182 2.1 649 0.3 153 0.2 234 5.5 0.2 8.1 0.1 10.8 - 7.1
750 - 999 lbs 2,585 1.7 680 0.3 160 0.2 240 8.4 0.3 10.3 - 14.6 - 11.0
1,000 - 9,999 lbs 32,822 21.8 10,710 4.9 2,718 3.7 241 6.9 1.5 7.0 0.6 9.1 0.5 6.1
10,000 - 49,999 lbs 64,168 42.7 71,725 32.8 14,909 20.5 215 11.4 2.6 11.3 2.4 16.4 2.8 12.5
50,000 - 99,999 lbs 13,138 8.7 44,318 20.2 4,783 6.6 100 19.0 1.3 15.0 2.7 26.1 1.0 13.7
More than 100,000 lbs 22,681 15.1 89,485 40.9 49,777 68.4 690 28.1 3.0 14.2 4.1 15.3 3.6 10.0

Truck4

Shipment Weight 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 %
Total 127,095 100 134,017 100 22,377 100 169 8.4 - 9.7 - 13.1 - 13.7
Less than 50 lbs 2,707 2.1 120 0.1 13 0.1 96 22.4 0.5 13.5 - 16.1 - 33.4
50 - 99 lbs 1,363 1.1 134 0.1 23 0.1 164 11.8 0.2 11.0 - 18.1 - 32.4
100 - 499 lbs 7,107 5.6 1,097 0.8 272 1.2 234 6.6 0.5 5.6 0.1 14.1 0.2 14.1
500 - 749 lbs 3,178 2.5 649 0.5 153 0.7 234 5.5 0.2 8.1 0.1 10.8 0.1 7.1
750 - 999 lbs 2,554 2.0 679 0.5 160 0.7 240 8.5 0.3 10.3 0.1 14.6 0.2 11.0
1,000 - 9,999 lbs 32,719 25.7 10,701 8.0 2,710 12.1 240 6.9 2.0 7.0 1.3 9.0 1.3 6.0
10,000 - 49,999 lbs 63,576 50.0 70,872 52.9 14,343 64.1 210 11.4 1.9 11.4 2.7 15.5 1.7 12.4
50,000 - 99,999 lbs 11,832 9.3 43,405 32.4 3,830 17.1 87 18.9 1.4 15.0 2.7 17.0 1.3 10.7
More than 100,000 lbs S S 6,359 4.7 874 3.9 223 S S 40.2 1.4 31.6 1.0 36.1

For-hire truck

Shipment Weight 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 %
Total 73,869 100 65,718 100 15,121 100 517 12.1 - 9.6 - 12.7 - 9.1
Less than 50 lbs 597 0.8 14 - 8 0.1 532 23.2 0.2 22.4 - 27.7 - 19.6
50 - 99 lbs 441 0.6 24 - 17 0.1 700 15.1 0.1 17.3 - 26.6 - 14.0
100 - 499 lbs 3,324 4.5 324 0.5 218 1.4 694 12.0 0.7 13.5 0.1 16.8 0.3 9.0
500 - 749 lbs 1,760 2.4 191 0.3 121 0.8 628 9.4 0.2 12.7 0.1 13.9 0.1 6.0
750 - 999 lbs 1,529 2.1 208 0.3 129 0.8 626 14.1 0.4 19.1 0.1 19.2 0.2 8.3
1,000 - 9,999 lbs 17,817 24.1 3,388 5.2 1,815 12.0 565 9.3 2.0 8.2 0.7 9.2 1.2 6.4
10,000 - 49,999 lbs 40,212 54.4 34,278 52.2 10,071 66.6 323 16.3 2.4 12.2 3.3 16.3 1.9 10.3
50,000 - 99,999 lbs 6,592 8.9 24,955 38.0 2,167 14.3 83 20.7 1.7 14.4 3.3 13.8 1.7 10.3
More than 100,000 lbs S S 2,338 3.6 576 3.8 379 S S 46.4 1.1 33.0 1.1 34.1

Private truck

Shipment Weight 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 %
Total 53,226 100 68,299 100 7,256 100 66 9.6 - 11.8 - 23.6 - 6.8
Less than 50 lbs 2,110 4.0 106 0.2 5 0.1 46 26.7 1.3 15.9 - 17.5 - 10.3
50 - 99 lbs 923 1.7 110 0.2 6 0.1 55 16.1 0.5 13.0 - 19.6 - 11.1
100 - 499 lbs 3,783 7.1 774 1.1 54 0.7 64 11.9 1.1 9.0 0.2 15.1 0.3 7.3
500 - 749 lbs 1,418 2.7 459 0.7 33 0.4 71 10.5 0.3 11.3 0.2 15.5 0.1 7.2
750 - 999 lbs 1,025 1.9 471 0.7 31 0.4 67 7.9 0.3 11.4 0.1 9.0 0.1 13.5
1,000 - 9,999 lbs 14,902 28.0 7,313 10.7 895 12.3 110 10.5 2.7 8.5 2.1 13.2 2.1 9.9
10,000 - 49,999 lbs 23,364 43.9 36,595 53.6 4,272 58.9 116 15.0 3.1 17.5 4.8 32.9 4.3 22.5
50,000 - 99,999 lbs 5,240 9.8 18,450 27.0 1,663 22.9 91 25.6 1.9 26.0 4.1 23.3 2.7 20.1
More than 100,000 lbs 461 0.9 4,021 5.9 297 4.1 S 37.7 0.3 39.1 2.0 37.6 1.6 S

Rail

Shipment Weight 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 %
Total 11,347 100 42,940 100 26,548 100 795 22.4 - 14.7 - 16.8 - 5.3
Less than 50 lbs S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
50 - 99 lbs - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
100 - 499 lbs - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
500 - 749 lbs - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
750 - 999 lbs - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
1,000 - 9,999 lbs S S 6 - 4 - 989 S S 33.0 - 33.6 - 24.4
10,000 - 49,999 lbs 564 5.0 S S S S 684 41.8 2.7 S S S S 34.3
50,000 - 99,999 lbs 1,273 11.2 S S S S 1,047 43.5 4.3 S S S S 14.1
More than 100,000 lbs 9,462 83.4 41,257 96.1 25,034 94.3 789 20.7 5.2 14.3 1.5 15.2 1.8 8.0

Water

Shipment Weight 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 %
Total 3,012 100 28,633 100 21,573 100 731 29.2 - 42.1 - 31.0 - 22.1
Less than 50 lbs - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
50 - 99 lbs - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
100 - 499 lbs - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
500 - 749 lbs - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
750 - 999 lbs - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
1,000 - 9,999 lbs - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
10,000 - 49,999 lbs S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
50,000 - 99,999 lbs S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
More than 100,000 lbs 3,009 99.9 28,630 100.0 21,569 100.0 726 29.2 0.1 42.1 - 31.0 - 22.5

Shallow draft

Shipment Weight 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 %
Total 3,012 100 28,633 100 21,573 100 731 29.2 - 42.1 - 31.0 - 22.1
Less than 50 lbs - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
50 - 99 lbs - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
100 - 499 lbs - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
500 - 749 lbs - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
750 - 999 lbs - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
1,000 - 9,999 lbs - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
10,000 - 49,999 lbs S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
50,000 - 99,999 lbs S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
More than 100,000 lbs 3,009 99.9 28,630 100.0 21,569 100.0 726 29.2 0.1 42.1 - 31.0 - 22.5

Air (incl truck and air)

Shipment Weight 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 %
Total 560 100 14 100 17 100 1,165 29.4 - 41.7 - 40.0 - 5.8
Less than 50 lbs 230 41.0 3 23.1 4 21.9 1,102 29.9 11.0 39.1 9.6 37.0 9.8 6.0
50 - 99 lbs 100 17.9 S S S S 1,562 44.1 7.8 S S S S 19.8
100 - 499 lbs 136 24.2 2 16.1 S S 1,099 49.6 5.4 49.5 7.7 S S 10.6
500 - 749 lbs 3 0.6 - 1.2 - 0.6 608 48.8 0.7 39.3 2.9 32.1 1.1 35.9
750 - 999 lbs S S - 2.9 S S 1,193 S S 36.8 3.0 S S 41.6
1,000 - 9,999 lbs S S 3 23.6 3 20.6 1,152 S S 31.7 17.6 34.0 19.6 17.8
10,000 - 49,999 lbs S S 1 8.0 S S 910 S S 26.4 10.2 S S 48.3
50,000 - 99,999 lbs - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
More than 100,000 lbs - - - - - - - - - - - - - -

Pipeline5

Shipment Weight 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 %
Total S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
Less than 50 lbs - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
50 - 99 lbs - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
100 - 499 lbs - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
500 - 749 lbs - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
750 - 999 lbs - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
1,000 - 9,999 lbs S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
10,000 - 49,999 lbs S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
50,000 - 99,999 lbs S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
More than 100,000 lbs S S S S S S S S S S S S S S

Multiple modes

Shipment Weight 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 %
Total 16,858 100 40,926 100 22,413 100 528 9.9 - 34.1 - 30.1 - 12.4
Less than 50 lbs 5,519 32.7 110 0.3 66 0.3 547 13.2 5.0 18.3 0.4 9.9 0.2 11.8
50 - 99 lbs 1,663 9.9 86 0.2 31 0.1 387 18.7 2.2 45.8 0.4 12.0 0.1 24.4
100 - 499 lbs 2,098 12.4 127 0.3 66 0.3 452 17.6 2.2 31.7 0.5 16.5 0.3 22.0
500 - 749 lbs 215 1.3 15 - 14 0.1 873 39.5 0.6 34.1 0.1 47.0 0.2 23.4
750 - 999 lbs 27 0.2 4 - 4 - 945 36.4 0.1 41.7 - 48.1 - 22.6
1,000 - 9,999 lbs 289 1.7 31 0.1 50 0.2 1,516 33.8 0.7 39.8 0.1 41.3 0.2 17.0
10,000 - 49,999 lbs 1,569 9.3 3,185 7.8 2,186 9.8 754 17.7 1.4 35.5 2.1 33.4 4.8 33.3
50,000 - 99,999 lbs 818 4.9 11,583 28.3 4,149 18.5 S 36.4 1.6 38.9 10.1 37.8 8.2 S
More than 100,000 lbs 4,662 27.7 25,785 63.0 15,848 70.7 817 36.4 6.7 45.1 9.4 35.1 7.7 8.3

Parcel, U.S.P.S. or courier

Shipment Weight 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 %
Total 9,466 100 337 100 170 100 527 13.8 - 29.3 - 10.5 - 12.8
Less than 50 lbs 5,518 58.3 110 32.7 66 38.6 547 13.2 2.4 18.3 4.0 9.9 3.4 11.8
50 - 99 lbs 1,663 17.6 86 25.4 31 18.2 387 18.7 1.7 45.8 2.5 12.0 1.6 24.4
100 - 499 lbs 2,056 21.7 123 36.4 57 33.7 427 18.4 2.0 33.6 3.1 17.6 3.5 20.3
500 - 749 lbs 206 2.2 15 4.4 13 7.8 853 41.6 0.9 34.6 1.9 49.1 3.2 20.8
750 - 999 lbs 24 0.3 3 1.0 3 1.7 821 42.1 0.1 45.7 0.9 45.7 1.7 28.8
1,000 - 9,999 lbs - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
10,000 - 49,999 lbs - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
50,000 - 99,999 lbs - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
More than 100,000 lbs - - - - - - - - - - - - - -

Truck and rail

Shipment Weight 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 %
Total 5,607 100 6,672 100 5,952 100 1,309 35.8 - 32.0 - 35.8 - 7.7
Less than 50 lbs S S - - - - 2,108 S S 32.8 - 33.0 - 22.4
50 - 99 lbs - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
100 - 499 lbs S S S S S S 1,626 S S S S S S 21.0
500 - 749 lbs S S - - S S S S S 25.2 - S S S
750 - 999 lbs S S - - S S 1,946 S S 36.3 - S S 38.4
1,000 - 9,999 lbs 234 4.2 26 0.4 S S 1,470 39.3 1.6 45.8 0.2 S S 10.2
10,000 - 49,999 lbs 1,281 22.8 708 10.6 1,213 20.4 1,596 13.7 9.8 40.8 5.1 42.4 7.7 7.7
50,000 - 99,999 lbs 382 6.8 145 2.2 168 2.8 1,140 38.8 2.3 28.5 1.0 45.2 1.7 25.4
More than 100,000 lbs 3,660 65.3 5,788 86.7 4,523 76.0 880 47.9 10.2 36.6 5.2 46.0 8.1 7.2

Truck and water

Shipment Weight 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 %
Total 1,585 100 31,039 100 13,442 100 S 33.0 - 42.7 - 47.5 - S
Less than 50 lbs - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
50 - 99 lbs - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
100 - 499 lbs 3 0.2 - - 2 - 5,153 10.2 0.3 29.6 - 24.2 - 12.3
500 - 749 lbs S S - - S S 4,537 S S 12.9 5.4 S S 40.5
750 - 999 lbs - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
1,000 - 9,999 lbs S S 4 - 8 0.1 1,951 S S 44.2 14.2 48.7 7.7 29.5
10,000 - 49,999 lbs S S 2,458 7.9 S S S S S 37.0 17.0 S S S
50,000 - 99,999 lbs 436 27.5 11,438 36.9 S S S 30.3 17.3 31.5 19.2 S S S
More than 100,000 lbs S S S S S S 507 S S S S S S 38.6

Rail and water

Shipment Weight 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 %
Total 19 100 91 100 150 100 5,495 31.6 - 42.4 - 31.1 - 40.1
Less than 50 lbs - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
50 - 99 lbs - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
100 - 499 lbs - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
500 - 749 lbs - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
750 - 999 lbs - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
1,000 - 9,999 lbs - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
10,000 - 49,999 lbs S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
50,000 - 99,999 lbs - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
More than 100,000 lbs S S 83 91.1 S S 1,212 S S 42.4 6.3 S S 13.8

Other multiple modes

Shipment Weight 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 %
Total 181 100 2,788 100 2,700 100 2,078 24.5 - 34.0 - 34.7 - 34.3
Less than 50 lbs - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
50 - 99 lbs - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
100 - 499 lbs - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
500 - 749 lbs - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
750 - 999 lbs - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
1,000 - 9,999 lbs S S 1 - 2 0.1 S S S 44.3 2.1 34.7 0.4 S
10,000 - 49,999 lbs S S S S S S 6,306 S S S S S S 34.8
50,000 - 99,999 lbs - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
More than 100,000 lbs 152 83.9 2,776 99.6 2,630 97.4 953 15.9 6.8 18.5 0.2 23.1 1.2 13.3

Other and unknown modes

Shipment Weight 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 %
Total 2,570 100 S S 622 100 S 31.6 - S S 35.4 - S
Less than 50 lbs 227 8.8 9 0.3 - - S 25.6 8.6 33.1 0.4 32.2 0.1 S
50 - 99 lbs S S 4 0.1 - - S S S 39.9 0.2 45.4 - S
100 - 499 lbs 100 3.9 15 0.5 1 0.1 S 44.2 2.6 44.3 0.6 40.9 0.1 S
500 - 749 lbs S S 7 0.2 S S S S S 48.6 1.0 S S S
750 - 999 lbs S S 4 0.1 S S S S S 44.0 0.4 S S S
1,000 - 9,999 lbs S S 47 1.5 23 3.7 559 S S 23.3 1.9 48.3 2.7 34.4
10,000 - 49,999 lbs S S S S 245 39.4 S S S S S 20.9 14.6 S
50,000 - 99,999 lbs 34 1.3 S S S S S 40.0 11.4 S S S S S
More than 100,000 lbs S S 1,574 50.1 S S S S S 36.7 15.4 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 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 mode have no data. For example, since Denver-Aurora-Boulder by "Water" has no data for any shipment weight group, the entire mode of "Water" for that area was removed from this table. However, if a mode has at least one row of data for one of the shipment weight groups, then the entire mode is shown even though there may be rows absent of data within that mode. For example, Denver-Aurora-Boulder by "Other and unknown modes" has a row absent of data for the shipment size of "More than 100,000 lbs" but does have data for the other shipment weight groups under that mode so it will be shown in its entirety.

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.