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 33 100 2,760 100 147 100 S 28.9 - 26.4 - 27.8 - S
Single modes 23 68.4 2,293 83.1 131 89.1 60 23.6 12.2 30.7 9.7 32.5 9.3 44.7
Truck5 23 68.4 2,293 83.1 131 89.1 60 23.6 12.2 30.7 9.7 32.5 9.3 44.7
For-hire truck 12 35.2 1,120 40.6 59 39.8 S 20.3 13.5 31.5 13.1 27.8 13.2 S
Private truck 11 33.1 1,173 42.5 73 49.3 60 34.7 9.7 38 10.2 40.4 11.8 13.6
Multiple modes - 0.4 S S S S S 40.5 2.3 S S S S S
Parcel, U.S.P.S. or courier - 0.4 S S S S S 40.5 2.3 S S S S S
Other and unknown modes S S S S S S S S S S S S S S

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 3,350 100 1,954 100 579 100 571 14.7 - 22.5 - 27.4 - 11.4
Single modes 2,927 87.4 1,884 96.4 471 81.3 430 15.7 3.4 22.4 1.3 29.8 5.8 10.2
Truck5 2,922 87.2 1,884 96.4 471 81.2 423 15.7 3.4 22.4 1.3 29.8 5.8 10.5
For-hire truck 2,458 73.4 892 45.6 424 73.1 725 15.4 5.1 31.1 9.9 31.2 6.3 6
Private truck 465 13.9 993 50.8 47 8.1 54 26.4 2.6 24.9 10.1 29.3 2.6 17.4
Air (incl truck and air) 5 0.1 S S - - 1,673 48.9 0.1 S S 47.7 - 17.8
Multiple modes 397 11.8 61 3.1 106 18.2 731 23.5 3.3 34.7 1.2 40.3 5.8 13.1
Parcel, U.S.P.S. or courier 194 5.8 4 0.2 4 0.6 722 20.2 1.6 20.5 0.1 25.4 0.3 13.1
Truck and rail 168 5 56 2.9 102 17.6 2,462 26.6 2.3 26.4 1.8 32.6 7.9 15.2
Truck and water S S 1 - - - S S S 46.4 0.1 32.7 0.1 S
Rail 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 S S S S S S S 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 586 100 171 100 121 100 S 45.9 - 33.1 - 39.6 - S
Single modes 528 90.1 159 92.7 91 75.2 S 45 5.7 32.3 5.5 33.2 10.9 S
Truck5 528 90.1 159 92.7 91 75.2 S 45 5.7 32.3 5.5 33.2 10.9 S
For-hire truck 506 86.3 153 89.2 91 74.9 523 48.1 10.2 34.8 9.4 33.4 11.2 22.9
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
Truck and rail S S S S S S 2,418 S S S S S S 28.9

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 2 100 - 100 - 100 49 33.5 - 33 - 32.8 - 24.6
Single modes 2 100 - 100 - 100 49 33.5 - 33 - 32.8 - 24.6
Truck5 2 100 - 100 - 100 49 33.5 - 33 - 32.8 - 24.6
For-hire truck S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
Private truck 1 72.5 - 70.3 - 68.9 47 39.2 15.1 35.9 15.5 40.5 16.9 25.9

NAICS2 313, Textile mills

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 67 100 12 100 6 100 945 33 - 33.2 - 44.6 - 10.6
Single modes 65 97.7 12 99.4 6 98.5 803 33.7 1.4 33.5 0.5 45.8 2.9 10.9
Truck5 65 97.7 12 99.3 6 98.1 791 33.7 1.5 33.6 0.5 46.1 2.9 9.9
For-hire truck 10 15.7 S S S S 1,339 45.3 19.2 S S S S 19.5
Private truck 55 82 8 67.9 S S 297 33.5 4.8 33.7 11.5 S S 34.6
Air (incl truck and air) S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
Multiple modes S S - 0.6 - 1.5 1,247 S S 18.1 0.8 39.5 5.2 14.2
Parcel, U.S.P.S. or courier S S - 0.6 - 1.5 1,247 S S 18.1 0.8 39.5 5.2 14.2

NAICS2 314, Textile product mills

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
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 315, Apparel 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
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 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 47 100 S S S S S 45.1 - S S S S S
Single modes 47 100 S S S S S 45.1 - S S S S S
Truck5 47 100 S S S S S 45.1 - 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

NAICS2 322, Paper 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 643 S S S S S S 35.6
Single modes S S S S S S 615 S S S S S S 36.2
Truck5 S S S S S S 615 S S S S S S 36.2
For-hire truck S S S S S S 946 S S S S S S 37.4
Private truck S S S S S S 48 S S S S S S 1
Multiple modes - 0.2 - 0.1 S S 951 47.6 - 46.1 - S S 24.3
Parcel, U.S.P.S. or courier - 0.2 - 0.1 S S 951 47.6 - 46.1 - S S 24.3
Other and unknown modes S S S S S S S S S S S S S S

NAICS2 324, Petroleum and coal products 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 12 100 350 100 9 100 27 22.9 - 38.7 - 39.7 - 22.5
Single modes 12 100 350 100 9 100 27 22.9 - 38.7 - 39.7 - 22.5
Truck5 12 100 350 100 9 100 27 22.9 - 38.7 - 39.7 - 22.5
Private truck 12 100 350 100 9 100 27 22.9 - 38.7 - 39.7 - 22.5

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 1,428 100 350 100 302 100 666 21.4 - 34.8 - 39.5 - 15.3
Single modes 1,291 90.4 304 86.9 229 75.7 600 20.4 3.1 33.8 4.3 42.1 8.4 16.6
Truck5 1,291 90.4 304 86.9 229 75.7 600 20.4 3.1 33.8 4.3 42.1 8.4 16.6
For-hire truck 1,223 85.7 260 74.2 226 74.8 802 22.1 6.3 34.1 8.1 42.1 8.2 8.1
Private truck S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
Multiple modes 131 9.2 S S S S 960 46.4 3 S S S S 21.8
Parcel, U.S.P.S. or courier 21 1.4 1 0.2 S S 908 37 0.5 46.7 0.2 S S 9.6
Truck and rail 110 7.7 43 12.3 70 23.3 2,447 29.7 7.7 11.6 8.3 39.2 17.7 32
Truck and water S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
Rail 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 991 S S S S S S 8.8

NAICS2 326, Plastics and rubber products 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 367 100 72 100 24 100 550 23 - 40.5 - 30.5 - 17.5
Single modes 339 92.4 70 96.5 22 89.8 411 24.6 2.6 41.9 3.5 32.2 5.2 22.2
Truck5 338 91.9 70 96.4 22 89.6 409 24.8 2.5 42.1 3.5 32.3 5.2 22.2
For-hire truck 199 54.3 30 41.5 13 54.8 559 20.1 8.8 10.5 11.4 14.1 11.3 17.7
Private truck S S S S S S 205 S S S S S S 21.9
Air (incl truck and air) S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
Multiple modes 18 4.9 1 1.5 2 7.2 732 28.4 1.4 29.4 0.9 43.9 4.7 23.3
Parcel, U.S.P.S. or courier 17 4.6 1 0.9 - 2.1 725 32.2 1.6 23.5 0.3 20.4 0.7 17.3
Truck and rail 1 0.3 - 0.6 S S 3,089 5.8 4.9 2.7 5.3 S S 0.8
Other and unknown modes S S S S S S S S S 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 124 100 641 100 27 100 540 24.3 - 31 - 30.4 - 21.4
Single modes 93 75.5 639 99.7 27 96.8 133 34.1 11.3 31.2 1.4 32.2 7.1 36.5
Truck5 93 75.5 639 99.7 27 96.8 133 34.1 11.3 31.2 1.4 32.2 7.1 36.5
For-hire truck 58 46.9 S S 14 52.5 283 46.2 10.7 S S 35.8 11.1 45.9
Private truck 35 28.6 400 62.4 12 44.3 34 15.5 9.7 27.2 12.1 22.9 11.7 31
Multiple modes 30 24.3 1 0.1 1 3.1 932 31.3 15.9 26.8 2.2 32.1 10.9 16.8
Parcel, U.S.P.S. or courier 30 24.3 1 0.1 1 3.1 932 31.3 15.9 26.8 2.2 32.1 10.9 16.8
Other and unknown modes - 0.2 1 0.2 S S S 28.1 1.9 27.2 2.4 S S S

NAICS2 331, Primary metal 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 127 100 164 100 42 100 255 37.7 - 36.8 - 41.2 - 6.6
Single modes 127 100 164 100 42 100 256 37.7 - 36.8 - 41.2 - 6.8
Truck5 127 100 164 100 42 100 256 37.7 - 36.8 - 41.2 - 6.8
For-hire truck 127 100 164 100 42 100 256 37.7 - 36.8 - 41.2 - 6.8
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 S S S S S S S S

NAICS2 332, Fabricated metal 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 71 100 19 100 3 100 178 34.8 - 33.8 - 48.4 - 31.4
Single modes 56 78.8 16 81 3 97.8 87 28.3 5.5 31.8 8 49.8 11.3 33.7
Truck5 56 78.8 16 81 3 97.8 87 28.3 5.5 31.8 8 49.8 11.3 33.7
For-hire truck S S S S S S 1,255 S S S S S S 27
Private truck 36 50.7 14 69.8 S S 34 39 10.9 38.4 14.2 S S 18.7
Multiple modes 7 9.3 S S S S 424 39.4 4.2 S S S S 30.4
Parcel, U.S.P.S. or courier 7 9.3 S S S S 424 39.4 4.2 S S S S 30.4
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 742 S S S S S S 9.7
Single modes S S S S S S 735 S S S S S S 34.4
Truck5 S S S S S S 726 S S S S S S 34.3
For-hire truck S S S S S S 960 S S S S S S 37.5
Private truck S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
Air (incl truck and air) 1 1.1 S S S S S 34.9 2.2 S S S S S
Multiple modes S S S S S S 745 S S S S S S 10.5
Parcel, U.S.P.S. or courier S S S S S S 745 S S S S S S 10.5
Other and unknown modes S S S S S S S S S S S S S S

NAICS2 334, Computer and electronic 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 19 100 - 100 S S S 27.7 - 4.3 - S S S
Single modes S S - 36.5 S S 21 S S 46.7 15.6 S S 37.8
Truck5 S S - 36.5 S S 21 S S 46.7 15.6 S S 37.8
Private truck S S - 36.5 S S 21 S S 46.7 15.6 S S 37.8
Multiple modes S S - 63.5 S S S S S 20.3 15.6 S S S
Parcel, U.S.P.S. or courier S S - 63.5 S S S S S 20.3 15.6 S S S

NAICS2 335, Electrical equipment, appliance, and component 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 125 100 14 100 8 100 975 21.2 - 28.5 - 31.1 - 10.7
Single modes 118 94.2 14 99.7 8 99.6 1,131 22.3 4.6 28.6 6.2 31.3 6.6 13.4
Truck5 116 92.8 14 99.6 8 99.5 883 22.8 5.4 28.6 6.2 31.3 6.6 12.8
For-hire truck 114 91 14 99 8 99.4 898 23.1 5.2 27.8 6.1 31.3 6.6 12.8
Private truck 2 1.8 - 0.7 - 0.1 143 44.5 4.2 20.4 0.7 44 0.2 19.2
Air (incl truck and air) S S S S S S 1,817 S S S S S S 24.7
Multiple modes S S - 0.3 - 0.4 881 S S 26.9 7 35.4 7.5 13.7
Parcel, U.S.P.S. or courier S S - 0.3 - 0.4 881 S S 26.9 7 35.4 7.5 13.7
Other and unknown modes S S S S S S S S S S S S S S

NAICS2 336, Transportation equipment 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 82 100 2 100 S S S 42.4 - 46.8 - 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
Multiple modes 68 83.5 S S S S S 32.1 10.7 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 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

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 39 100 S S - 100 S 8.5 - S S 33.6 - S
Single modes 38 97.1 S S - 96.2 S 7.7 2.7 S S 32.4 2.5 S
Truck5 38 97.1 S S - 96.2 S 7.7 2.7 S S 32.4 2.5 S
For-hire truck S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
Private truck 31 79.6 S S S S 21 16.7 13.2 S S S S 34.1
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 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 44 100 S S 2 100 S 39.1 - S S 47.2 - S
Single modes S S S S S S 680 S S S S S S 25.6
Truck5 S S S S S S 680 S S S S S S 25.6
For-hire truck S S 1 61.9 S S 835 S S 47.1 16.9 S S 25.8
Private truck S S S S S S 85 S S S S S S 19.3
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

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 2,557 100 1,733 100 122 100 104 16.4 - 19.5 - 23.5 - 14.4
Single modes 2,367 92.6 1,723 99.4 119 97.9 57 17.9 1.9 19.6 0.3 23.6 0.6 29.1
Truck5 2,366 92.5 1,723 99.4 119 97.9 53 17.9 1.9 19.6 0.3 23.6 0.6 26.7
For-hire truck S S S S S S 518 S S S S S S 16.5
Private truck 1,916 74.9 1,470 84.8 65 53.7 34 17.4 4.9 24.4 8.2 22.9 12.1 8.5
Air (incl truck and air) S S S S - - 1,821 S S S S 45.7 - 30.3
Multiple modes 161 6.3 4 0.2 2 1.6 453 18.2 1.7 21.1 0.1 36.1 0.3 16.9
Parcel, U.S.P.S. or courier 161 6.3 4 0.2 2 1.6 453 18.2 1.7 21.1 0.1 36.1 0.3 16.9
Other and unknown modes S S 6 0.3 1 0.6 S S S 32.5 0.3 39.7 0.6 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 960 100 508 100 36 100 122 22.4 - 28.9 - 22.1 - 33.4
Single modes 789 82.2 500 98.3 34 94.4 37 25.8 5.2 29.6 1.8 24.4 4.2 32
Truck5 789 82.2 500 98.3 34 94.4 34 25.8 5.2 29.6 1.8 24.4 4.2 13.4
For-hire truck 98 10.2 S S S S 304 46.5 3.5 S S S S 24.5
Private truck 691 72 486 95.6 27 72.8 31 23.7 4.7 31 7 34.4 12.3 12.1
Air (incl truck and air) S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
Multiple modes 142 14.7 3 0.5 S S 413 22.9 5.2 28 0.5 S S 22
Parcel, U.S.P.S. or courier 142 14.7 3 0.5 S S 413 22.9 5.2 28 0.5 S S 22
Other and unknown modes S S 6 1.2 1 1.9 S S S 32.5 2.2 39.7 3.7 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 67 100 S S S S 30 17.9 - S S S S 2.4
Single modes 67 100 S S S S 30 17.9 - S S S S 2.4
Truck5 67 100 S S S S 30 17.9 - S S S S 2.4
Private truck 67 100 S S S S 30 17.9 - S S S S 2.4

NAICS2 4232, Furniture and home furnishing 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 14 100 2 100 1 100 359 8.8 - 5.6 - 39 - 36.9
Single modes 9 69.5 1 72.5 S S S 6.9 7.6 7.8 8.5 S S S
Truck5 9 69.5 1 72.5 S S S 6.9 7.6 7.8 8.5 S S S
For-hire truck S S S S S S 672 S S S S S S 35.3
Private truck 6 46.3 1 47.5 - 0.7 6 36.1 16.5 34.9 17 38.6 0.7 11.3
Multiple modes 2 12.3 - 8.8 - 14 621 14.9 2.3 17.1 1.7 34.1 4.1 23.3
Parcel, U.S.P.S. or courier 2 12.3 - 8.8 - 14 621 14.9 2.3 17.1 1.7 34.1 4.1 23.3
Other and unknown modes S S S S S S 580 S S S S S S 20.8

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 155 100 193 100 8 100 29 22.5 - 36.1 - 41 - 19
Single modes 149 96.2 189 97.7 8 98.7 33 24 4.3 36.4 2.3 41.4 1.5 15.5
Truck5 149 96.2 189 97.7 8 98.7 33 24 4.3 36.4 2.3 41.4 1.5 15.5
For-hire truck S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
Private truck 149 96.2 189 97.6 8 98.6 33 24 4.3 36.5 2.3 41.5 1.5 15.7
Other and unknown modes 6 3.8 5 2.3 S S 13 43.8 8.9 36.8 4.7 S S 28.8

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 108 100 4 100 S S S 44.1 - 47.5 - 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 14 S S S S S S 14.2
Multiple modes S S S S S S 290 S S S S S S 46.9
Parcel, U.S.P.S. or courier S S S S S S 290 S S S S S S 46.9
Other and unknown modes S S S S S S 11 S S S S S S 22.1

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 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

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 49 100 8 100 S S 13 30.1 - 49.8 - S S 12.5
Single modes 43 87.2 7 93 S S 11 17.3 6.9 44.4 3.8 S S 12
Truck5 43 87.2 7 93 S S 11 17.3 6.9 44.4 3.8 S S 12
Private truck 43 87.2 7 93 S S 11 17.3 6.9 44.4 3.8 S S 12
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 15 S S S S S S 19.1

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 48 S S S S S S 16.8
Single modes S S S S S S 49 S S S S S S 16.9
Truck5 S S S S S S 49 S S S S S S 16.9
For-hire truck S S S S - 0.7 684 S S S S 6.4 6 27.7
Private truck S S S S S S 46 S S S S S S 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

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 123 100 24 100 3 100 483 28.4 - 49.7 - 34.3 - 28.9
Single modes 87 71.2 23 97.4 2 79.8 S 25.8 12.5 46.2 10.5 31.7 9.1 S
Truck5 87 71.2 23 97.4 2 79.8 S 25.8 12.5 46.2 10.5 31.7 9.1 S
For-hire truck 45 36.4 S S S S 253 46.5 13.2 S S S S 19.3
Private truck S S S S S S 51 S S S S S S 17.7
Multiple modes S S S S S S 637 S S S S S S 23.3
Parcel, U.S.P.S. or courier S S S S S S 637 S S S S S S 23.3
Other and unknown modes S S S S S S S S S S S S S S

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 269 100 244 100 22 100 378 34.6 - 47.9 - 35.1 - 39.7
Single modes 218 81 244 99.8 22 99.2 207 45.2 13.6 48 9.4 35.3 18.5 31.6
Truck5 218 81 244 99.8 22 99.1 S 45.2 13.6 48 9.4 35.3 18.5 S
For-hire truck S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
Private truck 190 70.7 S S S S 57 47.2 14.8 S S S S 23.6
Air (incl truck and air) S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
Multiple modes 47 17.5 - 0.2 S S S 34 15.9 33.4 11.5 S S S
Parcel, U.S.P.S. or courier 47 17.5 - 0.2 S S S 34 15.9 33.4 11.5 S S S
Other and unknown modes 4 1.5 S S S S S 43.6 13.5 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 1,597 100 1,224 100 85 100 89 21.3 - 28.5 - 35 - 21.7
Single modes 1,578 98.8 1,223 99.9 85 99.4 69 21.9 1.5 28.5 0.1 35.4 0.7 26.8
Truck5 1,577 98.8 1,223 99.9 85 99.4 65 21.9 1.5 28.5 0.1 35.4 0.7 26.7
For-hire truck S S S S S S 542 S S S S S S 18.4
Private truck 1,225 76.7 984 80.3 39 45.5 36 28.5 8.2 35.4 9 34 11.8 9.2
Air (incl truck and air) S S S S - - 1,488 S S S S 45.4 0.1 31.6
Multiple modes S S S S S S 763 S S S S S S 24.8
Parcel, U.S.P.S. or courier S S S S S S 763 S S S S S S 24.8

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 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

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 43 100 2 100 2 100 835 28.6 - 30.8 - 33 - 11.8
Single modes S S 1 56.4 S S 902 S S 39.9 18.5 S S 44.3
Truck5 24 54.6 1 54.8 S S S 45.8 19.9 39.7 17.8 S S S
For-hire truck S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
Private truck 2 4.3 - 9.8 S S 34 22.1 3 24.3 7.7 S S 32.6
Air (incl truck and air) S S S S - 1.1 1,488 S S S S 45.4 0.5 31.6
Multiple modes S S S S S S 763 S S S S S S 16.8
Parcel, U.S.P.S. or courier S S S S S S 763 S S S S S S 16.8

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 860 100 623 100 66 100 52 29.2 - 38.7 - 46.1 - 20.5
Single modes 860 100 623 100 66 100 52 29.2 - 38.7 - 46.1 - 16.9
Truck5 860 100 623 100 66 100 52 29.2 - 38.7 - 46.1 - 16.9
For-hire truck S S S S S S 179 S S S S S S 28.7
Private truck 594 69 390 62.7 23 35.2 46 28.6 9.3 43.5 10.6 33.8 14.5 12.6
Multiple modes S S - - - - S S S 27.7 - 31.7 0.1 S
Parcel, U.S.P.S. or courier S S - - - - S S S 27.7 - 31.7 0.1 S

NAICS2 4245, Farm product raw material 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

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 243 100 S S 7 100 S 38.9 - S S 23 - S
Single modes 243 100 S S 7 100 S 38.9 - S S 23 - S
Truck5 243 100 S S 7 100 S 38.9 - S S 23 - S
Private truck 243 100 S S 7 100 S 38.9 - S S 23 - 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 272 100 236 100 7 100 31 19.9 - 19.9 - 22.3 - 9.4
Single modes 272 100 236 100 7 100 31 19.9 - 19.9 - 22.3 - 9.4
Truck5 272 100 236 100 7 100 31 19.9 - 19.9 - 22.3 - 9.4
Private truck 272 100 236 100 7 100 31 19.9 - 19.9 - 22.3 - 9.4

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 149 100 S S 2 100 S 31.9 - S S 35.7 - S
Single modes 148 100 S S 2 99.9 S 31.8 - S S 35.7 0.1 S
Truck5 148 100 S S 2 99.9 S 31.8 - S S 35.7 0.1 S
For-hire truck S S S S 2 73.9 526 S S S S 26.5 12.5 14.2
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 4541, Electronic shopping and mail-order houses

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
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 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 157 100 164 100 3 100 21 28.8 - 30.3 - 31.7 - 7.9
Single modes 157 100 164 100 3 100 21 28.8 - 30.3 - 31.7 - 7.9
Truck5 157 100 164 100 3 100 21 28.8 - 30.3 - 31.7 - 7.9
Private truck 157 100 164 100 3 100 21 28.8 - 30.3 - 31.7 - 7.9

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 8 100 7 100 - 100 28 19.6 - 26.5 - 26.8 - 6.2
Single modes 8 100 7 100 - 100 28 19.6 - 26.5 - 26.8 - 6.2
Truck5 8 100 7 100 - 100 28 19.6 - 26.5 - 26.8 - 6.2
Private truck 8 100 7 100 - 100 28 19.6 - 26.5 - 26.8 - 6.2

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 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

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.