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 70,096 100 105,817 100 32,957 100 1,370 9.2 - 10.9 - 18.2 - 18.6
Less than 50 lbs 7,062 10.1 184 0.2 S S 1,565 23.8 1.7 41.3 0.1 S S 17.8
50 - 99 lbs 2,407 3.4 93 0.1 60 0.2 662 15.3 0.5 11.4 - 20.8 0.1 19.8
100 - 499 lbs 4,314 6.2 503 0.5 156 0.5 342 14.3 1.1 11.9 0.1 10.3 0.1 26.5
500 - 749 lbs 1,372 2.0 219 0.2 51 0.2 235 24.7 0.6 13.1 - 17.4 - 18.7
750 - 999 lbs 1,222 1.7 196 0.2 48 0.1 240 34.4 0.6 8.6 - 19.8 - 29.3
1,000 - 9,999 lbs 10,568 15.1 3,687 3.5 1,297 3.9 312 6.7 1.5 5.4 0.6 19.3 0.5 16.6
10,000 - 49,999 lbs 18,809 26.8 31,142 29.4 9,726 29.5 280 8.5 1.7 12.6 3.1 15.6 2.9 24.9
50,000 - 99,999 lbs 7,480 10.7 32,676 30.9 3,619 11.0 111 13.9 2.0 18.2 4.6 20.8 1.3 27.8
More than 100,000 lbs 16,862 24.1 37,117 35.1 17,784 54.0 929 30.3 4.6 27.2 5.3 23.1 3.5 10.5

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 54,659 100 89,537 100 23,192 100 786 7.3 - 9.3 - 13.2 - 23.9
Less than 50 lbs 1,890 3.5 78 0.1 S S 1,099 18.3 0.5 32.3 - S S 26.7
50 - 99 lbs 627 1.1 53 0.1 9 - S 6.4 0.1 16.3 - 25.2 - S
100 - 499 lbs 2,694 4.9 444 0.5 108 0.5 238 13.2 0.6 11.7 0.1 15.8 0.1 34.2
500 - 749 lbs 1,306 2.4 209 0.2 47 0.2 228 26.2 0.8 13.5 0.1 17.9 - 21.3
750 - 999 lbs 1,209 2.2 192 0.2 46 0.2 234 34.9 0.7 8.7 - 21.0 - 30.8
1,000 - 9,999 lbs 9,923 18.2 3,577 4.0 1,162 5.0 291 6.5 1.7 5.9 0.7 19.9 0.6 16.9
10,000 - 49,999 lbs 18,336 33.5 30,082 33.6 9,226 39.8 275 8.3 2.1 12.9 3.0 16.0 2.6 25.4
50,000 - 99,999 lbs 7,165 13.1 32,025 35.8 3,433 14.8 108 15.0 2.1 18.0 4.9 22.6 1.8 25.0
More than 100,000 lbs 11,509 21.1 22,877 25.6 9,107 39.3 851 26.8 4.0 21.9 4.4 15.2 3.4 11.2

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 43,157 100 72,454 100 15,305 100 637 4.5 - 10.9 - 16.9 - 25.0
Less than 50 lbs 1,264 2.9 68 0.1 S S 908 18.8 0.5 32.3 - S S 29.6
50 - 99 lbs 539 1.2 52 0.1 7 - 141 9.5 0.1 17.2 - 31.0 - 20.7
100 - 499 lbs 2,494 5.8 435 0.6 95 0.6 212 12.4 0.7 11.7 0.1 13.7 0.2 30.2
500 - 749 lbs 1,265 2.9 208 0.3 46 0.3 222 27.0 0.9 13.6 0.1 18.3 0.1 21.2
750 - 999 lbs 1,126 2.6 190 0.3 45 0.3 231 37.0 0.8 9.0 0.1 21.0 - 30.8
1,000 - 9,999 lbs 9,686 22.4 3,562 4.9 1,141 7.5 288 5.9 1.7 6.0 0.9 20.4 1.0 17.1
10,000 - 49,999 lbs 17,994 41.7 29,984 41.4 9,054 59.2 272 8.8 2.3 12.9 4.0 16.3 1.7 25.7
50,000 - 99,999 lbs 7,044 16.3 31,886 44.0 3,283 21.5 104 15.5 2.1 18.1 4.9 24.3 2.2 24.7
More than 100,000 lbs 1,745 4.0 6,068 8.4 1,604 10.5 435 21.6 0.8 18.7 1.6 28.7 1.6 25.6

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 26,720 100 29,651 100 13,799 100 1,349 7.4 - 14.8 - 18.7 - 18.4
Less than 50 lbs 349 1.3 S S S S 1,524 32.3 0.4 S S S S 26.9
50 - 99 lbs 129 0.5 7 - 5 - 793 18.2 0.1 17.2 - 38.8 - 18.9
100 - 499 lbs 1,081 4.0 92 0.3 78 0.6 864 16.9 0.6 18.0 0.1 17.4 0.2 13.3
500 - 749 lbs 830 3.1 48 0.2 36 0.3 763 38.4 1.3 22.1 0.1 21.7 - 20.6
750 - 999 lbs S S 44 0.1 37 0.3 832 S S 19.6 - 25.9 0.1 14.7
1,000 - 9,999 lbs 4,983 18.6 1,073 3.6 961 7.0 883 10.7 2.1 16.2 0.6 24.9 1.0 9.6
10,000 - 49,999 lbs 13,274 49.7 10,521 35.5 8,446 61.2 781 11.5 2.8 13.5 4.4 17.3 2.4 7.4
50,000 - 99,999 lbs 4,353 16.3 14,968 50.5 2,720 19.7 182 10.3 1.9 20.7 4.6 30.0 2.5 14.1
More than 100,000 lbs 1,005 3.8 2,877 9.7 1,488 10.8 760 26.3 0.8 32.2 2.1 31.4 2.0 15.2

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 16,437 100 42,802 100 1,505 100 43 8.5 - 17.8 - 10.9 - 5.2
Less than 50 lbs 914 5.6 46 0.1 2 0.1 35 19.5 1.0 21.7 0.1 22.6 - 14.8
50 - 99 lbs 410 2.5 46 0.1 2 0.1 44 14.0 0.3 19.1 0.1 18.3 0.1 11.9
100 - 499 lbs 1,414 8.6 343 0.8 16 1.1 47 14.6 1.7 15.1 0.4 13.9 0.2 14.0
500 - 749 lbs 434 2.6 160 0.4 9 0.6 59 11.4 0.4 19.1 0.1 20.1 0.2 18.5
750 - 999 lbs 410 2.5 147 0.3 9 0.6 59 17.2 0.4 13.6 0.1 18.3 0.3 26.4
1,000 - 9,999 lbs 4,702 28.6 2,489 5.8 180 12.0 71 9.5 2.1 9.7 2.0 13.6 3.3 11.7
10,000 - 49,999 lbs 4,721 28.7 19,462 45.5 608 40.4 32 12.4 2.8 20.5 5.3 14.6 3.4 29.6
50,000 - 99,999 lbs 2,692 16.4 16,918 39.5 563 37.4 34 26.1 2.7 27.2 5.3 18.6 4.2 29.9
More than 100,000 lbs 740 4.5 3,191 7.5 116 7.7 51 32.8 1.7 29.4 3.0 31.0 1.7 37.1

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 4,048 100 6,817 100 5,645 100 1,204 20.8 - 9.5 - 7.6 - 8.7
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 2,211 S S S S S S 23.8
10,000 - 49,999 lbs S S 82 1.2 141 2.5 1,511 S S 31.2 1.0 43.4 1.6 20.3
50,000 - 99,999 lbs 120 3.0 139 2.0 150 2.6 972 41.6 1.2 32.8 0.6 31.2 1.1 35.1
More than 100,000 lbs 3,759 92.9 6,595 96.7 5,351 94.8 1,184 20.6 1.6 9.7 0.9 8.7 1.7 7.0

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 S S S S S S 1,303 S S S S S S 26.4
Less than 50 lbs S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
50 - 99 lbs - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
100 - 499 lbs S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
500 - 749 lbs S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
750 - 999 lbs S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
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 2,460 S S S S S S 10.0
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 164 S S S S S S 28.1

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 S S 3,881 100 S S 160 S S 45.0 - S S 27.0
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 - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
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 3,880 100.0 S S 166 S S 45.0 0.1 S S 27.7

Deep 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 S S S S 141 100 S S S S S 48.8 - S
Less than 50 lbs S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
50 - 99 lbs - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
100 - 499 lbs S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
500 - 749 lbs S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
750 - 999 lbs S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
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 2,460 S S S S S S 10.0
50,000 - 99,999 lbs - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
More than 100,000 lbs S S S S S S S S S S S S S S

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 1,244 100 24 100 40 100 2,296 26.0 - 27.7 - 40.9 - 10.9
Less than 50 lbs 625 50.2 S S S S 2,307 39.7 11.4 S S S S 10.7
50 - 99 lbs 88 7.1 S S S S 1,760 33.0 2.4 S S S S 14.7
100 - 499 lbs 169 13.6 4 18.0 9 22.1 2,155 37.4 3.4 45.4 6.6 44.1 6.6 8.3
500 - 749 lbs 41 3.3 1 2.7 S S 2,169 41.4 3.2 42.9 1.9 S S 12.1
750 - 999 lbs 82 6.6 S S 1 2.4 S 45.7 12.9 S S 34.1 10.3 S
1,000 - 9,999 lbs 114 9.1 3 12.5 3 6.5 1,020 32.8 12.7 33.2 15.5 29.3 18.4 15.6
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 - - - - - - - - - - - - - -

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 5,417 100 S S S S S 44.3 - S S S
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 - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
50,000 - 99,999 lbs - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
More than 100,000 lbs S S 5,417 100.0 S S S S S 44.3 - 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 14,675 100 14,401 100 9,581 100 1,787 19.4 - 40.9 - 33.7 - 12.6
Less than 50 lbs 4,992 34.0 S S S S 1,800 28.6 6.1 S S S S 12.7
50 - 99 lbs 1,656 11.3 35 0.2 51 0.5 1,457 22.3 2.7 19.7 0.3 24.1 0.4 10.8
100 - 499 lbs 1,499 10.2 45 0.3 47 0.5 1,216 41.1 3.8 20.8 0.5 24.9 0.7 15.3
500 - 749 lbs 42 0.3 S S 4 - S 33.2 0.1 S S 46.2 - S
750 - 999 lbs 8 0.1 S S S S S 44.7 0.1 S S S S S
1,000 - 9,999 lbs 584 4.0 56 0.4 128 1.3 2,261 34.4 1.4 38.3 0.3 40.0 0.7 5.3
10,000 - 49,999 lbs 356 2.4 218 1.5 450 4.7 2,033 22.8 0.7 28.0 0.6 31.3 2.7 9.9
50,000 - 99,999 lbs 305 2.1 157 1.1 179 1.9 1,062 39.1 2.1 34.3 1.2 39.3 2.5 34.2
More than 100,000 lbs S S 13,778 95.7 8,558 89.3 1,273 S S 42.7 2.9 37.6 5.0 10.1

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 8,168 100 189 100 260 100 1,787 22.5 - 30.1 - 42.6 - 12.7
Less than 50 lbs 4,992 61.1 S S S S 1,800 28.6 4.4 S S S S 12.7
50 - 99 lbs 1,653 20.2 35 18.6 51 19.5 1,452 22.4 3.6 19.8 3.2 24.6 4.4 11.2
100 - 499 lbs 1,486 18.2 44 23.2 45 17.2 1,192 41.6 3.9 21.7 4.3 27.3 4.9 16.8
500 - 749 lbs 34 0.4 S S 4 1.4 S 36.5 0.3 S S 43.8 1.3 S
750 - 999 lbs 3 - S S - 0.1 S 36.1 0.1 S S 47.8 0.6 S
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 1,737 100 2,266 100 3,583 100 1,881 18.3 - 21.0 - 26.1 - 5.9
Less than 50 lbs S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
50 - 99 lbs S S S S S S 2,255 S S S S S S 2.0
100 - 499 lbs S S - - S S 2,210 S S 46.6 0.1 S S 6.8
500 - 749 lbs S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
750 - 999 lbs - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
1,000 - 9,999 lbs 508 29.3 44 1.9 S S 2,244 37.7 9.6 48.6 0.8 S S 8.3
10,000 - 49,999 lbs 321 18.5 182 8.0 362 10.1 1,927 24.5 2.8 35.3 3.1 39.0 3.4 12.1
50,000 - 99,999 lbs S S 118 5.2 159 4.4 1,259 S S 33.6 2.9 40.9 3.7 36.0
More than 100,000 lbs 670 38.6 1,922 84.8 2,959 82.6 1,437 16.0 8.1 22.1 3.8 30.4 3.7 9.5

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 S S 6,809 100 S S 2,009 S S 41.5 - S S 11.3
Less than 50 lbs S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
50 - 99 lbs - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
100 - 499 lbs S S S S S S 1,951 S S S S S S 22.8
500 - 749 lbs S S S S S S 2,729 S S S S S S 6.3
750 - 999 lbs S S S S S S 2,583 S S S S S S 19.2
1,000 - 9,999 lbs S S 11 0.2 28 0.7 2,331 S S 37.0 18.9 40.8 18.9 7.6
10,000 - 49,999 lbs 35 1.0 37 0.5 S S 2,486 35.7 6.8 48.3 12.8 S S 23.2
50,000 - 99,999 lbs S S 40 0.6 20 0.5 S S S 39.4 15.5 46.1 8.7 S
More than 100,000 lbs S S 6,719 98.7 S S S S S 26.4 0.4 S S S

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 S S S S S S 353 S S S S S S 19.8
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 - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
50,000 - 99,999 lbs - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
More than 100,000 lbs S S S S S S 381 S S S S S S 1.9

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 S S 988 100 177 100 316 S S 33.7 - 30.5 - 32.2
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 - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
50,000 - 99,999 lbs - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
More than 100,000 lbs S S 988 100.0 177 100.0 316 S S 33.7 - 30.5 - 32.2

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 761 100 S S S S S 31.8 - S S S S S
Less than 50 lbs S S S S - 0.2 S S S S S 44.0 2.0 S
50 - 99 lbs S S S S - 0.2 S S S S S 48.1 0.5 S
100 - 499 lbs S S S S 1 0.4 S S S S S 47.6 0.8 S
500 - 749 lbs S S 2 0.1 S S 27 S S 44.7 0.3 S S 35.3
750 - 999 lbs S S 2 0.1 - - S S S 40.2 1.9 44.3 0.1 S
1,000 - 9,999 lbs 61 8.1 S S 7 4.0 S 25.0 5.3 S S 20.3 7.7 S
10,000 - 49,999 lbs 117 15.4 S S 49 26.7 S 39.2 12.7 S S 45.5 18.6 S
50,000 - 99,999 lbs 10 1.3 S S S S S 25.4 4.5 S S S S S
More than 100,000 lbs 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 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.