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 1 100 172 100 6 100 32 15.5 - 15.1 - 14.5 - 0.9
Single modes 1 100 172 100 6 100 32 15.5 - 15.1 - 14.5 - 0.9
Truck5 1 100 172 100 6 100 32 15.5 - 15.1 - 14.5 - 0.9
Private truck 1 100 172 100 6 100 32 15.5 - 15.1 - 14.5 - 0.9

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 10,023 100 10,535 100 3,209 100 739 23.5 - 18.6 - 18.2 - 14.3
Single modes 9,604 95.8 10,329 98.1 3,067 95.6 377 25.2 3.6 18.6 0.6 18.5 1.6 9.4
Truck5 5,051 50.4 8,671 82.3 2,239 69.8 372 11.7 9 18.9 3.1 18.7 5.6 9.6
For-hire truck 4,113 41 5,659 53.7 1,930 60.2 503 11.8 8.3 24.3 6 20 6.7 11
Private truck 938 9.4 3,011 28.6 308 9.6 82 24.1 2.1 26.3 5.3 33.5 4.9 49.1
Rail 648 6.5 1,634 15.5 817 25.5 512 25.2 1.8 33.3 2.8 31.8 4.7 12.5
Water S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
Shallow draft 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) 3,867 38.6 8 0.1 9 0.3 758 46.1 15.6 45.4 - 43.6 0.2 43.8
Multiple modes 407 4.1 184 1.8 138 4.3 1,133 25.5 3.7 39.1 0.6 42.4 1.6 7.1
Parcel, U.S.P.S. or courier 274 2.7 S S 4 0.1 1,134 34.9 3.6 S S 41.7 - 7.3
Truck and rail 91 0.9 151 1.4 126 3.9 1,077 30.7 0.5 34 0.8 40.8 2.2 17.7
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 12 0.1 S S S S S 40.7 0.2 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 887 100 1,017 100 448 100 593 13.9 - 29.2 - 27.9 - 13.6
Single modes 865 97.6 1,000 98.3 431 96.2 394 14.1 1.7 29.1 1 27.6 2.3 8.8
Truck5 800 90.2 892 87.7 381 85 392 12.4 3.2 27.2 4 25.5 4.9 9
For-hire truck 610 68.8 666 65.5 316 70.6 468 10.5 6.9 25.2 8.2 24.6 7.8 6.9
Private truck 190 21.4 226 22.2 65 14.5 222 28.2 4.2 39.9 4.8 41.7 3.6 20.2
Rail 65 7.4 108 10.6 50 11.2 496 24.9 4.4 34.8 4.8 20.8 4.1 17.9
Multiple modes S S S S S S 874 S S S S S S 31.6
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 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 96 100 376 100 141 100 162 19.6 - 12.4 - 33.4 - 42.7
Single modes 83 86.2 339 90 104 73.7 144 19.4 5.2 12 3.6 29.9 7.2 43.7
Truck5 61 63.2 279 74.1 43 30.6 114 22.3 10.6 15.6 8.2 24.9 15.1 43.9
For-hire truck 33 34.7 222 59 36 25.8 178 31.9 7.2 19.4 9.8 27.3 12.2 42.4
Private truck 27 28.5 57 15.1 7 4.8 S 26.2 11.7 23.5 9.7 24.2 10.9 S
Rail 22 23 60 15.9 61 43.1 1,014 26.9 6.7 25 6.8 24.6 4.6 3.8
Multiple modes 13 13.8 38 10 37 26.3 978 35.8 8.7 36.5 5.9 41.6 7.8 4.4
Truck and rail 13 13.8 38 10 37 26.3 978 35.8 8.7 36.5 5.9 41.6 7.8 4.4

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 1,571 100 2,046 100 726 100 509 33.5 - 36.1 - 34.5 - 31.5
Single modes 1,531 97.4 1,971 96.4 661 91.1 481 33.4 1 36.4 1.6 31.6 2.8 25.7
Truck5 1,284 81.7 1,453 71 445 61.3 484 33.6 4.5 33.7 5 23.3 8.8 26.4
For-hire truck 1,082 68.9 1,063 52 389 53.5 504 34.4 7.7 33.4 11.5 29 10.3 28
Private truck 202 12.9 390 19.1 S S S 32.1 8.3 26.7 16.3 S S S
Rail 247 15.7 519 25.3 S S 408 42.6 5.2 43 3.9 S S 27.3
Multiple modes 41 2.6 S S S S 1,293 49.1 1 S S S S 14.9
Parcel, U.S.P.S. or courier 3 0.2 - - - 0.1 1,304 33.3 3.1 46.2 1.6 42.6 3.6 2.3
Truck and rail 38 2.4 74 3.6 S S 1,237 37 1.1 49.8 3.5 S S 34

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 S S - 100 S S S S S 48.7 - 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
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

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 926 100 3,838 100 957 100 219 33.6 - 33 - 36.1 - 3.9
Single modes 923 99.6 3,821 99.5 954 99.7 220 33.6 0.3 33 0.3 36 0.2 4
Truck5 779 84.1 3,158 82.3 686 71.7 208 33.6 8.3 35 10 38.7 13.4 5.7
For-hire truck 567 61.2 2,362 61.5 550 57.5 227 43.1 13.4 47.7 14.9 49.8 16.3 1.4
Private truck 212 22.9 796 20.7 136 14.3 S 37.7 8.6 46.5 9.9 43.8 6.7 S
Rail S S S S S S 514 S S S S S S 16.4
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 1,773 100 1,101 100 609 100 755 33.7 - 34.4 - 34.3 - 7.4
Single modes 1,702 96 1,071 97.2 596 97.9 710 34.4 3.2 35.2 3.1 35 3.8 7.6
Truck5 1,505 84.9 906 82.3 471 77.3 717 32.9 3.3 36.1 4.7 32.5 5.4 7.4
For-hire truck 1,334 75.2 731 66.4 450 73.9 751 31.4 4.9 31.6 7.6 33.2 6.9 6.6
Private truck S S S S 21 3.4 279 S S S S 31.6 5 17.3
Rail 159 9 148 13.5 124 20.3 604 48.1 4.2 15.5 6.1 32.4 6.2 16.9
Water 39 2.2 S S S S S 29.3 3.2 S S S S S
Shallow draft 34 1.9 S S S S 4 45.8 3.3 S S S S 17.2
Deep draft S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
Multiple modes 69 3.9 30 2.7 12 2 967 48.7 3.6 37.4 3.5 36 4.2 10.6
Parcel, U.S.P.S. or courier 9 0.5 - - - 0.1 990 39.3 2.4 23.4 0.2 26.2 0.3 12.7
Truck and rail 24 1.4 24 2.2 9 1.4 355 24.9 7.5 27.1 8.6 29.6 10.3 -
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 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 231 100 2,085 100 257 100 104 21.1 - 25.3 - 39.6 - 31.2
Single modes 222 96.1 2,062 98.9 253 98.2 S 20.2 1.5 25.3 0.7 40.2 1.2 S
Truck5 211 91.3 1,925 92.3 154 59.8 S 21.1 4 24.7 3.6 40 14.4 S
For-hire truck 118 51.3 561 26.9 132 51.3 230 36.3 9.6 34.7 10 44.1 10.6 29.9
Private truck 92 40 1,364 65.4 22 8.5 S 28 8.9 35.3 9.2 20.4 9.2 S
Rail 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
Shallow draft S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
Multiple modes S S S S S S 987 S S S S S S 47.7
Parcel, U.S.P.S. or courier S S - - S S S S S 12.4 - S S S
Truck and water S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
Other and unknown modes - 0.1 2 0.1 S S 90 46.3 0.5 45.9 0.4 S S 48.5

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 63 100 8 100 7 100 S 32 - 35.9 - 42.7 - S
Single modes 57 90.1 8 94.8 6 95.7 S 32 4.6 36.2 5.8 43.7 12.9 S
Truck5 57 90.1 8 94.8 6 95.7 S 32 4.6 36.1 5.8 43.7 12.9 S
For-hire truck 32 50 5 57.7 5 80.3 604 36.5 12.2 37.3 11 40 5.1 41.2
Private truck 25 40.1 3 37.1 S S S 37.9 13.2 34.5 8.4 S S S
Air (incl truck and air) S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
Multiple modes 1 1.1 S S - 0.2 893 29.4 4.7 S S 47.3 18.1 20.7
Parcel, U.S.P.S. or courier 1 1.1 S S - 0.2 893 29.4 4.7 S S 47.3 18.1 20.7
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 234 100 S S S S 761 43.5 - S S S S 24.5
Single modes 223 95.1 S S S S 755 43.7 2.1 S S S S 24.8
Truck5 223 95.1 S S S S 755 43.7 2.1 S S S S 24.8
For-hire truck 211 90.1 S S S S 862 43.9 5 S S S S 17.7
Private truck S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
Multiple modes 11 4.9 S S S S 772 21.9 5.5 S S S S 22.9
Parcel, U.S.P.S. or courier 11 4.9 S S S S 772 21.9 5.5 S S S S 22.9

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 7 100 1 100 S S 950 24.5 - 20.6 - S S 8.4
Single modes 7 96.4 1 98.3 S S 948 26.4 2 21.4 0.7 S S 5.4
Truck5 7 96.4 1 98.3 S S 948 26.4 2 21.4 0.7 S S 5.4
For-hire truck 7 96.4 1 98.3 S S 948 26.4 2 21.4 0.7 S S 5.4
Multiple modes - 3.6 - 1.7 - 1.9 959 35.3 2 30.2 0.7 34.3 0.8 17.1
Parcel, U.S.P.S. or courier - 3.6 - 1.7 - 1.9 959 35.3 2 30.2 0.7 34.3 0.8 17.1

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 3,990 100 28 100 31 100 1,027 49.6 - 37.4 - 40.8 - 5.6
Single modes 3,976 99.6 28 99.9 31 99.9 877 49.6 0.8 37.5 2.2 40.8 3.9 13.2
Truck5 S S S S S S 937 S S S S S S 11.1
For-hire truck S S S S S S 937 S S S S S S 11.1
Air (incl truck and air) 3,865 96.9 S S S S S 23.4 1.8 S S S S S
Multiple modes 15 0.4 - 0.1 - 0.1 1,108 42.6 1.4 39.7 4.1 41.8 7.3 4.5
Parcel, U.S.P.S. or courier 15 0.4 - 0.1 - 0.1 1,108 42.6 1.4 39.7 4.1 41.8 7.3 4.5
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 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 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 227 100 S S S S 1,116 29.3 - S S S S 13.4
Single modes 7 3 S S S S S 5.5 19 S S S S S
Truck5 7 3 S S S S S 5.5 19 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 219 96.7 S S S S 1,187 31 6.1 S S S S 13.5
Parcel, U.S.P.S. or courier 219 96.7 S S S S 1,187 31 6.1 S S S S 13.5
Other and unknown modes 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 6,221 100 6,205 100 798 100 178 22.1 - 33 - 29 - 23.4
Single modes 5,368 86.3 6,095 98.2 777 97.3 110 22.1 4.2 33 1.2 29.1 1.3 32.2
Truck5 5,354 86.1 6,065 97.7 758 95 106 22.2 4.1 33.2 1.4 29.3 2 32.8
For-hire truck 3,236 52 4,701 75.8 591 74 274 36.7 8.8 43.4 14.6 35.9 8.4 27.1
Private truck 2,119 34.1 1,364 22 167 21 87 25.8 9 22.5 14.2 22.9 7.8 42.2
Rail S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
Air (incl truck and air) 11 0.2 - - - - 1,458 18 3.1 17.9 - 13 0.4 1.5
Multiple modes 703 11.3 28 0.5 14 1.7 446 42 3.9 47.3 0.4 45.9 1.2 31.6
Parcel, U.S.P.S. or courier 702 11.3 24 0.4 11 1.4 446 42 3.9 38.7 0.3 39.1 1.1 31.6
Truck and rail S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
Other and unknown modes 150 2.4 S S S S 36 38.9 0.5 S S S S 42.3

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 3,253 100 2,206 100 468 100 199 24.4 - 28 - 27.4 - 22.2
Single modes 2,468 75.9 2,142 97.1 449 95.9 126 25.2 6.3 28.7 2 27.7 2.4 32.8
Truck5 2,454 75.4 2,112 95.7 430 91.9 121 25.2 6.1 28.5 2 26.1 2.8 33.4
For-hire truck 781 24 1,166 52.9 294 62.9 384 16.9 4.2 47.8 11.1 33.8 10.7 18.8
Private truck 1,673 51.4 946 42.9 136 29 102 33.3 5.9 28.2 10.4 28.9 10.1 37.5
Rail S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
Air (incl truck and air) 11 0.3 - - - - 1,458 18 3.7 17.9 - 13 0.4 1.5
Multiple modes 670 20.6 27 1.2 S S 434 43.4 5.7 49.1 0.4 S S 28.9
Parcel, U.S.P.S. or courier 669 20.6 22 1 10 2.2 434 43.4 5.7 40.8 0.4 44.8 1.4 28.9
Truck and rail S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
Other and unknown modes 114 3.5 38 1.7 S S 36 31 0.9 44.7 2.1 S S 42.1

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 1,217 100 179 100 S S S 41.8 - 40.1 - S S S
Single modes 775 63.7 144 80.3 46 78.8 S 42.7 14.5 33.1 6 48.8 9.2 S
Truck5 775 63.7 144 80.3 46 78.8 S 42.7 14.5 33.1 6 48.8 9.2 S
For-hire truck S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
Private truck S S 127 70.8 S S S S S 18 7 S S S
Multiple modes S S S S S S 356 S S S S S S 41.8
Parcel, U.S.P.S. or courier S S S S S S 356 S S S S S S 41.8
Other and unknown modes S S S S S S S S S S S S S S

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 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
Multiple modes S S S S S S 247 S S S S S S 46.7
Parcel, U.S.P.S. or courier S S S S S S 247 S S S S S S 46.7
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 417 100 753 100 221 100 167 27.8 - 32.2 - 38.5 - 21.6
Single modes 416 99.8 753 100 220 100 166 27.9 0.3 32.2 - 38.5 - 21.5
Truck5 416 99.8 753 100 220 100 166 27.9 0.3 32.2 - 38.5 - 21.5
For-hire truck 267 64 568 75.4 213 96.4 353 28.3 11.1 28 7.4 29.9 1.1 13
Private truck 149 35.8 185 24.6 S S 38 36.5 16 33 18.2 S S 39.9
Multiple modes S S S S S S 357 S S S S S S 15.9
Parcel, U.S.P.S. or courier S S S S S S 357 S S S S S S 15.9
Other and unknown modes S S S S S S S S S S S S S S

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 58 100 - 100 S S 1,090 45.5 - 23.9 - S S 27.9
Single modes S S - 56.9 S S 1,328 S S 9.9 17 S S 36.1
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 1,468 S S S S S S 2.2
Multiple modes S S S S S S 1,005 S S S S S S 29
Parcel, U.S.P.S. or courier S S S S S S 1,005 S S S S S S 29

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 634 100 514 100 106 100 140 27.2 - 23.2 - 35 - 14.3
Single modes 634 100 514 100 106 100 140 27.2 - 23.2 - 35 - 14.3
Truck5 634 100 514 100 106 100 140 27.2 - 23.2 - 35 - 14.3
For-hire truck S S S S S S 319 S S S S S S 3.6
Private truck 547 86.2 457 88.9 85 79.7 134 26.7 7.2 23.8 6.4 29.1 8 14.5

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 177 100 11 100 - 100 42 38.3 - 34.7 - 36.5 - 16.4
Single modes 126 71.3 8 72.5 - 72.4 30 40.1 10.1 35 9.2 39.5 8.7 13.9
Truck5 126 71.3 8 72.5 - 72.4 30 40.1 10.1 35 9.2 39.5 8.7 13.9
Private truck 126 71.3 8 72.5 - 72.4 30 40.1 10.1 35 9.2 39.5 8.7 13.9
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 39 S S S S S S 30.9

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 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
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 325 100 32 100 S S 291 34.5 - 37.8 - S S 21.1
Single modes 268 82.6 29 89.5 S S 42 43.6 10.5 43.8 9.7 S S 43.9
Truck5 268 82.5 29 89.5 S S 41 43.6 10.5 43.8 9.7 S S 46
For-hire truck S S S S S S 201 S S S S S S 10.4
Private truck S S S S - 4.7 33 S S S S 45.2 4.9 19.1
Air (incl truck and air) S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
Multiple modes 35 10.7 S S S S 334 34.9 13.8 S S S S 25.4
Parcel, U.S.P.S. or courier 35 10.7 S S S S 334 34.9 13.8 S S S S 25.4
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 S S S S S S 872 S S S S S S 48.7
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 61 S S S S S S 22.7
Rail S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
Multiple modes S S S S S S 1,486 S S S S S S 49
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 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 2,968 100 3,999 100 S S 106 40.4 - 46.7 - S S 46.2
Single modes 2,900 97.7 3,953 98.9 S S 72 40.8 3.4 46.6 0.9 S S 39.6
Truck5 2,900 97.7 3,953 98.9 S S 72 40.8 3.4 46.6 0.9 S S 39.6
For-hire truck 2,455 82.7 S S S S S 44.1 16.7 S S S S S
Private truck 446 15 S S S S 46 24.7 17.7 S S S S 31.2
Multiple modes 33 1.1 2 - 1 0.3 619 40.2 7.2 36.5 1.3 49.5 6.8 32.7
Parcel, U.S.P.S. or courier 33 1.1 2 - 1 0.3 619 40.2 7.2 36.5 1.3 49.5 6.8 32.7
Other and unknown modes S S S S S S 22 S S S S S S 9.2

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 203 100 38 100 S S S 31.8 - 30.5 - S S S
Single modes 177 86.9 37 96.4 S S S 30.7 8.1 32.1 2.9 S S S
Truck5 177 86.9 37 96.4 S S S 30.7 8.1 32.1 2.9 S S S
For-hire truck S S S S S S 918 S S S S S S 15.2
Private truck S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
Multiple modes S S S S S S 555 S S S S S S 35.1
Parcel, U.S.P.S. or courier S S S S S S 555 S S S S S S 35.1
Other and unknown modes S S S S S S S S S S S S S S

NAICS2 4242, Drugs and druggists' sundries 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
For-hire 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 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 S S S S S S 28 S S S S S S 48.6
Single modes S S S S S S 28 S S S S S S 48.6
Truck5 S S S S S S 28 S S S S S S 48.6
Private truck S S S S S S 28 S S S S S S 48.6

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 106 100 224 100 S S 126 37 - 47.5 - S S 3.8
Single modes 106 100 224 100 S S 126 37 - 47.5 - S S 3.8
Truck5 106 100 224 100 S S 126 37 - 47.5 - S S 3.8
Private truck 106 100 224 100 S S 126 37 - 47.5 - S S 3.8

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 2,384 100 3,566 100 287 100 92 10 - 4.1 - 30.2 - 28.9
Single modes 2,349 98.5 3,523 98.8 286 99.6 92 8.9 1.3 3.3 1.2 30 0.2 29.5
Truck5 2,349 98.5 3,523 98.8 286 99.6 92 8.9 1.3 3.3 1.2 30 0.2 29.5
For-hire truck 2,349 98.5 3,523 98.8 286 99.6 92 8.9 1.3 3.3 1.2 30 0.2 29.5
Other and unknown modes 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 192 100 113 100 5 100 54 17.9 - 33.7 - 40.1 - 6.8
Single modes 192 100 113 100 5 100 54 17.9 - 33.7 - 40.1 - 6.8
Truck5 192 100 113 100 5 100 54 17.9 - 33.7 - 40.1 - 6.8
Private truck 192 100 113 100 5 100 54 17.9 - 33.7 - 40.1 - 6.8

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 1 100 - 100 - 100 8 7.8 - 6.3 - 7.2 - 5
Single modes 1 100 - 100 - 100 8 7.8 - 6.3 - 7.2 - 5
Truck5 1 100 - 100 - 100 8 7.8 - 6.3 - 7.2 - 5
Private truck 1 100 - 100 - 100 8 7.8 - 6.3 - 7.2 - 5

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
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 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 S S S S S S 15 S S S S S S 35.5
Single modes S S S S S S 15 S S S S S S 35.5
Truck5 S S S S S S 15 S S S S S S 35.5
Private truck S S S S S S 15 S S S S S S 35.5

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 375 S S S S S S 40.2
Single modes S S S S S S 323 S S S S S S 42.7
Truck5 S S S S S S 323 S S S S S S 42.7
For-hire truck S S S S S S 323 S S S S S S 44.6
Private truck 1 - 1 0.1 S S 35 43.8 0.3 44.7 2.8 S S 27.7
Multiple modes 2 0.1 - - - - 899 36.2 1.9 35.3 0.9 32.6 1.1 10.5
Parcel, U.S.P.S. or courier 2 0.1 - - - - 899 36.2 1.9 35.3 0.9 32.6 1.1 10.5
Other and unknown modes 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 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 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 20 100 252 100 21 100 S 31.8 - 32.5 - 34.6 - S
Single modes 19 97.7 244 96.8 21 98.8 85 25.5 1.5 26.5 1.8 29.3 1.2 18.8
Truck5 16 78.8 194 77 21 97.9 89 26.6 5.3 27.5 5.7 29.4 1.3 18.9
For-hire truck 14 69.2 189 75.1 20 96.6 108 16 3 11.2 2.3 15.3 1.2 8.3
Private truck S S S S S S 19 S S S S S S 13.2
Pipeline6 4 18.9 50 19.8 S S S 15 2.3 7.5 2.2 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 - 2.1 8 3.2 S S 32 25.6 3.8 29.1 4.1 S S 49.3

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.