Table 1a. Shipment Characteristics by Mode of Transportation for State of Origin: 2007

Table 1a. Shipment Characteristics by Mode of Transportation for State of Origin: 2007

Estimates are based on data from the 2007 Commodity Flow Survey. Because of rounding, estimates may not be additive.

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Mode of transportation Value Tons Ton-miles1 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
CV2 Standard
Error of %
CV Standard
Error of %
CV Standard
Error of %
All modes 182,785 100 268,926 100 58,222 100 396 9.1 - 9.8 - 11.2 - 11.5
Single modes 152,202 83.3 257,077 95.6 51,295 88.1 168 8.8 2.7 10.2 0.7 9.8 1.3 4.8
Truck3 138,230 75.6 216,993 80.7 30,088 51.7 155 9 2.5 10.8 1.7 6 2.6 5.3
For-hire truck 84,748 46.4 109,346 40.7 22,018 37.8 417 11.9 2.2 14.5 3.7 6.4 1.3 6.4
Private truck 53,483 29.3 107,646 40 8,070 13.9 71 6.9 1.8 15.3 3.9 12.1 1.9 6.5
Rail 12,388 6.8 37,916 14.1 20,504 35.2 700 14.2 0.8 11.3 1.3 15.3 1.7 12.3
Water 710 0.4 S S S S 476 49.2 0.3 S S S S 46.4
Shallow draft S S S S S S 821 S S S S S S 21.8
Deep draft S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
Air (incl truck and air) 849 0.5 22 - 32 0.1 863 30.9 0.2 24.6 - 33.5 - 15.9
Pipeline4 S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
Multiple modes 27,897 15.3 7,465 2.8 6,381 11 650 23.9 2.8 18.1 0.5 27.6 1.5 7.4
Parcel, U.S.P.S. or courier 17,856 9.8 536 0.2 256 0.4 648 38.6 3.1 33.5 - 21.1 0.1 7.6
Truck and rail 8,143 4.5 4,274 1.6 3,998 6.9 893 41.2 1.5 15.5 0.2 25.5 1 13.3
Truck and water 1,286 0.7 S S 1,439 2.5 1,584 39.6 0.3 S S 48.7 0.7 40.9
Rail and water 35 - S S 85 0.1 S 26.8 - S S 38.6 0.3 S
Other multiple modes 577 0.3 S S S S 437 48.3 0.3 S S S S 45.4
Other and unknown modes 2,687 1.5 4,384 1.6 547 0.9 76 12.4 0.2 22.5 0.5 23.5 0.2 33.1

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 Ton-miles estimates are based on estimated distances traveled along a modeled transportation network.
2 Coefficient of Variation.
3 "Truck" as a single mode includes shipments that were made by only private truck, only for-hire truck, or a combination of private truck and for-hire truck.
4 Estimates for pipeline exclude shipments of crude petroleum.

NOTES: Rows are not shown if all cells for that particular row have no values. For example, specific state by mode rows are not shown in this table because there are no data for those rows. 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/.

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.