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 18,184 100 28,743 100 12,633 100 176 15.9 - 16.4 - 15.9 - 24.7
Single modes 16,124 88.7 27,070 94.2 10,299 81.5 133 18.1 2.3 17.6 1.7 17.3 6.6 24.8
Truck3 8,032 44.2 15,139 52.7 665 5.3 64 11 3.4 16.9 6.1 13.2 1.3 13.4
For-hire truck 2,333 12.8 3,663 12.7 326 2.6 239 14.7 1.6 35.5 3.7 20.1 0.8 17.9
Private truck 5,699 31.3 11,476 39.9 339 2.7 34 10.8 2.5 17.3 6.2 10.7 0.6 16.6
Rail S S 5,214 18.1 S S 329 S S 42.9 9.6 S S 30.3
Water 2,896 15.9 3,333 11.6 7,589 60.1 891 21.6 2.7 29.4 2.9 18.9 7.4 20.6
Shallow draft S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
Deep draft 2,885 15.9 3,330 11.6 7,589 60.1 896 21.8 2.7 29.5 2.9 18.9 7.4 20.1
Air (incl truck and air) 1,241 6.8 S S S S 1,309 31.7 2.1 S S S S 20
Pipeline4 2,091 11.5 2,997 10.4 S S S 37.9 3.6 40.6 2.9 S S S
Multiple modes 1,050 5.8 688 2.4 S S 615 18 1.8 36.7 0.7 S S 20.3
Parcel, U.S.P.S. or courier 495 2.7 12 - 6 - 554 48.4 2 19.9 - 28.6 - 19.3
Truck and rail S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
Truck and water 488 2.7 509 1.8 S S 1,716 29 0.8 42.3 0.7 S S 22.7
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 1,501 S S S S S S 33.5
Other and unknown modes 1,011 5.6 985 3.4 313 2.5 212 28.3 1.8 37.2 1.8 47 1.7 22.5

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.