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 164,820 100 175,439 100 24,207 100 780 7 - 7.1 - 12.7 - 5.7
Single modes 133,824 81.2 169,571 96.7 21,717 89.7 420 6.6 1.9 6.5 0.9 12 2.6 19.8
Truck3 123,371 74.9 159,157 90.7 19,702 81.4 326 7.4 1.9 7.9 3 12.6 4.4 19.8
For-hire truck 59,880 36.3 61,391 35 14,339 59.2 998 12.5 3 15.4 4 14.7 3.2 16.7
Private truck 63,490 38.5 97,767 55.7 5,363 22.2 50 8.2 2.3 8 4.5 11.2 2.8 3.1
Rail 1,811 1.1 10,156 5.8 1,867 7.7 465 40.9 0.7 38.6 3.1 30.5 2.6 25.7
Air (incl truck and air) 8,545 5.2 112 0.1 116 0.5 1,401 22.8 1.4 38.5 - 32.2 0.2 3.4
Pipeline4 S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
Multiple modes 27,542 16.7 2,600 1.5 2,126 8.8 1,352 13 1.5 50 0.6 31.7 2.5 4.2
Parcel, U.S.P.S. or courier 26,913 16.3 317 0.2 365 1.5 1,351 13.1 1.4 12.1 - 13.3 0.2 4.2
Truck and rail 489 0.3 S S 1,614 6.7 1,202 47.7 0.2 S S 36.4 2.9 20.4
Truck and water S S S S S S 3,698 S S S S S S 14.5
Other and unknown modes 3,454 2.1 3,267 1.9 364 1.5 287 29.2 0.6 36.2 0.6 36.7 0.4 39.4

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.