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 101,915 100 137,545 100 40,027 100 368 5.3 - 10.7 - 4 - 6.9
Single modes 89,938 88.2 127,792 92.9 32,891 82.2 187 4.6 1.1 11.7 1.2 4.4 2.7 9.4
Truck3 84,263 82.7 109,656 79.7 23,067 57.6 179 5.4 0.8 12.1 2.6 6.4 2.7 10.1
For-hire truck 54,653 53.6 53,196 38.7 19,125 47.8 599 5.2 1.6 13.1 4.2 6.6 2.1 3.9
Private truck 29,609 29.1 56,460 41 3,941 9.8 53 8.2 1.5 23 4 14.3 1.5 10.9
Rail 3,827 3.8 14,557 10.6 8,011 20 663 14.3 0.6 23.5 2 17.6 3.5 12.2
Water 771 0.8 3,439 2.5 1,804 4.5 531 29.7 0.3 29.5 1 28 1.5 11
Shallow draft 771 0.8 3,439 2.5 1,804 4.5 531 29.7 0.3 29.5 1 28 1.5 11
Air (incl truck and air) 1,000 1 5 - 7 - 986 49.1 0.6 21.7 - 33.6 - 14
Pipeline4 S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
Multiple modes 9,894 9.7 8,136 5.9 6,684 16.7 852 13.4 0.9 16.1 1.2 17.2 2.7 3.6
Parcel, U.S.P.S. or courier 5,300 5.2 143 0.1 121 0.3 850 22.8 0.9 21.1 - 21.6 0.1 3.5
Truck and rail 3,905 3.8 7,107 5.2 5,877 14.7 935 18.4 0.6 16.9 1.1 18.8 2.5 13.1
Truck and water 516 0.5 650 0.5 476 1.2 2,100 28.5 0.2 29.6 0.2 26.8 0.4 43.7
Other multiple modes 174 0.2 236 0.2 210 0.5 919 29.4 0.2 34.3 0.2 32.7 0.5 2.4
Other and unknown modes 2,083 2 1,617 1.2 452 1.1 S 32.2 0.5 42.6 0.6 21.3 0.3 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 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.