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 1,341,220 100 900,817 100 180,976 100 975 1.3 - 6.8 - 3.6 - 3.2
Single modes 1,017,796 75.9 848,278 94.2 152,625 84.3 408 1.5 0.8 6.9 1.1 4 1.2 9.5
Truck3 893,972 66.7 738,550 82 131,440 72.6 361 1.4 0.9 7.5 1.9 3.9 2.2 11.2
For-hire truck 501,681 37.4 308,940 34.3 106,747 59 962 2.9 1.1 5 2.4 4 2.5 9.1
Private truck 392,291 29.2 429,610 47.7 24,693 13.6 47 3 0.8 12.2 2.6 11.9 1.2 6.1
Rail 15,202 1.1 22,101 2.5 16,641 9.2 832 35 0.4 21.1 0.5 23.6 1.8 18.5
Water 2,787 0.2 S S 673 0.4 1,882 11.3 - S S 14.2 0.1 12.6
Shallow draft 2,574 0.2 S S 475 0.3 S 11 - S S 19.6 0.1 S
Deep draft 214 - S S 198 0.1 2,331 45.3 - S S 14.6 - 8
Air (incl truck and air) 48,014 3.6 906 0.1 1,543 0.9 1,801 11.4 0.4 9.2 - 9.8 0.1 3.1
Pipeline4 57,820 4.3 80,403 8.9 S S S 16.3 0.7 15.9 1.3 S S S
Multiple modes 294,387 21.9 27,161 3 23,132 12.8 1,447 4.1 0.7 34.4 1.1 7 0.7 2.2
Parcel, U.S.P.S. or courier 268,455 20 5,213 0.6 6,030 3.3 1,447 4.3 0.8 5.9 0.1 6.3 0.2 2.2
Truck and rail 13,039 1 8,854 1 12,179 6.7 1,284 16.2 0.2 24.9 0.3 15 0.9 18.1
Truck and water S S S S 4,605 2.5 1,726 S S S S 23 0.6 16.1
Rail and water S S S S 133 0.1 1,458 S S S S 30.6 0.1 41.5
Other multiple modes S S S S 185 0.1 S S S S S 43.5 0.1 S
Other and unknown modes 29,037 2.2 25,378 2.8 5,219 2.9 106 9.9 0.2 31.7 0.7 28.1 0.7 17.2

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.