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 125,093 100 153,635 100 76,804 100 496 4.8 - 14.4 - 19.6 - 3.6
Single modes 96,465 77.1 148,350 96.6 72,224 94 223 6.7 2 14.3 0.5 19.7 1.5 10.8
Truck3 85,521 68.4 96,570 62.9 16,219 21.1 204 5.7 1.7 9 4.8 9.9 9.3 10.8
For-hire truck 40,254 32.2 43,069 28 12,013 15.6 554 7.9 1.9 10.4 3.2 10.7 6.7 6.7
Private truck 45,267 36.2 53,500 34.8 4,205 5.5 123 7.7 1.8 12 3.3 13.2 2.7 18.8
Rail 3,472 2.8 50,375 32.8 55,964 72.9 1,118 15.7 0.5 29.6 4.8 25.8 9.2 13.4
Air (incl truck and air) 6,469 5.2 21 - 27 - 1,129 30.7 1.2 21.4 - 21.3 - 5.7
Pipeline4 1,003 0.8 1,385 0.9 S S S 13 2.8 11.9 4.4 S S S
Multiple modes 26,222 21 3,678 2.4 4,348 5.7 898 8.2 2 33.7 0.4 35.6 1.5 2.8
Parcel, U.S.P.S. or courier 23,635 18.9 459 0.3 331 0.4 897 9.5 1.9 12.8 - 8.4 0.2 2.8
Truck and rail 2,333 1.9 2,806 1.8 S S 1,143 38.1 0.8 42.8 0.4 S S 11.9
Truck and water S S S S S S 5,824 S S S S S S 20.1
Rail and water 16 - S S S S 1,925 2.3 0.1 S S S S 27.7
Other multiple modes S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
Other and unknown modes 2,406 1.9 1,607 1 231 0.3 38 11.5 0.2 33.5 0.4 18.1 0.1 17.9

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.