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 142,787 100 79,117 100 11,702 100 641 7.7 - 7 - 9.9 - 10.6
Single modes 115,546 80.9 76,823 97.1 10,579 90.4 223 8.2 1.1 7 0.5 10.2 1.9 16.9
Truck3 103,878 72.8 75,753 95.7 9,937 84.9 194 7.9 2.6 7.1 0.8 10 2.1 19.6
For-hire truck 45,002 31.5 21,237 26.8 7,092 60.6 762 7.6 2.6 12.5 2.9 9.4 2.8 10.8
Private truck 58,876 41.2 54,516 68.9 2,845 24.3 46 13.6 3.2 8.5 3 18 2.8 7.2
Rail 600 0.4 990 1.3 501 4.3 S 35.4 0.3 44.5 0.6 38.4 2.2 S
Air (incl truck and air) 11,067 7.8 S S S S 1,398 45.4 2.7 S S S S 9.2
Multiple modes 25,678 18 1,043 1.3 1,006 8.6 980 8.8 1.1 23.8 0.3 28.4 2 6.7
Parcel, U.S.P.S. or courier 24,963 17.5 537 0.7 383 3.3 980 9.5 1.2 20.3 0.1 20.3 0.6 6.7
Truck and rail 341 0.2 S S 610 5.2 1,486 45.2 0.1 S S 45.4 2.4 20.7
Truck and water 373 0.3 26 - 13 0.1 1,732 40.5 0.1 25.6 - 40.4 0.1 27.5
Other multiple modes S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
Other and unknown modes 1,563 1.1 1,251 1.6 117 1 S 13.5 0.1 30.2 0.4 23.5 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.