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 34,757 100 25,679 100 4,422 100 281 15.2 - 18.3 - 18.9 - 24.5
Single modes 29,235 84.1 23,453 91.3 3,688 83.4 126 18.1 3.3 18.8 2.9 19.8 5.1 15.4
Truck3 23,000 66.2 17,283 67.3 2,331 52.7 82 21 6.8 20.5 7.9 12.5 9.4 19
For-hire truck 16,642 47.9 7,771 30.3 1,916 43.3 243 30.1 7 39.7 6.2 14.4 8.7 38.8
Private truck 6,358 18.3 9,512 37 415 9.4 31 13.6 4.8 11.3 4.9 18.2 1.4 17.8
Rail S S 501 2 468 10.6 1,983 S S 27 1.8 48.2 6.6 21.7
Water S S S S S S 519 S S S S S S 43.5
Shallow draft S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
Deep draft 845 2.4 1,269 4.9 S S 667 10.2 9.9 10.4 10.1 S S 18.4
Air (incl truck and air) 1,014 2.9 3 - 4 0.1 1,295 29 0.7 27 - 32.7 - 8.5
Pipeline4 2,727 7.8 4,395 17.1 S S S 44.6 3.5 45.4 5.5 S S S
Multiple modes 5,031 14.5 2,118 8.2 681 15.4 366 16.3 3.1 45.8 2.9 35 5.1 27.5
Parcel, U.S.P.S. or courier 3,218 9.3 129 0.5 75 1.7 365 22.5 2.3 29.6 0.1 46.3 1.1 27.4
Truck and rail 391 1.1 192 0.7 S S 1,817 45.2 0.6 45.8 0.4 S S 23.6
Truck and water S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
Rail and water S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
Other multiple modes S S 1,478 5.8 S S 172 S S 48 9.2 S S 15.6
Other and unknown modes 491 1.4 S S 53 1.2 S 44.8 0.5 S S 46.8 0.8 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.