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 399,941 100 540,450 100 73,811 100 500 3.7 - 7.9 - 5.7 - 5.9
Single modes 318,458 79.6 512,329 94.8 56,970 77.2 138 4.5 1.9 8.1 0.6 6.6 3.9 5.6
Truck3 306,131 76.5 487,983 90.3 48,420 65.6 117 4.5 2 7.9 0.7 7 3.9 5.7
For-hire truck 138,241 34.6 203,179 37.6 35,673 48.3 407 6.2 1.9 10.1 2.9 8.4 3.2 15.3
Private truck 167,890 42 284,805 52.7 12,747 17.3 45 7.6 2.5 10.7 2.8 7.8 1.9 6.1
Rail 4,870 1.2 23,910 4.4 8,346 11.3 689 15.9 0.2 25.9 0.8 14.2 1.5 10.4
Water 186 - 151 - S S S 19.8 - 31.1 - S S S
Shallow draft 19 - 7 - - - S 9.5 - 9.9 - 20.9 - S
Deep draft 167 - 144 - S S S 20.2 - 34.4 - S S S
Air (incl truck and air) 7,249 1.8 119 - 121 0.2 1,327 16.3 0.3 24.7 - 29 0.1 6.3
Pipeline4 S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
Multiple modes 70,344 17.6 21,326 3.9 16,202 22 1,037 10.4 1.7 15.9 0.7 21.7 4 3.6
Parcel, U.S.P.S. or courier 63,066 15.8 955 0.2 765 1 1,038 11.8 1.7 12.2 - 14.1 0.2 3.5
Truck and rail 5,150 1.3 16,588 3.1 12,661 17.2 652 21.7 0.3 18.8 0.6 27.9 4.1 16.3
Truck and water 1,976 0.5 2,963 0.5 2,298 3.1 828 18.7 0.1 42.7 0.3 38.6 1.2 44.8
Rail and water S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
Other multiple modes 137 - S S S S S 41.1 0.1 S S S S S
Other and unknown modes 11,138 2.8 6,796 1.3 640 0.9 69 16.6 0.5 33.9 0.3 38.7 0.3 18.2

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.