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 377,718 100 372,777 100 70,173 100 448 4.9 - 11.1 - 4.4 - 8.5
Single modes 331,477 87.8 360,975 96.8 64,624 92.1 231 5.2 0.7 11.2 0.4 4.5 0.8 11.9
Truck3 317,143 84 337,979 90.7 54,402 77.5 209 5.7 0.9 11.8 1.5 5.6 2.4 10.8
For-hire truck 190,646 50.5 152,060 40.8 40,064 57.1 489 7 2 13.4 4.1 6 3.4 6.8
Private truck 126,498 33.5 185,918 49.9 14,338 20.4 64 9.4 1.9 18.9 4.6 17.2 2.3 11.6
Rail 5,066 1.3 21,288 5.7 10,145 14.5 497 12.6 0.2 20.4 1.5 14 2 13.8
Water S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
Shallow draft S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
Deep draft S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
Air (incl truck and air) 8,303 2.2 83 - 67 0.1 1,037 27.6 0.6 22.1 - 24.1 - 10.2
Pipeline4 S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
Multiple modes 39,711 10.5 6,351 1.7 4,541 6.5 703 7.1 0.7 14.5 0.4 12.5 0.8 5.5
Parcel, U.S.P.S. or courier 36,086 9.6 1,391 0.4 796 1.1 703 6.9 0.6 9.7 0.1 9.8 0.1 5.5
Truck and rail 2,558 0.7 4,681 1.3 3,408 4.9 498 21.6 0.1 20.7 0.4 18.6 0.9 32.7
Truck and water 970 0.3 260 0.1 S S 1,847 28 0.1 45.3 - S S 16.7
Rail and water 91 - 17 - S S 1,042 20.5 0.1 35.5 - S S 38.2
Other multiple modes S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
Other and unknown modes 6,530 1.7 5,451 1.5 1,008 1.4 S 8 0.1 30.8 0.3 31 0.4 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.