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 22,043 100 35,270 100 1,547 100 92 16.6 - 23.6 - 20 - 39.7
Single modes 19,373 87.9 34,452 97.7 1,096 70.8 42 18.5 2.6 23.9 1.2 21.6 7 31.6
Truck3 10,381 47.1 18,576 52.7 242 15.6 16 8.9 7.7 21.3 10.1 23.1 3.6 5.3
For-hire truck 1,465 6.6 6,893 19.5 90 5.8 13 24.2 1.5 37.2 3.5 44.9 1.9 9.6
Private truck 8,916 40.4 11,683 33.1 152 9.8 16 7.8 7.5 15.6 10.5 14.3 2.8 5.3
Water 469 2.1 785 2.2 247 16 237 15.7 0.5 27.5 0.8 14.5 5.7 13.7
Deep draft 469 2.1 785 2.2 247 16 237 15.7 0.5 27.5 0.8 14.5 5.7 13.7
Air (incl truck and air) 721 3.3 S S 118 7.6 1,248 16.6 0.6 S S 38.4 4.8 12.2
Pipeline4 7,801 35.4 14,889 42.2 S S S 30.4 10.7 30.7 11.9 S S S
Multiple modes 2,098 9.5 522 1.5 444 28.7 1,080 14.3 1.8 22 0.4 28.6 6.8 17.5
Parcel, U.S.P.S. or courier 1,076 4.9 16 - 10 0.7 1,284 27.2 1.7 19.4 - 20.4 0.3 17.5
Truck and water 1,015 4.6 500 1.4 382 24.7 302 14.3 0.7 23.4 0.4 33.8 7 9.5
Other multiple modes S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
Other and unknown modes 572 2.6 297 0.8 8 0.5 S 18.9 0.9 23.7 0.8 42.4 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.