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 38,452 100 46,584 100 20,153 100 539 8.5 - 6.6 - 10.6 - 13.8
Single modes 30,515 79.4 43,196 92.7 17,390 86.3 220 10.5 2.6 6.7 0.6 11.3 1.2 23
Truck3 25,373 66 34,863 74.8 9,365 46.5 180 9.1 2.7 9.1 3.9 9.2 3.4 23
For-hire truck 12,901 33.6 14,513 31.2 8,135 40.4 835 6.2 2.2 10.9 3.9 10.3 3.4 10
Private truck 12,472 32.4 20,350 43.7 1,230 6.1 49 13.8 2.4 16.5 5 16.4 0.9 16.7
Rail 2,199 5.7 5,841 12.5 7,888 39.1 1,473 12.8 0.6 18.3 2 19.5 3.5 5.2
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
Air (incl truck and air) S S S S S S 1,836 S S S S S S 6.1
Pipeline4 75 0.2 S S S S S 49.4 0.5 S S S S S
Multiple modes 6,860 17.8 2,270 4.9 2,578 12.8 1,105 11.3 2.4 11 0.5 11.2 1.2 8.5
Parcel, U.S.P.S. or courier 5,780 15 123 0.3 106 0.5 1,105 13.6 2.4 13.2 0.1 11.9 0.1 8.5
Truck and rail 907 2.4 1,741 3.7 2,223 11 1,351 22.2 0.4 16.1 0.6 15.4 1.4 4.7
Truck and water 163 0.4 S S S S S 40.1 0.2 S S S S S
Rail and water - - 2 - 3 - 1,676 26.9 - 0.7 - 0.7 0.1 -
Other multiple modes S S S S 21 0.1 S S S S S 25.3 0.1 S
Other and unknown modes 1,077 2.8 1,117 2.4 185 0.9 64 20.7 0.7 30 0.7 43.4 0.5 20.8

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.