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 355,503 100 379,374 100 75,389 100 491 4.8 - 7 - 4.5 - 6
Single modes 303,707 85.4 355,473 93.7 65,706 87.2 244 4.8 0.6 7.4 1.9 5.2 1.1 8
Truck3 281,871 79.3 295,034 77.8 44,600 59.2 229 4.7 1.1 7.4 2 2.9 2 8.5
For-hire truck 193,929 54.6 169,588 44.7 36,864 48.9 513 6.4 1.8 6.3 2 3.6 2.5 6.3
Private truck 87,943 24.7 125,446 33.1 7,736 10.3 59 5.7 1.6 14.7 2.7 14 0.9 3.6
Rail 19,276 5.4 56,048 14.8 20,442 27.1 644 15.3 0.7 16.5 2.1 14.3 2.8 11.2
Water S S 3,586 0.9 S S 152 S S 48 0.9 S S 30.9
Shallow draft S S 3,586 0.9 S S 152 S S 48 0.9 S S 30.9
Air (incl truck and air) 2,046 0.6 37 - 41 0.1 923 38.8 0.2 31.2 - 37.4 - 14.8
Pipeline4 463 0.1 768 0.2 S S S 34 - 34.1 0.1 S S S
Multiple modes 43,337 12.2 13,455 3.5 8,805 11.7 736 6.9 0.6 10.7 0.4 8.4 1.1 4.3
Parcel, U.S.P.S. or courier 32,886 9.3 841 0.2 558 0.7 734 6.1 0.6 13.2 - 11.5 0.1 4.3
Truck and rail 9,542 2.7 8,014 2.1 4,938 6.5 940 22.9 0.5 16.7 0.3 13.1 0.9 9.4
Truck and water 279 0.1 3,223 0.8 1,693 2.2 S 21.4 - 29 0.2 33.6 0.7 S
Rail and water S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
Other multiple modes 300 0.1 1,308 0.3 1,474 2 S 35.1 - 42.3 0.2 41.9 1 S
Other and unknown modes 8,458 2.4 S S 878 1.2 122 22.9 0.5 S S 15 0.2 45.3

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.