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 156,920 100 241,008 100 73,213 100 337 5.7 - 9 - 11.2 - 11.6
Single modes 139,410 88.8 229,021 95 61,195 83.6 151 5.9 0.9 9.5 1.8 7.2 4.1 13.9
Truck3 126,849 80.8 191,811 79.6 27,735 37.9 141 6.5 1.2 9.8 2.8 8.9 4.3 14.4
For-hire truck 80,169 51.1 92,133 38.2 21,123 28.9 364 8.2 1.9 11.3 3.6 9.5 3.5 11
Private truck 46,680 29.7 99,678 41.4 6,613 9 62 6 1.3 14.1 3.9 8.9 1.1 21.3
Rail 10,203 6.5 31,307 13 26,200 35.8 860 10 0.8 15.9 2 14.2 5.1 10
Water 1,130 0.7 5,888 2.4 7,230 9.9 1,227 33.7 0.3 39.1 0.8 41.1 3.6 7.4
Shallow draft 1,130 0.7 5,888 2.4 7,230 9.9 1,227 33.7 0.3 39.1 0.8 41.1 3.6 7.4
Air (incl truck and air) 1,227 0.8 14 - S S 1,124 37.7 0.2 32.3 - S S 6.1
Multiple modes 14,415 9.2 11,008 4.6 S S 693 12.8 1 43.4 1.8 S S 6.1
Parcel, U.S.P.S. or courier 10,372 6.6 285 0.1 192 0.3 691 9.8 0.7 14.6 - 13.4 - 6.2
Truck and rail 3,139 2 6,477 2.7 5,689 7.8 817 16.8 0.3 20.1 0.5 17.6 0.6 12.2
Truck and water S S S S S S 2,473 S S S S S S 23.3
Rail and water S S S S S S 1,394 S S S S S S 26
Other multiple modes S S S S S S 2,883 S S S S S S 44.6
Other and unknown modes 3,095 2 978 0.4 366 0.5 32 23.7 0.5 16.5 0.1 23.6 0.1 39.4

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.