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 149,210 100 178,327 100 41,690 100 570 10.5 - 10.4 - 12 - 13.2
Single modes 126,851 85 173,009 97 37,471 89.9 233 12.2 2.6 10.4 0.5 12.8 2.6 14.8
Truck3 105,121 70.5 148,320 83.2 22,681 54.4 218 11.4 3.2 10 1.9 8.1 4.8 15.2
For-hire truck 67,710 45.4 95,135 53.3 18,175 43.6 398 14.8 2.8 13.5 2.5 8.7 4.4 12
Private truck 37,411 25.1 53,186 29.8 4,506 10.8 103 11.1 2.7 7.7 2.1 10.9 0.7 19.7
Rail 7,362 4.9 20,229 11.3 14,628 35.1 678 24.4 0.9 25.9 2 29.5 5.2 10.7
Air (incl truck and air) 11,722 7.9 S S 85 0.2 984 35.5 2.4 S S 47.2 0.1 6.3
Pipeline4 2,646 1.8 4,381 2.5 S S S 29.2 1 20.7 1.8 S S S
Multiple modes 18,114 12.1 4,320 2.4 4,028 9.7 819 10.9 1.4 22.5 0.5 26 2.5 7.9
Parcel, U.S.P.S. or courier 15,158 10.2 466 0.3 314 0.8 818 12.8 1.2 25.3 0.1 22 0.2 8
Truck and rail 2,779 1.9 3,840 2.2 3,670 8.8 1,272 16.4 0.4 24 0.5 29.1 2.6 7.6
Truck and water S S S S 26 0.1 3,261 S S S S 31.3 - 38.1
Rail and water S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
Other multiple modes S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
Other and unknown modes S S 998 0.6 191 0.5 S S S 39.3 0.2 27.7 0.1 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.