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 241,879 100 408,434 100 111,257 100 488 16.3 - 10.5 - 12.8 - 9.1
Single modes 206,704 85.5 385,685 94.4 96,765 87 224 16 2 11.3 1.3 14.2 2.9 8.3
Truck3 164,037 67.8 207,000 50.7 25,016 22.5 184 7.9 4.2 10.2 5 5.8 3.9 5.1
For-hire truck 104,092 43 120,524 29.5 19,329 17.4 335 8.1 4.2 17.9 5 7 3.2 8.6
Private truck 59,945 24.8 86,476 21.2 5,687 5.1 88 14.8 2 9.1 2.9 8 0.9 12.8
Rail S S 126,808 31 64,033 57.6 685 S S 18.6 3.9 19.5 5.1 12.3
Water 2,210 0.9 36,754 9 7,567 6.8 251 32.3 0.4 33.7 2.1 29.7 1.6 18.7
Shallow draft 2,210 0.9 36,754 9 7,567 6.8 251 32.3 0.4 33.7 2.1 29.7 1.6 18.7
Air (incl truck and air) 1,082 0.4 37 - 46 - 1,159 31.1 0.2 30.2 - 33.8 - 11.5
Pipeline4 S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
Multiple modes 17,714 7.3 19,309 4.7 14,278 12.8 758 6.4 1.3 18.1 1.3 16.2 2.9 6.2
Parcel, U.S.P.S. or courier 11,188 4.6 314 0.1 214 0.2 750 9.6 0.9 12.4 - 13.9 - 6
Truck and rail 4,834 2 3,539 0.9 2,992 2.7 2,004 21.3 0.4 40.9 0.6 23.5 1.3 11.2
Truck and water S S 7,695 1.9 5,965 5.4 2,708 S S 33.1 0.6 33.1 1.6 20.1
Rail and water S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
Other multiple modes 860 0.4 4,486 1.1 4,255 3.8 1,624 49.2 0.2 45.4 0.8 45.1 2 19.8
Other and unknown modes 17,461 7.2 3,440 0.8 214 0.2 S 47.7 2.2 35.6 0.3 27 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.