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 269,932 100 475,520 100 107,733 100 279 4 - 5.7 - 7.8 - 6.6
Single modes 233,168 86.4 428,604 90.1 86,966 80.7 191 3.8 1.6 6.5 1.6 9.9 2.8 9.8
Truck3 100,403 37.2 174,256 36.6 26,703 24.8 136 2.6 1.2 12 3.2 14 2.6 7
For-hire truck 58,254 21.6 96,310 20.3 23,180 21.5 381 3.8 1.3 11.2 2.2 16.4 2.6 11
Private truck 42,149 15.6 77,946 16.4 3,523 3.3 54 7.1 0.9 17.1 1.9 8.9 0.3 5.4
Rail 29,502 10.9 47,597 10 30,047 27.9 792 13.4 1.5 21.1 2.1 12.1 2.8 4.3
Water 38,905 14.4 103,587 21.8 25,342 23.5 230 12.8 1.6 10.6 1.8 28.6 4.5 34.7
Shallow draft 32,834 12.2 90,159 19 17,838 16.6 150 16.9 1.8 13.3 2.2 17.2 2.3 28
Deep draft S S 13,428 2.8 S S 893 S S 37.9 1.1 S S 15.2
Air (incl truck and air) 891 0.3 S S S S 1,144 31.6 0.1 S S S S 5.9
Pipeline4 63,468 23.5 103,146 21.7 S S S 10.6 2.4 9.3 2.6 S S S
Multiple modes 34,164 12.7 44,263 9.3 20,191 18.7 552 13.6 1.5 16.3 1.6 12.3 2.8 9.2
Parcel, U.S.P.S. or courier 8,712 3.2 231 - 126 0.1 547 16 0.4 11.8 - 17.4 - 9.4
Truck and rail 7,271 2.7 4,662 1 4,373 4.1 1,014 17 0.4 13.3 0.1 11.9 0.4 10.2
Truck and water 7,102 2.6 13,125 2.8 3,358 3.1 S 23.2 0.6 32.3 1 29.7 1.1 S
Rail and water S S 1,564 0.3 1,579 1.5 789 S S 38.7 0.4 38.1 2.6 9.4
Other multiple modes 10,183 3.8 24,681 5.2 10,755 10 513 23.7 0.9 22.7 1.1 20.8 2.3 12
Other and unknown modes 2,600 1 2,654 0.6 S S 69 18 0.2 29.2 0.2 S S 33.9

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.