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 30,893 100 42,786 100 9,826 100 430 3.3 - 18 - 12.6 - 16.7
Single modes 26,533 85.9 41,245 96.4 8,312 84.6 150 4.5 2.6 18.8 1.3 14.6 3.8 30.6
Truck3 24,982 80.9 38,853 90.8 6,488 66 136 4.1 2.1 18.9 1.5 13.3 3 35.2
For-hire truck 11,339 36.7 12,942 30.2 5,109 52 521 7 2.6 13.4 3.9 12.2 3.6 34.5
Private truck 13,642 44.2 25,910 60.6 1,378 14 50 8.4 3.2 23.2 4.3 23.9 1.3 7.4
Rail 1,168 3.8 2,310 5.4 1,810 18.4 829 20.8 0.7 28.2 1.5 24.6 3.8 32.2
Water S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
Shallow draft S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
Air (incl truck and air) 329 1.1 4 - 6 0.1 1,607 28.7 0.3 40.8 - 35.9 - 12.8
Pipeline4 S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
Multiple modes 3,996 12.9 1,099 2.6 1,435 14.6 920 22.1 2.6 17 1 20.7 3.7 9.9
Parcel, U.S.P.S. or courier 3,181 10.3 60 0.1 52 0.5 919 26.8 2.5 15.6 - 16.7 0.1 9.9
Truck and rail 770 2.5 1,019 2.4 1,348 13.7 1,515 25.3 0.7 19.5 1 23.2 3.8 6.6
Truck and water 43 0.1 S S S S 1,327 39.9 0.1 S S S S 27
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 364 1.2 S S 79 0.8 S 12.1 0.1 S S 34.7 0.3 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.