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 131,252 100 127,630 100 16,713 100 354 6.2 - 6.6 - 10.5 - 16.4
Single modes 110,214 84 124,318 97.4 14,086 84.3 94 5.9 2.1 6.8 0.7 11.9 5.3 10.8
Truck3 105,910 80.7 121,437 95.1 12,820 76.7 83 6.1 2.2 6.8 0.9 12.7 5 8.3
For-hire truck 52,484 40 51,499 40.4 9,042 54.1 216 4.8 3 11.3 2.6 14.2 3.8 22.5
Private truck 53,426 40.7 69,938 54.8 3,778 22.6 43 13.3 3.1 6.4 2.6 10.3 2.2 6.4
Rail 1,172 0.9 2,815 2.2 1,214 7.3 423 22.1 0.2 24.2 0.6 23.5 2.3 21.3
Water S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
Shallow draft S S S S S S 4 S S S S S S -
Deep draft S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
Air (incl truck and air) 3,109 2.4 S S S S 1,007 43.8 1.1 S S S S 10.3
Multiple modes 18,830 14.3 2,049 1.6 2,364 14.1 779 18.5 2 30.6 0.6 44.6 5.4 8
Parcel, U.S.P.S. or courier 17,025 13 428 0.3 295 1.8 778 21.6 2.1 29.1 0.1 35.6 0.5 8.1
Truck and rail 1,553 1.2 1,337 1 S S 1,272 45.9 0.6 42.7 0.6 S S 20.9
Truck and water 154 0.1 S S 32 0.2 1,376 42.8 0.1 S S 41.7 0.1 27.5
Rail and water 97 0.1 2 - S S 212 32 0.1 46.1 - S S -
Other multiple modes S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
Other and unknown modes 2,209 1.7 1,263 1 S S 78 27.6 0.4 49.6 0.4 S S 21

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.