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 212,121 100 128,169 100 13,335 100 465 4.7 - 12.4 - 2.8 - 16.1
Single modes 157,650 74.3 124,295 97 12,039 90.3 111 5 2.1 13 0.8 3.2 1.1 24.7
Truck3 149,201 70.3 123,511 96.4 11,364 85.2 92 6 2.4 13.1 0.8 4 1.9 23.9
For-hire truck 83,383 39.3 50,797 39.6 8,528 63.9 501 7.8 2.2 26.1 4.9 4.9 2.9 15.6
Private truck 65,818 31 72,713 56.7 2,837 21.3 27 6.6 1.8 12.8 4.4 12.7 2.5 15.6
Rail 484 0.2 709 0.6 606 4.5 982 25.3 0.1 33.1 0.2 28.1 1.4 16.6
Water S S S S S S S S 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) 7,959 3.8 71 0.1 67 0.5 1,178 18.6 0.9 23.1 - 25.4 0.1 6
Multiple modes 48,332 22.8 1,196 0.9 1,094 8.2 897 10.9 1.9 12.1 0.2 14 1.2 7.2
Parcel, U.S.P.S. or courier 46,585 22 952 0.7 732 5.5 896 10 1.7 10.9 0.1 14 0.7 7.3
Truck and rail 1,385 0.7 181 0.1 295 2.2 1,055 48.9 0.3 22.2 - 24.2 0.6 29.4
Truck and water 362 0.2 63 - 67 0.5 S 28.5 - 29.5 - 42.9 0.2 S
Other and unknown modes 6,139 2.9 2,678 2.1 202 1.5 142 26.1 0.7 28.3 0.8 27.4 0.4 40.7

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.