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 409,172 100 282,752 100 66,965 100 430 5.5 - 6 - 7.2 - 5.2
Single modes 343,129 83.9 258,066 91.3 54,480 81.4 186 5.9 0.7 6 1.5 6.3 2.2 11.4
Truck3 303,534 74.2 204,416 72.3 38,094 56.9 168 5.4 1.8 6.6 3.3 5.6 3.4 10.5
For-hire truck 171,531 41.9 94,217 33.3 30,129 45 538 7.4 1.8 5.8 1.3 5.2 2.4 5.7
Private truck 132,004 32.3 110,200 39 7,965 11.9 55 7.2 2.1 9.1 3.1 9.3 1.1 6.6
Rail 32,814 8 30,389 10.7 10,396 15.5 840 21.6 1.5 13.2 1.4 14 1.9 13
Water 300 0.1 16,823 5.9 5,725 8.5 258 25.4 - 22.2 1.2 23.4 1.6 16.3
Shallow draft S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
Great Lakes 241 0.1 16,215 5.7 5,502 8.2 253 28.9 - 21.8 1.2 23.2 1.7 17.9
Air (incl truck and air) 2,977 0.7 41 - 45 0.1 1,073 24.2 0.1 20.8 - 21.8 - 6
Pipeline4 S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
Multiple modes 61,199 15 20,403 7.2 11,094 16.6 734 6.5 0.7 17.6 1.1 17.1 1.7 3.8
Parcel, U.S.P.S. or courier 38,414 9.4 858 0.3 617 0.9 728 7.5 0.9 7.6 - 10 0.1 4.2
Truck and rail 22,236 5.4 7,243 2.6 5,597 8.4 1,475 18.6 0.8 20.4 0.4 14.5 0.8 9.6
Truck and water 213 0.1 5,568 2 S S 3,623 31.9 - 49.8 1 S S 21.9
Rail and water 89 - 16 - 102 0.2 7,629 40.5 - 24.7 - 33.7 0.2 25.9
Other multiple modes 247 0.1 6,718 2.4 2,011 3 3,200 24.9 - 17.5 0.4 13.1 0.5 25.7
Other and unknown modes 4,845 1.2 4,282 1.5 1,392 2.1 71 10.1 0.2 35.1 0.5 42.1 0.7 31.4

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.