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 237,290 100 285,018 100 114,425 100 639 4.1 - 4.3 - 13.2 - 9.1
Single modes 174,729 73.6 248,002 87 81,536 71.3 200 6.7 2.7 6.8 3.6 12.9 5.6 14.8
Truck3 151,458 63.8 165,312 58 31,270 27.3 162 7.1 2.5 9.5 4.5 11.5 4.9 16.1
For-hire truck 101,195 42.6 91,385 32.1 25,667 22.4 581 7.9 1.9 10.4 2.8 8.7 4 7.8
Private truck 50,263 21.2 73,928 25.9 5,602 4.9 42 7.4 1.2 13.1 3 33.8 1.6 12
Rail 9,151 3.9 60,364 21.2 37,065 32.4 770 10.5 0.4 15.4 3.4 22.1 3.8 11.7
Water 1,555 0.7 8,610 3 13,055 11.4 1,177 42.8 0.3 34.4 1.1 34.1 3.4 17.2
Shallow draft 1,029 0.4 7,246 2.5 12,169 10.6 1,550 31.6 0.2 33.4 1 33.3 3.1 12
Great Lakes 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) 5,607 2.4 48 - 56 - 1,304 26.1 0.6 17.5 - 20.1 - 6.7
Pipeline4 6,960 2.9 13,668 4.8 S S S 16.6 5.5 18.4 8.2 S S S
Multiple modes 57,661 24.3 33,796 11.9 32,324 28.2 1,016 9.8 2.6 25.8 3.5 27 5.6 3.4
Parcel, U.S.P.S. or courier 49,990 21.1 852 0.3 715 0.6 1,015 10.2 2.3 10.2 - 12.7 0.1 3.4
Truck and rail 5,801 2.4 12,760 4.5 10,193 8.9 1,239 32.8 0.8 21.3 1 21.7 1.6 4.9
Truck and water 1,700 0.7 17,583 6.2 19,218 16.8 2,954 32.8 0.2 39.8 2.7 43.8 5.8 11.6
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 4,900 2.1 3,220 1.1 564 0.5 81 23.7 0.6 31.2 0.4 32.4 0.3 21.6

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.