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 90,753 100 127,526 100 34,461 100 711 9.3 - 13.1 - 15.9 - 18
Single modes 82,099 90.5 120,639 94.6 30,340 88 249 9 1.7 12.9 0.9 15 2 7.6
Truck3 69,408 76.5 85,961 67.4 17,894 51.9 240 9.1 4.1 11.6 6.2 10.3 5.6 7.5
For-hire truck 46,436 51.2 40,522 31.8 13,527 39.3 591 10.2 3.9 11 6 6.8 6.2 4.3
Private truck 22,972 25.3 45,440 35.6 4,367 12.7 60 11.9 2.3 22.4 5.6 31.7 2 6.7
Rail 3,617 4 7,582 5.9 5,440 15.8 801 10.3 0.6 14.3 0.7 16.6 1.9 7.8
Water 4,814 5.3 16,523 13 5,895 17.1 S 39.7 2 34.6 4.5 38.1 5.3 S
Shallow draft 2,780 3.1 10,427 8.2 3,218 9.3 S 34.7 1.1 33.7 2.9 34.5 3.1 S
Deep draft 2,034 2.2 6,096 4.8 2,677 7.8 345 39.8 1.5 28 2.3 37.7 3.2 27.2
Air (incl truck and air) 304 0.3 4 - 4 - 1,085 40 0.2 40.4 - 32.6 - 9.2
Pipeline4 3,957 4.4 10,568 8.3 S S S 34.4 4 36.5 6.5 S S S
Multiple modes 6,791 7.5 5,679 4.5 3,786 11 1,156 27.1 1.5 32.8 0.9 34.5 1.7 10.4
Parcel, U.S.P.S. or courier 3,808 4.2 189 0.1 202 0.6 1,155 32.9 1.3 42.9 0.1 48.4 0.3 10.5
Truck and rail 1,550 1.7 2,144 1.7 1,785 5.2 1,160 26.7 0.3 23 0.3 23.3 1.1 12.4
Truck and water S S S S S S 1,682 S S S S S S 46.1
Rail and water S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
Other multiple modes 383 0.4 789 0.6 239 0.7 1,408 31.7 0.5 47.9 1.1 46.3 1.2 28.9
Other and unknown modes 1,862 2.1 1,207 0.9 335 1 85 26.5 0.4 25.1 0.2 43.9 0.8 26.6

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.