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 225,954 100 305,184 100 77,099 100 494 6.4 - 5.5 - 12.2 - 6
Single modes 176,493 78.1 282,414 92.5 68,407 88.7 171 5.6 3 6.3 2 13.9 2.2 6.6
Truck3 162,243 71.8 229,610 75.2 32,641 42.3 153 5.6 3 6.4 2.8 7.7 4 7.1
For-hire truck 94,645 41.9 93,529 30.6 23,773 30.8 384 6.1 2.3 9.7 3.3 8.8 2.9 10
Private truck 67,598 29.9 136,080 44.6 8,868 11.5 68 8.1 1.8 9.1 2.3 8.8 1.5 6.9
Rail 7,221 3.2 21,668 7.1 13,575 17.6 670 29.8 0.9 31.9 2.1 40.6 4.2 8.3
Water 2,966 1.3 30,668 10 22,107 28.7 602 27.1 0.3 20.1 1.7 23.8 5 11.4
Shallow draft 2,966 1.3 30,668 10 22,107 28.7 602 27.1 0.3 20.1 1.7 23.8 5 11.4
Air (incl truck and air) S S 79 - 72 0.1 717 S S 35.2 - 29.9 - 21.5
Pipeline4 S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
Multiple modes 36,704 16.2 13,233 4.3 7,178 9.3 784 10.9 1.7 27.7 1.1 18.4 1.9 4
Parcel, U.S.P.S. or courier 31,130 13.8 933 0.3 690 0.9 784 13.5 1.8 9.7 - 10.6 0.1 4.1
Truck and rail 5,322 2.4 5,904 1.9 2,906 3.8 795 23.6 0.5 48.2 0.8 13.5 0.4 21.8
Truck and water 149 0.1 5,145 1.7 2,494 3.2 1,760 30.9 - 50 0.8 47.3 1.8 45.7
Rail and water 53 - 7 - 9 - 1,353 43.4 0.1 42.3 - 44.5 - 13.8
Other multiple modes S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
Other and unknown modes S S S S S S 300 S S S S S S 14

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.