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 21,583 100 85,244 100 62,620 100 251 10.3 - 28 - 27.1 - 21.7
Single modes 19,274 89.3 67,920 79.7 49,650 79.3 167 10.9 1.2 30.7 6.1 36.3 8.3 18
Truck3 12,699 58.8 21,772 25.5 5,239 8.4 118 7.9 5.1 12.4 5.1 6.5 3.2 12.6
For-hire truck 5,524 25.6 7,568 8.9 3,362 5.4 285 14.4 3.5 10.2 2.8 8.8 1.8 20.8
Private truck 7,175 33.2 14,204 16.7 1,877 3 82 9.4 3.7 19.1 2.7 19.3 1.9 14
Rail 3,259 15.1 40,923 48 43,862 70 997 19.3 2 42.4 7 40.6 8.7 10.8
Air (incl truck and air) 106 0.5 S S S S 2,418 30.4 0.2 S S S S 9.7
Pipeline4 3,211 14.9 5,224 6.1 S S S 30.3 5.6 30.4 5.7 S S S
Multiple modes 1,975 9.2 5,030 5.9 12,411 19.8 S 12.7 1.2 31.5 4.2 35.9 8.6 S
Parcel, U.S.P.S. or courier 1,402 6.5 42 - 35 0.1 S 12.3 1 16.1 - 24.1 - S
Truck and rail 443 2.1 1,047 1.2 1,393 2.2 1,316 10.4 0.2 14.3 0.4 21.2 0.8 7.2
Truck and water S S S S S S 2,627 S S S S S S 20.4
Rail and water 41 0.2 3,837 4.5 S S 2,822 6.9 0.3 8.5 10.5 S S 0.5
Other and unknown modes 333 1.5 S S S S 56 29.3 0.5 S S S S 37.6

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.