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 76,148 100 161,358 100 50,805 100 895 6.2 - 28.2 - 13 - 10.5
Single modes 63,621 83.5 156,931 97.3 46,702 91.9 205 6.1 2.5 28.8 1.1 14.3 2.8 13
Truck3 56,836 74.6 131,667 81.6 14,568 28.7 161 6.8 1.9 34.3 3.6 4.5 5.5 15.3
For-hire truck 39,669 52.1 54,361 33.7 11,647 22.9 360 8.3 2.5 14.3 4 5.7 4.9 11.2
Private truck 17,167 22.5 S S 2,922 5.8 49 13.2 2.5 S S 14.2 1 12.5
Rail 6,618 8.7 25,212 15.6 32,123 63.2 1,112 12.6 1.2 19 3.9 21.5 7.7 9.2
Air (incl truck and air) 153 0.2 7 - 10 - 1,369 24.6 - 41.1 - 45.1 - 8.8
Pipeline4 S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
Multiple modes 11,025 14.5 3,193 2 3,658 7.2 1,020 16.6 2.2 19.9 0.7 18.7 2.4 5.4
Parcel, U.S.P.S. or courier 9,858 12.9 818 0.5 789 1.6 1,020 17.4 2 40.6 0.4 42.3 1 5.4
Truck and rail 1,147 1.5 2,372 1.5 2,859 5.6 1,177 15.9 0.2 16.8 0.4 17.6 1.6 10.3
Truck and water S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
Other and unknown modes 1,503 2 1,234 0.8 444 0.9 88 41.3 0.6 44 0.8 45.8 0.7 46.5

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.