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 53,126 100 62,780 100 9,531 100 864 8 - 15.2 - 16.4 - 14.4
Single modes 42,251 79.5 59,717 95.1 8,517 89.4 181 9 2.1 15.8 1.6 17.5 2 11.6
Truck3 41,574 78.3 58,724 93.5 7,751 81.3 143 9.4 2.3 16.1 1.5 18 3.4 10.9
For-hire truck 24,182 45.5 15,117 24.1 5,910 62 654 14.3 3.6 16 2.8 19.4 3.4 11.1
Private truck 17,392 32.7 43,607 69.5 1,841 19.3 43 7.9 2.2 20.4 3.9 17.4 2.5 17.3
Rail 47 0.1 964 1.5 723 7.6 713 31.2 - 25.1 1.2 26.9 3.7 28.9
Air (incl truck and air) 630 1.2 S S 43 0.4 1,675 30.5 0.4 S S 49.9 0.1 6.3
Multiple modes 9,783 18.4 1,005 1.6 947 9.9 1,392 14.6 2.3 27.3 0.3 21.8 1.9 10.1
Parcel, U.S.P.S. or courier 9,577 18 274 0.4 300 3.1 1,391 15 2.3 13.4 0.1 26.9 0.8 10.1
Truck and rail 50 0.1 649 1 400 4.2 1,052 26.5 - 43 0.3 31.1 1.7 22.1
Truck and water 150 0.3 36 0.1 98 1 2,767 43.9 0.2 26.8 - 27.7 0.3 2
Rail and water 3 - 46 0.1 148 1.6 3,240 39.3 - 39.4 0.5 38.9 5.9 0.6
Other multiple modes S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
Other and unknown modes 1,092 2.1 S S 68 0.7 S 38.5 0.6 S S 33.3 0.2 S

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.