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 38,482 100 32,678 100 3,311 100 732 5.1 - 9.7 - 10.9 - 12.2
Single modes 27,760 72.1 30,351 92.9 2,913 88 226 7 3.6 9.3 2.5 9.8 2.1 13.4
Truck3 24,286 63.1 30,334 92.8 2,891 87.3 199 5.3 3.9 9.3 2.5 9.7 2.1 13.6
For-hire truck 12,393 32.2 11,924 36.5 2,135 64.5 671 9 3.1 14 2.8 13.1 2.4 11.5
Private truck 11,893 30.9 18,410 56.3 757 22.9 56 9.2 2.9 10.5 3.8 7.7 2.1 8.6
Rail 9 - 5 - 11 0.3 1,784 24.2 - 36.4 - 48.9 0.3 43.9
Air (incl truck and air) 3,465 9 11 - 11 0.3 1,118 41.8 3 38.9 - 32 0.1 8.7
Multiple modes 10,156 26.4 S S 305 9.2 1,234 16.4 3.6 S S 27.4 2 7.7
Parcel, U.S.P.S. or courier 10,035 26.1 140 0.4 127 3.8 1,236 16.6 3.6 16.8 0.1 10.8 0.6 7.6
Truck and rail S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
Truck and water 67 0.2 S S S S 749 36.4 0.1 S S S S 40.8
Other and unknown modes 566 1.5 1,558 4.8 93 2.8 S 12.7 0.2 40.7 2.1 40.3 0.8 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.