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 422,581 100 230,155 100 37,087 100 624 5.9 - 5.8 - 9.4 - 7.1
Single modes 336,605 79.7 213,664 92.8 29,447 79.4 240 6.1 1.7 5.8 1.3 9.8 3.1 16.6
Truck3 303,512 71.8 173,566 75.4 23,719 64 225 6.4 2.9 9.5 5.4 4.7 4.4 17.9
For-hire truck 191,416 45.3 72,036 31.3 18,989 51.2 617 9.2 2.7 15.4 4.4 6.1 3.5 8.7
Private truck 112,096 26.5 101,529 44.1 4,730 12.8 41 7.4 2.1 14.7 5.1 7.5 1.6 7
Rail 3,393 0.8 5,477 2.4 5,028 13.6 1,123 42.9 0.3 30.4 0.7 44.4 3.7 11.3
Water S S S S S S 59 S S S S S S 27.6
Shallow draft S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
Deep draft 466 0.1 225 0.1 14 - 75 11.1 0.4 6 0.5 43.4 0.1 24.1
Air (incl truck and air) 9,466 2.2 S S 148 0.4 1,112 37.7 0.7 S S 45.1 0.2 6.2
Pipeline4 11,716 2.8 17,598 7.6 S S S 30.5 1.1 25.1 2.6 S S S
Multiple modes 76,073 18 13,466 5.9 6,245 16.8 882 11.2 1.5 23.5 1.3 20.9 3 4.7
Parcel, U.S.P.S. or courier 68,973 16.3 1,534 0.7 1,136 3.1 881 11.2 1.4 10.5 0.1 10.9 0.3 4.7
Truck and rail 2,473 0.6 1,297 0.6 3,092 8.3 1,392 25 0.1 30.7 0.2 39.9 2.9 21.2
Truck and water 1,585 0.4 S S S S 2,440 40.5 0.1 S S S S 22.4
Rail and water S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
Other multiple modes 3,042 0.7 8,984 3.9 943 2.5 86 30.8 0.2 24.3 1.2 39.2 1.6 28.4
Other and unknown modes 9,903 2.3 3,025 1.3 S S 144 20.6 0.4 48.8 0.5 S S 20.4

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.