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 31,388 100 62,650 100 9,470 100 478 5 - 22.3 - 15.9 - 14.9
Single modes 24,552 78.2 48,874 78 8,059 85.1 123 5.5 2.3 22.6 9.5 18.1 5.9 6.2
Truck3 20,285 64.6 25,253 40.3 4,041 42.7 109 6.3 3.1 18.7 12.2 9.6 6.8 6.4
For-hire truck 8,632 27.5 7,659 12.2 2,681 28.3 440 8.7 2.3 9.7 4.2 12.9 4.7 11.9
Private truck 11,653 37.1 17,594 28.1 1,360 14.4 73 11.7 3.9 25 8.8 12.3 3.1 8.9
Rail 1,404 4.5 S S 3,719 39.3 731 30 1.5 S S 39.1 8.1 12.9
Water S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
Shallow draft S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
Air (incl truck and air) 849 2.7 2 - 3 - 1,423 41.6 1.1 41.3 - 42.1 - 6
Pipeline4 2,015 6.4 1,646 2.6 S S S 48.7 3 45.5 1.7 S S S
Multiple modes 5,718 18.2 S S S S 1,008 11.7 1.7 S S S S 8.1
Parcel, U.S.P.S. or courier 5,582 17.8 62 0.1 55 0.6 1,007 11.9 1.7 24.8 0.1 23.3 0.2 8.1
Truck and rail 116 0.4 S S S S 1,236 25.6 0.1 S S S S 15.4
Truck and water S S S S S S 7,933 S S S S S S 27.8
Other and unknown modes 1,118 3.6 S S S S S 45.9 1.5 S S S S 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.