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 549,674 100 335,782 100 73,793 100 443 2.5 - 5.3 - 17 - 10.7
Single modes 408,041 74.2 319,128 95 56,176 76.1 154 2.5 0.7 5 1.1 15 7 7.1
Truck3 394,628 71.8 310,977 92.6 52,917 71.7 127 2.7 0.8 5.3 1.3 15.4 6.9 9.6
For-hire truck 200,253 36.4 117,826 35.1 41,997 56.9 545 6.5 1.7 12.6 3.3 18.8 5.4 11.5
Private truck 194,375 35.4 193,151 57.5 10,919 14.8 45 3.2 1.4 8 4.2 8.4 3 10.9
Rail 2,759 0.5 6,410 1.9 3,144 4.3 717 25.9 0.1 24.5 0.5 28 1.2 12.3
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) 10,293 1.9 93 - 108 0.1 1,193 8.8 0.2 19.8 - 19.2 - 8.8
Pipeline4 S S 1,624 0.5 S S S S S 26 2.2 S S S
Multiple modes 127,459 23.2 11,018 3.3 S S 710 5.1 0.9 37.4 1.1 S S 12.2
Parcel, U.S.P.S. or courier 119,215 21.7 1,943 0.6 1,505 2 710 3.8 0.6 5.6 0.1 8.4 0.5 12.2
Truck and rail 6,101 1.1 5,779 1.7 S S 1,093 45.6 0.5 44.3 0.8 S S 18.1
Truck and water 1,924 0.4 S S S S 2,006 40 0.1 S S S S 20.9
Rail and water S S S S 15 - S S S S S 9.1 0.1 S
Other multiple modes 210 - S S 85 0.1 692 46 0.1 S S 34.2 0.1 35.1
Other and unknown modes 14,174 2.6 S S 673 0.9 110 18.2 0.5 S S 23.5 0.4 44.4

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.