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 363,549 100 267,770 100 52,366 100 463 3.8 - 5.1 - 2.6 - 6.7
Single modes 321,289 88.4 258,844 96.7 46,632 89.1 232 3.2 0.7 4.9 0.3 2.1 1.3 4.9
Truck3 311,617 85.7 248,060 92.6 41,290 78.9 216 3.1 1 4.9 0.8 1.9 2 5.1
For-hire truck 197,509 54.3 136,806 51.1 33,330 63.6 529 4.8 1.3 6 1.4 3.1 2.1 4.3
Private truck 114,108 31.4 111,254 41.5 7,960 15.2 69 3.1 1.4 5.3 1.6 5.8 1 5.6
Rail 4,235 1.2 10,721 4 5,232 10 244 19.8 0.2 16.2 0.6 14.8 1.3 27.6
Water S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
Deep draft S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
Air (incl truck and air) 5,399 1.5 62 - 110 0.2 775 36.1 0.4 28.8 - 38.8 0.1 27.5
Multiple modes 32,719 9 6,401 2.4 4,727 9 720 9.7 0.6 13.3 0.3 14.4 1.2 6.6
Parcel, U.S.P.S. or courier 28,975 8 896 0.3 628 1.2 719 10.3 0.6 15.5 0.1 17.7 0.2 6.6
Truck and rail 2,873 0.8 4,970 1.9 3,764 7.2 662 14.1 0.1 17.9 0.3 18.3 1.2 29.7
Truck and water 847 0.2 S S 320 0.6 2,860 30.9 0.1 S S 19.1 0.1 19.5
Rail and water S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
Other multiple modes 22 - 7 - 5 - 580 37.6 - 43.3 - 29.6 - 40.4
Other and unknown modes 9,541 2.6 2,525 0.9 1,007 1.9 101 22.3 0.5 17.8 0.1 26.8 0.5 23.6

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.