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 26,743 100 95,671 100 31,700 100 386 10.3 - 21.7 - 22.5 - 17.2
Single modes 24,018 89.8 64,697 67.6 29,404 92.8 130 10.3 1 22.8 8.7 23.1 1.7 13.4
Truck3 18,626 69.7 41,610 43.5 5,506 17.4 111 12 4 33.4 10.1 16.1 4.3 12.9
For-hire truck 8,480 31.7 9,298 9.7 3,667 11.6 393 23.4 3.7 17.7 5 19.2 3.2 18.1
Private truck 10,146 37.9 32,313 33.8 1,839 5.8 71 11.2 4 41.7 8.3 21.2 1.8 13.9
Rail 4,821 18 22,288 23.3 23,737 74.9 1,062 21 3.3 23 5.6 27.4 4.6 9.7
Air (incl truck and air) S S S S S S 1,817 S S S S S S 17
Pipeline4 S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
Multiple modes 2,209 8.3 1,367 1.4 1,597 5 846 14.5 0.9 24.9 0.4 25.1 1 13.9
Parcel, U.S.P.S. or courier 1,415 5.3 49 0.1 30 0.1 843 14.3 0.7 12.9 - 19.7 - 14
Truck and rail 617 2.3 1,270 1.3 1,434 4.5 1,190 23.9 0.5 26.9 0.4 27.8 0.7 7.5
Truck and water 95 0.4 11 - S S 6,617 48.8 0.2 42.2 - S S 25.1
Rail and water S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
Other multiple modes 81 0.3 S S S S 2,030 32.3 1.2 S S S S 13.8
Other and unknown modes 516 1.9 29,607 30.9 699 2.2 42 20.5 0.3 36.4 8.7 27.3 0.8 25.3

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.