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 563,187 100 475,857 100 96,370 100 580 4.7 - 3.7 - 7.1 - 6.3
Single modes 473,247 84 450,725 94.7 81,054 84.1 315 4.9 0.7 3.4 0.6 7.8 1.8 17
Truck3 437,806 77.7 370,509 77.9 58,488 60.7 308 5.6 1.6 5.8 2.9 6.5 3.1 17.9
For-hire truck 289,777 51.5 188,590 39.6 46,505 48.3 635 6.1 1.7 5 1.7 7.1 2.3 14.5
Private truck 148,029 26.3 181,919 38.2 11,983 12.4 100 7.8 1.5 9.6 3 9.2 1.3 17.5
Rail 23,740 4.2 59,644 12.5 19,719 20.5 516 21.6 1 20.4 2.8 18.1 2.3 11.9
Water 457 0.1 7,591 1.6 2,041 2.1 S 22 - 33.7 0.7 32.4 1 S
Shallow draft 457 0.1 7,591 1.6 2,041 2.1 S 22 - 33.7 0.7 32.4 1 S
Air (incl truck and air) 3,173 0.6 172 - 133 0.1 1,121 11.7 0.1 49.2 - 38.7 - 6.6
Pipeline4 8,071 1.4 12,808 2.7 S S S 30.1 0.4 27.6 0.7 S S S
Multiple modes 81,159 14.4 19,033 4 14,200 14.7 782 7 0.8 13.8 0.5 14.8 1.9 3.1
Parcel, U.S.P.S. or courier 68,898 12.2 1,383 0.3 1,010 1 782 8.1 0.7 4 - 5.9 0.1 3.2
Truck and rail 11,228 2 14,228 3 9,993 10.4 787 16.6 0.4 16 0.4 19.2 1.7 13.2
Truck and water 606 0.1 793 0.2 S S 2,586 36.7 - 48.5 0.1 S S 28.7
Rail and water 119 - 1,554 0.3 608 0.6 2,076 39.9 - 49.4 0.2 45.8 0.5 31.1
Other multiple modes 309 0.1 S S 1,635 1.7 2,948 38.4 - S S 46.7 0.7 24.3
Other and unknown modes 8,781 1.6 6,100 1.3 1,116 1.2 60 15.2 0.2 27.5 0.3 27.1 0.2 44.6

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.