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 116,806 100 184,134 100 40,620 100 344 7.7 - 8 - 6 - 7.7
Single modes 105,260 90.1 175,266 95.2 35,411 87.2 171 8.5 1.2 9 1.4 6.1 2 8.4
Truck3 93,940 80.4 144,915 78.7 22,498 55.4 163 8.2 1.4 10 3.1 4.5 3.2 8.7
For-hire truck 50,069 42.9 57,832 31.4 13,682 33.7 419 13.6 3 16 3.1 6.5 2.2 11.4
Private truck 43,872 37.6 87,083 47.3 8,816 21.7 72 7.1 2.8 9 3.1 12.6 2.9 8.2
Rail 5,381 4.6 20,680 11.2 12,777 31.5 608 19.9 1 16.6 1.9 13.2 2.8 8.1
Air (incl truck and air) 550 0.5 11 - S S 1,062 32.3 0.1 36.8 - S S 6
Pipeline4 5,389 4.6 9,660 5.2 S S S 36.2 1.4 43.1 1.9 S S S
Multiple modes 8,085 6.9 7,224 3.9 4,659 11.5 674 8.2 0.7 23 1.2 20.8 1.9 8.5
Parcel, U.S.P.S. or courier 6,826 5.8 169 0.1 122 0.3 673 8.3 0.6 10.9 - 12.5 - 8.6
Truck and rail 969 0.8 6,718 3.6 4,013 9.9 770 13.8 0.1 24.5 1.2 25.2 2.1 15.7
Truck and water 290 0.2 S S S S 3,190 25.5 0.1 S S S S 14.3
Other and unknown modes 3,461 3 1,644 0.9 550 1.4 52 22.3 0.8 20.9 0.3 36.3 0.5 49.4

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.