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 146,886 100 184,738 100 49,849 100 793 5.8 - 13 - 12.7 - 11.6
Single modes 111,590 76 165,677 89.7 38,252 76.7 210 7.9 2.2 12.3 2.7 10.9 2.1 10.2
Truck3 101,093 68.8 149,917 81.2 27,962 56.1 195 7.6 2.2 11.9 3.2 13 3.5 9.9
For-hire truck 55,081 37.5 74,555 40.4 24,746 49.6 722 10.1 2 18.9 3.4 14.3 3.3 9.6
Private truck 46,012 31.3 75,363 40.8 3,216 6.5 52 7.4 1.8 13.9 4.7 9.1 0.8 5.6
Rail 3,353 2.3 7,204 3.9 9,889 19.8 1,276 10 0.3 12.1 0.6 19 2.6 9.8
Water 1,859 1.3 8,454 4.6 379 0.8 1,768 28.3 0.4 37.2 1.5 35.8 0.2 24.8
Shallow draft 1,657 1.1 8,274 4.5 119 0.2 59 26.3 0.4 35.4 1.5 28.5 0.1 17.5
Deep draft S S 180 0.1 261 0.5 2,759 S S 45.2 - 38 0.2 10.1
Air (incl truck and air) 5,262 3.6 13 - 21 - 1,643 38.7 1.1 13.5 - 14.3 - 4.1
Pipeline4 23 - 89 - S S S 17 - 35.8 - S S S
Multiple modes 28,450 19.4 8,312 4.5 11,083 22.2 1,486 9.7 2.3 44.8 1.1 22.7 2.2 6.6
Parcel, U.S.P.S. or courier 24,706 16.8 361 0.2 427 0.9 1,483 12 2.4 14.4 - 13.7 0.2 6.7
Truck and rail 2,566 1.7 S S 9,376 18.8 1,601 15.5 0.3 S S 28.7 2.8 11.6
Truck and water 1,153 0.8 482 0.3 1,184 2.4 2,610 33.5 0.2 34.8 0.1 39.1 1.2 9.2
Rail and water S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
Other multiple modes 11 - 13 - 35 0.1 2,685 19.9 - 7.9 - 8.9 0.2 4.1
Other and unknown modes 6,846 4.7 10,749 5.8 514 1 S 22.7 1.2 41 2.5 33.2 0.4 S

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.