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 489,415 100 500,393 100 88,690 100 639 6.5 - 9.4 - 6 - 11.3
Single modes 405,226 82.8 483,263 96.6 77,177 87 186 8 1.9 9.7 0.9 6.7 3.4 7.1
Truck3 374,836 76.6 410,469 82 54,596 61.6 165 7.1 1.7 10.7 2.2 7.7 4.3 6.6
For-hire truck 221,090 45.2 202,960 40.6 43,133 48.6 516 10.2 2.2 12.4 2.7 7.7 3.3 8.4
Private truck 153,746 31.4 207,509 41.5 11,463 12.9 54 8.4 1.9 15.1 4 14.7 1.9 4.8
Rail 18,514 3.8 53,673 10.7 21,077 23.8 822 31.7 0.9 22.5 2.9 24.6 4.7 24.7
Water S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
Shallow draft S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
Air (incl truck and air) 4,136 0.8 69 - 107 0.1 1,194 8.4 0.1 18.1 - 25.4 - 4.9
Pipeline4 6,713 1.4 16,997 3.4 S S S 42.4 1 42.7 2.3 S S S
Multiple modes 75,080 15.3 13,269 2.7 9,732 11 886 8.5 1.7 27.7 0.8 33.4 3.3 6.4
Parcel, U.S.P.S. or courier 68,187 13.9 1,561 0.3 1,126 1.3 886 10.6 1.9 9.4 - 13.4 0.2 6.5
Truck and rail 3,238 0.7 S S 3,873 4.4 962 32 0.1 S S 44 2 21
Truck and water S S S S S S 2,647 S S S S S S 25.2
Rail and water S S S S S S 5,838 S S S S S S 0.8
Other multiple modes S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
Other and unknown modes 9,109 1.9 3,860 0.8 1,781 2 173 13.7 0.3 19.4 0.1 46.6 0.8 29.2

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.