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 155,619 100 144,297 100 30,835 100 552 4.7 - 8.2 - 7.2 - 12
Single modes 136,910 88 138,090 95.7 26,477 85.9 409 4.7 1.1 8.6 1.6 4.9 4.2 15.5
Truck3 129,869 83.5 127,930 88.7 22,291 72.3 394 5.2 2 8.9 2.3 6.3 4.3 16.5
For-hire truck 88,493 56.9 58,482 40.5 15,127 49.1 911 7.1 2.4 8 3.7 5.4 3.6 15
Private truck 41,376 26.6 69,448 48.1 7,163 23.2 217 6.6 1.6 15.9 4.4 17.1 3.5 23.8
Rail 5,628 3.6 10,054 7 3,938 12.8 548 29.7 1 29.1 1.6 8.1 0.9 9.8
Water S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
Deep draft S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
Air (incl truck and air) 1,318 0.8 43 - 69 0.2 917 14.6 0.1 19.1 - 26.4 0.1 10.9
Pipeline4 14 - 38 - S S S 47.3 - 46.6 - S S S
Multiple modes 16,217 10.4 S S 4,104 13.3 833 13.3 1.2 S S 49.2 4.2 9.8
Parcel, U.S.P.S. or courier 11,364 7.3 351 0.2 268 0.9 832 12.9 0.6 9 - 14.8 0.2 9.9
Truck and rail 4,464 2.9 S S S S 873 44 1.2 S S S S 15.7
Truck and water 379 0.2 79 0.1 94 0.3 1,559 36.4 0.1 36.8 - 36.1 0.1 26.8
Rail and water S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
Other multiple modes S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
Other and unknown modes 2,491 1.6 1,283 0.9 255 0.8 S 17.4 0.3 41.9 0.4 17.5 0.2 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.