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 26,677 100 52,093 100 21,268 100 354 3.3 - 14.8 - 14.3 - 9.8
Single modes 22,611 84.8 49,287 94.6 18,135 85.3 165 4.4 2.1 15.8 1.3 16.4 3.1 9.4
Truck3 20,452 76.7 40,882 78.5 6,379 30 152 4.7 2 17.4 3.3 11.2 6.2 10.7
For-hire truck 12,455 46.7 21,323 40.9 5,000 23.5 443 9.9 3.7 28.3 5.1 13.7 6 12.4
Private truck 7,997 30 19,559 37.5 1,379 6.5 58 10.1 3 16.5 3.8 22.3 1.2 8.1
Rail 2,095 7.9 8,405 16.1 11,755 55.3 1,337 24.7 1.8 23.9 2.6 25.4 6.7 8.3
Air (incl truck and air) 64 0.2 1 - 1 - 1,590 40.1 0.1 33.9 - 35.1 - 15.2
Multiple modes 3,482 13.1 2,159 4.1 3,079 14.5 722 15.3 2.2 20.4 1.3 25.9 3.1 9.8
Parcel, U.S.P.S. or courier 2,685 10.1 75 0.1 52 0.2 720 16.3 1.8 13.9 - 19.1 0.1 9.8
Truck and rail 792 3 2,083 4 3,022 14.2 1,376 20.2 0.7 21.1 1.3 26.2 3.1 8
Truck and water 4 - 1 - 4 - 3,543 32.5 0.1 42.8 - 47.2 0.1 -
Other and unknown modes 585 2.2 S S 53 0.3 35 19.2 0.4 S S 35.2 0.1 17.4

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.