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 433,270 100 328,935 100 67,397 100 623 11.4 - 14 - 20.3 - 3.8
Single modes 370,535 85.5 313,831 95.4 59,836 88.8 268 12.3 2.4 14.9 1.1 23.4 2.9 8.9
Truck3 355,137 82 298,742 90.8 51,159 75.9 242 13.4 3 16 1.8 28.6 4.3 8.2
For-hire truck 289,638 66.8 168,907 51.3 44,714 66.3 596 16 4.3 23.5 3.9 31.9 4.8 7.4
Private truck 65,498 15.1 129,835 39.5 6,446 9.6 67 7.5 1.8 11.6 3.1 8.4 1 5.8
Rail 4,664 1.1 11,427 3.5 7,450 11.1 745 19.7 0.2 18.5 1 17.4 3.3 5.5
Water 709 0.2 3,558 1.1 1,199 1.8 S 25.9 - 29.8 0.3 38.5 0.7 S
Shallow draft 709 0.2 3,558 1.1 1,199 1.8 S 25.9 - 29.8 0.3 38.5 0.7 S
Air (incl truck and air) 10,008 2.3 30 - 26 - 959 39.2 1.2 19.1 - 16.5 - 7.2
Pipeline4 S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
Multiple modes 56,784 13.1 8,089 2.5 6,706 10 881 18 2.3 26.8 1 24.2 2.7 4.1
Parcel, U.S.P.S. or courier 51,552 11.9 998 0.3 812 1.2 881 19.9 2.4 8 0.1 10 0.2 4.1
Truck and rail 4,284 1 3,598 1.1 2,928 4.3 940 19 0.2 22.3 0.5 18.5 1.2 10.3
Truck and water S S S S S S 3,225 S S S S S S 26.9
Rail and water S S S S S S 1,076 S S S S S S 25.6
Other multiple modes 22 - S S S S S 0.5 - S S S S S
Other and unknown modes 5,950 1.4 7,015 2.1 854 1.3 S 27.7 0.6 26 0.6 22.3 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.