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 1,166,608 100 1,338,753 100 252,819 100 553 5.3 - 4.7 - 5.1 - 9.6
Single modes 974,047 83.5 1,215,296 90.8 210,701 83.3 176 4.9 1 4.5 1.2 4.9 1.4 11.1
Truck3 692,717 59.4 765,518 57.2 110,160 43.6 157 5.9 1.3 4.7 2 3.8 2.1 11.1
For-hire truck 394,737 33.8 335,829 25.1 85,250 33.7 358 7.6 1.5 6.7 1.8 4.9 1.8 18.9
Private truck 297,980 25.5 429,689 32.1 24,910 9.9 58 6.8 1.1 8 2.2 6.6 0.9 6.2
Rail 75,871 6.5 153,046 11.4 70,343 27.8 724 12.9 0.8 19.7 1.8 12.3 2.4 7.7
Water 31,287 2.7 60,170 4.5 11,141 4.4 S 22.1 0.6 26.7 1.2 33 1.5 S
Shallow draft 24,402 2.1 49,349 3.7 1,841 0.7 S 28.7 0.6 32.9 1.3 49.4 0.3 S
Deep draft 6,886 0.6 10,821 0.8 9,300 3.7 2,237 20.5 0.1 22.8 0.2 33.4 1.3 30.7
Air (incl truck and air) 22,015 1.9 220 - 323 0.1 1,223 34.1 0.7 40.3 - 45.2 0.1 3.4
Pipeline4 152,157 13 236,342 17.7 S S S 10.2 1.3 9.7 1.8 S S S
Multiple modes 155,352 13.3 87,550 6.5 39,329 15.6 969 4.6 0.5 15.8 0.9 11.1 1.4 5.4
Parcel, U.S.P.S. or courier 104,632 9 2,453 0.2 1,843 0.7 970 6.6 0.7 7.1 - 11.8 0.1 5.5
Truck and rail 14,494 1.2 17,263 1.3 13,775 5.4 558 7.3 0.1 11 0.1 9.3 0.7 30.1
Truck and water 7,466 0.6 17,923 1.3 4,259 1.7 2,342 24.7 0.1 29.7 0.4 25 0.3 22.1
Rail and water 7,448 0.6 15,217 1.1 9,546 3.8 1,655 13.5 0.1 32 0.3 33.5 1.2 28.2
Other multiple modes 21,312 1.8 34,694 2.6 9,906 3.9 397 22.7 0.4 20.8 0.5 32.4 1.2 46.3
Other and unknown modes 37,209 3.2 35,907 2.7 2,790 1.1 76 49.5 1.2 22.5 0.5 24.6 0.3 27.5

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.