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 17,919 100 16,034 100 3,643 100 618 12.4 - 14.9 - 24.7 - 13.9
Single modes 15,051 84 14,903 92.9 3,509 96.3 121 14.1 2.8 18.1 7.3 25.5 1.8 9.7
Truck3 14,407 80.4 13,676 85.3 2,281 62.6 112 13.2 2.3 18.7 7.2 18.5 8.1 10.1
For-hire truck 6,344 35.4 3,768 23.5 1,914 52.5 669 7.5 2.4 23.2 3.2 19.9 5.8 13.8
Private truck 8,063 45 9,908 61.8 367 10.1 35 19 3.3 20.8 6.5 18.7 2.8 8.9
Rail 97 0.5 1,186 7.4 1,226 33.6 921 34 0.3 38.7 3.9 45 9.6 25.5
Air (incl truck and air) 515 2.9 2 - 2 0.1 1,244 49.7 0.9 32.1 - 31.7 0.1 12.8
Pipeline4 S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
Multiple modes 2,582 14.4 88 0.5 83 2.3 1,101 13.3 2.4 27.3 0.3 32.9 1.3 6.9
Parcel, U.S.P.S. or courier 2,530 14.1 54 0.3 50 1.4 1,101 13.6 2.4 24.5 0.3 25.6 1.3 6.9
Truck and rail 5 - S S S S S 31.2 0.1 S S S S S
Truck and water 48 0.3 10 0.1 S S S 47.8 0.3 49.6 0.1 S S S
Other and unknown modes 286 1.6 S S 52 1.4 S 19.1 0.5 S S 45.2 1 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.