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 194,444 100 246,958 100 50,629 100 626 4 - 10.1 - 18.9 - 7.9
Single modes 162,401 83.5 240,047 97.2 47,987 94.8 388 5.2 1.8 10.6 0.8 20.5 1.7 22.5
Truck3 156,076 80.3 188,599 76.4 25,963 51.3 375 4.8 1.9 6 4 6.4 6 24.1
For-hire truck 85,662 44.1 92,291 37.4 20,002 39.5 910 7.2 2.1 7.3 2.7 8.5 4.8 13.4
Private truck 70,415 36.2 96,307 39 5,961 11.8 53 7.1 2.6 7.7 2.6 6.2 1.7 7.7
Rail 4,262 2.2 51,261 20.8 21,942 43.3 471 31.3 0.5 37.9 4.5 40.8 7.3 15.7
Water 35 - 92 - S S S 29.3 - 35.5 - S S S
Deep draft 35 - 92 - S S S 29.3 - 35.5 - S S S
Air (incl truck and air) 2,001 1 S S S S 1,504 26.4 0.3 S S S S 10.3
Pipeline4 26 - S S S S S 48.4 - S S S S S
Multiple modes 26,897 13.8 5,146 2.1 1,919 3.8 890 11.2 1.8 37.7 0.8 16.8 1.2 7.6
Parcel, U.S.P.S. or courier 24,584 12.6 498 0.2 357 0.7 890 9.7 1.3 10.4 - 10 0.1 7.6
Truck and rail 593 0.3 2,255 0.9 1,151 2.3 869 19.4 0.1 26.8 0.3 25.2 0.9 14.7
Truck and water S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
Rail and water S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
Other multiple modes S S 39 - 5 - 134 S S 26.4 0.1 10.1 - 16.5
Other and unknown modes 5,146 2.6 1,766 0.7 723 1.4 42 11.4 0.3 38.1 0.3 28 0.7 33.8

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.