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 215,515 100 244,906 100 62,811 100 1,143 9.6 - 7.7 - 16.4 - 14.9
Single modes 164,003 76.1 207,406 84.7 43,651 69.5 463 11.1 2.1 7.1 2.5 13.6 4.3 22.4
Truck3 127,098 59 178,612 72.9 28,746 45.8 376 4 4.1 7.9 3.5 15.4 3 23.9
For-hire truck 70,527 32.7 73,077 29.8 24,873 39.6 1,037 6.1 1.9 16.1 2.5 17.7 2.6 13.9
Private truck 56,570 26.2 105,536 43.1 3,873 6.2 41 4.3 2.7 10.2 4.7 11.2 1.3 5.1
Rail 5,218 2.4 9,357 3.8 7,970 12.7 1,187 14.7 0.5 9.6 0.7 6.5 2.3 7.4
Water 3,717 1.7 8,354 3.4 S S 1,560 38.3 0.6 37.1 1.1 S S 14.8
Shallow draft S S 3,952 1.6 S S 146 S S 44.2 0.6 S S 27.3
Deep draft 2,412 1.1 S S S S 1,580 45.6 0.5 S S S S 18.6
Air (incl truck and air) S S 61 - 116 0.2 2,228 S S 29.6 - 31.5 0.1 6.7
Pipeline4 7,899 3.7 11,022 4.5 S S S 30.6 0.8 27.1 1.4 S S S
Multiple modes 46,714 21.7 27,781 11.3 18,752 29.9 1,626 12.3 2.2 28.8 2.6 35.1 4.4 9.6
Parcel, U.S.P.S. or courier 32,965 15.3 585 0.2 695 1.1 1,625 12.6 1.4 12.4 - 22.4 0.3 9.8
Truck and rail 4,322 2 2,986 1.2 4,773 7.6 1,905 19.9 0.4 18.4 0.2 21.8 2.3 4.3
Truck and water 5,995 2.8 9,401 3.8 S S 1,981 44.8 1.2 40 1.4 S S 2.7
Rail and water S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
Other multiple modes S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
Other and unknown modes 4,798 2.2 9,719 4 408 0.6 80 15.8 0.5 34.6 1.4 32.7 0.2 41.2

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.