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 49,842 100 222,895 100 85,627 100 689 3.9 - 17.6 - 20 - 14.3
Single modes 42,721 85.7 200,687 90 75,105 87.7 144 3.3 2 18.4 2.8 21.5 3.9 6.4
Truck3 32,332 64.9 49,751 22.3 6,332 7.4 139 7.4 2.9 13.5 4.2 3.9 3.3 7.3
For-hire truck 20,795 41.7 27,434 12.3 5,131 6 351 10 2.6 17.6 2.5 6.1 2.9 15
Private truck 11,538 23.1 22,318 10 1,200 1.4 61 9.3 2.1 13.8 2.3 12.8 0.5 6
Rail 9,262 18.6 139,394 62.5 66,958 78.2 453 15.9 3.5 21.5 4.8 23.9 6 7.2
Water 743 1.5 S S 1,784 2.1 419 41 0.6 S S 41.6 0.6 34.9
Shallow draft 743 1.5 S S 1,784 2.1 419 41 0.6 S S 41.6 0.6 34.9
Air (incl truck and air) S S S S S S 1,203 S S S S S S 13.1
Pipeline4 156 0.3 S S S S S 29.9 1.8 S S S S S
Multiple modes 6,087 12.2 20,578 9.2 10,426 12.2 995 17.9 1.8 40 2.7 42.2 4 11.1
Parcel, U.S.P.S. or courier 3,863 7.8 89 - 71 0.1 997 23.4 1.6 18 - 16.8 0.1 11.1
Truck and rail 1,339 2.7 S S 1,362 1.6 1,528 35.7 0.8 S S 39.2 1.5 17.3
Truck and water 103 0.2 1,523 0.7 257 0.3 S 36.1 0.1 19.1 0.2 17 0.1 S
Rail and water S S S S S S 589 S S S S S S 31.4
Other multiple modes S S 2,435 1.1 2,467 2.9 1,410 S S 32 1.4 30.9 3 23.9
Other and unknown modes 1,034 2.1 1,630 0.7 97 0.1 S 30.3 0.6 47.7 1 36.1 0.1 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.