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 263,658 100 203,766 100 64,301 100 588 2.2 - 10.5 - 14 - 3.7
Single modes 221,345 84 189,832 93.2 51,943 80.8 232 2.3 0.9 8.9 2.1 11.7 4.8 8.3
Truck3 214,839 81.5 170,402 83.6 37,728 58.7 211 2.3 0.9 8 2.6 6.9 5.2 8.1
For-hire truck 137,736 52.2 84,667 41.6 30,849 48 544 3.2 1.4 8.2 3.1 8.5 4.5 4.5
Private truck 77,103 29.2 85,734 42.1 6,879 10.7 75 3 0.6 12.3 2.8 10.3 1.4 5.8
Rail 3,537 1.3 18,870 9.3 13,557 21.1 824 10.3 0.1 23.7 1.5 29.9 4.4 7.7
Water S S S S S S 1,491 S S S S S S 23.1
Shallow draft 22 - S S S S 1,495 39.7 - S S S S 29.1
Great Lakes S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
Air (incl truck and air) 2,834 1.1 41 - 49 0.1 1,094 17.8 0.2 14.2 - 18.4 - 3.7
Pipeline4 S S S S S S S S S S S S S S
Multiple modes 36,297 13.8 S S S S 901 8 1.1 S S S S 2.1
Parcel, U.S.P.S. or courier 31,687 12 759 0.4 602 0.9 899 8.6 1 7.9 0.1 7.7 0.2 2.1
Truck and rail 4,055 1.5 S S S S 1,182 36.3 0.5 S S S S 7.9
Truck and water 424 0.2 S S 981 1.5 3,989 17.4 - S S 39.9 0.4 15.1
Rail and water S S S S S S 4,153 S S S S S S 25.5
Other multiple modes S S S S S S 2,619 S S S S S S 46.3
Other and unknown modes 6,016 2.3 1,984 1 734 1.1 75 20.7 0.4 28 0.3 25.2 0.5 41.3

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.