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 23,753 100 550,886 100 559,160 100 514 11.6 - 15.5 - 13.9 - 14.8
Single modes 20,720 87.2 529,234 96.1 549,472 98.3 174 9 3.2 13.8 2 13.3 1 18.6
Truck3 12,555 52.9 30,718 5.6 7,166 1.3 105 15.7 3.4 15.5 1.1 34 0.4 12.9
For-hire truck 5,181 21.8 15,849 2.9 5,986 1.1 415 14 2.7 29.4 0.9 40.6 0.4 9
Private truck 7,374 31 14,870 2.7 1,180 0.2 57 27.2 4 19.5 0.6 15 0.1 10.1
Rail 6,485 27.3 484,873 88 538,992 96.4 1,193 12.2 4.1 14.3 1.9 13.3 1 4.2
Air (incl truck and air) 18 0.1 - - 1 - 1,565 45.7 0.1 33.3 - 38.2 - 22.6
Pipeline4 1,662 7 13,642 2.5 S S S 30.9 3.6 27.9 0.7 S S S
Multiple modes 1,727 7.3 S S S S 1,013 49 2 S S S S 9
Parcel, U.S.P.S. or courier S S 24 - 22 - 1,012 S S 23.5 - 25.1 - 9
Truck and rail 39 0.2 183 - 208 - 1,109 32.3 0.2 27.1 - 24.7 0.1 15.8
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 and unknown modes S S S S S S S S S S S S S 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.