Table 4b. Shipment Characteristics by Shipment Weight: 2007 and 2002

Table 4b. Shipment Characteristics by Shipment Weight: 2007 and 2002

[Estimates are based on data from the 2007 and 2002 Commodity Flow Surveys. Because of rounding, estimates may not be additive]

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Shipment Weight Value Tons Ton-miles1 Average miles per shipment Value CV2 Value Std. Error of % change Tons CV Tons Std. Error of % change Ton-miles CV Ton-miles Std. Error of % change Average miles CV Avg. miles Std. Error of % change
2007
(million $)
2002
(million $)
Percent
change
2007
(thousands)
2002
(thousands)
Percent
change
2007
(millions)
2002
(millions)
Percent
change
2007 2002 Percent change 2007 2002 2007 2002 2007 2002 2007 2002
All shipment sizes 11,684,872 8,397,210 39.2 12,543,425 11,667,919 7.5 3,344,658 3,137,898 6.6 619 546 13.5 0.8 1.3 2.1 1.6 2 2.8 3.6 3.7 5.4 2.5 2.9 4.4
Less than 50 lbs 1,480,208 991,839 49.2 24,828 18,543 33.9 15,128 9,911 52.6 769 696 10.4 1.9 2.5 4.7 2.1 2.7 4.5 3.4 3.5 7.4 2.6 2.8 4.2
50 to 99 lbs 388,649 295,607 31.5 16,630 14,432 15.2 6,675 5,072 31.6 406 358 13.4 2.6 5.6 8.1 2 4.7 5.9 3.9 6.8 10.3 3 5.4 7
100 to 499 lbs 1,094,506 811,133 34.9 96,679 85,224 13.4 26,644 21,920 21.6 287 263 9.3 1.9 3 4.7 1.4 3.4 4.1 3.4 2.6 5.1 2.7 3.5 4.8
500 to 749 lbs 309,788 246,872 25.5 47,963 40,816 17.5 10,974 9,473 15.8 229 232 -1.1 1.9 3.3 4.8 1.3 3.3 4.2 2.4 2.8 4.3 2.6 3.3 4.2
750 to 999 lbs 227,805 182,832 24.6 43,626 35,892 21.5 9,573 7,799 22.8 217 216 0.6 3.1 3.8 6.1 1.7 4.6 6 5.5 2.6 7.6 4.8 4.4 6.5
1,000 to 9,999 lbs 2,381,303 1,781,947 33.6 709,781 614,243 15.6 167,196 154,986 7.9 227 245 -7.5 1.8 2.6 4.3 1.1 1.9 2.5 1.7 3.7 4.4 1.7 2.8 3
10,000 to 49,999 lbs 3,984,093 3,075,335 29.5 5,267,458 4,453,871 18.3 984,285 882,900 11.5 194 202 -4.2 1.8 1.7 3.2 1.8 3.3 4.4 1.2 2.1 2.7 1.5 2.7 3
50,000 to 99,999 lbs 685,084 390,050 75.6 2,340,485 2,129,556 9.9 212,678 189,129 12.5 89 87 1.9 3.3 3.6 8.5 2.2 3.8 4.8 3.1 4.6 6.2 3 4.5 5.5
100,000 lbs or more 1,133,436 621,594 82.3 3,995,975 4,275,342 -6.5 1,911,504 1,856,708 3.0 595 477 24.8 4.4 6.5 14.3 3.3 3.4 4.4 5.9 6.2 8.7 2.9 3.2 5.4

1 Ton-miles estimates are based on estimated distances traveled along a modeled transportation network.
2 Coefficient of Variation.

NOTES: Value-of-shipments estimates are reported in current prices . More information on sampling error, confidentiality protection, nonsampling error, sample design, and definitions may be found at http://www.bts.gov/cfs.

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.