Table 3-3: Shipments Originating in Alabama by Mode of Transportation: 1997

Table 3-3: Shipments Originating in Alabama by Mode of Transportation: 1997

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  Value Short tons Ton-miles
Number ($ millions) Percent Number (thousands) Percent Number (millions) Percent
All modes 101,547 100.0 256,234 100.0 49,022 100.0
Single modes 91,104 89.7 247,897 96.7 46,940 95.8
Truck 80,878 79.6 203,544 79.4 28,425 58.0
For-hire 43,953 43.3 85,985 33.6 17,581 35.9
Private truck 36,564 36.0 117,127 45.7 10,619 21.7
Rail 7,449 7.3 34,531 13.5 16,373 33.4
Water 685 0.7 8,802 3.4 2,116 4.3
Shallow draft 685 0.7 8,802 3.4 2,116 4.3
Great Lakes Z Z Z Z Z Z
Deep draft Z Z Z Z Z Z
Air (including truck and air) 1,973 1.9 24 Z 21 Z
Pipeline S S S S S S
Multiple modes 6,545 6.4 S S 603 1.2
Parcel, U.S. Postal Service, or courier service 6,107 6.0 215 Z 124 0.3
Truck and rail intermodal combination 436 0.4 S S 469 1.0
Truck and water S S S S S S
Rail and water Z Z Z Z Z Z
Other multiple modes Z Z 3 Z 5 Z
Other and unknown modes 3,898 3.8 6,813 2.7 1,480 3.0

KEY: S = data do not meet publication standards because of high sampling variability or other reasons; Z = zero or less than 1 unit of measure.

NOTE: The Commodity Flow Survey covers business establishments in mining, manufacturing, wholesale trade, and selected retail industries. The survey also covers selected auxiliary establishments (e.g., warehouses) of in-scope multiunit and retail companies. The survey excludes establishments classified as farms, forestry, fisheries, governments, construction, transportation, foreign establishments, services, and most establishments in retail. Due to industry-wide reporting problems, shipments by oil and gas extraction establishments are also excluded.

SOURCE: U.S. Department of Transportation, Bureau of Transportation Statistics and U.S. Department of Commerce, U.S. Census Bureau, 1997 Commodity Flow Survey: Washington, DC: 1999, available at http://www.bts.gov/ntda/cfs/cfs97od.html as of Nov. 2, 2001.