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

Table 3-3: Shipments Originating in Massachusetts 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 142,223 100.0 90,866 100.0 13,063 100.0
Single modes 101,239 71.2 89,226 98.2 11,900 91.1
Truck 91,802 64.5 83,113 91.5 8,269 63.3
For-hire 45,660 32.1 20,897 23.0 5,389 41.3
Private truck 45,080 31.7 57,875 63.7 2,690 20.6
Rail 260 0.2 S S S S
Water S S S S S S
Shallow draft S S S S S S
Great Lakes Z Z Z Z Z Z
Deep draft S S S S S S
Air (including truck and air) 8,612 6.1 S S S S
Pipeline S S S S S S
Multiple modes 36,764 25.8 858 0.9 858 6.6
Parcel, U.S. Postal Service, or courier service 36,127 25.4 686 0.8 568 4.3
Truck and rail intermodal combination S S 81 Z 216 1.7
Truck and water 165 0.1 91 0.1 74 0.6
Rail and water Z Z Z Z Z Z
Other multiple modes Z Z Z Z Z Z
Other and unknown modes 4,219 3.0 782 0.9 305 2.3

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.