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

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

  Value Short tons Ton-miles
Number ($ millions) Percent Number (thousands) Percent Number (millions) Percent
All modes 155,184 100.0 279,607 100.0 121,384 100.0
Single modes 114,829 74.0 247,293 88.4 91,432 75.3
Truck 100,592 64.8 158,187 56.6 25,192 20.8
For-hire 57,780 37.2 65,889 23.6 19,026 15.7
Private truck 40,276 26.0 91,403 32.7 6,075 5.0
Rail 7,318 4.7 66,812 23.9 48,033 39.6
Water 1,661 1.1 15,132 5.4 17,924 14.8
Shallow draft 1,468 0.9 10,849 3.9 15,708 12.9
Great Lakes 171 0.1 3,532 1.3 S S
Deep draft S S S S S S
Air (including truck and air) 3,926 2.5 116 Z 164 0.1
Pipeline 1,332 0.9 7,047 2.5 S S
Multiple modes 34,120 22.0 26,486 9.5 24,498 20.2
Parcel, U.S. Postal Service, or courier service 29,752 19.2 1,148 0.4 993 0.8
Truck and rail intermodal combination 3,516 2.3 698 0.2 1,008 0.8
Truck and water 8 Z S S S S
Rail and water 722 0.5 24,190 8.7 22,454 18.5
Other multiple modes S S S S S S
Other and unknown modes 6,236 4.0 5,828 2.1 5,454 4.5

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: United States, Washington, DC: 1999, available at http://www.bts.gov/ntda/cfs/cfs97od.html as of Nov. 2, 2001.