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

Table 3-3: Shipments Originating in North Carolina 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 267,172 100.0 280,915 100.0 46,341 100.0
Single modes 242,306 90.7 277,201 98.7 44,541 96.1
Truck 232,955 87.2 262,550 93.5 38,812 83.8
For-hire 147,270 55.1 99,715 35.5 24,770 53.5
Private truck 82,815 31.0 153,588 54.7 13,590 29.3
Rail 2,512 0.9 11,571 4.1 5,396 11.6
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 Z Z Z Z Z Z
Air (including truck and air) 6,258 2.3 97 Z 93 0.2
Pipeline 299 0.1 1,312 0.5 S S
Multiple modes 18,458 6.9 691 0.2 664 1.4
Parcel, U.S. Postal Service, or courier service 18,035 6.8 552 0.2 349 0.8
Truck and rail intermodal combination 358 0.1 133 Z 294 0.6
Truck and water S S 5 Z 21 Z
Rail and water Z Z Z Z Z Z
Other multiple modes S S S S S S
Other and unknown modes 6,408 2.4 3,023 1.1 1,135 2.4

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

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.