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

Table 3-3: Shipments Originating in Rhode Island 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 15,255 100.0 22,669 100.0 1,490 100.0
Single modes 11,275 73.9 22,266 98.2 1,226 82.3
Truck 11,081 72.6 22,257 98.2 1,203 80.7
For-hire 5,608 36.8 1,747 7.7 631 42.3
Private truck 5,473 35.9 S S 572 38.4
Rail S S S S S S
Water Z Z Z Z Z Z
Shallow draft Z Z Z Z Z Z
Great Lakes Z Z Z Z Z Z
Deep draft Z Z Z Z Z Z
Air (including truck and air) 139 Z 3 Z 5 Z
Pipeline Z Z Z Z S S
Multiple modes 3,313 21.7 100 0.4 92 6.2
Parcel, U.S. Postal Service, or courier service 3,312 21.7 100 0.4 92 6.2
Truck and rail intermodal combination S S S S S S
Truck and water Z Z Z Z Z Z
Rail and water Z Z Z Z Z Z
Other multiple modes Z Z Z Z Z Z
Other and unknown modes 668 4.4 302 1.3 S S

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.