|Mode of transportation||2007
|2007 average miles per shipment|
|Air (included truck and air)||252,276||3,611||4,510||1,304|
|Parcel, USPS, or courier||1,561,874||33,900||27,961||975|
|Truck and rail||187,248||225,589||196,772||1,007|
|Truck and water||58,389||145,521||98,396||1,429|
|Rail and water||13,892||54,878||47,111||1,928|
|Other multiple modes||45,320||113,841||46,402||1,182|
|Other and unknown modes||279,113||271,567||33,764||116|
KEY: S = estimate does not meet publication standards because of high sampling variability or poor response quality.
estimates are based on estimated distances traveled along a modeled
bTruck as a single mode includes any shipment made by private truck only, by for-hire truck only, or by a combination of private and for-hire truck.
cPipeline estimates exclude shipments of crude petroleum.
NOTES: Value-of-shipment estimates are reported in current prices. Estimates are based on final data from the 2007 Commodity Flow Survey. Details may not add to totals due to rounding. More information on sampling error, confidentiality protection, nonsampling error, sample design, and definitions may be found at http://www.bts.gov/cfs.
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Transportation, Research and Innovative Technology Administration, Bureau of Transportation Statistics and U.S. Department of Commerce, U.S. Census Bureau, 2007 Economic Census: Transportation Commodity Flow Survey, December 2009.