Table 1a. Shipment Characteristics by Mode of Transportation for State of Origin: 2002

Table 1a. Shipment Characteristics by Mode of Transportation for State of Origin: 2002

[Estimates are based on data from the Commodity Flow Survey. Because of rounding, estimates may not be additive]

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Mode of transportation Value Tons Ton-miles1 Average miles
per shipment
(million $)
Percent of total 2002
Percent of total 2002
Percent of
All modes 21,035 100.0 19,389 100.0 2,815 100.0 875
Single modes 14,886 70.8 18,848 97.2 2,319 82.4 372
Truck2 14,475 68.8 18,836 97.2 2,297 81.6 338
For-hire Truck 8,414 40.0 5,010 25.8 1,796 63.8 1,101
Private Truck 6,051 28.8 13,810 71.2 500 17.7 66
Rail S S S S S S S
Water 3 S S S S S
Shallow draft S S S S S S 332
Great Lakes
Deep draft S S S S S S S
Air (including truck and air) 406 1.9 8 S S 1,480
Pipeline3 S S S
Multiple modes 5,123 24.4 162 0.8 169 6.0 1,097
Parcel, USPS or courier 5,121 24.3 161 0.8 169 6.0 1,097
Truck and rail S S S S S S 3,223
Truck and water S S S S S S S
Rail and water
Other multiple modes S S S S S S 2
Other and unknown modes 1,026 4.9 S S S S 484

– Represents data cell equal to zero or less than 1 unit of measure.
S Estimate does not meet publication standards because of high sampling variability or poor response quality.

1 Ton-miles estimates are based on estimated distances traveled along a modeled transportation network. See "Mileage Calculations" section for additional information.
2 "Truck" as a single mode includes shipments that were made by only private truck, only for-hire truck, or a combination of private truck and for-hire truck.
3 Estimates for pipeline exclude shipments of crude petroleum.

NOTES: Value-of-shipments estimates have not been adjusted for price changes. Appendix B tables provide estimated measures of sampling variability. The Introduction and appendixes give information on confidentially protection, sampling error, nonsampling error, sample design, and definitions. Links to this information on the Internet may be found at
Coverage for the 2002 Commodity Flow Survey (CFS) differs from the previous surveys due to a change from the 1987 Standard Industrial Classification System to the 1997 North American Industry Classification System and other survey improvements. Therefore, data users are urged to use caution when comparing 2002 CFS estimates with estimates from prior years.

SOURCE: Bureau of Transportation Statistics (USDOT) and U.S. Census Bureau, 2002 Commodity Flow Survey, Individual States Data, December 2004.