Table B-16. Estimated Measures of Reliability for Shipment Characteristics of Temperature Controlled Shipments (1) by Mode of Transportation for the United States: 2012
(Estimates are based on data from the 2012 Commodity Flow Survey)
|Mode of transportation||Value||Tons||Ton-miles (2)||Average miles per shipment|
|Coefficient of||Standard error of percent of total||Coefficient of||Standard error of percent of total||Coefficient of||Standard error of percent of total||coefficient of|
|variation of number||variation of number||variation of number||variation of number|
|Air (includes truck and air)||7.4||0.1||37.2||0.1||46.8||0.4||11.1|
|Parcel, U.S. Postal Service, or courier||11.7||0.8||15.7||Z||16.9||Z||6.6|
|Truck and rail||14.8||0.1||11.6||0.1||11.4||0.3||34.5|
|Truck and water||19.4||Z||22.9||Z||16.1||0.1||17.5|
|Rail and water||S||S||S||S||48||0.3||S|
|Other multiple modes||0||0||0||0||0||0||0|
KEY: S = Withheld because estimate did not meet publication standards
Z = Rounds to zero.
(1) Shipments that are temperature controlled are transported in a vehicle or container that regulates or maintains the temperature when en route to its destination.
(2) Ton-miles estimates are based on estimated distances traveled along a modeled transportation network. See “Mileage Calculations” section for additional information.
(3) “Truck” as a single mode includes shipments that were made by only private truck or only for-hire truck.
(4) Estimates for pipeline exclude shipments of crude petroleum (SCTG 16).
NOTES: The Introduction and appendixes give information on confidentiality protection, sampling error, nonsampling error, sample design and definitions. Links to this information on the Internet may be found at <www.census.gov/cfs>.
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Transportation, Bureau of Transportation Statistics and U.S. Department of Commerce, U.S. Census Bureau, 2012 Economic Census: Transportation Commodity Flow Survey, December 2014.