This survey is being conducted by researchers at the Center for Transportation Studies at the University of Missouri - St. Louis. The purpose of this study is to identify the primary drivers of transportation mode choice in selected industries and to identify the potential for alternate transportation mode selection. Your responses to these questions will be kept strictly confidential.

First, we would like to collect some basic information about your firm.

Please indicate the primary industry your company is engaged in.

What product or commodity made up the majority of your firm's shipments of dry bulk materials this year?

What is the total annual volume for your shipments? (estimated in short tons)

What is your average shipment size? (please estimate in short tons)

What would you estimate to be the average length of haul that your shipment of dry bulk travel?

What is the maximum distance your products are transported? (if multiple modes are used, please list the total combined distance from origin to final destination)

What percentage of your shipments involve: