Table 3. Shipment Characteristics by Mode of Transportation and Distance Shipped for CBSA of Origin: 2002

Table 3. Shipment Characteristics by Mode of Transportation and Distance Shipped for CBSA 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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All modes

Distance Shipped Value Tons Ton-miles1
2002
(million $)
Percent of total 2002
(thousands)
Percent of total 2002
(millions)
Percent of total
All distances 26,161 100.0 20,293 100.0 3,204 100.0
Less than 50 miles 7,511 28.7 10,454 51.5 224 7.0
50 to 99 miles 2,712 10.4 3,640 17.9 349 10.9
100 to 249 miles 9,773 37.4 4,295 21.2 813 25.4
250 to 499 miles 2,050 7.8 818 4.0 344 10.7
500 to 749 miles 890 3.4 357 1.8 287 8.9
750 to 999 miles 842 3.2 293 1.4 312 9.7
1,000 to 1,499 miles S S 228 1.1 324 10.1
1,500 to 1,999 miles 211 0.8 60 0.3 121 3.8
2,000 miles or more 754 2.9 148 0.7 430 13.4

Single modes

Distance Shipped Value Tons Ton-miles1
2002
(million $)
Percent of total 2002
(thousands)
Percent of total 2002
(millions)
Percent of total
All distances 24,412 100.0 19,010 100.0 3,072 100.0
Less than 50 miles 7,327 30.0 9,332 49.1 216 7.0
50 to 99 miles 2,589 10.6 3,602 19.0 345 11.2
100 to 249 miles 8,997 36.9 4,227 22.2 801 26.1
250 to 499 miles 1,909 7.8 813 4.3 342 11.1
500 to 749 miles 763 3.1 351 1.8 282 9.2
750 to 999 miles 725 3.0 280 1.5 298 9.7
1,000 to 1,499 miles S S 224 1.2 319 10.4
1,500 to 1,999 miles 157 0.6 55 0.3 110 3.6
2,000 miles or more 618 2.5 125 0.7 358 11.7

Truck2

Distance Shipped Value Tons Ton-miles1
2002
(million $)
Percent of total 2002
(thousands)
Percent of total 2002
(millions)
Percent of total
All distances 23,335 100.0 18,865 100.0 2,897 100.0
Less than 50 miles 7,325 31.4 9,329 49.4 216 7.5
50 to 99 miles 2,589 11.1 3,602 19.1 345 11.9
100 to 249 miles 8,938 38.3 4,208 22.3 797 27.5
250 to 499 miles 1,898 8.1 799 4.2 336 11.6
500 to 749 miles 762 3.3 351 1.9 282 9.7
750 to 999 miles 680 2.9 260 1.4 275 9.5
1,000 to 1,499 miles 379 1.6 148 0.8 213 7.4
1,500 to 1,999 miles 155 0.7 53 0.3 106 3.7
2,000 miles or more 610 2.6 115 0.6 327 11.3

Rail

Distance Shipped Value Tons Ton-miles1
2002
(million $)
Percent of total 2002
(thousands)
Percent of total 2002
(millions)
Percent of total
All distances S S S S S S
Less than 50 miles S S S S S S
50 to 99 miles
100 to 249 miles S S S S S S
250 to 499 miles S S S S S S
500 to 749 miles
750 to 999 miles S S S S S S
1,000 to 1,499 miles S S S S S S
1,500 to 1,999 miles S S S S S S
2,000 miles or more S S S S S S

All other Single modes

Distance Shipped Value Tons Ton-miles1
2002
(million $)
Percent of total 2002
(thousands)
Percent of total 2002
(millions)
Percent of total
All distances S S S S 5 100.0
Less than 50 miles
50 to 99 miles S S S S S S
100 to 249 miles S S S S S S
250 to 499 miles S S S S S S
500 to 749 miles S S S S S S
750 to 999 miles S S S S S S
1,000 to 1,499 miles S S S S S S
1,500 to 1,999 miles S S S S S S
2,000 miles or more S S S S S S

Multiple modes

Distance Shipped Value Tons Ton-miles1
2002
(million $)
Percent of total 2002
(thousands)
Percent of total 2002
(millions)
Percent of total
All distances 1,630 100.0 83 100.0 108 100.0
Less than 50 miles S S S S S S
50 to 99 miles 112 6.8 4 5.2 0.4
100 to 249 miles 753 46.2 22 26.2 4 4.1
250 to 499 miles 121 7.4 4 5.1 2 1.8
500 to 749 miles 116 7.1 4 5.4 4 3.3
750 to 999 miles 113 7.0 S S S S
1,000 to 1,499 miles 92 5.6 2 2.8 3 3.1
1,500 to 1,999 miles 53 3.3 S S S S
2,000 miles or more 134 8.2 23 27.5 71 65.7

Parcel, USPS or courier

Distance Shipped Value Tons Ton-miles1
2002
(million $)
Percent of total 2002
(thousands)
Percent of total 2002
(millions)
Percent of total
All distances 1,572 100.0 51 100.0 30 100.0
Less than 50 miles S S S S S S
50 to 99 miles 112 7.1 4 8.4 1.4
100 to 249 miles 753 47.9 22 42.2 4 14.9
250 to 499 miles 120 7.7 4 8.2 2 6.4
500 to 749 miles 115 7.3 4 8.3 3 11.3
750 to 999 miles 113 7.2 3 5.8 3 10.8
1,000 to 1,499 miles 92 5.8 2 4.4 3 10.9
1,500 to 1,999 miles 40 2.6 1 1.9 2 6.7
2,000 miles or more 91 5.8 4 7.5 11 37.3

All other Multiple modes

Distance Shipped Value Tons Ton-miles1
2002
(million $)
Percent of total 2002
(thousands)
Percent of total 2002
(millions)
Percent of total
All distances 59 100.0 31 100.0 78 100.0
Less than 50 miles
50 to 99 miles
100 to 249 miles
250 to 499 miles S S S S S S
500 to 749 miles S S S S S S
750 to 999 miles S S S S S S
1,000 to 1,499 miles S S S S S S
1,500 to 1,999 miles S S S S S S
2,000 miles or more S S S S S S

Other and unknown modes

Distance Shipped Value Tons Ton-miles1
2002
(million $)
Percent of total 2002
(thousands)
Percent of total 2002
(millions)
Percent of total
All distances S S S S S S
Less than 50 miles S S S S S S
50 to 99 miles S S S S S S
100 to 249 miles S S S S S S
250 to 499 miles S S S S S S
500 to 749 miles S S S S S S
750 to 999 miles S S S S S S
1,000 to 1,499 miles S S S S S S
1,500 to 1,999 miles S S S S S S
2,000 miles or more S S S S S S

KEY:
– 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 combination of private Truck and for-hire Truck.

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 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.
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, Metropolitan Data, December 2004.