Table 4. Shipment Characteristics by Mode of Transportation and Shipment Size for CBSA of Origin: 2002

Table 4. Shipment Characteristics by Mode of Transportation and Shipment Size 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

Shipment Weight Value Tons Ton-miles1 Average miles per shipment
2002
(million $)
Percent of total 2002
(thousands)
Percent of total 2002
(millions)
Percent of total
All shipment sizes 26,161 100.0 20,293 100.0 3,204 100.0 371
Less than 50 lbs S S 48 0.2 18 0.6 420
50 to 99 lbs S S 27 0.1 6 0.2 S
100 to 499 lbs 1,523 5.8 122 0.6 45 1.4 380
500 to 749 lbs 529 2.0 36 0.2 S S 778
750 to 999 lbs 460 1.8 58 0.3 15 0.5 266
1,000 to 9,999 lbs 4,109 15.7 1,765 8.7 420 13.1 289
10,000 to 49,999 lbs 13,567 51.9 10,559 52.0 1,979 61.8 188
50,000 to 99,999 lbs 1,314 5.0 6,364 31.4 375 11.7 61
100,000 lbs or more S S S S 315 9.8 469

Single modes

Shipment Weight Value Tons Ton-miles1 Average miles per shipment
2002
(million $)
Percent of total 2002
(thousands)
Percent of total 2002
(millions)
Percent of total
All shipment sizes 24,412 100.0 19,010 100.0 3,072 100.0 247
Less than 50 lbs S S S S S S S
50 to 99 lbs S S 19 0.1 2 S
100 to 499 lbs 1,137 4.7 104 0.5 32 1.1 314
500 to 749 lbs S S 31 0.2 S S 845
750 to 999 lbs 372 1.5 57 0.3 15 0.5 S
1,000 to 9,999 lbs 4,082 16.7 1,760 9.3 416 13.6 286
10,000 to 49,999 lbs 13,471 55.2 10,401 54.7 1,898 61.8 183
50,000 to 99,999 lbs 1,289 5.3 6,321 33.3 373 12.1 61
100,000 lbs or more S S 289 1.5 301 9.8 992

Truck2

Shipment Weight Value Tons Ton-miles1 Average miles per shipment
2002
(million $)
Percent of total 2002
(thousands)
Percent of total 2002
(millions)
Percent of total
All shipment sizes 23,335 100.0 18,865 100.0 2,897 100.0 239
Less than 50 lbs S S S S S S 241
50 to 99 lbs S S 19 0.1 2 S
100 to 499 lbs 1,106 4.7 101 0.5 30 1.0 279
500 to 749 lbs S S 31 0.2 S S 846
750 to 999 lbs 371 1.6 57 0.3 15 0.5 S
1,000 to 9,999 lbs 4,079 17.5 1,759 9.3 415 14.3 285
10,000 to 49,999 lbs 13,462 57.7 10,396 55.1 1,897 65.5 183
50,000 to 99,999 lbs 1,289 5.5 6,321 33.5 373 12.9 61
100,000 lbs or more S S 153 0.8 131 4.5 818

Rail

Shipment Weight Value Tons Ton-miles1 Average miles per shipment
2002
(million $)
Percent of total 2002
(thousands)
Percent of total 2002
(millions)
Percent of total
All shipment sizes S S S S S S 1,325
Less than 50 lbs
50 to 99 lbs
100 to 499 lbs
500 to 749 lbs
750 to 999 lbs S S S S S S 3,062
1,000 to 9,999 lbs
10,000 to 49,999 lbs
50,000 to 99,999 lbs
100,000 lbs or more S S S S S S 1,235

All other Single modes

Shipment Weight Value Tons Ton-miles1 Average miles per shipment
2002
(million $)
Percent of total 2002
(thousands)
Percent of total 2002
(millions)
Percent of total
All shipment sizes S S S S 5 100.0 1,132
Less than 50 lbs S S 0.7 1.3 1,270
50 to 99 lbs S S S S S S 413
100 to 499 lbs S S S S S S 1,204
500 to 749 lbs S S S S S S 283
750 to 999 lbs
1,000 to 9,999 lbs S S S S S S 1,776
10,000 to 49,999 lbs S S S S S S 242
50,000 to 99,999 lbs
100,000 lbs or more

Multiple modes

Shipment Weight Value Tons Ton-miles1 Average miles per shipment
2002
(million $)
Percent of total 2002
(thousands)
Percent of total 2002
(millions)
Percent of total
All shipment sizes 1,630 100.0 83 100.0 108 100.0 592
Less than 50 lbs 767 47.0 20 23.9 11 10.5 590
50 to 99 lbs 174 10.7 8 9.2 4 3.7 525
100 to 499 lbs 383 23.5 18 22.0 13 11.7 703
500 to 749 lbs S S S S 2 1.5 361
750 to 999 lbs S S S S S S S
1,000 to 9,999 lbs S S S S S S 1,100
10,000 to 49,999 lbs S S S S S S 3,025
50,000 to 99,999 lbs
100,000 lbs or more S S S S S S 1,085

Parcel, USPS or courier

Shipment Weight Value Tons Ton-miles1 Average miles per shipment
2002
(million $)
Percent of total 2002
(thousands)
Percent of total 2002
(millions)
Percent of total
All shipment sizes 1,572 100.0 51 100.0 30 100.0 591
Less than 50 lbs 767 48.8 20 38.6 11 38.0 590
50 to 99 lbs 174 11.1 8 14.8 4 13.4 525
100 to 499 lbs 383 24.4 18 35.5 12 42.1 702
500 to 749 lbs S S S S 2 5.6 361
750 to 999 lbs S S S S S S S
1,000 to 9,999 lbs S S S S S S 2,420
10,000 to 49,999 lbs
50,000 to 99,999 lbs
100,000 lbs or more

All other Multiple modes

Shipment Weight Value Tons Ton-miles1 Average miles per shipment
2002
(million $)
Percent of total 2002
(thousands)
Percent of total 2002
(millions)
Percent of total
All shipment sizes 59 100.0 31 100.0 78 100.0 2,670
Less than 50 lbs
50 to 99 lbs
100 to 499 lbs S S S S S S 2,399
500 to 749 lbs
750 to 999 lbs S S S S S S 3,241
1,000 to 9,999 lbs S S S S S S 879
10,000 to 49,999 lbs S S S S S S 3,025
50,000 to 99,999 lbs
100,000 lbs or more S S S S S S 1,085

Other and unknown modes

Shipment Weight Value Tons Ton-miles1 Average miles per shipment
2002
(million $)
Percent of total 2002
(thousands)
Percent of total 2002
(millions)
Percent of total
All shipment sizes S S S S S S 713
Less than 50 lbs S S S S S S 812
50 to 99 lbs S S S S S S 8
100 to 499 lbs S S S S S S 247
500 to 749 lbs
750 to 999 lbs
1,000 to 9,999 lbs S S 5 0.4 3 13.3 604
10,000 to 49,999 lbs S S S S S S S
50,000 to 99,999 lbs S S S S S S 68
100,000 lbs or more S S S S S S 6

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.