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

Table 1. Shipment Characteristics by Mode of Transportation 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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Mode of transportation Value Tons Ton-miles1 Average miles per shipment
2002
(million $)
Percent of total 2002
(thousands)
Percent of total 2002
(millions)
Percent of total
All modes 158,772 100.0 202,099 100.0 27,909 100.0 461
Single modes 137,608 86.7 196,251 97.1 27,035 96.9 217
Truck2 127,489 80.3 191,071 94.5 23,929 85.7 205
Rail 5,595 3.5 5,122 2.5 3,036 10.9 818
All other single modes S S S S S S 1,084
Multiple modes 17,882 11.3 673 0.3 529 1.9 687
Parcel, USPS or courier 17,688 11.1 579 0.3 319 1.1 687
All other multiple modes 194 0.1 94 211 0.8 2,237
Other and unknown modes 3,282 2.1 S S 345 1.2 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 confidentially 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.