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 19,915 100.0 17,207 100.0 1,302 100.0
Less than 50 miles 6,003 30.1 12,915 75.1 203 15.6
50 to 99 miles 1,191 6.0 S S S S
100 to 249 miles 2,700 13.6 S S S S
250 to 499 miles 623 3.1 424 2.5 174 13.4
500 to 749 miles 1,214 6.1 76 0.4 62 4.7
750 to 999 miles 2,653 13.3 124 0.7 127 9.8
1,000 to 1,499 miles 4,513 22.7 133 0.8 190 14.6
1,500 to 1,999 miles 964 4.8 39 0.2 78 6.0
2,000 miles or more S S S S S S

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 13,533 100.0 16,954 100.0 1,246 100.0
Less than 50 miles 5,666 41.9 12,772 75.3 201 16.2
50 to 99 miles 920 6.8 S S S S
100 to 249 miles 1,703 12.6 S S S S
250 to 499 miles 483 3.6 383 2.3 162 13.0
500 to 749 miles S S 74 0.4 60 4.8
750 to 999 miles 930 6.9 107 0.6 110 8.8
1,000 to 1,499 miles 2,449 18.1 124 0.7 176 14.1
1,500 to 1,999 miles 597 4.4 38 0.2 75 6.0
2,000 miles or more S S S S S S

Truck2

Distance Shipped Value Tons Ton-miles1
2002
(million $)
Percent of total 2002
(thousands)
Percent of total 2002
(millions)
Percent of total
All distances 10,776 100.0 16,933 100.0 1,211 100.0
Less than 50 miles 5,666 52.6 12,772 75.4 201 16.6
50 to 99 miles 920 8.5 S S S S
100 to 249 miles 1,290 12.0 S S S S
250 to 499 miles 479 4.4 383 2.3 162 13.4
500 to 749 miles S S 68 0.4 48 4.0
750 to 999 miles 464 4.3 106 0.6 108 8.9
1,000 to 1,499 miles 1,127 10.5 115 0.7 160 13.2
1,500 to 1,999 miles 167 1.5 36 0.2 71 5.9
2,000 miles or more

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
50 to 99 miles
100 to 249 miles S S S S S S
250 to 499 miles
500 to 749 miles
750 to 999 miles
1,000 to 1,499 miles S S S S S S
1,500 to 1,999 miles
2,000 miles or more

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 2,742 100.0 13 100.0 27 100.0
Less than 50 miles
50 to 99 miles
100 to 249 miles 406 14.8 S S 0.3
250 to 499 miles S S S S S S
500 to 749 miles S S S S S S
750 to 999 miles 466 17.0 1 9.4 2 8.3
1,000 to 1,499 miles 1,313 47.9 4 28.4 8 31.4
1,500 to 1,999 miles 431 15.7 1 11.6 4 13.8
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 5,934 100.0 46 100.0 24 100.0
Less than 50 miles 208 3.5 S S S S
50 to 99 miles S S 4 8.8 1.4
100 to 249 miles 915 15.4 10 20.7 2 8.0
250 to 499 miles S S S S S S
500 to 749 miles 478 8.0 2 4.2 1 5.9
750 to 999 miles 1,702 28.7 S S S S
1,000 to 1,499 miles 1,901 32.0 7 14.9 10 42.6
1,500 to 1,999 miles 357 6.0 1 2.7 2 9.9
2,000 miles or more S S 0.2

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 5,932 100.0 38 100.0 24 100.0
Less than 50 miles 208 3.5 S S S S
50 to 99 miles S S 4 10.6 1.4
100 to 249 miles 913 15.4 9 24.6 2 7.9
250 to 499 miles S S S S S S
500 to 749 miles 478 8.0 2 5.1 1 5.9
750 to 999 miles 1,702 28.7 S S S S
1,000 to 1,499 miles 1,901 32.0 7 18.0 10 42.8
1,500 to 1,999 miles 357 6.0 1 3.2 2 9.9
2,000 miles or more S S 0.3

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 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
500 to 749 miles
750 to 999 miles
1,000 to 1,499 miles
1,500 to 1,999 miles
2,000 miles or more

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 448 100.0 207 100.0 S S
Less than 50 miles 129 28.8 130 62.6 2 5.7
50 to 99 miles 35 7.9 11 5.3 1 2.7
100 to 249 miles 83 18.5 15 7.2 3 9.5
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 2 1.2 3 11.1
1,500 to 1,999 miles S S S S S S
2,000 miles or more

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.