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 90,039 100.0 62,832 100.0 11,412 100.0
Less than 50 miles 23,575 26.2 37,883 60.3 535 4.7
50 to 99 miles 10,039 11.2 5,406 8.6 485 4.2
100 to 249 miles 19,511 21.7 9,204 14.6 1,830 16.0
250 to 499 miles 15,486 17.2 4,480 7.1 2,059 18.0
500 to 749 miles 11,417 12.7 3,858 6.1 2,897 25.4
750 to 999 miles 3,627 4.0 643 1.0 684 6.0
1,000 to 1,499 miles 1,746 1.9 363 0.6 493 4.3
1,500 to 1,999 miles S S S S S S
2,000 miles or more 3,235 3.6 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 83,340 100.0 58,997 100.0 11,129 100.0
Less than 50 miles 22,309 26.8 34,551 58.6 521 4.7
50 to 99 miles 9,006 10.8 5,276 8.9 473 4.2
100 to 249 miles 18,208 21.8 9,086 15.4 1,804 16.2
250 to 499 miles 14,335 17.2 4,398 7.5 2,020 18.2
500 to 749 miles 10,343 12.4 3,757 6.4 2,825 25.4
750 to 999 miles 3,351 4.0 608 1.0 647 5.8
1,000 to 1,499 miles 1,586 1.9 356 0.6 483 4.3
1,500 to 1,999 miles S S S S S S
2,000 miles or more 2,853 3.4 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 82,016 100.0 57,691 100.0 10,094 100.0
Less than 50 miles 22,294 27.2 34,433 59.7 511 5.1
50 to 99 miles 9,005 11.0 5,276 9.1 473 4.7
100 to 249 miles 18,132 22.1 8,971 15.5 1,754 17.4
250 to 499 miles 14,129 17.2 4,230 7.3 1,914 19.0
500 to 749 miles 9,604 11.7 2,905 5.0 2,042 20.2
750 to 999 miles 3,241 4.0 599 1.0 636 6.3
1,000 to 1,499 miles 1,442 1.8 321 0.6 434 4.3
1,500 to 1,999 miles S S S S S S
2,000 miles or more 2,821 3.4 S S S S

Rail

Distance Shipped Value Tons Ton-miles1
2002
(million $)
Percent of total 2002
(thousands)
Percent of total 2002
(millions)
Percent of total
All distances 1,056 100.0 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 140 13.3 158 12.4 99 9.8
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
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 267 100.0 S S S S
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 2 7.6 2 8.3
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 5,610 100.0 297 100.0 181 100.0
Less than 50 miles 732 13.0 27 8.9 1 0.4
50 to 99 miles 903 16.1 52 17.6 5 2.8
100 to 249 miles 1,173 20.9 60 20.3 12 6.5
250 to 499 miles 1,073 19.1 56 18.9 27 15.1
500 to 749 miles 920 16.4 54 18.1 39 21.7
750 to 999 miles 216 3.9 12 4.1 13 7.1
1,000 to 1,499 miles 158 2.8 7 2.3 9 5.2
1,500 to 1,999 miles 53 1.0 4 1.5 9 5.1
2,000 miles or more 381 6.8 S S S S

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 5,606 100.0 296 100.0 178 100.0
Less than 50 miles 732 13.1 27 9.0 1 0.4
50 to 99 miles 903 16.1 52 17.7 5 2.8
100 to 249 miles 1,173 20.9 60 20.3 12 6.6
250 to 499 miles 1,072 19.1 56 18.9 27 15.3
500 to 749 miles 920 16.4 54 18.2 39 22.1
750 to 999 miles 216 3.9 12 4.1 13 7.2
1,000 to 1,499 miles 158 2.8 7 2.3 9 5.3
1,500 to 1,999 miles 53 1.0 4 1.5 9 5.1
2,000 miles or more 378 6.7 S S S S

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 4 100.0 S S S S
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
750 to 999 miles
1,000 to 1,499 miles
1,500 to 1,999 miles
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 1,089 100.0 S S S S
Less than 50 miles 534 49.1 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
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.