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 26,964 100.0 34,780 100.0 3,897 100.0
Less than 50 miles 7,407 27.5 24,986 71.8 605 15.5
50 to 99 miles 3,857 14.3 S S S S
100 to 249 miles 5,551 20.6 2,295 6.6 421 10.8
250 to 499 miles 3,560 13.2 1,599 4.6 729 18.7
500 to 749 miles 3,292 12.2 577 1.7 417 10.7
750 to 999 miles 1,275 4.7 S S S S
1,000 to 1,499 miles 667 2.5 104 0.3 149 3.8
1,500 to 1,999 miles 1,251 4.6 288 0.8 678 17.4
2,000 miles or more 104 0.4 S S 29 0.7

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 22,444 100.0 34,475 100.0 3,523 100.0
Less than 50 miles 6,258 27.9 24,910 72.3 603 17.1
50 to 99 miles 3,548 15.8 S S S S
100 to 249 miles 5,014 22.3 2,278 6.6 417 11.8
250 to 499 miles 2,707 12.1 1,577 4.6 719 20.4
500 to 749 miles 2,762 12.3 565 1.6 408 11.6
750 to 999 miles 955 4.3 S S S S
1,000 to 1,499 miles 560 2.5 102 0.3 146 4.1
1,500 to 1,999 miles 588 2.6 159 0.5 342 9.7
2,000 miles or more 52 0.2 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 22,034 100.0 34,208 100.0 3,381 100.0
Less than 50 miles 6,256 28.4 24,896 72.8 603 17.8
50 to 99 miles 3,541 16.1 S S S S
100 to 249 miles 4,995 22.7 2,264 6.6 414 12.2
250 to 499 miles 2,622 11.9 1,425 4.2 634 18.7
500 to 749 miles 2,678 12.2 514 1.5 368 10.9
750 to 999 miles 909 4.1 S S S S
1,000 to 1,499 miles 536 2.4 101 0.3 144 4.3
1,500 to 1,999 miles 457 2.1 158 0.5 340 10.1
2,000 miles or more S S 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 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
1,000 to 1,499 miles
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 362 100.0 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 S S S S S S
500 to 749 miles S S 1 9.7 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 3,576 100.0 200 100.0 S S
Less than 50 miles 344 9.6 10 5.1
50 to 99 miles S S S S S S
100 to 249 miles 476 13.3 10 5.2 2 0.6
250 to 499 miles 829 23.2 S S S S
500 to 749 miles 506 14.2 7 3.5 5 1.3
750 to 999 miles S S 3 1.4 3 0.8
1,000 to 1,499 miles 99 2.8 2 1.1 3 0.9
1,500 to 1,999 miles 659 18.4 S S S S
2,000 miles or more 52 1.5 1 0.3 2 0.7

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 3,108 100.0 60 100.0 24 100.0
Less than 50 miles 344 11.1 10 17.1 1.2
50 to 99 miles S S S S S S
100 to 249 miles 476 15.3 10 17.3 2 8.3
250 to 499 miles 805 25.9 7 11.7 3 12.7
500 to 749 miles 504 16.2 7 11.0 4 18.1
750 to 999 miles S S 3 4.8 3 12.2
1,000 to 1,499 miles 98 3.2 2 3.7 3 13.3
1,500 to 1,999 miles 219 7.1 3 4.5 6 24.6
2,000 miles or more 51 1.6 0.6 1 4.5

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
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
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 105 100.0 12 100.0
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 2 0.2 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.