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 26,964 100.0 34,780 100.0 3,897 100.0 185
Less than 50 lbs 3,645 13.5 65 0.2 13 0.3 S
50 to 99 lbs 905 3.4 38 0.1 8 0.2 201
100 to 499 lbs 2,371 8.8 203 0.6 48 1.2 187
500 to 749 lbs 812 3.0 79 0.2 24 0.6 315
750 to 999 lbs 487 1.8 75 0.2 16 0.4 213
1,000 to 9,999 lbs 7,392 27.4 1,768 5.1 515 13.2 294
10,000 to 49,999 lbs 8,412 31.2 20,214 58.1 2,242 57.5 133
50,000 to 99,999 lbs 2,889 10.7 12,076 34.7 901 23.1 69
100,000 lbs or more S S S S S S 507

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 22,444 100.0 34,475 100.0 3,523 100.0 150
Less than 50 lbs 1,108 4.9 S S 2 S
50 to 99 lbs 407 1.8 22 3 S
100 to 499 lbs 1,510 6.7 143 0.4 39 1.1 227
500 to 749 lbs 785 3.5 77 0.2 23 0.7 310
750 to 999 lbs 434 1.9 73 0.2 14 0.4 203
1,000 to 9,999 lbs 7,322 32.6 1,755 5.1 508 14.4 291
10,000 to 49,999 lbs 8,342 37.2 20,178 58.5 2,189 62.2 131
50,000 to 99,999 lbs 2,487 11.1 11,939 34.6 612 17.4 51
100,000 lbs or more S S S S S S 507

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 22,034 100.0 34,208 100.0 3,381 100.0 125
Less than 50 lbs 935 4.2 S S 2 S
50 to 99 lbs 367 1.7 21 1 S
100 to 499 lbs 1,456 6.6 140 0.4 33 1.0 192
500 to 749 lbs 785 3.6 77 0.2 23 0.7 310
750 to 999 lbs 434 2.0 73 0.2 14 0.4 203
1,000 to 9,999 lbs 7,228 32.8 1,755 5.1 506 15.0 289
10,000 to 49,999 lbs 8,342 37.9 20,178 59.0 2,189 64.8 131
50,000 to 99,999 lbs 2,487 11.3 11,939 34.9 612 18.1 51
100,000 lbs or more S S S S S S 97

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 508
Less than 50 lbs
50 to 99 lbs
100 to 499 lbs
500 to 749 lbs
750 to 999 lbs
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 508

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 362 100.0 S S S S 1,340
Less than 50 lbs S S S S S S 1,155
50 to 99 lbs S S S S S S 2,043
100 to 499 lbs 54 15.0 S S S S 1,835
500 to 749 lbs S S S S S S 999
750 to 999 lbs
1,000 to 9,999 lbs S S S S S S 2,472
10,000 to 49,999 lbs
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 3,576 100.0 200 100.0 S S 525
Less than 50 lbs 2,154 60.2 18 9.1 10 2.8 559
50 to 99 lbs 417 11.7 11 5.5 5 1.3 413
100 to 499 lbs 469 13.1 S S 8 2.1 S
500 to 749 lbs S S 2 1.0 S S 494
750 to 999 lbs S S S S S S 652
1,000 to 9,999 lbs S S S S S S 4,586
10,000 to 49,999 lbs S S S S S S 2,498
50,000 to 99,999 lbs S S S S S S 2,389
100,000 lbs or more

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 3,108 100.0 60 100.0 24 100.0 522
Less than 50 lbs 2,154 69.3 18 30.5 10 41.3 559
50 to 99 lbs 417 13.4 11 18.3 5 19.4 413
100 to 499 lbs 468 15.1 S S 8 31.1 S
500 to 749 lbs S S S S S S 465
750 to 999 lbs S S S S S S 652
1,000 to 9,999 lbs
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 S S S S S S 2,633
Less than 50 lbs
50 to 99 lbs
100 to 499 lbs S S S S S S 4,925
500 to 749 lbs S S S S S S 1,439
750 to 999 lbs
1,000 to 9,999 lbs S S S S S S 4,586
10,000 to 49,999 lbs S S S S S S 2,498
50,000 to 99,999 lbs S S S S S S 2,389
100,000 lbs or more

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 105 100.0 12 100.0 S
Less than 50 lbs S S S S S S S
50 to 99 lbs S S S S S S S
100 to 499 lbs S S S S S S S
500 to 749 lbs S S S S S S 315
750 to 999 lbs S S S S S S 129
1,000 to 9,999 lbs S S S S S S 511
10,000 to 49,999 lbs S S S S S S 275
50,000 to 99,999 lbs S S S S S S 50
100,000 lbs 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.