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 44,555 100.0 21,947 100.0 3,906 100.0 416
Less than 50 lbs 1,924 4.3 31 0.1 14 0.4 534
50 to 99 lbs 544 1.2 22 0.1 9 0.2 386
100 to 499 lbs 2,206 5.0 166 0.8 55 1.4 325
500 to 749 lbs 711 1.6 73 0.3 27 0.7 366
750 to 999 lbs 577 1.3 75 0.3 27 0.7 368
1,000 to 9,999 lbs 8,675 19.5 1,809 8.2 527 13.5 303
10,000 to 49,999 lbs 27,055 60.7 13,770 62.7 2,841 72.7 236
50,000 to 99,999 lbs S S S S 345 8.8 S
100,000 lbs or more S S 53 0.2 62 1.6 1,095

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 41,871 100.0 21,606 100.0 3,753 100.0 301
Less than 50 lbs 566 1.4 11 2 347
50 to 99 lbs 103 0.2 11 3 S
100 to 499 lbs 1,828 4.4 135 0.6 47 1.2 325
500 to 749 lbs 615 1.5 64 0.3 25 0.7 394
750 to 999 lbs 558 1.3 72 0.3 27 0.7 377
1,000 to 9,999 lbs 8,476 20.2 1,740 8.1 516 13.7 311
10,000 to 49,999 lbs 26,951 64.4 13,668 63.3 2,807 74.8 236
50,000 to 99,999 lbs S S S S S S S
100,000 lbs or more S S 53 0.2 62 1.6 1,095

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 40,230 100.0 21,510 100.0 3,663 100.0 270
Less than 50 lbs 302 0.7 10 1 238
50 to 99 lbs 96 0.2 11 3 S
100 to 499 lbs 1,785 4.4 134 0.6 45 1.2 316
500 to 749 lbs 615 1.5 64 0.3 25 0.7 394
750 to 999 lbs 557 1.4 72 0.3 27 0.7 377
1,000 to 9,999 lbs 8,454 21.0 1,739 8.1 514 14.0 310
10,000 to 49,999 lbs 26,899 66.9 13,657 63.5 2,785 76.0 234
50,000 to 99,999 lbs S S S S S S S
100,000 lbs or more S S 49 0.2 S S 1,114

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 92 100.0 87 100.0 1,081
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 S S S S S S 2,800
10,000 to 49,999 lbs S S S S S S 2,170
50,000 to 99,999 lbs S S S S S S 803
100,000 lbs or more S S S S S S 724

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 335 100.0 4 100.0 4 100.0 1,102
Less than 50 lbs S S 1 17.7 1 18.3 1,101
50 to 99 lbs S S 2.4 S S 996
100 to 499 lbs S S S S S S 1,210
500 to 749 lbs S S S S S S 499
750 to 999 lbs S S S S S S 828
1,000 to 9,999 lbs S S S S S S 802
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 2,166 100.0 119 100.0 101 100.0 746
Less than 50 lbs 1,319 60.9 15 12.7 12 11.5 761
50 to 99 lbs 436 20.1 9 7.4 6 5.7 635
100 to 499 lbs 250 11.6 12 9.8 8 7.7 659
500 to 749 lbs 29 1.3 1 0.7 1 1.2 1,488
750 to 999 lbs 6 0.3 1 0.7 S S S
1,000 to 9,999 lbs S S S S S S 824
10,000 to 49,999 lbs S S S S S S 1,480
50,000 to 99,999 lbs S S S S S S 756
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 2,062 100.0 37 100.0 27 100.0 746
Less than 50 lbs 1,319 64.0 15 40.3 12 43.4 761
50 to 99 lbs 436 21.1 9 23.5 6 21.3 635
100 to 499 lbs 250 12.1 12 31.1 8 28.5 652
500 to 749 lbs 29 1.4 1 2.3 1 4.7 1,488
750 to 999 lbs 6 0.3 1 2.4 S S S
1,000 to 9,999 lbs S S S S S S 824
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 104 100.0 81 100.0 74 100.0 1,171
Less than 50 lbs
50 to 99 lbs
100 to 499 lbs S S S S S S 7,522
500 to 749 lbs
750 to 999 lbs
1,000 to 9,999 lbs
10,000 to 49,999 lbs S S S S S S 1,480
50,000 to 99,999 lbs S S S S S S 756
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 518 100.0 222 100.0 S S S
Less than 50 lbs 40 7.7 S S 0.1 S
50 to 99 lbs S S S S S S S
100 to 499 lbs S S S S S S 46
500 to 749 lbs S S S S S S 28
750 to 999 lbs S S S S S S 25
1,000 to 9,999 lbs 177 34.1 68 30.6 S S S
10,000 to 49,999 lbs 66 12.7 S S S S S
50,000 to 99,999 lbs S S S S S S 941
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.