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 15,210 100.0 25,507 100.0 4,715 100.0
Less than 50 miles 7,494 49.3 16,796 65.8 181 3.8
50 to 99 miles S S S S S S
100 to 249 miles 1,812 11.9 S S S S
250 to 499 miles 2,098 13.8 2,964 11.6 1,466 31.1
500 to 749 miles 210 1.4 S S S S
750 to 999 miles 217 1.4 138 0.5 160 3.4
1,000 to 1,499 miles 846 5.6 S S 615 13.0
1,500 to 1,999 miles 1,362 9.0 208 0.8 400 8.5
2,000 miles or more 745 4.9 102 0.4 259 5.5

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 13,775 100.0 25,182 100.0 4,638 100.0
Less than 50 miles 7,144 51.9 16,560 65.8 178 3.8
50 to 99 miles S S S S S S
100 to 249 miles 1,657 12.0 S S S S
250 to 499 miles 1,876 13.6 2,911 11.6 1,435 30.9
500 to 749 miles 155 1.1 S S S S
750 to 999 miles 139 1.0 135 0.5 156 3.4
1,000 to 1,499 miles 710 5.2 S S 607 13.1
1,500 to 1,999 miles 1,060 7.7 199 0.8 382 8.2
2,000 miles or more 621 4.5 98 0.4 250 5.4

Truck2

Distance Shipped Value Tons Ton-miles1
2002
(million $)
Percent of total 2002
(thousands)
Percent of total 2002
(millions)
Percent of total
All distances 13,320 100.0 23,157 100.0 3,257 100.0
Less than 50 miles 7,144 53.6 16,560 71.5 178 5.5
50 to 99 miles S S S S S S
100 to 249 miles 1,495 11.2 S S S S
250 to 499 miles 1,759 13.2 1,748 7.5 753 23.1
500 to 749 miles 130 1.0 131 0.6 102 3.1
750 to 999 miles 134 1.0 128 0.6 146 4.5
1,000 to 1,499 miles 621 4.7 S S S S
1,500 to 1,999 miles 1,019 7.7 197 0.8 378 11.6
2,000 miles or more 606 4.5 92 0.4 235 7.2

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 236 11.7 78 5.7
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 S S S S S S
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 136 100.0 1 100.0 2 100.0
Less than 50 miles
50 to 99 miles
100 to 249 miles S S 15.2 2.3
250 to 499 miles S S S S S S
500 to 749 miles S S S S S S
750 to 999 miles 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 8 6.0 5.6 9.0

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 1,164 100.0 132 100.0 71 100.0
Less than 50 miles S S S S S S
50 to 99 miles S S 0.3
100 to 249 miles 132 11.3 5 3.8 1 1.7
250 to 499 miles 217 18.6 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 133 11.4 6 4.2 8 11.6
1,500 to 1,999 miles 288 24.7 S S S S
2,000 miles or more 118 10.1 4 2.7 9 12.5

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 1,158 100.0 42 100.0 46 100.0
Less than 50 miles S S S S
50 to 99 miles S S 1.0
100 to 249 miles 132 11.4 5 11.8 1 2.7
250 to 499 miles 211 18.2 11 26.3 5 10.2
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 133 11.5 6 13.2 8 18.0
1,500 to 1,999 miles 288 24.9 S S S S
2,000 miles or more 117 10.1 4 8.4 9 18.9

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
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 272 100.0 S S 6 100.0
Less than 50 miles 215 79.1 S S S S
50 to 99 miles S S S S S S
100 to 249 miles S S 2 1.0 1 8.2
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 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.