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 57,965 100.0 69,456 100.0 8,406 100.0
Less than 50 miles 18,692 32.2 46,849 67.5 885 10.5
50 to 99 miles 9,485 16.4 10,967 15.8 1,071 12.7
100 to 249 miles 9,410 16.2 4,383 6.3 847 10.1
250 to 499 miles 5,877 10.1 4,193 6.0 2,017 24.0
500 to 749 miles 4,392 7.6 1,542 2.2 1,223 14.5
750 to 999 miles 1,932 3.3 441 0.6 443 5.3
1,000 to 1,499 miles S S 701 1.0 989 11.8
1,500 to 1,999 miles 832 1.4 179 0.3 369 4.4
2,000 miles or more 2,137 3.7 202 0.3 562 6.7

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 49,906 100.0 68,812 100.0 8,152 100.0
Less than 50 miles 17,730 35.5 46,544 67.6 881 10.8
50 to 99 miles 8,454 16.9 10,895 15.8 1,061 13.0
100 to 249 miles 7,941 15.9 4,315 6.3 835 10.2
250 to 499 miles 4,381 8.8 4,111 6.0 1,984 24.3
500 to 749 miles 3,386 6.8 1,510 2.2 1,200 14.7
750 to 999 miles 1,426 2.9 420 0.6 422 5.2
1,000 to 1,499 miles S S 682 1.0 964 11.8
1,500 to 1,999 miles 545 1.1 175 0.3 362 4.4
2,000 miles or more 1,348 2.7 160 0.2 443 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 44,553 100.0 53,872 100.0 6,256 100.0
Less than 50 miles 15,418 34.6 35,512 65.9 820 13.1
50 to 99 miles 8,074 18.1 9,570 17.8 814 13.0
100 to 249 miles 7,757 17.4 3,966 7.4 715 11.4
250 to 499 miles 3,278 7.4 2,395 4.4 1,039 16.6
500 to 749 miles 2,856 6.4 1,059 2.0 784 12.5
750 to 999 miles 1,305 2.9 418 0.8 419 6.7
1,000 to 1,499 miles S S 620 1.2 869 13.9
1,500 to 1,999 miles 497 1.1 175 0.3 362 5.8
2,000 miles or more 817 1.8 158 0.3 435 7.0

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 3,007 100.0 S S
Less than 50 miles S S 922 30.7 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 37 3.1 61 2.0 94 6.8
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 4,179 100.0 11,933 100.0 S S
Less than 50 miles 2,265 54.2 S S 54 10.4
50 to 99 miles 379 9.1 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 106 2.5 S S S S
1,500 to 1,999 miles S S
2,000 miles or more 512 12.3 1 4 0.8

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 6,975 100.0 195 100.0 121 100.0
Less than 50 miles 574 8.2 25 12.9 1 0.8
50 to 99 miles 810 11.6 40 20.6 S S
100 to 249 miles 1,226 17.6 40 20.2 7 6.0
250 to 499 miles 1,340 19.2 33 16.7 14 11.5
500 to 749 miles S S 15 7.8 11 9.0
750 to 999 miles 492 7.1 S S S S
1,000 to 1,499 miles 484 6.9 S S S S
1,500 to 1,999 miles S S 2 1.3 5 4.0
2,000 miles or more 771 11.1 17 8.5 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 6,761 100.0 162 100.0 84 100.0
Less than 50 miles 574 8.5 25 15.5 1 1.1
50 to 99 miles 791 11.7 24 14.8 2 2.9
100 to 249 miles 1,226 18.1 40 24.4 7 8.6
250 to 499 miles 1,168 17.3 27 16.8 11 13.2
500 to 749 miles S S 15 9.4 11 12.9
750 to 999 miles 479 7.1 11 6.8 11 13.6
1,000 to 1,499 miles 484 7.2 S S S S
1,500 to 1,999 miles S S 2 1.5 5 5.7
2,000 miles or more 762 11.3 8 5.2 23 27.6

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 33 100.0 S S
Less than 50 miles
50 to 99 miles S S S S S S
100 to 249 miles
250 to 499 miles S S S S S S
500 to 749 miles
750 to 999 miles S S S S S S
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 1,084 100.0 449 100.0 S S
Less than 50 miles 388 35.8 280 62.5 3 2.2
50 to 99 miles 222 20.5 32 7.0 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 14 1.3 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.