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]

Excel | CSV

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 57,965 100.0 69,456 100.0 8,406 100.0 349
Less than 50 lbs 7,089 12.2 105 0.2 45 0.5 536
50 to 99 lbs 1,261 2.2 67 0.1 17 0.2 247
100 to 499 lbs 5,094 8.8 612 0.9 81 1.0 154
500 to 749 lbs 1,212 2.1 352 0.5 36 0.4 106
750 to 999 lbs S S S S 44 0.5 S
1,000 to 9,999 lbs 12,611 21.8 6,050 8.7 798 9.5 104
10,000 to 49,999 lbs 17,430 30.1 23,798 34.3 4,554 54.2 192
50,000 to 99,999 lbs 3,940 6.8 S S 697 8.3 44
100,000 lbs or more 4,975 8.6 22,089 31.8 2,135 25.4 S

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 49,906 100.0 68,812 100.0 8,152 100.0 136
Less than 50 lbs 1,577 3.2 33 6 S
50 to 99 lbs 784 1.6 38 4 S
100 to 499 lbs 4,206 8.4 557 0.8 60 0.7 109
500 to 749 lbs 1,089 2.2 333 0.5 29 0.4 88
750 to 999 lbs S S S S 39 0.5 S
1,000 to 9,999 lbs 12,112 24.3 5,911 8.6 765 9.4 101
10,000 to 49,999 lbs 17,207 34.5 23,534 34.2 4,426 54.3 189
50,000 to 99,999 lbs 3,752 7.5 S S 690 8.5 43
100,000 lbs or more 4,973 10.0 22,064 32.1 2,134 26.2 S

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 44,553 100.0 53,872 100.0 6,256 100.0 99
Less than 50 lbs 762 1.7 31 3 S
50 to 99 lbs 689 1.5 37 3 S
100 to 499 lbs 3,782 8.5 554 1.0 57 0.9 104
500 to 749 lbs 1,055 2.4 332 0.6 29 0.5 88
750 to 999 lbs S S S S 39 0.6 S
1,000 to 9,999 lbs 12,022 27.0 5,906 11.0 760 12.2 101
10,000 to 49,999 lbs 17,179 38.6 23,523 43.7 4,409 70.5 188
50,000 to 99,999 lbs 3,749 8.4 S S 685 11.0 43
100,000 lbs or more 1,127 2.5 S S S S S

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 3,007 100.0 S S 623
Less than 50 lbs S S S S S S 246
50 to 99 lbs S S S S S S 87
100 to 499 lbs S S S S S S 424
500 to 749 lbs S S S S S S 514
750 to 999 lbs
1,000 to 9,999 lbs S S S S S S 838
10,000 to 49,999 lbs S S S S S S 1,303
50,000 to 99,999 lbs S S S S S S 373
100,000 lbs or more S S 2,980 99.1 S S 590

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 4,179 100.0 11,933 100.0 S S 1,300
Less than 50 lbs S S 2 3 0.6 1,350
50 to 99 lbs S S 1 S S 1,522
100 to 499 lbs 424 10.1 3 3 0.5 808
500 to 749 lbs S S S S 591
750 to 999 lbs S S S S S S 2,614
1,000 to 9,999 lbs S S S S S S 838
10,000 to 49,999 lbs S S S S S S 679
50,000 to 99,999 lbs S S S S S S
100,000 lbs or more 2,713 64.9 S S S S S

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 6,975 100.0 195 100.0 121 100.0 624
Less than 50 lbs 5,317 76.2 69 35.3 39 32.4 631
50 to 99 lbs 389 5.6 23 11.7 13 10.4 533
100 to 499 lbs 825 11.8 39 20.2 21 17.4 592
500 to 749 lbs 104 1.5 S S S S S
750 to 999 lbs S S S S S S S
1,000 to 9,999 lbs
10,000 to 49,999 lbs S S S S S S 1,481
50,000 to 99,999 lbs S S S S S S 719
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 6,761 100.0 162 100.0 84 100.0 624
Less than 50 lbs 5,313 78.6 69 42.6 39 46.7 630
50 to 99 lbs 389 5.8 23 14.1 13 15.0 533
100 to 499 lbs 825 12.2 39 24.3 21 25.1 592
500 to 749 lbs 104 1.5 S S S S S
750 to 999 lbs S S S S S S S
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 33 100.0 S S S
Less than 50 lbs S S S S S S 5,323
50 to 99 lbs
100 to 499 lbs
500 to 749 lbs
750 to 999 lbs S S S S S S 143
1,000 to 9,999 lbs
10,000 to 49,999 lbs S S S S S S 1,481
50,000 to 99,999 lbs S S S S S S 719
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 1,084 100.0 449 100.0 S S S
Less than 50 lbs 195 18.0 S S S
50 to 99 lbs S S S S S S 27
100 to 499 lbs 63 5.8 S S 0.3 22
500 to 749 lbs S S S S 0.1 22
750 to 999 lbs S S S S S S S
1,000 to 9,999 lbs S S 139 31.0 S S 207
10,000 to 49,999 lbs 212 19.6 244 54.4 S S 365
50,000 to 99,999 lbs S S S S S S 8
100,000 lbs or more S S S S S S 8

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.