Table 2. Inbound Shipment Characteristics by Mode of Transportation for CBSA of Destination: 2002

Table 2. Inbound Shipment Characteristics by Mode of Transportation for CBSA of Destination: 2002

[Estimates are based on data from the Commodity Flow Survey. Because of rounding, estimates may not be additive]

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Destination CBSAs Value Tons Ton-miles1 Average miles per shipment
2002
(million $)
Percent of total 2002
(thousands)
Percent of total 2002
(millions)
Percent of total
All modes 54,792 100.0 86,618 100.0 18,890 100.0 423
Single modes 46,542 84.9 79,376 91.6 15,242 80.7 143
Truck2 43,375 79.2 44,766 51.7 6,910 36.6 122
Rail 2,129 3.9 25,117 29.0 6,424 34.0 666
All other Single modes 1,039 1.9 9,493 11.0 1,908 10.1 1,199
Multiple modes 7,395 13.5 6,106 7.0 3,535 18.7 679
Parcel, USPS or courier 7,104 13.0 213 0.2 124 0.7 679
All other Multiple modes 291 0.5 5,894 6.8 3,411 18.1 949
Other and unknown modes 854 1.6 1,135 1.3 S S 313

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.