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 43,541 100.0 33,056 100.0 4,164 100.0
Less than 50 miles 14,203 32.6 22,523 68.1 433 10.4
50 to 99 miles 5,453 12.5 3,604 10.9 311 7.5
100 to 249 miles 4,597 10.6 3,354 10.1 607 14.6
250 to 499 miles 8,867 20.4 1,939 5.9 867 20.8
500 to 749 miles 5,758 13.2 938 2.8 706 17.0
750 to 999 miles 1,276 2.9 134 0.4 142 3.4
1,000 to 1,499 miles 1,490 3.4 272 0.8 352 8.4
1,500 to 1,999 miles 410 0.9 36 0.1 77 1.8
2,000 miles or more 1,487 3.4 256 0.8 668 16.0

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 40,727 100.0 32,831 100.0 4,094 100.0
Less than 50 miles 13,878 34.1 22,422 68.3 429 10.5
50 to 99 miles 5,345 13.1 3,570 10.9 309 7.5
100 to 249 miles 4,387 10.8 3,327 10.1 602 14.7
250 to 499 miles 8,326 20.4 1,917 5.8 856 20.9
500 to 749 miles 4,841 11.9 915 2.8 689 16.8
750 to 999 miles 1,018 2.5 125 0.4 133 3.2
1,000 to 1,499 miles 1,325 3.3 269 0.8 348 8.5
1,500 to 1,999 miles 382 0.9 36 0.1 75 1.8
2,000 miles or more 1,225 3.0 250 0.8 653 15.9

Truck2

Distance Shipped Value Tons Ton-miles1
2002
(million $)
Percent of total 2002
(thousands)
Percent of total 2002
(millions)
Percent of total
All distances 39,405 100.0 32,488 100.0 3,978 100.0
Less than 50 miles 13,866 35.2 22,353 68.8 423 10.6
50 to 99 miles 5,344 13.6 3,570 11.0 309 7.8
100 to 249 miles 4,302 10.9 3,170 9.8 568 14.3
250 to 499 miles 7,563 19.2 1,846 5.7 827 20.8
500 to 749 miles 4,643 11.8 887 2.7 666 16.7
750 to 999 miles 973 2.5 111 0.3 116 2.9
1,000 to 1,499 miles 1,304 3.3 267 0.8 346 8.7
1,500 to 1,999 miles 332 0.8 34 0.1 73 1.8
2,000 miles or more 1,077 2.7 250 0.8 651 16.4

Rail

Distance Shipped Value Tons Ton-miles1
2002
(million $)
Percent of total 2002
(thousands)
Percent of total 2002
(millions)
Percent of total
All distances 91 100.0 330 100.0 102 100.0
Less than 50 miles S S S S S S
50 to 99 miles
100 to 249 miles 53 58.6 156 47.3 33 32.5
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 13 4.0 S S
1,000 to 1,499 miles S S S S S S
1,500 to 1,999 miles
2,000 miles or more

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 1,231 100.0 13 100.0 13 100.0
Less than 50 miles S S S S 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 746 60.6 7 55.1 5 36.5
500 to 749 miles 193 15.7 2 16.1 2 16.1
750 to 999 miles 41 3.4 S S S S
1,000 to 1,499 miles 21 1.7 S S S S
1,500 to 1,999 miles S S S S S S
2,000 miles or more 148 12.1 1 4.3 S S

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 2,046 100.0 48 100.0 41 100.0
Less than 50 miles S S S S S S
50 to 99 miles 30 1.4 1 3.0 0.3
100 to 249 miles 108 5.3 3 6.6 1 1.5
250 to 499 miles 508 24.8 13 27.7 7 16.2
500 to 749 miles 470 23.0 7 14.0 5 12.3
750 to 999 miles 255 12.5 S S S S
1,000 to 1,499 miles 160 7.8 3 5.4 3 8.4
1,500 to 1,999 miles 27 1.3 1 1.3 1 3.2
2,000 miles or more 261 12.8 5 11.5 15 35.8

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 2,044 100.0 47 100.0 41 100.0
Less than 50 miles S S S S S S
50 to 99 miles 30 1.4 1 3.0 0.3
100 to 249 miles 108 5.3 3 6.6 1 1.5
250 to 499 miles 508 24.8 13 27.8 7 16.4
500 to 749 miles 470 23.0 7 14.0 5 12.4
750 to 999 miles 255 12.5 S S S S
1,000 to 1,499 miles 160 7.8 3 5.4 3 8.4
1,500 to 1,999 miles 27 1.3 1 1.4 1 3.3
2,000 miles or more 260 12.7 5 11.3 14 35.1

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
50 to 99 miles
100 to 249 miles
250 to 499 miles
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 S S S S 29 100.0
Less than 50 miles 98 12.7 S S 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 33 4.2 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.