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 10,505 100.0 29,137 100.0 6,089 100.0
Less than 50 miles 1,398 13.3 5,267 18.1 128 2.1
50 to 99 miles 1,005 9.6 13,303 45.7 1,395 22.9
100 to 249 miles 3,203 30.5 1,991 6.8 404 6.6
250 to 499 miles 1,618 15.4 6,801 23.3 2,117 34.8
500 to 749 miles 1,366 13.0 1,151 3.9 993 16.3
750 to 999 miles 310 3.0 197 0.7 237 3.9
1,000 to 1,499 miles 551 5.2 250 0.9 408 6.7
1,500 to 1,999 miles 623 5.9 76 0.3 149 2.4
2,000 miles or more 432 4.1 S S S S

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 8,782 100.0 28,732 100.0 5,916 100.0
Less than 50 miles 1,156 13.2 5,102 17.8 127 2.1
50 to 99 miles 940 10.7 13,270 46.2 1,384 23.4
100 to 249 miles 2,969 33.8 1,852 6.4 372 6.3
250 to 499 miles 1,269 14.4 6,797 23.7 2,115 35.8
500 to 749 miles 1,305 14.9 1,147 4.0 989 16.7
750 to 999 miles 255 2.9 191 0.7 230 3.9
1,000 to 1,499 miles 336 3.8 219 0.8 355 6.0
1,500 to 1,999 miles 398 4.5 71 0.2 137 2.3
2,000 miles or more 154 1.8 S S S S

Truck2

Distance Shipped Value Tons Ton-miles1
2002
(million $)
Percent of total 2002
(thousands)
Percent of total 2002
(millions)
Percent of total
All distances 6,758 100.0 10,956 100.0 1,999 100.0
Less than 50 miles 1,146 17.0 5,075 46.3 125 6.2
50 to 99 miles 624 9.2 2,627 24.0 265 13.3
100 to 249 miles 2,867 42.4 1,755 16.0 344 17.2
250 to 499 miles 809 12.0 725 6.6 337 16.9
500 to 749 miles 366 5.4 401 3.7 309 15.5
750 to 999 miles 241 3.6 127 1.2 136 6.8
1,000 to 1,499 miles 193 2.9 106 1.0 169 8.5
1,500 to 1,999 miles 397 5.9 71 0.6 137 6.8
2,000 miles or more 115 1.7 S S S S

Rail

Distance Shipped Value Tons Ton-miles1
2002
(million $)
Percent of total 2002
(thousands)
Percent of total 2002
(millions)
Percent of total
All distances 1,874 100.0 12,264 100.0 2,446 100.0
Less than 50 miles S S S S S S
50 to 99 miles 317 16.9 10,643 86.8 1,119 45.7
100 to 249 miles S S 97 0.8 28 1.1
250 to 499 miles 337 18.0 561 4.6 307 12.6
500 to 749 miles 936 49.9 746 6.1 680 27.8
750 to 999 miles 13 0.7 S S 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 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 S S S S S S
Less than 50 miles
50 to 99 miles
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 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

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 1,444 100.0 224 100.0 145 100.0
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 S S S S S S
500 to 749 miles 56 3.9 S S S S
750 to 999 miles 47 3.3 S S S S
1,000 to 1,499 miles 205 14.2 S S S S
1,500 to 1,999 miles 225 15.6 S S S S
2,000 miles or more S S S S 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 1,149 100.0 S S S S
Less than 50 miles S S S S S S
50 to 99 miles 15 1.3 1.2
100 to 249 miles S S S S S S
250 to 499 miles S S S S S S
500 to 749 miles 56 4.9 S S S S
750 to 999 miles 47 4.1 S S S S
1,000 to 1,499 miles 173 15.0 2 8.3 4 7.6
1,500 to 1,999 miles 225 19.6 S S S S
2,000 miles or more S S S S S S

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 98 100.0
Less than 50 miles
50 to 99 miles S S S S S S
100 to 249 miles S S S S S S
250 to 499 miles
500 to 749 miles
750 to 999 miles
1,000 to 1,499 miles S S S S S S
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 279 100.0 181 100.0 S S
Less than 50 miles 241 86.2 165 90.9 1 4.7
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 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.