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]

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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 30,556 100.0 80,732 100.0 35,757 100.0 872
Less than 50 lbs 3,916 12.8 81 0.1 60 0.2 981
50 to 99 lbs 810 2.7 37 19 487
100 to 499 lbs 2,295 7.5 211 0.3 73 0.2 363
500 to 749 lbs 1,139 3.7 125 0.2 27 S
750 to 999 lbs 636 2.1 77 0.1 20 259
1,000 to 9,999 lbs 5,038 16.5 1,598 2.0 342 1.0 213
10,000 to 49,999 lbs 13,817 45.2 27,159 33.6 8,453 23.6 274
50,000 to 99,999 lbs 1,579 5.2 20,854 25.8 S S 135
100,000 lbs or more 1,326 4.3 30,589 37.9 23,893 66.8 489

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 25,307 100.0 75,818 100.0 29,373 100.0 143
Less than 50 lbs 1,110 4.4 30 4 S
50 to 99 lbs 395 1.6 20 4 186
100 to 499 lbs 1,662 6.6 171 0.2 44 0.2 231
500 to 749 lbs 974 3.8 105 0.1 22 S
750 to 999 lbs 571 2.3 67 13 193
1,000 to 9,999 lbs 4,543 18.0 1,490 2.0 322 1.1 212
10,000 to 49,999 lbs 13,277 52.5 26,615 35.1 8,279 28.2 274
50,000 to 99,999 lbs 1,514 6.0 20,759 27.4 S S 135
100,000 lbs or more 1,259 5.0 26,563 35.0 17,833 60.7 479

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 23,348 100.0 59,235 100.0 11,997 100.0 122
Less than 50 lbs 910 3.9 29 2 S
50 to 99 lbs 321 1.4 19 3 151
100 to 499 lbs 1,321 5.7 169 0.3 41 0.3 210
500 to 749 lbs 869 3.7 104 0.2 20 0.2 S
750 to 999 lbs 500 2.1 66 0.1 12 0.1 185
1,000 to 9,999 lbs 4,378 18.8 1,488 2.5 317 2.6 209
10,000 to 49,999 lbs 13,275 56.9 26,611 44.9 8,276 69.0 274
50,000 to 99,999 lbs 1,417 6.1 20,576 34.7 S S 128
100,000 lbs or more 357 1.5 10,173 17.2 680 5.7 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 992 100.0 16,562 100.0 17,316 100.0 868
Less than 50 lbs
50 to 99 lbs
100 to 499 lbs S S S S S S 1,341
500 to 749 lbs
750 to 999 lbs
1,000 to 9,999 lbs
10,000 to 49,999 lbs S S S S S S 696
50,000 to 99,999 lbs S S S S S S 993
100,000 lbs or more 903 90.9 16,390 99.0 17,152 99.1 844

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 966 100.0 S S S S 2,025
Less than 50 lbs 200 20.7 1 2.8 1 2.0 2,125
50 to 99 lbs 74 7.7 1.8 1 1.2 1,982
100 to 499 lbs 341 35.3 2 10.5 4 6.1 1,645
500 to 749 lbs 105 10.9 1 5.0 2 3.4 1,926
750 to 999 lbs S S S S S S 1,682
1,000 to 9,999 lbs 165 17.1 S S S S 2,327
10,000 to 49,999 lbs
50,000 to 99,999 lbs S S S S S S 3,223
100,000 lbs or more

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 3,956 100.0 4,187 100.0 6,190 100.0 1,210
Less than 50 lbs 2,741 69.3 48 1.1 57 0.9 1,212
50 to 99 lbs 397 10.0 14 0.3 15 0.2 1,028
100 to 499 lbs 530 13.4 23 0.5 27 0.4 1,252
500 to 749 lbs 83 2.1 S S S S 944
750 to 999 lbs S S S S S S 1,255
1,000 to 9,999 lbs S S S S S S 2,046
10,000 to 49,999 lbs S S S S S S 1,241
50,000 to 99,999 lbs S S S S S S 10
100,000 lbs or more 66 1.7 S S S S 1,454

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 3,818 100.0 96 100.0 111 100.0 1,210
Less than 50 lbs 2,741 71.8 48 50.1 57 51.2 1,212
50 to 99 lbs 397 10.4 14 15.0 15 13.3 1,028
100 to 499 lbs 530 13.9 23 23.6 27 24.7 1,247
500 to 749 lbs 81 2.1 S S S S 858
750 to 999 lbs S S S S S S 1,248
1,000 to 9,999 lbs S S S S S S 1,665
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 137 100.0 4,091 100.0 6,079 100.0 1,396
Less than 50 lbs
50 to 99 lbs
100 to 499 lbs S S S S S S 3,690
500 to 749 lbs S S S S S S 3,683
750 to 999 lbs S S S S S S 3,692
1,000 to 9,999 lbs S S S S S S 3,690
10,000 to 49,999 lbs S S S S S S 1,241
50,000 to 99,999 lbs S S S S S S 10
100,000 lbs or more 66 48.1 4,016 98.2 6,045 99.4 1,454

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 1,293 100.0 S S S S S
Less than 50 lbs S S S S S S S
50 to 99 lbs S S 3 0.4 S S S
100 to 499 lbs 103 8.0 18 2.4 S S S
500 to 749 lbs S S 15 2.1 0.2 S
750 to 999 lbs S S S S S S 12
1,000 to 9,999 lbs S S 108 14.8 18 9.3 204
10,000 to 49,999 lbs 473 36.6 S S S S 243
50,000 to 99,999 lbs S S S S S S S
100,000 lbs or more S S S S S S 2,172

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.