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 111,930 100.0 137,748 100.0 40,401 100.0 486
Less than 50 lbs 5,305 4.7 127 68 0.2 662
50 to 99 lbs 1,578 1.4 111 37 319
100 to 499 lbs 5,292 4.7 873 0.6 233 0.6 274
500 to 749 lbs 1,984 1.8 395 0.3 107 0.3 259
750 to 999 lbs 2,813 2.5 438 0.3 157 0.4 355
1,000 to 9,999 lbs 20,377 18.2 6,499 4.7 2,319 5.7 345
10,000 to 49,999 lbs 65,038 58.1 71,653 52.0 19,641 48.6 272
50,000 to 99,999 lbs 4,325 3.9 26,778 19.4 2,532 6.3 91
100,000 lbs or more 5,219 4.7 30,873 22.4 15,306 37.9 489

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 103,987 100.0 134,072 100.0 39,163 100.0 293
Less than 50 lbs 2,778 2.7 75 24 321
50 to 99 lbs 1,003 1.0 83 22 261
100 to 499 lbs 4,820 4.6 824 0.6 213 0.5 257
500 to 749 lbs 1,901 1.8 375 0.3 100 0.3 257
750 to 999 lbs 2,754 2.6 416 0.3 134 0.3 322
1,000 to 9,999 lbs 19,799 19.0 6,337 4.7 2,254 5.8 345
10,000 to 49,999 lbs 61,641 59.3 69,221 51.6 18,891 48.2 275
50,000 to 99,999 lbs 4,274 4.1 26,636 19.9 2,498 6.4 90
100,000 lbs or more 5,016 4.8 30,104 22.5 15,028 38.4 492

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 96,540 100.0 110,767 100.0 27,432 100.0 248
Less than 50 lbs 1,312 1.4 71 18 217
50 to 99 lbs 534 0.6 82 20 235
100 to 499 lbs 3,590 3.7 820 0.7 205 0.7 243
500 to 749 lbs 1,897 2.0 375 0.3 100 0.4 257
750 to 999 lbs 2,745 2.8 415 0.4 133 0.5 321
1,000 to 9,999 lbs 19,722 20.4 6,319 5.7 2,223 8.1 339
10,000 to 49,999 lbs 61,508 63.7 68,903 62.2 18,774 68.4 274
50,000 to 99,999 lbs 4,120 4.3 26,031 23.5 2,182 8.0 83
100,000 lbs or more 1,112 1.2 7,751 7.0 S S 104

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 3,932 100.0 22,058 100.0 11,448 100.0 574
Less than 50 lbs
50 to 99 lbs
100 to 499 lbs
500 to 749 lbs
750 to 999 lbs
1,000 to 9,999 lbs S S S S S S 835
10,000 to 49,999 lbs S S 308 1.4 S S 350
50,000 to 99,999 lbs 146 3.7 589 2.7 313 2.7 495
100,000 lbs or more 3,627 92.2 21,152 95.9 11,010 96.2 595

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 S S S S S S 1,633
Less than 50 lbs S S S S S S 1,588
50 to 99 lbs S S S S S S 4,186
100 to 499 lbs S S 5 0.4 S S 1,568
500 to 749 lbs S S S S S S 1,096
750 to 999 lbs S S S S S S 1,043
1,000 to 9,999 lbs S S S S S S 2,496
10,000 to 49,999 lbs S S S S S S 98
50,000 to 99,999 lbs S S S S S S 205
100,000 lbs or more 277 7.9 S S S S 170

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 4,125 100.0 1,017 100.0 776 100.0 981
Less than 50 lbs 2,462 59.7 49 4.9 44 5.7 1,014
50 to 99 lbs 557 13.5 26 2.6 15 1.9 517
100 to 499 lbs 410 9.9 26 2.5 18 2.3 738
500 to 749 lbs S S S S S S S
750 to 999 lbs 39 1.0 S S S S 2,594
1,000 to 9,999 lbs S S S S S S 3,759
10,000 to 49,999 lbs 482 11.7 278 27.4 381 49.0 1,525
50,000 to 99,999 lbs S S S S S S 389
100,000 lbs or more S S S S S S 490

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 3,497 100.0 110 100.0 82 100.0 979
Less than 50 lbs 2,458 70.3 49 44.8 44 54.2 1,017
50 to 99 lbs 557 15.9 26 23.7 15 18.4 517
100 to 499 lbs 409 11.7 26 23.2 18 21.9 731
500 to 749 lbs S S S S S S 679
750 to 999 lbs S S S S S S 242
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 628 100.0 S S 695 100.0 1,309
Less than 50 lbs S S S S S S S
50 to 99 lbs
100 to 499 lbs S S S S S S 4,820
500 to 749 lbs S S S S S S 4,794
750 to 999 lbs S S S S S S 4,785
1,000 to 9,999 lbs S S S S S S 3,759
10,000 to 49,999 lbs 482 76.8 278 30.7 381 54.8 1,525
50,000 to 99,999 lbs S S S S S S 389
100,000 lbs or more S S S S S S 490

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 3,818 100.0 2,659 100.0 461 100.0 S
Less than 50 lbs S S S S S
50 to 99 lbs S S S S S S 53
100 to 499 lbs 62 1.6 S S S S S
500 to 749 lbs S S S S S S S
750 to 999 lbs S S S S S S S
1,000 to 9,999 lbs S S S S S S S
10,000 to 49,999 lbs S S 2,153 81.0 369 80.0 S
50,000 to 99,999 lbs S S 119 4.5 S S 242
100,000 lbs or more S 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.