Table 1. Shipment Characteristics by Mode of Transportation for CBSA of Origin: 2002

Table 1. Shipment Characteristics by Mode of Transportation 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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Mode of transportation 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 121,536 100.0 249,660 100.0 75,712 100.0 473
Single modes 105,332 86.7 236,883 94.9 64,225 84.8 193
Truck2 94,503 77.8 149,761 60.0 20,284 26.8 163
Rail 4,856 4.0 40,947 16.4 13,900 18.4 627
All other single modes 5,973 4.9 46,174 18.5 30,041 39.7 1,239
Multiple modes 10,034 8.3 10,206 4.1 11,194 14.8 764
Parcel, USPS or courier 8,472 7.0 328 0.1 249 0.3 762
All other multiple modes 1,563 1.3 9,878 4.0 10,945 14.5 1,497
Other and unknown modes 6,170 5.1 2,571 1.0 294 0.4 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 confidentially 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.