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 13,685 100.0 27,688 100.0 2,682 100.0
Less than 50 miles 3,457 25.3 20,038 72.4 426 15.9
50 to 99 miles 1,403 10.3 3,089 11.2 295 11.0
100 to 249 miles 3,117 22.8 2,788 10.1 535 19.9
250 to 499 miles 2,798 20.4 981 3.5 458 17.1
500 to 749 miles 1,007 7.4 397 1.4 296 11.1
750 to 999 miles 705 5.2 174 0.6 176 6.6
1,000 to 1,499 miles 249 1.8 71 0.3 100 3.7
1,500 to 1,999 miles 227 1.7 S S S S
2,000 miles or more 722 5.3 125 0.5 345 12.8

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 12,112 100.0 27,440 100.0 2,626 100.0
Less than 50 miles 2,861 23.6 19,832 72.3 421 16.0
50 to 99 miles 1,331 11.0 3,085 11.2 295 11.2
100 to 249 miles 2,948 24.3 2,778 10.1 533 20.3
250 to 499 miles 2,570 21.2 974 3.5 455 17.3
500 to 749 miles 886 7.3 393 1.4 293 11.2
750 to 999 miles 589 4.9 172 0.6 174 6.6
1,000 to 1,499 miles 183 1.5 68 0.2 95 3.6
1,500 to 1,999 miles 208 1.7 S S S S
2,000 miles or more 537 4.4 114 0.4 312 11.9

Truck2

Distance Shipped Value Tons Ton-miles1
2002
(million $)
Percent of total 2002
(thousands)
Percent of total 2002
(millions)
Percent of total
All distances 11,773 100.0 27,236 100.0 2,480 100.0
Less than 50 miles 2,861 24.3 19,832 72.8 421 17.0
50 to 99 miles 1,314 11.2 3,070 11.3 293 11.8
100 to 249 miles 2,847 24.2 2,714 10.0 510 20.6
250 to 499 miles 2,521 21.4 876 3.2 391 15.8
500 to 749 miles 869 7.4 382 1.4 284 11.5
750 to 999 miles 576 4.9 172 0.6 174 7.0
1,000 to 1,499 miles 180 1.5 67 0.2 94 3.8
1,500 to 1,999 miles 196 1.7 S S S S
2,000 miles or more 408 3.5 99 0.4 267 10.7

Rail

Distance Shipped Value Tons Ton-miles1
2002
(million $)
Percent of total 2002
(thousands)
Percent of total 2002
(millions)
Percent of total
All distances 179 100.0 S S 133 100.0
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 S S S S S S
500 to 749 miles 7 3.7 11 5.6 9 6.6
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 11 5.6 34 25.9

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 160 100.0 S S S S
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 S S S S S S
500 to 749 miles 10 6.0 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 1,052 100.0 31 100.0 43 100.0
Less than 50 miles 115 10.9 1 3.5 S S
50 to 99 miles 71 6.8 2 6.9 0.5
100 to 249 miles 156 14.9 4 11.4 1 1.9
250 to 499 miles 225 21.4 7 21.6 3 6.9
500 to 749 miles 114 10.8 3 9.7 2 5.4
750 to 999 miles 108 10.2 2 5.6 2 4.1
1,000 to 1,499 miles 62 5.9 2 5.2 2 5.4
1,500 to 1,999 miles 15 1.4 1.2 1 1.7
2,000 miles or more 185 17.6 11 34.7 32 73.9

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 1,025 100.0 23 100.0 18 100.0
Less than 50 miles 115 11.2 1 4.8 S S
50 to 99 miles 71 7.0 2 9.4 1.1
100 to 249 miles 156 15.3 4 15.6 1 4.7
250 to 499 miles 225 22.0 7 29.6 3 16.7
500 to 749 miles 114 11.1 3 13.3 2 13.0
750 to 999 miles 108 10.5 2 7.7 2 10.0
1,000 to 1,499 miles 62 6.1 2 7.2 2 13.1
1,500 to 1,999 miles 15 1.5 1.7 1 4.2
2,000 miles or more 157 15.4 2 10.7 7 37.0

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 8 100.0 25 100.0
Less than 50 miles S S S S S S
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 8 100.0 25 100.0

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 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 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.