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 74,449 100.0 19,896 100.0 3,493 100.0
Less than 50 miles 10,231 13.7 12,703 63.8 295 8.5
50 to 99 miles 5,718 7.7 2,516 12.6 232 6.6
100 to 249 miles 11,207 15.1 2,466 12.4 474 13.6
250 to 499 miles 5,013 6.7 590 3.0 250 7.2
500 to 749 miles 4,298 5.8 509 2.6 386 11.1
750 to 999 miles S S 406 2.0 421 12.1
1,000 to 1,499 miles 3,309 4.4 274 1.4 386 11.1
1,500 to 1,999 miles S S 235 1.2 457 13.1
2,000 miles or more S S 196 1.0 591 16.9

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 19,071 100.0 3,078 100.0
Less than 50 miles 9,092 15.8 12,356 64.8 291 9.5
50 to 99 miles 4,657 8.1 2,429 12.7 222 7.2
100 to 249 miles 7,108 12.4 2,348 12.3 447 14.5
250 to 499 miles 3,448 6.0 564 3.0 238 7.7
500 to 749 miles 2,689 4.7 456 2.4 347 11.3
750 to 999 miles S S 336 1.8 350 11.4
1,000 to 1,499 miles 1,783 3.1 217 1.1 304 9.9
1,500 to 1,999 miles S S 204 1.1 398 12.9
2,000 miles or more S S 159 0.8 482 15.6

Truck2

Distance Shipped Value Tons Ton-miles1
2002
(million $)
Percent of total 2002
(thousands)
Percent of total 2002
(millions)
Percent of total
All distances 51,733 100.0 18,806 100.0 2,857 100.0
Less than 50 miles 9,020 17.4 12,258 65.2 287 10.1
50 to 99 miles 4,637 9.0 2,426 12.9 222 7.8
100 to 249 miles 5,700 11.0 2,330 12.4 442 15.5
250 to 499 miles 2,078 4.0 527 2.8 218 7.6
500 to 749 miles 2,282 4.4 437 2.3 332 11.6
750 to 999 miles S S 305 1.6 314 11.0
1,000 to 1,499 miles 1,235 2.4 197 1.0 275 9.6
1,500 to 1,999 miles S S 193 1.0 376 13.2
2,000 miles or more S S 133 0.7 392 13.7

Rail

Distance Shipped Value Tons Ton-miles1
2002
(million $)
Percent of total 2002
(thousands)
Percent of total 2002
(millions)
Percent of total
All distances S S S S S S
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

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 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 2 8.4 2 4.2
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 15,457 100.0 212 100.0 196 100.0
Less than 50 miles 878 5.7 18 8.5 1 0.3
50 to 99 miles 999 6.5 22 10.2 2 1.1
100 to 249 miles S S 34 16.0 7 3.5
250 to 499 miles 1,371 8.9 23 10.9 10 5.3
500 to 749 miles 1,546 10.0 28 13.0 20 10.3
750 to 999 miles S S 22 10.5 24 12.1
1,000 to 1,499 miles 1,446 9.4 34 15.9 47 23.8
1,500 to 1,999 miles S S 10 4.7 20 10.1
2,000 miles or more 1,282 8.3 22 10.3 66 33.6

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 15,427 100.0 199 100.0 180 100.0
Less than 50 miles 878 5.7 18 9.0 1 0.4
50 to 99 miles 999 6.5 22 10.9 2 1.1
100 to 249 miles S S 32 16.2 7 3.6
250 to 499 miles 1,371 8.9 23 11.5 10 5.7
500 to 749 miles 1,542 10.0 21 10.6 16 9.2
750 to 999 miles S S 21 10.7 23 12.7
1,000 to 1,499 miles 1,446 9.4 34 16.9 47 26.0
1,500 to 1,999 miles S S 10 5.0 20 11.0
2,000 miles or more 1,269 8.2 18 9.2 54 30.3

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 30 100.0 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
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
1,500 to 1,999 miles
2,000 miles or more 12 41.0 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 1,593 100.0 614 100.0 S S
Less than 50 miles 261 16.4 329 53.7 3 1.5
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.