Table 2. Inbound Shipment Characteristics by Mode of Transportation for CBSA of Destination: 2002

Table 2. Inbound Shipment Characteristics by Mode of Transportation for CBSA of Destination: 2002

[Estimates are based on data from the Commodity Flow Survey. Because of rounding, estimates may not be additive]

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Destination CBSAs 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 36,976 100.0 24,391 100.0 7,560 100.0 718
Single modes 33,464 90.5 21,971 90.1 7,304 96.6 416
Truck2 31,777 85.9 17,953 73.6 4,836 64.0 335
Rail 458 1.2 3,170 13.0 2,275 30.1 1,278
All other Single modes 1,229 3.3 S S S S 1,833
Multiple modes 3,137 8.5 133 0.5 171 2.3 986
Parcel, USPS or courier 3,061 8.3 79 0.3 91 1.2 986
All other Multiple modes 75 0.2 54 0.2 80 1.1 2,220
Other and unknown modes 374 1.0 2,288 9.4 85 1.1 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.