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 188,561 100.0 282,026 100.0 67,018 100.0 361
Less than 50 lbs 6,722 3.6 235 105 0.2 452
50 to 99 lbs 2,890 1.5 218 65 0.1 300
100 to 499 lbs 8,306 4.4 1,036 0.4 306 0.5 287
500 to 749 lbs 2,586 1.4 527 0.2 170 0.3 314
750 to 999 lbs 2,009 1.1 531 0.2 132 0.2 247
1,000 to 9,999 lbs 30,879 16.4 11,131 3.9 3,463 5.2 302
10,000 to 49,999 lbs 92,038 48.8 110,479 39.2 25,909 38.7 240
50,000 to 99,999 lbs S S 45,169 16.0 3,800 5.7 79
100,000 lbs or more 29,269 15.5 112,700 40.0 33,068 49.3 411

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 178,076 100.0 273,190 100.0 62,100 100.0 224
Less than 50 lbs 2,564 1.4 89 S S 189
50 to 99 lbs 1,507 0.8 112 17 148
100 to 499 lbs 6,623 3.7 851 0.3 222 0.4 235
500 to 749 lbs 2,428 1.4 502 0.2 162 0.3 315
750 to 999 lbs 1,925 1.1 516 0.2 129 0.2 248
1,000 to 9,999 lbs 30,198 17.0 10,901 4.0 3,401 5.5 303
10,000 to 49,999 lbs 90,291 50.7 108,468 39.7 23,880 38.5 228
50,000 to 99,999 lbs S S 43,933 16.1 3,726 6.0 80
100,000 lbs or more 28,959 16.3 107,820 39.5 30,544 49.2 415

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 144,260 100.0 179,333 100.0 30,455 100.0 207
Less than 50 lbs 2,358 1.6 87 S S 167
50 to 99 lbs 1,433 1.0 110 15 138
100 to 499 lbs 6,550 4.5 848 0.5 220 0.7 233
500 to 749 lbs 2,366 1.6 500 0.3 158 0.5 309
750 to 999 lbs 1,923 1.3 516 0.3 129 0.4 248
1,000 to 9,999 lbs 26,868 18.6 10,556 5.9 2,888 9.5 266
10,000 to 49,999 lbs 88,721 61.5 107,352 59.9 22,507 73.9 217
50,000 to 99,999 lbs S S 43,390 24.2 3,423 11.2 75
100,000 lbs or more 884 0.6 15,974 8.9 1,097 3.6 146

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 S S 45,550 100.0 26,345 100.0 986
Less than 50 lbs
50 to 99 lbs
100 to 499 lbs S S S S S S 649
500 to 749 lbs
750 to 999 lbs
1,000 to 9,999 lbs 3,158 12.1 335 0.7 494 1.9 1,470
10,000 to 49,999 lbs 1,559 6.0 1,113 2.4 1,353 5.1 1,256
50,000 to 99,999 lbs 412 1.6 493 1.1 298 1.1 579
100,000 lbs or more S S 43,608 95.7 S S 515

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 7,622 100.0 48,308 100.0 5,300 100.0 1,095
Less than 50 lbs 206 2.7 1 2 1,211
50 to 99 lbs 74 1.0 1 1 1,038
100 to 499 lbs 74 1.0 3 3 916
500 to 749 lbs S S 2 S S 2,165
750 to 999 lbs S S S S S S 1,038
1,000 to 9,999 lbs S S S S S S 1,666
10,000 to 49,999 lbs S S S S S S 7,249
50,000 to 99,999 lbs S S S S S S S
100,000 lbs or more 7,011 92.0 48,238 99.9 5,247 99.0 105

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 7,992 100.0 5,213 100.0 S S 603
Less than 50 lbs 3,897 48.8 140 2.7 84 1.9 634
50 to 99 lbs 1,309 16.4 103 2.0 48 1.1 467
100 to 499 lbs 1,434 17.9 165 3.2 83 1.8 492
500 to 749 lbs 132 1.7 20 0.4 8 0.2 S
750 to 999 lbs S S S S S S S
1,000 to 9,999 lbs S S S S S S 462
10,000 to 49,999 lbs 873 10.9 S S S S 2,234
50,000 to 99,999 lbs
100,000 lbs or more 117 1.5 S S S S 669

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 6,853 100.0 439 100.0 225 100.0 600
Less than 50 lbs 3,897 56.9 140 31.8 84 37.3 634
50 to 99 lbs 1,309 19.1 103 23.4 48 21.4 467
100 to 499 lbs 1,434 20.9 165 37.6 83 36.8 492
500 to 749 lbs 132 1.9 20 4.5 8 3.5 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
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 1,139 100.0 S S S S 1,984
Less than 50 lbs S S S S S S 5,025
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 477
10,000 to 49,999 lbs 873 76.6 S S S S 2,234
50,000 to 99,999 lbs
100,000 lbs or more 117 10.3 S S S S 669

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 2,494 100.0 3,623 100.0 398 100.0 179
Less than 50 lbs S S 7 0.2 S S 202
50 to 99 lbs S S 4 0.1 S S S
100 to 499 lbs S S 20 0.5 1 0.3 S
500 to 749 lbs S S S S S S S
750 to 999 lbs S S S S S S 230
1,000 to 9,999 lbs 531 21.3 217 6.0 55 13.9 S
10,000 to 49,999 lbs 875 35.1 1,184 32.7 194 48.8 S
50,000 to 99,999 lbs 282 11.3 S S 74 18.6 S
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.