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 55,000 100.0 57,025 100.0 8,794 100.0
Less than 50 miles 23,342 42.4 31,914 56.0 S S
50 to 99 miles 10,040 18.3 9,352 16.4 857 9.7
100 to 249 miles 10,122 18.4 9,890 17.3 1,722 19.6
250 to 499 miles 5,061 9.2 2,728 4.8 1,321 15.0
500 to 749 miles 2,420 4.4 1,740 3.1 1,368 15.6
750 to 999 miles 1,228 2.2 537 0.9 548 6.2
1,000 to 1,499 miles 960 1.7 374 0.7 549 6.2
1,500 to 1,999 miles 61 0.1 S S S S
2,000 miles or more S S 437 0.8 1,278 14.5

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 49,210 100.0 55,833 100.0 8,002 100.0
Less than 50 miles 22,164 45.0 31,642 56.7 S S
50 to 99 miles 9,344 19.0 8,756 15.7 771 9.6
100 to 249 miles 9,586 19.5 9,843 17.6 1,714 21.4
250 to 499 miles 4,150 8.4 2,689 4.8 1,305 16.3
500 to 749 miles 1,570 3.2 1,728 3.1 1,359 17.0
750 to 999 miles 979 2.0 532 1.0 543 6.8
1,000 to 1,499 miles 809 1.6 372 0.7 546 6.8
1,500 to 1,999 miles 42 S S S S
2,000 miles or more 566 1.1 217 0.4 622 7.8

Truck2

Distance Shipped Value Tons Ton-miles1
2002
(million $)
Percent of total 2002
(thousands)
Percent of total 2002
(millions)
Percent of total
All distances 47,409 100.0 51,634 100.0 5,676 100.0
Less than 50 miles 22,119 46.7 31,138 60.3 S S
50 to 99 miles 9,029 19.0 7,673 14.9 668 11.8
100 to 249 miles 9,422 19.9 9,323 18.1 1,560 27.5
250 to 499 miles 3,474 7.3 1,958 3.8 879 15.5
500 to 749 miles 1,464 3.1 983 1.9 709 12.5
750 to 999 miles 722 1.5 263 0.5 272 4.8
1,000 to 1,499 miles 741 1.6 161 0.3 222 3.9
1,500 to 1,999 miles 34 S S S S
2,000 miles or more 403 0.9 129 0.3 354 6.2

Rail

Distance Shipped Value Tons Ton-miles1
2002
(million $)
Percent of total 2002
(thousands)
Percent of total 2002
(millions)
Percent of total
All distances 768 100.0 2,660 100.0 2,198 100.0
Less than 50 miles 39 5.1 125 4.7 7 0.3
50 to 99 miles S S S S S S
100 to 249 miles 99 12.9 368 13.8 125 5.7
250 to 499 miles 380 49.5 731 27.5 426 19.4
500 to 749 miles 104 13.6 744 28.0 650 29.6
750 to 999 miles S S S S 271 12.3
1,000 to 1,499 miles S S S S 324 14.8
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 1,033 100.0 S S S S
Less than 50 miles S S S S S S
50 to 99 miles 310 30.0 S S S S
100 to 249 miles 64 6.2 S S S S
250 to 499 miles 296 28.6 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 1 0.6

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 4,321 100.0 S S S S
Less than 50 miles 278 6.4 14 2.0
50 to 99 miles 229 5.3 S S S S
100 to 249 miles 478 11.1 14 2.0 3 0.4
250 to 499 miles S S 19 2.6 9 1.2
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 19 0.4 S S S S
2,000 miles or more S S S S S S

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 S S 73 100.0 37 100.0
Less than 50 miles 278 8.4 14 19.8 1.1
50 to 99 miles 219 6.6 7 9.6 1 1.7
100 to 249 miles 478 14.5 14 19.8 3 8.0
250 to 499 miles S S 16 21.7 7 20.0
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 19 0.6 S S S S
2,000 miles or more 200 6.1 3 4.3 9 24.1

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 S S S S
Less than 50 miles
50 to 99 miles S S S S S S
100 to 249 miles
250 to 499 miles S S S S S S
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 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 1,469 100.0 S S S S
Less than 50 miles 899 61.2 258 54.3 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 14 1.0 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.