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 22,552 100.0 29,151 100.0 5,428 100.0 298
Single modes 18,002 79.8 28,821 98.9 5,238 96.5 96
Truck2 16,732 74.2 23,759 81.5 2,530 46.6 S
Rail 344 1.5 S S 2,078 38.3 1,002
All other Single modes 925 4.1 S S S S 1,259
Multiple modes 3,659 16.2 153 0.5 144 2.6 633
Parcel, USPS or courier 3,547 15.7 110 0.4 100 1.8 633
All other Multiple modes S S 43 0.1 44 0.8 S
Other and unknown modes 890 3.9 176 0.6 47 0.9 421

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.