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 33,506 100.0 30,204 100.0 5,875 100.0
Less than 50 miles 6,195 18.5 18,284 60.5 282 4.8
50 to 99 miles 2,766 8.3 S S S S
100 to 249 miles 5,692 17.0 2,259 7.5 593 10.1
250 to 499 miles 7,006 20.9 1,184 3.9 484 8.2
500 to 749 miles 3,315 9.9 S S S S
750 to 999 miles 2,373 7.1 280 0.9 297 5.1
1,000 to 1,499 miles 1,815 5.4 316 1.0 439 7.5
1,500 to 1,999 miles 1,046 3.1 82 0.3 168 2.9
2,000 miles or more S S 256 0.8 671 11.4

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 28,902 100.0 29,323 100.0 5,538 100.0
Less than 50 miles 5,793 20.0 18,210 62.1 281 5.1
50 to 99 miles 2,376 8.2 S S S S
100 to 249 miles 5,150 17.8 1,576 5.4 392 7.1
250 to 499 miles 6,117 21.2 1,125 3.8 458 8.3
500 to 749 miles 2,761 9.6 S S S S
750 to 999 miles 1,981 6.9 276 0.9 292 5.3
1,000 to 1,499 miles 1,289 4.5 310 1.1 430 7.8
1,500 to 1,999 miles 542 1.9 67 0.2 139 2.5
2,000 miles or more S S 233 0.8 608 11.0

Truck2

Distance Shipped Value Tons Ton-miles1
2002
(million $)
Percent of total 2002
(thousands)
Percent of total 2002
(millions)
Percent of total
All distances 28,035 100.0 29,293 100.0 5,508 100.0
Less than 50 miles 5,793 20.7 18,210 62.2 281 5.1
50 to 99 miles 2,367 8.4 S S S S
100 to 249 miles 5,123 18.3 1,576 5.4 391 7.1
250 to 499 miles 5,686 20.3 1,110 3.8 449 8.2
500 to 749 miles 2,718 9.7 S S S S
750 to 999 miles 1,970 7.0 275 0.9 291 5.3
1,000 to 1,499 miles 1,222 4.4 302 1.0 418 7.6
1,500 to 1,999 miles 509 1.8 67 0.2 139 2.5
2,000 miles or more S S 232 0.8 604 11.0

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
50 to 99 miles
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
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 815 100.0 10 100.0 11 100.0
Less than 50 miles S S S S S S
50 to 99 miles S S S S S S
100 to 249 miles 27 3.3 4.5 2.8
250 to 499 miles 399 48.9 S S S S
500 to 749 miles 39 4.8 S S 1 4.9
750 to 999 miles 11 1.3 S S S S
1,000 to 1,499 miles 52 6.4 S S S S
1,500 to 1,999 miles 33 4.1 S S S S
2,000 miles or more 245 30.1 1 10.6 3 26.5

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 4,107 100.0 75 100.0 73 100.0
Less than 50 miles 296 7.2 7 8.7 0.2
50 to 99 miles 376 9.2 10 12.8 1 1.2
100 to 249 miles 458 11.2 15 20.0 4 5.4
250 to 499 miles 665 16.2 8 11.2 4 5.0
500 to 749 miles 514 12.5 4 5.6 3 4.4
750 to 999 miles 381 9.3 S S S S
1,000 to 1,499 miles 525 12.8 6 7.7 8 11.0
1,500 to 1,999 miles 503 12.2 S S S S
2,000 miles or more 389 9.5 8 10.3 22 30.0

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 3,865 100.0 59 100.0 40 100.0
Less than 50 miles 296 7.7 7 11.0 0.3
50 to 99 miles 362 9.4 9 15.6 1 2.0
100 to 249 miles 458 11.8 15 25.3 4 9.8
250 to 499 miles 665 17.2 8 14.1 4 9.0
500 to 749 miles 514 13.3 4 7.1 3 7.9
750 to 999 miles 381 9.9 S S S S
1,000 to 1,499 miles 525 13.6 6 9.8 8 19.9
1,500 to 1,999 miles 293 7.6 3 4.7 6 14.2
2,000 miles or more 372 9.6 S S S S

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 32 100.0
Less than 50 miles
50 to 99 miles S S S S S S
100 to 249 miles
250 to 499 miles
500 to 749 miles
750 to 999 miles
1,000 to 1,499 miles
1,500 to 1,999 miles S S S S S S
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 498 100.0 S S S S
Less than 50 miles 107 21.4 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

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.