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 32,918 100.0 48,981 100.0 6,912 100.0
Less than 50 miles 10,087 30.6 23,222 47.4 522 7.6
50 to 99 miles 5,236 15.9 9,988 20.4 935 13.5
100 to 249 miles 9,683 29.4 11,506 23.5 2,158 31.2
250 to 499 miles 2,136 6.5 1,765 3.6 674 9.7
500 to 749 miles 970 2.9 821 1.7 536 7.8
750 to 999 miles 1,290 3.9 S S S S
1,000 to 1,499 miles 2,763 8.4 689 1.4 953 13.8
1,500 to 1,999 miles 659 2.0 94 0.2 179 2.6
2,000 miles or more S S S S S S

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 28,131 100.0 48,059 100.0 6,760 100.0
Less than 50 miles 9,046 32.2 22,624 47.1 517 7.7
50 to 99 miles 4,897 17.4 9,883 20.6 924 13.7
100 to 249 miles 8,746 31.1 11,405 23.7 2,141 31.7
250 to 499 miles 1,730 6.2 1,734 3.6 660 9.8
500 to 749 miles 746 2.7 808 1.7 528 7.8
750 to 999 miles 911 3.2 S S S S
1,000 to 1,499 miles 1,614 5.7 632 1.3 877 13.0
1,500 to 1,999 miles 351 1.2 89 0.2 168 2.5
2,000 miles or more S S S S S S

Truck2

Distance Shipped Value Tons Ton-miles1
2002
(million $)
Percent of total 2002
(thousands)
Percent of total 2002
(millions)
Percent of total
All distances 27,252 100.0 43,097 100.0 5,314 100.0
Less than 50 miles 9,042 33.2 22,531 52.3 514 9.7
50 to 99 miles 4,567 16.8 6,911 16.0 577 10.9
100 to 249 miles 8,685 31.9 10,625 24.7 1,961 36.9
250 to 499 miles 1,655 6.1 1,449 3.4 546 10.3
500 to 749 miles 724 2.7 555 1.3 363 6.8
750 to 999 miles 711 2.6 311 0.7 315 5.9
1,000 to 1,499 miles 1,461 5.4 627 1.5 869 16.3
1,500 to 1,999 miles 322 1.2 88 0.2 167 3.1
2,000 miles or more S S S S S S

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 1,434 100.0
Less than 50 miles S S S S S S
50 to 99 miles S S S S S S
100 to 249 miles 32 5.8 780 15.7 179 12.5
250 to 499 miles 9 1.6 285 5.7 114 7.9
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
1,500 to 1,999 miles
2,000 miles or more

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 326 100.0 7 100.0 12 100.0
Less than 50 miles
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 1 11.5 S S
2,000 miles or more S S S S S S

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 3,355 100.0 69 100.0 53 100.0
Less than 50 miles 166 4.9 S S S S
50 to 99 miles 99 3.0 S S S S
100 to 249 miles 706 21.0 12 17.1 2 4.4
250 to 499 miles 384 11.4 13 19.3 5 8.8
500 to 749 miles 202 6.0 S S 3 5.1
750 to 999 miles 358 10.7 8 11.4 8 14.8
1,000 to 1,499 miles 1,127 33.6 17 24.4 24 45.2
1,500 to 1,999 miles 308 9.2 5 7.5 10 19.2
2,000 miles or more 5 0.1 S S 1 1.6

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 3,349 100.0 62 100.0 49 100.0
Less than 50 miles 166 5.0 S S S S
50 to 99 miles 99 3.0 S S S S
100 to 249 miles 706 21.1 12 18.9 2 4.7
250 to 499 miles 384 11.5 7 11.9 3 5.3
500 to 749 miles 202 6.0 S S 3 5.4
750 to 999 miles 358 10.7 8 12.7 8 15.8
1,000 to 1,499 miles 1,122 33.5 16 25.7 22 45.4
1,500 to 1,999 miles 308 9.2 5 8.3 10 20.5
2,000 miles or more 5 0.1 S S 1 1.7

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
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 S S S S S S
1,500 to 1,999 miles
2,000 miles or more

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 1,431 100.0 853 100.0 100 100.0
Less than 50 miles 874 61.1 593 69.5 5 4.8
50 to 99 miles S S S S S S
100 to 249 miles 231 16.1 S S 15 14.9
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.