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 19,899 100.0 15,516 100.0 4,331 100.0
Less than 50 miles 2,712 13.6 4,137 26.7 103 2.4
50 to 99 miles 1,505 7.6 2,262 14.6 222 5.1
100 to 249 miles 4,597 23.1 S S S S
250 to 499 miles 3,786 19.0 1,690 10.9 900 20.8
500 to 749 miles 2,977 15.0 918 5.9 657 15.2
750 to 999 miles 1,927 9.7 461 3.0 461 10.6
1,000 to 1,499 miles 966 4.9 219 1.4 302 7.0
1,500 to 1,999 miles 465 2.3 70 0.4 145 3.3
2,000 miles or more 964 4.8 149 1.0 375 8.7

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 18,160 100.0 15,079 100.0 4,208 100.0
Less than 50 miles 2,619 14.4 4,075 27.0 102 2.4
50 to 99 miles 1,398 7.7 2,218 14.7 218 5.2
100 to 249 miles 4,090 22.5 S S S S
250 to 499 miles 3,522 19.4 1,627 10.8 874 20.8
500 to 749 miles 2,732 15.0 909 6.0 650 15.4
750 to 999 miles 1,750 9.6 456 3.0 456 10.8
1,000 to 1,499 miles 823 4.5 216 1.4 298 7.1
1,500 to 1,999 miles S S 69 0.5 143 3.4
2,000 miles or more 778 4.3 137 0.9 344 8.2

Truck2

Distance Shipped Value Tons Ton-miles1
2002
(million $)
Percent of total 2002
(thousands)
Percent of total 2002
(millions)
Percent of total
All distances 17,230 100.0 11,321 100.0 3,243 100.0
Less than 50 miles 2,619 15.2 4,075 36.0 102 3.2
50 to 99 miles 1,365 7.9 1,508 13.3 142 4.4
100 to 249 miles 3,829 22.2 2,752 24.3 550 17.0
250 to 499 miles 3,309 19.2 1,250 11.0 627 19.3
500 to 749 miles 2,569 14.9 876 7.7 623 19.2
750 to 999 miles 1,749 10.2 455 4.0 455 14.0
1,000 to 1,499 miles 819 4.8 210 1.9 287 8.8
1,500 to 1,999 miles S S 69 0.6 142 4.4
2,000 miles or more 532 3.1 127 1.1 315 9.7

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 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
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 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 15 9.7 8.6 5.2
750 to 999 miles S S S S S S
1,000 to 1,499 miles 3 1.9 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

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 1,383 100.0 45 100.0 52 100.0
Less than 50 miles S S S S
50 to 99 miles 59 4.3 1 2.5 0.2
100 to 249 miles 310 22.4 S S S S
250 to 499 miles 204 14.8 10 23.2 6 11.2
500 to 749 miles 244 17.6 7 16.5 6 11.5
750 to 999 miles 177 12.8 4 7.9 4 6.9
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 186 13.4 12 25.9 31 60.0

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 1,366 100.0 35 100.0 31 100.0
Less than 50 miles S S S S 0.1
50 to 99 miles 59 4.3 1 3.1 0.4
100 to 249 miles 310 22.7 S S S S
250 to 499 miles 201 14.7 S S S S
500 to 749 miles 241 17.6 6 17.1 5 15.4
750 to 999 miles 177 13.0 4 10.0 4 11.6
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 174 12.7 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 9 100.0 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 S S S S S S
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 356 100.0 392 100.0 71 100.0
Less than 50 miles S S 60 15.4 0.6
50 to 99 miles S S S S S S
100 to 249 miles 197 55.5 233 59.3 42 59.2
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

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.