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 21,486 100.0 32,140 100.0 9,372 100.0
Less than 50 miles 6,579 30.6 16,083 50.0 305 3.3
50 to 99 miles 1,508 7.0 2,175 6.8 190 2.0
100 to 249 miles 2,874 13.4 3,452 10.7 757 8.1
250 to 499 miles 3,942 18.3 4,986 15.5 2,515 26.8
500 to 749 miles 2,729 12.7 3,196 9.9 2,682 28.6
750 to 999 miles 1,515 7.1 931 2.9 932 9.9
1,000 to 1,499 miles 2,058 9.6 1,258 3.9 1,870 20.0
1,500 to 1,999 miles 254 1.2 S S S S
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 18,895 100.0 30,195 100.0 8,677 100.0
Less than 50 miles 5,714 30.2 15,256 50.5 279 3.2
50 to 99 miles 1,278 6.8 2,135 7.1 186 2.1
100 to 249 miles 2,269 12.0 3,288 10.9 731 8.4
250 to 499 miles 3,612 19.1 4,466 14.8 2,277 26.2
500 to 749 miles 2,463 13.0 2,940 9.7 2,486 28.7
750 to 999 miles 1,420 7.5 904 3.0 904 10.4
1,000 to 1,499 miles 1,888 10.0 1,147 3.8 1,697 19.6
1,500 to 1,999 miles 228 1.2 S S S S
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 16,556 100.0 20,605 100.0 4,855 100.0
Less than 50 miles 4,789 28.9 10,488 50.9 237 4.9
50 to 99 miles 1,278 7.7 2,135 10.4 186 3.8
100 to 249 miles 2,191 13.2 3,038 14.7 626 12.9
250 to 499 miles 3,004 18.1 2,157 10.5 986 20.3
500 to 749 miles 1,981 12.0 1,167 5.7 855 17.6
750 to 999 miles 1,375 8.3 792 3.8 785 16.2
1,000 to 1,499 miles 1,751 10.6 770 3.7 1,066 22.0
1,500 to 1,999 miles 187 1.1 S S S S
2,000 miles or more

Rail

Distance Shipped Value Tons Ton-miles1
2002
(million $)
Percent of total 2002
(thousands)
Percent of total 2002
(millions)
Percent of total
All distances 1,000 100.0 5,451 100.0 2,685 100.0
Less than 50 miles S S S S S S
50 to 99 miles
100 to 249 miles S S S S S S
250 to 499 miles 494 49.4 2,297 42.1 1,286 47.9
500 to 749 miles 124 12.4 658 12.1 556 20.7
750 to 999 miles S S S S S S
1,000 to 1,499 miles 77 7.7 370 6.8 621 23.1
1,500 to 1,999 miles S S S S S S
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 1,339 100.0 4,139 100.0 1,136 100.0
Less than 50 miles S S S S S S
50 to 99 miles
100 to 249 miles S S
250 to 499 miles 114 8.5 S S S S
500 to 749 miles 358 26.8 S S 1,074 94.6
750 to 999 miles 37 2.8 S S S S
1,000 to 1,499 miles 60 4.5 S S S S
1,500 to 1,999 miles 11 0.8
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 1,815 100.0 264 100.0 S S
Less than 50 miles 472 26.0 17 6.4 0.1
50 to 99 miles S S 4 1.5 0.2
100 to 249 miles 436 24.0 17 6.3 3 1.3
250 to 499 miles 253 13.9 S S S S
500 to 749 miles 195 10.7 S S S S
750 to 999 miles 86 4.8 S S S S
1,000 to 1,499 miles 134 7.4 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

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 1,708 100.0 55 100.0 27 100.0
Less than 50 miles 466 27.3 10 18.9 0.9
50 to 99 miles S S 4 7.2 1.4
100 to 249 miles 435 25.4 13 24.0 S S
250 to 499 miles 214 12.5 9 16.1 4 15.3
500 to 749 miles 178 10.4 8 14.8 6 23.8
750 to 999 miles 86 5.0 S S S S
1,000 to 1,499 miles 116 6.8 5 9.2 7 27.4
1,500 to 1,999 miles S S S S 1.0
2,000 miles or more S S 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 S S
Less than 50 miles S S S S S S
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
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

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 776 100.0 S S S S
Less than 50 miles S S S S S S
50 to 99 miles S S 36 2.1 4 0.8
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

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.