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 36,708 100.0 32,073 100.0 2,075 100.0
Less than 50 miles 23,063 62.8 26,964 84.1 788 38.0
50 to 99 miles 2,369 6.5 2,291 7.1 211 10.2
100 to 249 miles S S 1,545 4.8 300 14.5
250 to 499 miles 1,875 5.1 S S S S
500 to 749 miles 570 1.6 206 0.6 148 7.1
750 to 999 miles S S 75 0.2 75 3.6
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 319 0.9 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 32,844 100.0 31,870 100.0 2,039 100.0
Less than 50 miles 20,757 63.2 26,851 84.3 785 38.5
50 to 99 miles 1,888 5.7 2,256 7.1 207 10.2
100 to 249 miles S S 1,511 4.7 292 14.3
250 to 499 miles 1,694 5.2 S S S S
500 to 749 miles 488 1.5 204 0.6 147 7.2
750 to 999 miles S S 67 0.2 67 3.3
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

Truck2

Distance Shipped Value Tons Ton-miles1
2002
(million $)
Percent of total 2002
(thousands)
Percent of total 2002
(millions)
Percent of total
All distances 32,493 100.0 30,321 100.0 1,972 100.0
Less than 50 miles 20,730 63.8 25,483 84.0 759 38.5
50 to 99 miles 1,888 5.8 2,186 7.2 196 10.0
100 to 249 miles S S 1,410 4.7 270 13.7
250 to 499 miles 1,668 5.1 S S S S
500 to 749 miles 450 1.4 204 0.7 147 7.4
750 to 999 miles S S 67 0.2 67 3.4
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

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
250 to 499 miles S S S S S S
500 to 749 miles
750 to 999 miles
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 336 100.0 S S S S
Less than 50 miles S S 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

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 3,366 100.0 110 100.0 21 100.0
Less than 50 miles S S 61 55.3 S S
50 to 99 miles S S S S S S
100 to 249 miles 440 13.1 S S S S
250 to 499 miles 177 5.3 2 2.2 1 5.6
500 to 749 miles 82 2.4 1 1.3 1 4.9
750 to 999 miles 74 2.2 1 0.8 1 4.4
1,000 to 1,499 miles 114 3.4 S S S S
1,500 to 1,999 miles 33 1.0 S S S S
2,000 miles or more 86 2.6 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 3,218 100.0 103 100.0 18 100.0
Less than 50 miles S S 61 58.8 S S
50 to 99 miles S S S S S S
100 to 249 miles 293 9.1 5 5.3 1 5.8
250 to 499 miles 177 5.5 2 2.4 1 6.8
500 to 749 miles 82 2.5 1 1.4 1 5.9
750 to 999 miles 74 2.3 1 0.9 1 5.3
1,000 to 1,499 miles 114 3.5 S S S S
1,500 to 1,999 miles 33 1.0 S S S S
2,000 miles or more 86 2.7 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 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
500 to 749 miles
750 to 999 miles
1,000 to 1,499 miles
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 498 100.0 93 100.0 S S
Less than 50 miles 419 84.2 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
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.