Figure 1 - Breakdown of the New Composite Estimate of U.S. Total Freight and the Freight Analysis Framework II Benchmark: 2002

Figure 1 - Breakdown of the New Composite Estimate of U.S. Total Freight and the Freight Analysis Framework II Benchmark: 2002

(Based on composite estimates)

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Mode of Transportation Relative shares (percentage)
Value
Relative shares (percentage)
Tons
Relative shares (percentage)
Ton-miles
CFS 2002 Non-CFS CFS 2002 Non-CFS CFS 2002 Non-CFS
All Modes 64.3 35.7 59.9 40.1 71.2 28.8
Truck 68.7 31.3 67.0 33.0 82.9 17.1
Rail 79.3 20.7 94.7 5.3 91.9 8.1
Water 13.3 86.7 40.8 59.2 58.3 41.7
Air (incl. truck and air) 47.1 52.9 59.2 40.8 43.5 56.5
Pipeline 16.6 83.4 19.4 80.6 0.0 100.0
Parcel, postal, or courier 96.6 3.4 93.7 6.3 89.3 10.7
Other and unknown modes 83.7 16.3 98.1 1.9 79.8 20.2

NOTE: These composite estimates include out-of-scope shipments for sectors that are not included in Commodity Flow Survey (CFS) such as imports, logging, construction, retail, services, publishing, municipal solid waste, and household and business moves. They also include estimates of in-scope shipments for sectors that are covered in CFS but may have been underestimated due to small sample size, such as exports, intermodal, and petroleum products.

SOURCE: U.S. Department of Transportation, Research and Innovative Technology Administration, Bureau of Transportation Statistics and U.S. Department of Commerce, U.S. Census Bureau, 2002 Commodity Flow Survey, United States Data, December 2004 plus sources for composite estimates listed in box B. The composite estimates were developed through a cooperative effort by the Bureau of Transportation Statistics and the Federal Highway Administration.