Figure 2 - Average Length of Haul by Major Commodity Group: 2002

Figure 2 - Average Length of Haul by Major Commodity Group: 2002

(Commodity Flow Survey Data Only)

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Commodity Description 2002 (Average miles per ton)
Total CFS goods 269
Metallic ores and concentrates 641
Textiles, leather, and articles of textiles or leather 620
Electronic and other electrical equipment and components and office equipment 610
Transportation equipment, n.e.c. 580
Plastics and rubber 577
Pulp, newsprint, paper, and paperboard 570
Coal 554
Machinery 545
Chemical products and preparations, n.e.c 506
Printed products 501
Meat, fish, seafood, and their preparations 489
Cereal grains 471
Pharmaceutical products 467
Milled grain products and preparations, and bakery products 448
Motorized and other vehicles (including parts) 444
Miscellaneous manufactured products 435
Other agricultural products 422
Furniture, mattresses and mattress supports, lamps, lighting fittings, and... 421
Base metal in primary or semifinished forms and in finished basic shapes 370
Articles of base metal 367
Other prepared foodstuffs and fats and oils 360
Wood products 347
Paper or paperboard articles 338
Basic chemicals 334
Fertilizers 331
Nonmetallic minerals n.e.c 307
Alcoholic beverages 288
Live animals and live fish 259
Tobacco products 225
Animal feed and products of animal origin, n.e.c 224
Waste and scrap 221
Precision instruments and apparatus 213
Coal and petroleum products, n.e.c. 208
Mixed freight 176
Nonmetallic mineral products 140
Gasoline and aviation turbine fuel 110
Fuel oils 101
Monumental or building stone 70
Natural sands 63
Gravel and crushed stone 57

SOURCE: U.S. Department of Transportation, Research and Innovative Technology Administration, Bureau of Transportation Statistics, based on data from the 2002 Commodity Flow Survey data, December 2004.