Figure 3 - U.S. Freight Shipments by Distance Shipped: 1993 and 2002

Figure 3 - U.S. Freight Shipments by Distance Shipped: 1993 and 2002

(Commodity Flow Survey Data Only)

(Percent)

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  Under 250 miles 250 miles or more
Value 93 55.3 44.7
Value 02 54.6 45.3
Tons 93 78.8 21.2
Tons 02 76.9 23.1
Ton-miles 93 20.2 79.8
Ton-miles 02 18.1 81.8

NOTE: Shipments are grouped into distance categories based on Great Circle Distance (GCD), GCD is the shortest distance between 2 points on the surface of a sphere.
Ton-miles estimates are based on estimated distances traveled along a modeled transportation network.

SOURCE: U.S. Department of Transportation, Research and Innovative Technology Administration, Bureau of Transportation Statistics, based on data from the 1993 and 2002 Commodity Flow Survey, December 2004.