Table 10 - Commodity Flow Survey Shipments by Mode of Transportation: 1993 and 2002

Table 10 - Commodity Flow Survey Shipments by Mode of Transportation: 1993 and 2002

(CFS Data Only)

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Mode of Transportation Value
(billion inflation-adjusted 2000 $)
Tons (millions) Ton-miles (billions)
1993 2002 Percent change 1993 2002 Percent change 1993 2002 Percent change
All Modes 5,862 8,382 43.0 9,688 11,668 20.4 2,421 3,138 29.6
Single modes 4,953 7,037 42.1 8,923 11,087 24.2 2,138 2,868 34.2
Truck (1) 4,414 6,224 41.0 6,385 7,843 22.8 869 1,256 44.5
Rail 246 310 26.1 1,540 1,874 21.6 942 1,262 34.0
Water 64 89 38.3 504 681 35.2 271 283 4.2
Air (incl. truck and air) 141 264 88.0 - 4 NA 5 6 20.5
Pipeline (2) 88 149 69.4 484 685 41.4 S S NA
Multiple modes 662 1,077 62.6 223 217 -2.8 191 226 18.0
Parcel, postal, or courier 563 986 75.2 19 26 31.7 12 19 57.0
Truck and rail 82 S S 39 43 10.9 39 46 17.5
Other multiple modes (3) 12 21 S 165 148 S S 161 S
Other and unknown modes 240 268 11.6 543 365 -32.8 92 44 -51.9

NOTE: The 2002 value data in this table are adjusted for inflation to allow comparison with the 1993 data and hence they are different from those in table 3, which are in current dollars.

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; NA = Not applicable.

(1) "Truck" as a single mode includes shipment that were made by only private truck, only for-hire truck, or a combination of private and for-hire truck.
(2) CFS estimates for pipeline exclude shipments of crude petroleum.
(3) Other multiple modes include combination of truck and water, rail and water, and other combinations.

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, U.S. Data, December 2004.