|Transportation mode||Value per ton (dollars)|
|All Modes (1)||667|
|Air (incl. truck and air)||88,618|
|Parcel, U.S.P.S, or courier||37,538|
|Truck and rail||1,480|
|Other multiple modes (4)||148|
(1) These composite estimates include the Commodity Flow Survey and non-CFS
sectors 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.
(2) "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.
(3) Estimates for pipeline include shipments of crude petroleum.
(4) 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, United States Data, December 2004 plus additional composite estimates. The estimates were developed through a cooperative effort by the Bureau of Transportation Statistics and the Federal Highway Administration.