Figure 8 Freight Shipments by Distance Shipped: 1993, 1997, 2002*

Figure 8
Freight Shipments by Distance Shipped: 1993, 1997, 2002*

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(Commodity Flow Survey Data Only) (Percent)

  Under 250 miles 250 miles or more
Value 93 55 45
Value 97 55 45
Value 02 54 46
Tons 93 79 21
Tons 97 80 20
Tons 02 76 24
Ton-miles 93 20 80
Ton-miles 97 20 80
Ton-miles 02 18 82

KEY: * 2002 data are preliminary.

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, Bureau of Transportation Statistics, based on the 1993, 1997, and preliminary 2002 Commodity Flow Survey data.