(Commodity Flow Survey data)
|Value||Tons||Ton-miles3||Average miles per shipment|
|Number ($ millions)||Percent||Number (thousands)||Percent||Number (millions)||Percent|
|Air (including truck and air)||279,489||3.3||3,891||Z||5,560||0.2||1,819|
|Parcel, U.S. Postal Service, or courier||1,022,033||12.0||26,447||0.2||20,536||0.6||910|
|Truck and rail||S||S||S||S||S||S||S|
|Truck and water||17,053||0.2||31,814||0.3||59,147||1.8||1,946|
|Rail and water||S||S||S||S||S||S||S|
|Other multiple modes||5,528||Z||28,047||0.2||19,600||0.6||173|
|Other and unknown modes||319,224||3.8||496,178||4.3||76,563||2.4||153|
1 "Truck" as a single mode includes shipments that were made by private truck only, for-hire truck only, or a combination of private and for-hire truck.
2 Estimates for pipeline exclude shipments of crude petroleum.
3 Ton-miles estimates are based on estimated distances traveled along a modeled transportation network.
KEY: S = withheld due to high sampling variability or poor response quality; Z = zero or less than 1 unit of measure.
NOTES: The data presented in these tables exclude shipments from the following establishments classified in the North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) as: farms, forestry, logging, fisheries, construction, publishing, and crude petroleum production; households; governments; and most retail and service businesses. Also excluded are most imports and commodities shipped from a foreign location to another foreign destination that pass through the United States. Estimates are preliminary and may be revised.
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Transportation, Bureau of Transportation Statistics and U.S. Department of Commerce, U.S. Census Bureau, 2002 Commodity Flow Survey: United States Preliminary Report, Washington, DC: December 2003.