Table 3-5: Shipment Characteristics by Shipment Weight for the United States: 2002

Table 3-5: Shipment Characteristics by Shipment Weight for the United States: 2002

(Commodity Flow Survey data)

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Shipment weight Value Tons Ton-miles1 Average miles per shipment
Number ($ millions) Percent Number (thousands) Percent Number (millions) Percent
Less than 50 lb 1,009,779 11.9 19,140 0.2 10,869 0.3 735
50 to 99 lb 298,263 3.5 13,855 0.1 5,308 0.2 388
100 to 499 lb 829,694 9.8 81,940 0.7 22,757 0.7 283
500 to 749 lb 250,562 3.0 39,364 0.3 9,907 0.3 252
750 to 999 lb 181,610 2.1 33,991 0.3 8,128 0.3 239
1,000 to 9,999 lb 1,797,380 21.2 584,664 5.1 154,612 4.8 259
10,000 to 49,999 lb 3,111,754 36.7 4,358,037 37.7 906,343 28.3 212
50,000 to 99,999 lb 351,127 4.1 1,948,882 16.8 211,709 6.6 107
100,000 lb or more 652,955 7.7 4,492,907 38.8 1,874,776 58.5 539
United States, total 8,483,123 100.0 11,572,780 100.0 3,204,410 100.0 589

1 Ton-miles estimates are based on estimated distances traveled along a modeled transportation network.

NOTES: The data presented in this table 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.