TABLE B-4 Value and Weight of U.S. Commercial Freight: 2002

TABLE B-4 Value and Weight of U.S. Commercial Freight: 2002

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  Value (billion $) Tons (million)
CFS 2002 Non CFS Total CFS 2002 Non CFS Total
All Modes 8,397 4,655 13,052 11,668 7,819 19,487
Single modes 7,049 4,549 11,599 11,087 7,807 18,894
Truck 6,235 2,840 9,075 7,843 3,870 11,712
Rail 311 81 392 1,874 105 1,979
Water 89 584 673 681 987 1,668
Air (incl. truck and air) 265 298 563 4 3 6
Pipeline 149 747 896 685 2,844 3,529
Multiple modes 1,079 42 1,121 217 12 229
Parcel, post, or courier 988 34 1,022 26 2 27
Truck and rail 70 7 77 43 9 52
Other multiple modes 22 1 22 148 2 150
Unknown modes 269 62 331 365 365

KEY: S = Estimate does not meet publication standards because of high sampling variability or poor response quality; – = data cell equal to zero or less than 1 unit of measure; CFS=Commodity Flow Survey.

NOTES: Truck as a single mode includes shipments that were made by only private truck, only for-hire truck, or a combination or private and for-hire truck. Pipeline includes shipments of crude petroleum. Other multiple modes include combination of truck and water, rail and water, and other combinations. The composite estimates include Commodity Flow Survey (CFS) data and out-of-scope shipments for sectors that are not included in the CFS such as imports, logging, construction, retail, services, publishing, municipal solid waste, and household and business moves. The composite estimates 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.

SOURCE: U.S. Department of Transportation, Research and Innovative Technology Administration, Bureau of Transportation Statistics, Freight in America (Washington, DC: 2006), table 3.