Table 1a. Hazardous Material Shipment Characteristics by Mode of Transportation: 2002

Table 1a. Hazardous Material Shipment Characteristics by Mode of Transportation: 2002

[Estimates are based on data from the 2002 Commodity Flow Survey. Because of rounding, estimates may not be additive]

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Mode of transportation Value Tons Ton-miles Average miles
per shipment
2002
(million $)
Percent 2002
(thousands)
Percent 2002
(millions)
Percent
All modes 660,181 100.0 2,191,519 100.0 326,727 100.0 136
Single modes 644,489 97.6 2,158,533 98.5 311,897 95.5 105
Truck 1 419,630 63.6 1,159,514 52.9 110,163 33.7 86
For-hire truck 189,803 28.8 449,503 20.5 65,112 19.9 285
Private truck 226,660 34.3 702,186 32.0 44,087 13.5 38
Rail 31,339 4.7 109,369 5.0 72,087 22.1 695
Water 46,856 7.1 228,197 10.4 70,649 21.6 S
Air (includes truck and air) 1,643 0.2 64 85 2,080
Pipeline 2 145,021 22.0 661,390 30.2 S S S
Multiple modes 9,631 1.5 18,745 0.9 12,488 3.8 849
Parcel, U.S.P.S. or courier 4,268 0.6 245 119 837
Other multiple modes 5,363 0.8 18,500 0.8 12,369 3.8 1,371
Other and unknown modes 6,061 0.9 14,241 0.6 2,342 0.7 57

KEY:
– Represents and estimate equal to zero or less than 1 unit of measure.
S Estimate does not meet publication standards b ecause of highly sampling variability or poor response quality.

1 "Truck" as a single mode includes shipments that were made by only private truck, only for-hire truck, or a combination of private and for-hire truck.

2 Estimates for pipeline exclude shipments of crude petroleum.

SOURCE: Bureau of Transportation Statistics (USDOT) and U.S. Census Bureau, 2002 Commodity Flow Survey, Hazmat Data, December 2004.