Table B-4. Estimated Measures of Reliability for Hazardous Versus Nonhazardous Material Shipment Characteristics by Mode of Transportation: 2002

Table B-4. Estimated Measures of Reliability for Hazardous Versus Nonhazardous Material Shipment Characteristics by Mode of Transportation: 2002

[Estimates are shown as percents and are based on data from the 2002 Commodity Flow Survey]

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Mode of transportation Tons - CV Tons - Hazardous Tons - Nonhazardous Ton-miles - CV Ton-miles - Hazardous Ton-miles - Nonhazardous
CV Std. error of percent CV Std. error of percent CV Std. error of percent CV Std. error of percent
All modes 1.1 4.2 0.7 1.3 0.7 3.2 4.4 0.5 3.4 0.5
Single modes 1.4 4.2 0.7 1.5 0.7 3.0 4.9 0.5 3.2 0.5
Truck 1.9 4.6 0.7 2.2 0.7 3.2 7.0 0.5 3.1 0.5
For– hire truck 3.8 6.2 0.7 4.2 0.7 3.6 9.4 0.6 3.5 0.6
Private truck 2.3 5.3 0.7 2.2 0.7 3.9 7.9 0.8 3.6 0.8
Rail 3.3 6.6 0.4 3.4 0.4 6.6 5.8 0.4 6.9 0.4
Water 8.5 14.3 3.2 8.7 3.2 8.0 12.0 3.0 10.1 3.0
Air (includes truck and air) 12.7 38.0 0.5 12.5 0.5 17.4 39.2 0.5 17.3 0.5
Pipeline 6.8 7.0 0.5 15.0 0.5 S S S S S
Multiple modes 8.1 24.3 1.8 8.5 1.8 13.6 19.9 1.3 14.9 1.3
Parcel, U.S.P.S. or courier 4.8 20.2 0.2 4.9 0.2 4.9 13.0 4.9
Other multiple modes 9.3 24.7 2.1 10.0 2.1 14.9 20.1 1.5 16.4 1.5
Other and unknown modes 12.9 19.0 1.1 13.4 1.1 10.5 46.0 1.7 9.8 1.7

KEY:
– Represents an estimate equal to zero or less than 1 unit of measure.
S Estimate does not meet publication standards because of highly sampling variability or poor response quality.
CV Coefficient of variation of number

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