Table 6 - Hazardous Material Shipment Characteristics by Mode of Transportation: 2002

Table 6 - Hazardous Material Shipment Characteristics by Mode of Transportation: 2002

(Commodity Flow Survey data only)

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

KEY: – Represents and 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.

(1)"Truck" as a single mode includes shipments that were made by private truck, 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), Research and Innovative Technology Administration, Bureau of Transportation Statistics, and U.S. Census Bureau, 2002 Commodity Flow Survey, Hazmat Data, December 2004.