Table 1 - Hazardous Materials Shipment Characteristics by Hazard Class in 2007

Table 1 - Hazardous Materials Shipment Characteristics by Hazard Class in 2007

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Hazard class and description Value
(million $)
Tons
(thousands)
Ton-miles
(millions)
Average miles
per shipment
Total 1,448,218 2,231,133 323,457 96
Class 1, Explosives 11,754 3,047 911 738
Class 2, Gases 131,810 250,506 55,260 51
Class 3, Flammable liquids 1,170,455 1,752,814 181,615 91
Class 4, Flammable solids 4,067 20,408 5,547 309
Class 5, Oxidizers and organic peroxides 6,695 14,959 7,024 361
Class 6, Toxic (poison) 21,198 11,270 5,667 467
Class 7, Radioactive materials 20,633 515 37 S
Class 8, Corrosive materials 51,475 114,441 44,395 208
Class 9, Miscellaneous dangerous goods 30,131 63,173 23,002 484

KEY: S = Estimate does not meet publication standards because of high sampling variability or poor response quality.

SOURCE: Research and Innovative Technology Administration and U.S. Census Bureau, 2007 Commodity Flow Survey, Hazardous Materials, Table 2a, available at http://www.rita.dot.gov/bts/sites/rita.dot.gov.bts/files/publications/commodity_flow_survey/index.html.