Table 3 - Hazardous Material Shipments by Mode in 2007

Table 3 - Hazardous Material Shipments by Mode in 2007

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Mode of transportation Value
(million $)
Tons
(thousands)
Ton-miles
(millions)
Average miles
per shipment
All modes 1,448,218 2,231,133 323,457 96
Truck 837,074 1,202,825 103,997 59
For-hire truck 358,792 495,077 63,288 214
Private truck 478,282 707,748 40,709 32
Rail 69,213 129,743 92,169 578
Water 69,186 149,794 37,064 383
Air (includes truck and air) 1,735 S S 1,095
Pipeline 393,408 628,905 S S
Multiple modes 71,069 111,022 42,886 834
Parcel, U.S.P.S. or courier 7,675 236 151 836
Other multiple modes 27,739 56,750 17,297 233
Other and unknown modes 6,534 8,489 1,466 58

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 1a, available at http://www.rita.dot.gov/bts/sites/rita.dot.gov.bts/files/publications/commodity_flow_survey/index.html