Table 3-5 Hazardous Materials Shipment Characteristics by Mode of Transportation for the United States: 1997

Table 3-5
Hazardous Materials Shipment Characteristics by Mode of Transportation for the United States: 1997

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Mode of transportation Ton-miles
Number Percent
All modes 263,809 100.0
Single modes 258,912 98.1
Truck 74,939 28.4
Truck: For-hire truck 45,234 17.1
Truck: Private truck 28,847 10.9
Rail 74,711 28.3
Water 68,212 25.9
Air (including truck and air) 95 0.04
Pipeline n/a -
Multiple modes 3,061 1.2
Parcel, U.S. Postal Service or 78 -
Other multiple modes 2,982 1.1
Other and unknown modes 1,837 0.7

Source: U.S. Department of Transportation, Bureau of Transportation Statistics, Office of Airline Information (Washington, DC: Various years).