TABLE 1-6-3A - Hazardous Material Shipment Characteristics by Mode of Transportation: 2007

TABLE 1-6-3A - Hazardous Material Shipment Characteristics by Mode of Transportation: 2007

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Mode of transportation Value Tons Ton-milesa Average miles
per shipment
2007
(million $)
Percent 2007
(thousands)
Percent 2007
(millions)
Percent
All modes 1,448,218 100.0 2,231,133 100.0 323,457 100.0 96
Single modes 1,370,615 94.6 2,111,622 94.6 279,105 86.3 65
Truckb 837,074 57.8 1,202,825 53.9 103,997 32.2 59
For-hire truck 358,792 24.8 495,077 22.2 63,288 19.6 214
Private truck 478,282 33.0 707,748 31.7 40,709 12.6 32
Rail 69,213 4.8 129,743 5.8 92,169 28.5 578
Water 69,186 4.8 149,794 6.7 37,064 11.5 383
Shallow draft 57,022 3.9 124,396 5.6 22,411 6.9 S
Great Lakes S S S S S S S
Deep draft 11,626 0.8 24,181 1.1 13,767 4.3 861
Air (includes truck and air) 1,735 0.1 S S S S 1,095
Pipelinec 393,408 27.2 628,905 28.2 S S S
Multiple modes 71,069 4.9 111,022 5.0 42,886 13.3 834
Parcel, USPS, or courier 7,675 0.5 236 Z 151 Z 836
Truck and rail 7,052 0.5 11,706 0.5 10,120 3.1 779
Truck and water 23,451 1.6 36,588 1.6 12,380 3.8 1,010
Rail and water 5,153 0.4 5,742 0.3 2,937 0.9 1,506
Other multiple modes 27,739 1.9 56,750 2.5 17,297 5.3 233
Other and unknown modes 6,534 0.5 8,489 0.4 1,466 0.5 58

KEY: S = estimate does not meet publication standards because of high sampling variability or poor response quality.
Z = less than half the unit shown. Represents an estimate that is between zero and half the unit shown, thus, has rounded down to zero.

aTon-miles estimates are based on estimated distances traveled along a modeled transportation network.
bTruck as a single mode includes shipments that were made by only private truck, only for-hire truck, or a combination of private and for-hire truck.
cPipeline estimates exclude shipments of crude petroleum.

NOTES: Value-of-shipment estimates are reported in current prices. Estimates are based on data from the 2007 Commodity Flow Survey. Details may not add to totals due to rounding. More information on sampling error, confidentiality protection, nonsampling error, sample design, and definitions may be found at http://www.bts.gov/cfs.

SOURCE: U.S. Department of Transportation, Research and Innovative Technology Administration, Bureau of Transportation Statistics and U.S. Department of Commerce, U.S. Census Bureau, 2007 Economic Census: Transportation Commodity Flow Survey, December 2009.