TABLE A-3 - Hazardous Material Shipment Characteristics by Hazard Class: 2007

TABLE A-3 - Hazardous Material Shipment Characteristics by Hazard Class: 2007

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Hazard Class Value (million dollars) 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 Materials and Infectious Substances) 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 did not meet publication standards.

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 Commodity Flow Survey, Hazardous Materials, table 2a, available at http://www.bts.gov/publications/commodity_flow_survey/ as of Nov. 18, 2010.