TABLE A-4 - Hazardous Versus Nonhazardous Material Shipment Characteristics by Mode of Transportation: 2007

TABLE A-4 - Hazardous Versus Nonhazardous Material Shipment Characteristics by Mode of Transportation: 2007

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Mode Tons (thousands) Ton-miles (millions)
Total Hazardous Nonhazardous Total Hazardous Nonhazardous
2007 Percent 2007 Percent 2007 Percent 2007 Percent
Total 12,543,425 2,231,133 17.8 10,312,292 82.2 3,344,658 323,457 9.7 3,021,201 90.3
Truck 8,778,713 1,202,825 13.7 7,575,888 86.3 1,342,104 103,997 7.7 1,238,107 92.3
For-Hire Truck 4,075,136 495,077 12.1 3,580,060 87.9 1,055,646 63,288 6 992,359 94
Private Truck 4,703,576 707,748 15 3,995,828 85 286,457 40,709 14.2 245,748 85.8
Rail 1,861,307 129,743 7 1,731,564 93 1,344,040 92,169 6.9 1,251,871 93.1
Water 403,639 149,794 37.1 253,845 62.9 157,314 37,064 23.6 120,251 76.4
Air 3,611 S S 3,256 90.2 4,510 S S 4,334 96.1
Pipeline 650,859 628,905 96.6 21,954 3.4 S S S S S
Multiple Modes 573,729 111,022 19.4 462,708 80.6 416,642 42,886 10.3 373,756 89.7
Parcel 33,900 236 0.7 33,664 99.3 27,961 151 0.5 27,810 99.5
Other Multiple Modes 113,841 56,750 49.8 57,092 50.2 46,402 17,297 37.3 29,105 62.7
Other and Unknown Modes 271,567 8,489 3.1 263,078 96.9 33,764 1,466 4.3 32,298 95.7

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.