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HAZMAT Table 8

Hazardous Material Shipment Characteristics by Selected UN Numbers and Mode of Transportation: 2002

[Estimates are based on data from the 2002 Commodity Flow Survey. Because of rounding, estimates may not be additive]

Value Tons Ton–miles
2002 2002 2002 Average miles
UN number (1), description, and mode of transportation (million $) Percent (thousands) Percent (millions) Percent per shipment
UN 1066, NITROGEN, COMPRESSED
All modes 2,121 100.0 20,276 100.0 S S 84
Single modes 2,108 99.4 20,266 100.0 S S 82
Truck (2) 1,965 92.6 15,779 77.8 2,128 95.8 82
For-hire truck S S S S S S 566
Private truck 1,089 51.3 14,389 71.0 S S 55
Rail S S S S S S 471
Water S S S S S S 6
Air (includes truck and air) S S S S S S 2,564
Pipeline (3) S S S S S S S
Multiple modes S S S S S S 1,296
Parcel, U.S.P.S. or courier S S S S S S 1,296
Other multiple modes — — — — — — —
Other and unknown modes S S S S S S 43
UN 1072, OXYGEN, COMPRESSED
All modes 2,813 100.0 S S S S S
Single modes 2,789 99.2 S S S S S
Truck (2) 2,475 88.0 S S S S S
For-hire truck S S S S 94 5.2 295
Private truck 1,182 42.0 6,828 30.9 S S 36
Rail — — — — — — —
Water — — — — — — —
Air (includes truck and air) S S S S S S 1,616
Pipeline (3) S S S S S S S
Multiple modes 2 — S S S S S
Parcel, U.S.P.S. or courier S S S S S S S
Other multiple modes S S S S S S 39
Other and unknown modes 22 0.8 S S S S 16
UN 1075, PETROLEUM GASES
All modes 19,046 100.0 58,802 100.0 11,928 100.0 47
Single modes 18,794 98.7 58,158 98.9 11,665 97.8 47
Truck (2) 11,375 59.7 30,426 51.7 4,227 35.4 40
For-hire truck 3,643 19.1 13,761 23.4 S S 241
Private truck 7,733 40.6 16,664 28.3 1,417 11.9 24
Rail 3,574 18.8 12,291 20.9 6,091 51.1 671
Water 137 0.7 546 0.9 158 1.3 286
Air (includes truck and air) — — — — — — —
Pipeline (3) 3,708 19.5 14,895 25.3 S S S
Multiple modes 77 0.4 529 0.9 260 2.2 1,009
Parcel, U.S.P.S. or courier S S S S S S S
Other multiple modes 76 0.4 529 0.9 260 2.2 S
Other and unknown modes S S 116 0.2 4 — S
UN 1202, GAS OIL, DIESEL FUEL, HEATING OIL, LIGHT
All modes 27,335 100.0 128,942 100.0 12,217 100.0 41
Single modes 26,553 97.1 125,075 97.0 10,254 83.9 37
Truck (2) 10,972 40.1 44,803 34.7 3,004 24.6 36
For-hire truck 4,204 15.4 17,856 13.8 S S 99
Private truck 6,762 24.7 26,916 20.9 880 7.2 23
Rail S S S S S S 634
Water S S S S S S S
Air (includes truck and air) — — — — — — —
Pipeline (3) 10,775 39.4 53,000 41.1 S S S
Multiple modes 419 1.5 2,045 1.6 S S 1,964
Parcel, U.S.P.S. or courier S S S S S S 269
Other multiple modes 418 1.5 2,045 1.6 S S 2,014
Other and unknown modes S S 1,822 1.4 S S S
UN 1203, GASOLINE
All modes 269,796 100.0 1,009,262 100.0 108,979 100.0 57
Single modes 266,038 98.6 999,558 99.0 105,243 96.6 50
Truck (2) 173,810 64.4 606,724 60.1 36,443 33.4 49
For-hire truck 62,819 23.3 217,391 21.5 17,223 15.8 89
Private truck 108,255 40.1 382,329 37.9 18,603 17.1 35
Rail 759 0.3 5,083 0.5 2,389 2.2 349
Water 13,647 5.1 67,172 6.7 29,631 27.2 S
Air (includes truck and air) S S S S S S 1,921
Pipeline (3) 77,821 28.8 320,579 31.8 S S S
Multiple modes 1,436 0.5 3,099 0.3 1,993 1.8 518
Parcel, U.S.P.S. or courier 595 0.2 32 — 13 — 492
Other multiple modes 841 0.3 3,067 0.3 1,980 1.8 1,233
Other and unknown modes 2,322 0.9 6,605 0.7 S S S
UN 1824, SODIUM HYDROXIDE SOLUTION
All modes 5,470 100.0 23,829 100.0 9,840 100.0 203
Single modes 5,342 97.7 23,122 97.0 9,226 93.8 190
Truck (2) 3,834 70.1 9,390 39.4 2,102 21.4 172
For-hire truck 1,773 32.4 5,168 21.7 1,426 14.5 438
Private truck 2,061 37.7 4,222 17.7 S S 61
Rail 1,028 18.8 8,158 34.2 4,839 49.2 554
Water 391 7.1 4,955 20.8 2,278 23.1 476
Air (includes truck and air) — — — — — — —
Pipeline (3) 89 1.6 618 2.6 S S S
Multiple modes 80 1.5 S S S S S
Parcel, U.S.P.S. or courier 45 0.8 5 — S S 413
Other multiple modes S S S S S S S
Other and unknown modes S S S S S S 120
UN 1863, FUEL, AVIATION, TURBINE ENGINE
All modes 16,193 100.0 76,631 100.0 9,735 100.0 97
Single modes 16,074 99.3 76,068 99.3 9,714 99.8 96
Truck (2) 2,582 15.9 11,618 15.2 750 7.7 62
For-hire truck 1,435 8.9 5,996 7.8 495 5.1 85
Private truck 1,147 7.1 5,622 7.3 255 2.6 41
Rail 893 5.5 4,397 5.7 1,816 18.7 413
Water 1,398 8.6 7,161 9.3 3,560 36.6 450
Air (includes truck and air) S S S S S S 1,852
Pipeline (3) 11,201 69.2 52,893 69.0 S S S
Multiple modes S S S S S S S
Parcel, U.S.P.S. or courier S S S S S S S
Other multiple modes S S S S S S 1,033
Other and unknown modes S S S S S S 5
UN 1964,HYDROCARBON GAS MIXTURE, COMPRESSED, N.O.S.
All modes 4,174 100.0 21,495 100.0 3,537 100.0 164
Single modes 4,148 99.4 21,443 99.8 3,534 99.9 170
Truck (2) 611 14.6 S S 302 8.5 124
For-hire truck 280 6.7 1,077 5.0 S S S
Private truck S S S S S S 39
Rail 701 16.8 2,434 11.3 2,393 67.7 977
Water S S S S S S 191
Air (includes truck and air) S S S S S S 2,307
Pipeline (3) 2,313 55.4 8,684 40.4 S S S
Multiple modes S S S S S S 467
Parcel, U.S.P.S. or courier S S S S S S 467
Other multiple modes — — — — — — —
Other and unknown modes 21 0.5 S S S S S
UN 1993, FLAMMABLE LIQUIDS, N.O.S.
All modes 94,820 100.0 428,729 100.0 46,788 100.0 52
Single modes 92,769 97.8 419,079 97.7 44,169 94.4 45
Truck (2) 56,224 59.3 230,517 53.8 17,310 37.0 41
For-hire truck 18,436 19.4 71,730 16.7 7,238 15.5 162
Private truck 37,628 39.7 158,336 36.9 9,965 21.3 25
Rail 1,613 1.7 6,472 1.5 4,471 9.6 759
Water 10,827 11.4 56,945 13.3 11,526 24.6 S
Air (includes truck and air) 9 — S S S S 2,476
Pipeline (3) 24,096 25.4 125,145 29.2 S S S
Multiple modes S S S S S S 1,110
Parcel, U.S.P.S. or courier 54 — 4 — S S 1,219
Other multiple modes S S S S S S S
Other and unknown modes 697 0.7 3,181 0.7 61 0.1 14
UN 3257, ELEVATED TEMPERATURE LIQUID, N.O.S.
All modes 6,287 100.0 42,378 100.0 12,384 100.0 174
Single modes 6,240 99.3 41,909 98.9 12,244 98.9 174
Truck (2) 4,216 67.1 26,898 63.5 3,368 27.2 119
For-hire truck 2,896 46.1 17,673 41.7 2,242 18.1 120
Private truck 1,320 21.0 9,225 21.8 1,126 9.1 116
Rail 1,168 18.6 9,068 21.4 6,998 56.5 885
Water S S 5,943 14.0 S S 398
Air (includes truck and air) — — — — — — —
Pipeline (3) — — — — S S S
Multiple modes S S S S S S 315
Parcel, U.S.P.S. or courier — — — — — — —
Other multiple modes S S S S S S 315
Other and unknown modes — — — — — — —
ALL OTHER
All modes 212,126 100.0 359,091 100.0 107,304 100.0 256
Single modes 203,633 96.0 351,815 98.0 101,838 94.9 193
Truck (2) 151,567 71.5 167,952 46.8 39,894 37.2 152
For-hire truck 92,151 43.4 97,035 27.0 30,583 28.5 464
Private truck 59,154 27.9 70,580 19.7 9,073 8.5 52
Rail 21,403 10.1 60,498 16.8 42,571 39.7 712
Water 14,419 6.8 56,950 15.9 16,155 15.1 240
Air (includes truck and air) 1,620 0.8 60 — 76 — 2,066
Pipeline (3) 14,624 6.9 66,356 18.5 S S S
Multiple modes 6,195 2.9 5,717 1.6 5,006 4.7 882
Parcel, U.S.P.S. or courier 3,565 1.7 201 — 101 — 869
Other multiple modes 2,630 1.2 5,516 1.5 4,905 4.6 1,770
Other and unknown modes 2,299 1.1 1,559 0.4 461 0.4 97

KEY:
– Represents and estimate equal to zero or less than 1 unit of measure.
S Estimate does not meet publication standards because of highly sampling variability or poor response quality.
(1) UN numbers were selected based on estimated tons without regard to sampling variability.
(2) "Truck" 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.
(3) Estimates for pipeline exclude shipments of crude petroleum.

SOURCE: Bureau of Transportation Statistics (USDOT) and U.S. Census Bureau, 2002 Commodity Flow Survey, Hazmat Data, December 2004.