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Table 12b. Hazardous Material Shipment Characteristics by For-Hire Truck for Intrastate Versus Interstate for Selected Commodities (1) for the United States: 2012

Monday, July 13, 2015

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(Estimates are based on data from the 2012 Commodity Flow Survey. Because of rounding, estimates may not be additive)

SCTG code Commodity description Value Tons Ton-miles (2)
2012 Intrastate (percent) Interstate (percent) 2012 Intrastate (percent) Interstate (percent) 2012 Intrastate (percent) Interstate (percent)
  All commodities (3) 870,893 80.7 19.3 882,288 86.8 13.2 62,018 38.8 61.2
17-R (4) Gasoline, aviation turbine fuel, and ethanol (includes kerosene, and fuel alcohols) 523,883 92.5 7.5 557,045 92.4 7.6 17,917 72.2 27.8
18-R (5) Fuel oils (includes diesel, Bunker C, and biodiesel) 181,429 91.7 8.3 202,429 91.5 8.5 8,998 67.5 32.5
19 Other coal and petroleum products, n.e.c. 27,672 57.6 42.4 44,575 65.8 34.2 5,687 38.1 61.9
20 Basic chemicals 54,964 29.2 70.8 50,081 52.7 47.3 17,130 11.2 88.8
22 Fertilizers 4,424 31 69 8,413 39.2 60.8 3,053 10.9 89.1
23 Chemical products and preparations, n.e.c. 38,749 25.9 74.1 10,143 29.1 70.9 5,719 4.6 95.4

(1) Commodity codes shown had the highest estimated weight without considering sampling variability. Since an “All other SCTG” line is not shown, estimates do not add to total.

(2) Ton-miles estimates are based on estimated distances traveled along a modeled transportation network. See “Mileage Calculations” section for additional information.

(3) Estimates exclude shipments of crude petroleum (SCTG 16).

(4) Prior to the 2012 CFS, fuel alcohols such as ethanol were included in Commodity Code 08, although not specifically identified. Also, kerosene was included in Commodity Code 19. In the 2012 CFS, ethanol, fuel alcohols and kerosene moved to Commodity Code 17.

(5) Prior to the 2012 CFS, biodiesel, although not specifically identified, was included in Commodity Code 07. In the 2012 CFS, biodiesel moved to Commodity Code 18.

NOTES: Value-of-shipments estimates have not been adjusted for price changes. Appendix B tables provide estimated measures of sampling variability. The Introduction and appendixes give information on confidentiality protection, sampling error, nonsampling error, sample design and definitions. Links to this information on the Internet may be found at <>.

Percentages represent the proportion of intra/interstate hazardous materials for two-digit commodity code shipments.

For purposes of this table, individual shipment data are classified as either completely “interstate” or completely “intrastate.” All shipments with the state of destination different from the state of origin are classified as “interstate.” All shipments having the state of origin the same as the state of destination are classified as “intrastate.”

SOURCE: U.S. Department of Transportation, Bureau of Transportation Statistics and U.S. Department of Commerce, U.S. Census Bureau, 2012 Economic Census: Transportation Commodity Flow Survey, December 2014.