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Table B-12c. Estimated Measures of Reliability for Hazardous Material Shipment Characteristics by Private Truck for Intrastate Versus Interstate for Selected Commodities (1) for the United States: 2012

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(Estimates are based on data from the 2012 Commodity Flow Survey)

SCTG code Commodity description Value Tons Ton-miles (2)
Coefficient of variation of number Intrastate

standard error of percent of total
Interstate

standard error of percent of total
Coefficient of variation of number Intrastate

standard error of percent of total
Interstate

standard error of percent of total
Coefficient of variation of number Intrastate

standard error of percent of total
Interstate

standard error of percent of total
  All commodities (3) 7.6 1.0 1.0 7.5 1.0 1.0 11.2 2.7 2.7
17-R (4) Gasoline, aviation turbine fuel, and ethanol (includes kerosene, and fuel alcohols) 12.3 1.3 1.3 11.9 1.3 1.3 11.0 2.9 2.9
18-R (5) Fuel oils (includes diesel, Bunker C, and biodiesel) 10.6 0.6 0.6 10.9 0.5 0.5 21.7 2.0 2.0
19 Other coal and petroleum products, n.e.c. 6.7 1.9 1.9 7.3 2.3 2.3 17.8 5.8 5.8
20 Basic chemicals 9.8 3.1 3.1 8.4 3.2 3.2 9.0 3.7 3.7
22 Fertilizers 16.1 3.6 3.6 16.7 3.9 3.9 11.8 5.2 5.2
23 Chemical products and preparations, n.e.c. 11.4 3.4 3.4 15.3 3.8 3.8 13.5 5.4 5.4

(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: 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 <www.census.gov/econ/cfs>.

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.

Updated: Friday, May 19, 2017