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U.S. Hazardous Materials Shipments by Transportation Mode, 2017

Dataset Table:

Transportation mode Value Tons 1
($ billion) Percent (millions) Percent 2
TOTAL all modes 2,334.4 100.0 2,580.2 100.0 3
Single modes, total 2,304.7 98.7 2,552.9 98.9 4
Truck(a) 1466.0 62.8 1531.4 59.4 5

Embedded Dataset Excel:

Dataset Excel:

table_01_62_073120.xlsx

Notes:

Numbers may not add to totals due to rounding.

Description:

KEY: S = withheld because estimate did not meet publication standards. 

a Truck as a single mode includes shipments that went by private truck only, for-hire truck only, or a combination of both.

b Private truck refers to a truck operated by a temporary or permanent employee of an establishment or the buyer/receiver of the shipment.

c Excludes most shipments of crude oil.  See previous table for the estimated amount of crude oil and petroleum products transported in the United States.

Source:

U.S. Department of Transportation, Bureau of Transportation Statistics,  U.S. Department of Commerce, Census Bureau, 2017 Commodity Flow Survey, Hazardous Materials Series (Washington, DC: July 2020), table CF1700H01, available at https://www.census.gov/programs-surveys/cfs.html of Jul. 17, 2020.

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