This study covers over 1200 specific commodities which have been chosen on the basis of how well they represent the universe of commodities that move in commerce. These 1200 selected commodities are listed in decimal hierarchy by industry and sub-industry. Each commodity is described by truck and rail commodity identification numbers and description. Attributes listed for each commodity are: plausible packing types, LTL class, TL class, minimum weight for truckload, density, value per pound, five year price change, probable LTL packing, probable TL packing, hazardous material symbol, special handling requirements, and shelf life. A partial STCC-SIC bridge is also included. The text describes the attributes and explains how they were estimated. This study is designed for use both as a shelf reference and as a data input for modelling. A magnetic tape of this data can be obtained at cost from the Center.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Massachusetts Institute of Technology

    Center for Transportation Studies, Room 1121
    Cambridge, MA  United States  02139

    Office of the Secretary of Transportation

    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Authors:
    • Kuttner, W S
  • Publication Date: 1979-8

Media Info

  • Features: References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 171 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00322910
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: CTS 79-12
  • Contract Numbers: DOT-OS-70006
  • Files: TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Feb 6 1981 12:00AM