Truck Transport of Hazardous Chemicals: Dodecene-1

The transport of hazardous materials by all modes is a major concern of the U.S. Department of Transportation. Estimates place the total amount of hazardous materials transported in the U.S. in excess of 1.5 billion tons per year. Highway, water, and rail account for nearly all hazardous materials shipments; air shipments are negligible. Fuels, such as gasoline and diesel, account for about half of all hazardous materials transported. Chemicals account for most of the remainder. This report presents estimates of truck shipments of dodecene-1, one of the 147 large-volume chemicals (non-fuel) that account for at least 80 percent of U.S. truck shipments of hazardous chemicals. All of the reports in this series are based on the best available information at the time the research was conducted. The U.S. chemical industry, however, operates in an environment in which markets, production processes, and distribution requirements can change substantially from year to year. The information in this report on (a) chemical producers and their plant locations, (b) consuming plants and their locations, and (c) the estimated traffic flow from producers to consumers, is thus subject to change.


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Media Info

  • Media Type: Digital/other
  • Features: Figures; Tables;
  • Pagination: 36 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00769284
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: DOT-VNTSC-RSPA-96-2,, Final Report
  • Files: NTL, TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Sep 20 1999 12:00AM