TABLE E-2 Average Payload (lb) by Commodities and Gross Vehicle Weight Group VIUS—National

Commodities

Group 1

Group 2

Group 3

Group 4

Group 5

Group 6

Group 7

Group 8

Live animals and fish

-

5,055

7,638

5, 424

9,472

17,200

16,345

40, 022

Animal feed or products of animal origin

-

4,682

6,138

3, 760

8,330

11,778

18,980

39, 841

Cereal grains

-

13,348

15,234

8, 690

14,334

17,640

24,208

41, 922

All other agricultural products

-

10,728

6,889

5, 985

7,660

11,348

26,793

34, 616

Basic chemicals

-

*

*

3,386

*

11,180

14,264

38, 431

Fertilizers and fertilizer materials

-

8,062

2,937

5,382

7,898

12,308

25,148

30,134

Pharmaceutical products

-

*

*

-

*

7,455

*

14, 507

All other chemical products

-

2,715

3,046

4, 357

6,193

9,712

17,574

36, 411

Alcoholic beverages

-

-

2,670

-

*

16,177

20,142

35,758

Bakery and milled grains

-

2,000

2,407

7,083

*

3,198

27,732

31,389

Meat, seafood, and their preparation

-

*

10,402

3, 646

-

8,819

10,738

40, 012

Tobacco products

-

-

2,700

-

-

*

9, 253

34, 381

All other prepared foodstuff

-

4,354

3,607

3, 617

5,486

13,240

23,736

38, 894

Logs and other wood in rough

-

5,838

4,880

*

9,384

11,029

22,746

46, 774

Paper and paperboard articles

-

-

*

-

6, 718

8,842

18,591

37, 932

Printed products

-

8,864

3,418

4, 699

2,126

8,578

8, 805

21, 340

Pulp, newsprint, paper, or paperboards

-

*

*

*

-

10,904

15,815

41, 774

Wood products

-

3,303

3,592

5, 410

7,263

8,218

16,182

34, 699

Articles of base metal

*

1,808

2,016

4, 399

4,323

8,095

12,840

29, 564

Base metal finished or semi-finished form

*

3,375

3,871

3, 731

4,080

6,356

12,110

38, 010

Non-metallic mineral products

-

3,737

2,088

3,438

6,652

10,527

28,977

35,962

Non-powered tools

-

2,675

3,167

4, 353

5,421

6,680

9, 899

14, 810

Powered tools

-

3,894

3,602

4, 849

8,513

7,405

12,242

25, 241

Electronic and other electrical equipment

-

2,463

4,068

2, 060

*

7,877

9, 946

26, 353

Furniture, mattresses, lamps, etc.

-

2,056

2,769

2, 591

-

6,397

17,501

22, 598

Machinery

-

4,271

4,277

9, 265

5,020

9,958

17,598

35, 754

Miscellaneous manufactured products

-

1,401

2,411

6, 148

5,615

8,571

17,861

27, 236

Precision instruments and appliances

-

1,455

1,373

10, 095

-

4,391

*

26, 195

Textile, leather, and related articles

-

2,073

2,986

*

8, 701

7,599

41,925

36, 656

Vehicle, including parts

-

3, 751

5,506

5,896

7, 333

8,173

23, 554

31,945

All other transportation equipment

-

-

2,025

5, 431

*

16,312

18,286

42, 517

Coal

-

*

*

-

-

6,748

-

50, 011

Crude petroleum

-

-

-

-

-

8,590

-

39,890

Gravel and crushed stones

-

6,544

6,931

6, 276

10,122

13,770

24,305

39, 130

Metallic ores and concentrates

-

-

*

-

10,000

-

-

42,272

Monumental and building stones

-

*

3,460

5, 782

14,100

10,392

9, 473

35, 960

Natural sand

-

7,306

3,029

12, 849

6,000

11,643

28,662

38, 067

All other nonmetallic minerals

-

7,337

3,064

2,478

7,662

16,262

13,580

38,835

Fuel oils

-

4,484

14,811

-

*

15,422

17,525

39, 634

Gasoline and aviation turbine

-

*

-

2, 825

-

15,128

18,916

53, 423

Plastic and rubber

-

*

2,931

3, 329

*

8,113

12,548

30, 379

All other coal and refined petroleum

-

4,519

4, 336

*

4,874

10, 326

18, 672

41,027

Hazardous waste

-

*

1,500

-

-

6,854

15,517

37, 856

All other waste and scrap

-

3,384

2,927

*

5,951

8,120

12,823

24, 944

Recyclable products

-

3, 153

4,878

3, 689

*

8,425

13,743

27, 532

Mail and courier parcels

*

7,976

5,559

4, 608

7,342

10,884

33,344

31, 628

Empty shipping containers

-

2, 661

*

-

*

2,309

16, 129

26,699

Passengers

-

2,264

2,501

*

*

*

*

*

Mixed freight

-

2,080

2,633

4, 051

*

20,137

28,811

37, 094

Multiple categories

-

3,602

3,375

4, 198

5,463

8,127

17,189

31, 946

Products not classified, blank, not reported or applicable

-

2,471

*

6, 556

7,809

11,622

17,644

30, 545

SOURCE: Development of Truck Payload Equivalent Factor (TPEF), final report submitted to Office of Freight Management and Operations, Federal Highway Administration, Washington, D.C., by Battelle, 505 King Avenue, Columbus, Ohio 43201. June 15, 2007. Available at http://ops.fhwa.dot.gov/freight/freight_analysis/faf/faf2_reports/reports9/index.htm#toc.



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