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Table 1-22: Number of Trucks by Weight

Table 1-22: Number of Trucks by Weight

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  Thousands of trucks Percent change 1992-1997 Percent change 1992-2002
1992 1997 2002
ALL trucks 59,200.8 72,800.3 85,174.8 23.0% 43.9%
Light Trucks          
Less than 6,001 lb 50,545.7 62,798.4 62,617.3 24.2% 23.9%
6,001 to 10,000 lb 4,647.5 5,301.5 17,142.3 14.1% 268.8%
Medium Trucks          
10,001 to 14,000 lb 694.3 818.9 1,142.1 17.9% 64.5%
14,001 to 16,000 lb 282.4 315.9 395.9 11.9% 40.2%
16,001 to 19,500 lb 282.3 300.8 376.1 6.6% 33.2%
Light-heavy Trucks          
19,501 to 26,000 lb 732.0 729.3 910.3 -0.4% 24.4%
Heavy Trucks          
26,001 to 33,000 lb 387.3 427.7 436.8 10.4% 12.8%
33,001 to 40,000 lb 232.6 256.7 228.8 10.4% -1.6%
40,001 to 50,000 lb 338.6 399.9 318.4 18.1% -6.0%
50,001 to 60,000 lb 226.7 311.4 326.6 37.4% 44.1%
60,001 to 80,000 lb 781.1 1,069.8 1,178.7 37.0% 50.9%
80,001 to 100,000 lb 33.3 46.3 68.9 39.0% 106.9%
100,001 to 130,000 lb 12.3 17.9 26.4 45.5% 114.6%
130,000 lb or more 4.6 5.9 6.3 28.3% 37.0%
Not reported <50 <50 N N N

KEY: lb = pound; N = data do not exist.

NOTES

Average vehicle weight is the empty weight of the vehicle the average load of the vehicle.

Excludes vehicles owned by Federal, state, or local governments; ambulances; buses; motor homes; farm tractors; unpowered trailer units; and trucks reported to have been sold, junked, or wrecked prior to July 1 of the year preceding the 1992 and 1997 surveys and January 1, 2002 for the 2002 survey.

SOURCES

1992, 1997: U.S. Census Bureau, 1997 Economic Census: Vehicle Inventory and Use Survey: United States, EC97TV-US (Washington, DC: 1999).

2002: U.S. Census Bureau, 2002 Economic Census: Vehicle Inventory and Use Survey: United States, EC02TV-US (Washington, DC: 2004).

Updated: Sunday, May 21, 2017
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