Figure 3: Development of Truck Ton-Mile Estimates

Figure 3: Development of Truck Ton-Mile Estimates

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  1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001
Oak Ridge National Lab Estimate (bil)1       909.614       1,109.000        
Single Unit Truck VMT (bil)2 51.901 52.898 53.874 56.772 61.284 62.707 64.072 66.845 68.021 70.304 70.500 72.286
Combination Truck VMT (bil)2 94.341 96.645 99.510 103.116 108.932 115.455 118.899 124.500 128.359 132.384 135.020 135.400
Total Truck VMT (bil) 146.242 149.543 153.384 159.888 170.216 178.162 182.971 191.345 196.380 202.688 205.520 207.686
Truck VMT Index, 1993 Base 0.915 0.935 0.959 1.000 1.065 1.114 1.144 1.197 1.228 1.268 1.285 1.299
Est. Truck Traffic, 1993 Base (bil ton-miles) 831.981 850.761 872.612 909.614 968.371 1,013.576 1,040.935 1,088.575 1,117.220 1,153.106 1,169.218 1,181.540
Truck VMT Index, 1997 Base 0.764 0.782 0.802 0.836 0.890 0.931 0.956 1.000 1.026 1.059 1.074 1.085
Est. Truck Traffic, 1997 Base (bil ton-miles) 847.591 866.723 888.985 926.681 986.540 1,032.594 1,060.466 1,109.000 1,138.182 1,174.742 1,191.156 1,203.709

Sources:

1 BTS, Transporation Statistics Annual Report, 2000, p. 124.

2 FHWA, Highway Statistics, Table VM-1.