Table A3 - Development of Truck Ton-Mile Estimates

Table A3 - Development of Truck Ton-Mile Estimates

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  1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003p
Oak Ridge National Lab estimate (billions)1       910       1,109            
Single-unit truck VMT (billions)2 52 53 54 57 61 63 64 67 68 70 71 72 76 78
Combination truck VMT (billions)2 94 97 100 103 109 115 119 125 128 132 135 137 139 138
Total truck VMT (billions) 146 150 153 160 170 178 183 191 196 203 206 209 215 216
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 1.307 1.342 1.350
Estimated truck traffic, 1993 base (billion ton-miles) 832 851 873 910 968 1,014 1,041 1,089 1,117 1,153 1,169 1,189 1,221 1,228
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 1.092 1.122 1.128
Estimated truck traffic, 1997 base (billion ton-miles) 848 867 889 927 987 1,033 1,060 1,109 1,138 1,175 1,191 1,212 1,244 1,251

1 U.S. Department of Transportation, Bureau of Transportation Statistics, Transportation Statistics Annual Report (Washington, DC: 2000), p. 124.

2 U.S. Department of Transportation, Federal Highway Administration, Highway Statistics (Washington, DC: 1990-2003), table VM-1.

Key: p = preliminary; VMT = vehicle-miles traveled.