Table 1-12. U.S. Automobile and Truck Fleets by Use (Thousands)

Table 1-12. U.S. Automobile and Truck Fleets by Use (Thousands)

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  1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999
Number of Automobiles in Fleets of 25 or more (10 or more cars for 1999)a                   
Businessb 2,889 2,628 2,492 1,751 1,722 1,326 1,295 1,188 1,159 3,195
Governmentc 538 504 516 401 428 1,214 1,209 1,218 1,030 885
Utilities 551 544 548 386 382 376 376 377 359 320
Police 249 250 264 264 266 269 274 280 289 302
Taxi (includes vans) 141 141 140 140 141 139 130 181 190 135
Rental (includes vans and SUVs) 990 1,160 1,448 1,501 1,473 1,518 1,590 1,608 1,602 1,733
Number of Automobiles in Fleets of 4-24 (4 to 9 cars for 1999)aU U U U U 4,200 4,250 4,373 4,921 1,172
Total          9,042 9,124 9,225 9,550 7,742
Number of Trucks in fleets of 25 or more (10 or more trucks for 1999)a                   
Businessd U U 1,080 1,378 1,375 1,205 1,275 1,332 1,360 3,016
Governmentc U U 297 632 646 2,221 2,215 2,223 2,010 2,400
Utilities U U 593 493 487 480 482 483 459 499
Other (police, taxi, etc.) U U 7 7 7 7 7 7 8 8
Rental trucks (not vans and SUVs) U U 304 308 363 202 197 179 181 213
Number of Trucks in Fleets of 4-24 (4 to 9 trucks for 1999)aU U U U U 2,100 2,270 2,420 3,311 1,652
Total          6,215 6,446 6,644 7,329 7,788
TOTAL automobiles and trucks in fleets          15,257 15,570 15,869 16,879 15,530

a The data source, Bobit Publishing, changed data collection categories for 1999.
b Includes driver schools.  
c Includes military vehicles and federal, state, county, and local government vehicles.  
d Businesses with 25 or more Class 1-5 trucks including leasing, construction, plumbing, heating, food distribution,  pest control, cable TV, etc. (Also applies to 1999 data). 

KEY: SUV = sport utility vehicles; U = data are not available. 

SOURCE: Bobit Publishing Company, Automotive Fleet Fact Book (Torrance, CA: Annual issues).