Table 4-14. Combination Truck Fuel Consumption and Travel

Table 4-14. Combination Truck Fuel Consumption and Travel

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  1965 1970 1975 1980 1985 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998
Number registered (thousands) 787 905 1,131 1,417 1,403 1,709 1,691 1,675 1,680 1,682 1,696 1,747 1,790 1,831
Vehicle-miles traveled (millions) 31,700 35,100 46,700 68,700 78,100 94,300 96,600 99,500 103,100 108,900 115,500 118,900 R124,584 128,159
Fuel consumed (million gallons) 6,658 7,348 9,177 13,037 14,005 16,133 16,809 17,216 17,748 18,653 19,777 20,193 20,294 21,100
Average miles traveled per vehicle (thousands) 40.3 38.8 41.3 48.5 55.7 55.2 57.1 59.4 61.4 64.8 68.1 68.1 69.6 70.0
Average miles traveled per gallon 4.8 4.8 5.1 5.3 5.6 5.8 5.7 5.8 5.8 5.8 5.8 5.9 6.1 6.1
Average fuel consumed per vehicle (liters) 8 8 8 9 10 9 10 10 11 11 12 12 11 12

KEY: R = revised.

SOURCES: 1965-94: U.S. Department of Transportation, Federal Highway Administration, Highway Statistics  Summary to 1995, FHWA-PL-97-009 (Washington, DC: July 1997), table VM-201A. 1995-98: Ibid., Highway Statistics (Washington, DC: Annual issues), table VM-1.