Table 4-14M. Combination Truck Fuel Consumption and Travel

Table 4-14M. 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-kilometers traveled (millions)R 51,016 56,488 75,157 110,562 125,690 151,761 155,463 160,130 165,924 175,258 185,880 191,351 R200,499 206,252
Fuel consumed (million liters) 25,203 27,815 34,739 49,350 53,015 61,070 63,629 65,170 67,183 70,609 74,864 76,439 76,821 79,872
Average kilometers traveled per vehicle (thousands) R64.9 62.4 66.5 R78.0 89.6 88.8 91.9 95.6 98.7 104.2 109.6 R109.5 112.0 112.6
Average kilometers traveled per liter 2.0 2.0 2.2 2.2 2.4 2.5 2.4 2.5 2.5 2.5 2.5 2.5 2.6 2.6
Average fuel consumed per vehicle (liters) 32,044 30,732 30,722 34,831 37,780 35,737 37,621 38,899 39,983 41,992 44,148 R43,763 R42,919 43,631

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.