Table 1-21: Number of Trucks by Weight

Table 1-21: Number of Trucks by Weight

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  Thousands of trucks Percent change 1992-1997 Percent change 1992-2002
1992 1997 2002
ALL trucks 59,200.8 72,800.3 85,174.8 23.0% 43.9%
Light Trucks          
Less than 6,001 lb 50,545.7 62,798.4 62,617.3 24.2% 23.9%
6,001 to 10,000 lb 4,647.5 5,301.5 17,142.3 14.1% 268.8%
Medium Trucks          
10,001 to 14,000 lb 694.3 818.9 1,142.1 17.9% 64.5%
14,001 to 16,000 lb 282.4 315.9 395.9 11.9% 40.2%
16,001 to 19,500 lb 282.3 300.8 376.1 6.6% 33.2%
Light-heavy Trucks          
19,501 to 26,000 lb 732.0 729.3 910.3 -0.4% 24.4%
Heavy Trucks          
26,001 to 33,000 lb 387.3 427.7 436.8 10.4% 12.8%
33,001 to 40,000 lb 232.6 256.7 228.8 10.4% -1.6%
40,001 to 50,000 lb 338.6 399.9 318.4 18.1% -6.0%
50,001 to 60,000 lb 226.7 311.4 326.6 37.4% 44.1%
60,001 to 80,000 lb 781.1 1,069.8 1,178.7 37.0% 50.9%
80,001 to 100,000 lb 33.3 46.3 68.9 39.0% 106.9%
100,001 to 130,000 lb 12.3 17.9 26.4 45.5% 114.6%
130,000 lb or more 4.6 5.9 6.3 28.3% 37.0%
Not reported <50 <50 N N N

KEY: lb = pound; N = data do not exist.

NOTES

Average vehicle weight is the empty weight of the vehicle plus the average load of the vehicle.

Excludes vehicles owned by Federal, state, or local governments; ambulances; buses; motor homes; farm tractors; unpowered trailer units; and trucks reported to have been sold, junked, or wrecked prior to July 1 of the year preceding the 1992 and 1997 surveys and January 1, 2002 for the 2002 survey.

SOURCES

1992, 1997: U.S. Census Bureau, 1997 Economic Census: Vehicle Inventory and Use Survey: United States, EC97TV-US (Washington, DC: 1999).

2002: U.S. Census Bureau, 2002 Economic Census: Vehicle Inventory and Use Survey: United States, EC02TV-US (Washington, DC: 2004).