Table 1-14: U.S. Automobile and Truck Fleets by Use

Table 1-14: U.S. Automobile and Truck Fleets by Use

(Thousands)

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  1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001e 2002e 2003e 2004e 2005e
TOTAL automobiles and trucks in fleets U U U U U 15,257 15,570 15,869 16,879 15,530 15,196 13,642 11,985 12,128 11,884 12,274
Automobiles in fleets, total U U U U U 9,042 9,124 9,225 9,550 7,742 7,346 6,640 5,600 5,647 5,514 5,621
Automobiles in fleets of 25 or more (10 or more cars for 1999-2001 and 15 or more cars for 2002-04)a                                
Businessb 2,889 2,628 2,492 1,751 1,722 1,326 1,295 1,188 1,159 3,195 2,950 2,620 930 929 873 877
Governmentc 538 504 516 401 428 1,214 1,209 1,218 1,030 885 883 734 1,360 1,420 1,200 1,200
Utilities 551 544 548 386 382 376 376 377 359 320 317 U f U f U f U f U f
Police 249 250 264 264 266 269 274 280 289 302 306 312 317 317 402 412
Taxi (includes vans) 141 141 140 140 141 139 130 181 190 135 136 142 148 148 156 162
Rental (includes vans and SUVs) 990 1,160 1,448 1,501 1,473 1,518 1,590 1,608 1,602 1,733 1,581 1,542 1,555 1,520 1,570 1,620
Automobiles in fleets of 4 to 24 (4 to 9 cars for 1999-2001 and 5 to 14 cars for 2002-05)a U U U U U 4,200 4,250 4,373 4,921 1,172 1,173 1,290 1,290 1,313 1,313 1,350
Trucks in fleets, total U U U U U 6,215 6,446 6,644 7,329 7,788 7,850 7,002 6,385 6,481 6,370 6,653
Trucks in fleets of 25 or more (10 or more trucks for 1999-2001 and 15 or more cars for 2002-05)a                                
Businessd U U 1,080 1,378 1,375 1,205 1,275 1,332 1,360 3,016 3,026 2,820 2,180 2,181 2,337 2,370
Governmentc U U 297 632 646 2,221 2,215 2,223 2,010 2,400 2,408 2,052 2,070 2,102 1,615 1,615
Utilities U U 593 493 487 480 482 483 459 499 498 U f U f U f U f U f
Other (police, taxi, etc.) U U 7 7 7 7 7 7 8 8 8 9 9 9 26 37
Rental trucks (not including vans and SUVs) U U 304 308 363 202 197 179 181 213 248 246 251 289 492 521
Trucks in fleets of 4 to 24 (4 to 9 trucks for 1999-2001 and 5 to 14 cars from 2002-05)a U U U U U 2,100 2,270 2,420 3,311 1,652 1,662 1,875 1,875 1,900 1,900 2,110

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

a The data source, Bobit Publishing, changed data collection categories in 1999 and again in 2002.

b Includes driver schools.

c Includes military vehicles and federal, state, county, and local government vehicles.

d Businesses with Class 1-5 trucks may include leasing, construction, plumbing, heating, food distribution, pest control, cable TV, etc.

e 2001-2005 data do not include employee-owned fleet information as the source has stopped publishing the data.

f Business and utility data have been combined in the 2002, 2003, 2004, and 2005 issues of the Automotive Fleet Fact Book.

SOURCE

Bobit Publishing Co., Automotive Fleet Fact Book, annual issues.