Table 4-14M: Combination Truck Fuel Consumption and Travela

Table 4-14M: Combination Truck Fuel Consumption and Travela

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  1965 1970 1975 1980 1985 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006
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 1,997 2,029 2,097 2,154 2,277 1,908 2,010 2,087 2,170
Vehicle-kilometers traveled (millions) 51,016 56,488 75,156 110,562 125,690 151,761 155,463 160,130 165,923 175,258 185,879 191,349 200,499 206,574 213,051 217,294 219,811 223,276 225,566 229,122 (R) 231,791 229,663
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 76,437 76,850 95,233 92,884 97,155 96,573 100,236 90,151 91,573 (R) 104,814 106,275
Average kilometers traveled per vehicle (thousands) 64.9 62.4 66.5 78.0 89.6 88.8 91.9 95.6 98.7 104.2 109.6 109.6 112.0 103.4 105.0 103.6 102.0 98.1 118.2 114.0 (R) 111.1 105.8
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 2.2 2.3 2.2 2.3 2.2 2.5 2.5 (R) 2.2 2.2
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 43,764 42,934 47,680 45,788 46,339 11,843 44,028 47,240 45,551 (R) 50,228 48,975

KEY: R = revised.

a Beginning in 1998, the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) used the Census Bureau's 1997 Vehicle Inventory and Use Survey (VIUS) for its baseline estimate of combination trucks. Prior to 1998, the FHWA used the Census Bureau's 1992 Transportation Inventory and Use Survey (TIUS) for its baseline estimates. Therefore, post-1997 data may not be comparable to 1997 and earlier years.

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.

1995-2006: Ibid., Highway Statistics (Washington, DC: Annual issues), table VM-1.