Table 5-3: Alabama Truck Characteristics and Use: 1997

Table 5-3: Alabama Truck Characteristics and Use: 1997

(Percent unless otherwise specified)

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Vehicular and operational characteristics All trucks Trucks, excluding pickups, panels, vans, sport utilities, and station wagons
Total, number (thousands) 1,538.6 124.5
Major use 100.0 100.0
Agriculture 5.7 12.0
Forestry and lumbering 1.0 6.1
Mining and quarrying 0.4 1.3
Construction 7.0 16.7
Manufacturing 1.3 3.9
Wholesale and retail trade 4.8 15.3
For-hire transportation 1.8 18.3
Utilities and service 8.2 14.6
Personal transportation 66.7 6.7
Other and not reported 3.1 5.0
Body type 100.0 100.0
Pickup, panel, minivan, andsport utility 91.9 NA
Platform and cattlerack 2.1 26.5
Van 2.1 25.9
Public utility 0.2 2.6
Multistop or stepvans 0.9 10.8
Dump 1.1 13.7
Tank for liquids or dry bulk 0.3 3.4
Other or not reported 1.4 17.0
Vehicle size 100.0 100.0
Light 92.8 21.6
Medium 2.7 22.2
Light-heavy 1.0 11.8
Heavy-heavy 3.6 44.4
Annual miles driven 100.0 100.0
Less than 5,000 19.4 27.2
5,000 to 9,999 13.2 9.0
10,000 to 19,999 40.1 19.2
20,000 to 29,999 15.9 10.3
30,000 or more 11.4 34.3
Year model 100.0 100.0
1 to 2 years old 15.6 15.8
3 to 4 years old 14.3 13.5
Over 4 years old 70.1 70.8
Vehicle acquisition 100.0 100.0
Purchased new 35.4 40.0
Purchased used 58.4 50.4
Leased from someone or not reported 6.2 9.7
Truck type 100.0 100.0
Single-unit trucks 96.7 65.8
2 axles 96.0 57.6
3 axles or more 0.7 8.2
Combination 3.3 34.2
3 axles 0.3 1.2
4 axles 0.9 7.1
5 axles or more 2.1 25.9
Trailer not specified V V
Range of operation 100.0 100.0
Local 71.4 43.9
Short-range 17.8 28.3
Long-range 4.5 18.6
Off-the-road or not reported 6.2 9.2
Fuel type 100.0 100.0
Gasoline 91.9 38.0
Diesel, liquefied gas, and other 7.6 57.2
Not reported 0.6 4.8

KEY: V = less than 0.05 percent; NA = not applicable.

SOURCE: U.S. Department of Commerce, U.S. Census Bureau, Vehicle Inventory and Use Survey, state-specific reports, Washington, DC: 1999, available at http://www.census.gov/econ/www/viusmain.html as of Dec. 27, 2001.