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

Table 5-3: Alaska 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) 248.4 12.6
Major use 100 100
Agriculture 4.2 5.0
Forestry and lumbering 0.4 3.0
Mining and quarrying 0.5 3.5
Construction 7.4 38.6
Manufacturing 0.8 1.8
Wholesale and retail trade 4.3 15.8
For-hire transportation 1.2 12.6
Utilities and service 6.1 8.6
Personal transportation 70.7 5.6
Other and not reported 4.3 5.5
Body type 100. 100
Pickup, panel, minivan, and sport utility 94.9 NA
Platform and cattlerack 1.7 33.1
Van 0.8 16.7
Public utility 0.1 2.4
Multistop or stepvans 0.6 11.9
Dump 0.8 15.0
Tank for liquids or dry bulk 0.4 7.7
Other or not reported 0.7 13.2
Vehicle size 100 100
Light 96.3 29.7
Medium 1.1 18.1
Light-heavy 0.7 13.1
Heavy-heavy 2.0 39.1
Annual miles driven 100 100
Less than 5,000 28.2 49.1
5,000 to 9,999 24.3 18.2
10,000 to 19,999 37.3 15.9
20,000 to 29,999 7.3 6.9
30,000 or more 2.9 9.9
Year model 100 100
1 to 2 years old 8.5 6.2
3 to 4 years old 14.8 6.5
Over 4 years old 76.7 87.3
Vehicle acquisition 100 100
Purchased new 33.4 28.8
Purchased used 63.4 64.7
Leased from someone or not reported 3.2 6.5
Truck type 100 100
Single-unit trucks 98.5 78.5
2 axles 97.5 60.3
3 axles or more 0.9 18.2
Combination 1.5 21.5
3 axles 0.2 0.3
4 axles 0.54 4.0
5 axles or more 0.9 17.2
Trailer not specified V V
Range of operation 100 100
Short-range 9.9 10.7
Long-range 7.7 8.3
Off-the-road or not reported 4.3 13.2
Fuel Type 100 100
Gasoline 90.7 40.3
Diesel, liquefied gas, and other 9.3 59
Not reported V 0.7

KEY: NA = not applicable; V = represents less than .05 percent.

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