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

Table 5-3: Florida 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) 3,460.2 2,673.2
Major use 100.0 100.0
Agriculture 2.4 6.7
Forestry and lumbering 0.1 1.5
Mining and quarrying V 0.7
Construction 9.3 23.1
Manufacturing 0.8 2.7
Wholesale and retail trade 4.1 17.9
For-hire transportation 0.7 9.9
Utilities and service 7.1 22.7
Personal transportation 72.5 2.1
Other and not reported 2.8 12.7
Body type 100.0 100.0
Pickup, panel, minivan, andsport utility 93.1 NA
Platform and cattlerack 1.7 24.1
Van 1.9 28.0
Public utility 0.3 4.0
Multistop or stepvans 1.0 15.1
Dump 0.6 9.2
Tank for liquids or dry bulk 0.3 5.0
Other or not reported 1.0 14.6
Vehicle size 100.0 100.0
Light 94.6 24.8
Medium 2.0 25.9
Light-heavy 0.7 9.6
Heavy-heavy 2.7 39.6
Annual miles driven 100.0 100.0
Less than 5,000 11.5 11.9
5,000 to 9,999 17.8 13.4
10,000 to 19,999 42.7 26.0
20,000 to 29,999 18.0 12.5
30,000 or more 10.1 36.3
Year model 100.0 100.0
1 to 2 years old 20.0 12.3
3 to 4 years old 16.3 15.8
Over 4 years old 63.6 72.0
Vehicle acquisition    
Purchased new 43.2 51.4
Purchased used 48.6 40.2
Leased from someone or not reported 8.2 8.4
Truck type 100.0 100.0
Single-unit trucks 96.7 70.9
2 axles 96.0 61.9
3 axles or more 0.6 8.9
Combination 3.3 29.1
3 axles 1.0 3.1
4 axles 1.0 7.1
5 axles or more 1.3 18.9
Trailer not specified V V
Range of operation 100.0 100.0
Local 71.9 47.3
Short-range 17.8 33.1
Long-range 5.9 14.7
Off-the-road or not reported 4.4 4.9
Fuel type 100.0 100.0
Gasoline 92.5 30.7
Diesel, liquefied gas, and other 7.4 69.0
Not reported V 0.3

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

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