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

Table 5-3: Illinois 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) 2,674.6 336.5
Major use 100.0 100.0
Agriculture 6.5 14.5
Forestry and lumbering 0.4 0.7
Mining and quarrying 0.1 0.3
Construction 7.1 16.1
Manufacturing 1.2 4.6
Wholesale and retail trade 5.9 13.9
For-hire transportation 4.1 32.7
Utilities and service 8.6 12.3
Personal transportation 64.2 0.8
Other and not reported 1.8 4.2
Body type 100.0 100.0
Pickup, panel, minivan, and sport utility 87.4 NA
Platform and cattlerack 2.5 19.6
Van 4.9 38.6
Public utility 0.4 3.2
Multistop or stepvans 0.7 5.9
Dump 1.3 10.2
Tank for liquids or dry bulk 0.7 5.6
Other or not reported 2.1 17.0
Vehicle size 100.0 100.0
Light 88.8 11.4
Medium 2.5 19.5
Light-heavy 1.2 9.9
Heavy-heavy 7.4 59.2
Annual miles driven 100.0 100.0
Less than 5,000 16.3 22.6
5,000 to 9,999 21.0 11.2
10,000 to 19,999 37.8 15.8
20,000 to 29,999 14.7 8.8
30,000 or more 10.2 41.6
Year model 100.0 100.0
1 to 2 years old 15.7 15.2
3 to 4 years old 19.3 16.3
Over 4 years old 65.0 68.5
Vehicle acquisition 100.0 100.0
Purchased new 49.0 49.3
Purchased used 43.1 36.7
Leased from someone or not reported 7.9 14.0
Truck type 100.0 100.0
Single-unit trucks 93.4 51.0
2-axles 92.4 43.6
3-axles or more 0.9 7.4
Combination 6.6 49.0
3 axles 0.6 1.9
4 axles 0.9 6.1
5 axles or more 5.1 40.9
Trailer not specified V V
Range of operation 100.0 100.0
Local 72.9 46.9
Short-range 14.5 20.0
Long-range 7.3 28.0
Off-the-road or not reported 5.3 5.2
Fuel type 100.0 100.0
Gasoline 89.4 28.2
Diesel, liquefied gas, and other 10.2 69.6
Not reported 0.5 2.2

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

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.