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

Table 5-3: Iowa 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) 979.3 124.3
Major use 100.0 100.0
Agriculture 14.7 26.8
Forestry and lumbering 0.4 0.3
Mining and quarrying 0.1 0.7
Construction 7.3 16.5
Manufacturing 0.9 4.0
Wholesale and retail trade 4.3 10.1
For-hire transportation 3.2 23.9
Utilities and service 5.4 8.0
Personal transportation 60.7 2.4
Other and not reported 3.0 7.2
Body type 100.0 100.0
Pickup, panel, minivan, and sport utility 87.3 NA
Platform and cattlerack 3.4 26.8
Van 3.2 25.2
Public utility 0.3 2.6
Multistop or stepvans 0.6 4.4
Dump 1.1 8.9
Tank for liquids or dry bulk 0.9 7.0
Other or not reported 3.2 25.0
Vehicle size 100.0 100.0
Light 88.6 13.3
Medium 2.6 17.2
Light-heavy 1.6 12.4
Heavy-heavy 7.2 57.1
Annual miles driven 100.0 100.0
Less than 5,000 25.5 34.2
5,000 to 9,999 19.8 13.3
10,000 to 19,999 35.9 11.6
20,000 to 29,999 11.3 7.3
30,000 or more 7.5 33.6
Year model 100.0 100.0
1 to 2 years old 8.8 10.6
3 to 4 years old 13.6 13.6
Over 4 years old 77.6 75.9
Vehicle acquisition 100.0 100.0
Purchased new 34.7 35.4
Purchased used 62.9 52.4
Leased from someone or not reported 2.4 12.2
Truck type 100.0 100.0
Single-unit trucks 92.7 57.5
2 axles 91.1 44.7
3 axles or more 1.6 12.8
Combination 7.3 42.5
3 axles 0.7 1.7
4 axles 2.1 6.6
5 axles or more 4.5 34.2
Trailer not specified V V
Range of operation 100.0 100.0
Local 72.7 50.1
Short-range 14.4 17.2
Long-range 6.7 24.3
Off-the-road or not reported 6.2 8.4
Fuel type 100.0 100.0
Gasoline 89.8 40.9
Diesel, liquefied gas, and other 9.9 57.3
Not reported 0.3 1.8

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 report, Washington, DC: 1999, available at http://www.census.gov/econ/www/viusmain.html as of Dec. 27, 2001.