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

Table 5-3: Louisiana 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) 1,210.1 64.6
Major use 100.0 100.0
Agriculture 3.4 12.1
Forestry and lumbering 0.6 4.3
Mining and quarrying 1.2 4.2
Construction 6.8 20.9
Manufacturing 1.2 4.7
Wholesale and retail trade 5.9 22.3
For-hire transportation 0.6 11.2
Utilities and service 6.5 12.4
Personal transportation 69.9 2.1
Other and not reported 4.0 5.8
Body type 100.0 100.0
Pickup, panel, minivan, and sport utility 94.7 NA
Platform and cattlerack 1.7 31.7
Van 0.8 15.3
Public utility 0.2 2.8
Multistop or stepvans 0.6 11.0
Dump 0.5 9.3
Tank for liquids or dry bulk 0.3 5.3
Other or not reported 1.3 24.5
Vehicle size 100.0 100.0
Light 95.5 20.0
Medium 1.0 16.0
Light-heavy 0.7 13.0
Heavy-heavy 2.7 51.0
Annual miles driven 100.0 100.0
Less than 5,000 16.3 22.3
5,000 to 9,999 15.8 12.5
10,000 to 19,999 39.8 22.1
20,000 to 29,999 16.3 11.9
30,000 or more 11.7 31.2
Year model 100.0 100.0
1 to 2 years old 14.8 10.3
3 to 4 years old 18.7 12.7
Over 4 years old 66.5 76.9
Vehicle acquisition 100.0 100.0
Purchased new 50.2 40.4
Purchased used 46.4 48.7
Leased from someone or not reported 3.5 10.9
Truck type 100.0 100.0
Single-unit trucks 96.8 65.3
2 axles 96.1 52.4
3 axles or more 0.7 12.9
Combination 3.2 34.7
3 axles 1.1 2.2
4 axles 0.7 8.7
5 axles or more 1.5 23.8
Trailer not specified V V
Range of operation 100.0 100.0
Local 69.9 51.1
Short-range 18.0 28.6
Long-range 5.0 10.3
Off-the-road or not reported 7.2 10.0
Fuel type 100.0 100.0
Gasoline 92.8 26.8
Diesel, liquefied gas, and other 6.7 69.8
Not reported 0.6 3.4

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.