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

Table 5-3: Maryland 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) 1,194.0 95.2
Major use 100.00 100.0
Agriculture 3.4 8.8
Forestry and lumbering 0.1 1.3
Mining and quarrying 0.1 1.1
Construction 10.6 25.7
Manufacturing 0.5 3.7
Wholesale and retail trade 4.2 17.7
For-hire transportation 0.8 9.6
Utilities and service 7.0 22.1
Personal transportation 72.0 4.2
Other and not reported 1.4 5.6
Body type 100.0 100.0
Pickup, panel, minivan, and sport utility 92 NA
Platform and cattlerack 2.0 25.5
Van 0.2 2.9
Public utility 1.4 17.6
Multistop or stepvans 0.9 11.7
Dump 0.4 4.5
Tank for liquids or dry bulk 1.0 12.9
Other or not reported    
Vehicle size 100.0 100.0
Light 94.8 34.9
Medium 1.5 18.8
Light-heavy 1.1 13.8
Heavy-heavy 2.6 32.5
Annual miles driven 100.0 100.0
Less than 5,000 14.3 18.4
5,000 to 9,999 19.3 13.5
10,000 to 19,999 44.1 26.4
20,000 to 29,999 15.2 18.4
30,000 or more 7.0 23.2
Year model 100.0 100.0
1 to 2 years old 16.2 10.9
3 to 4 years old 20.1 15.9
Over 4 years old 63.7 73.2
Vehicle acquisition 100.0 100.0
Purchased new 56.3 49.4
Purchased used 38.7 36.3
Leased from someone or not reported 5.0 14.2
Truck type 100.0 100.0
Single-unit trucks 98.6 82.9
2 axles 97.9 74.1
3 axles or more 0.7 8.8
Combination 1.4 17.1
3 axles 0.1 1.0
4 axles 0.3 3.8
5 axles or more 1.0 12.3
Trailer not specified V V
Range of operation 100.0 100.0
Local 72.8 54.4
Short-range 19.7 34.1
Long-range 4.0 6.2
Off-the-road or not reported 3.5 5.3
Fuel type 100.0 100.0
Gasoline 94.0 43.0
Diesel, liquefied gas, and other 5.9 56.1
Not reported 0.1 0.8

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

SOURCES: 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.