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

Table 5-3: Michigan 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) 2,734.5 156.4
Major use 100.0 100.0
Agriculture 2.7 10.8
Forestry and lumbering 0.3 2.1
Mining and quarrying 0.1 1.2
Construction 8.0 24.5
Manufacturing 1.4 7.5
Wholesale and retail trade 3.3 17.6
For-hire transportation 1.1 13.8
Utilities and service 5.4 14.2
Personal transportation 76.3 3.3
Other and not reported 1.4 4.9
Body type 100.0 100.0
Pickup, panel, minivan, and sport utility 94.3 NA
Platform and cattlerack 1.7 30.0
Van 1.3 23.6
Public utility 0.2 2.7
Multistop or stepvans 0.6 10.2
Dump 0.8 13.5
Tank for liquids or dry bulk 0.3 4.6
Other or not reported 0.9 15.4
Vehicle size 100.0 100.0
Light 94.9 22.7
Medium 1.7 17.5
Light-heavy 0.7 12.7
Heavy-heavy 2.7 47.1
Annual miles driven 100.0 100.0
Less than 5,000 14.6 23.7
5,000 to 9,999 16.9 15.0
10,000 to 19,999 42.3 22.1
20,000 to 29,999 17.6 10.9
30,000 or more 8.5 28.4
Year model 100.0 100.0
1 to 2 years old 17.7 10.3
3 to 4 years old 18.4 16.5
Over 4 years old 63.8 73.2
Vehicle acquisition 100.0 100.0
Purchased new 37.3 42.0
Purchased used 51.7 47.0
Leased from someone or not reported 11.0 11.0
Truck type 100.0 100.0
Single-unit trucks 97.2 65.8
2 axles 96.6 54.3
3 axles or more 0.7 11.5
Combination 2.8 34.2
3 axles 0.6 2.1
4 axles 0.8 7.4
5 axles or more 1.4 24.7
Trailer not specified V V
Range of operation 100.0 100.0
Local 76.6 58.3
Short-range 15.6 23.6
Long-range 4.3 11.7
Off-the-road or not reported 3.4 6.5
Fuel type 100.0 100.0
Gasoline 93.7 39.2
Diesel, liquefied gas, and other 6.2 59.7
Not reported 0.1 1.1

NOTE: Due to rounding, numbers may not sum to 100.

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.