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

Table 5-3: Minnesota 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) 1,462 139.0
Major use 100.0 100.0
Agriculture 7.7 29.6
Forestry and lumbering 0.6 1.4
Mining and quarrying 0.3 0.4
Construction 8.7 18.1
Manufacturing 1.3 3.5
Wholesale and retail trade 6.9 13.3
For-hire transportation 1.5 13.0
Utilities and service 4.3 10.3
Personal transportation 66.2 2.9
Other and not reported 2.4 7.5
Body type 100.0 100.0
Pickup, panel, minivan, and sport utility 90.5  
Platform and cattlerack 2.8 29.5
Van 1.8 18.7
Public utility 0.2 1.6
Multistop or stepvans 0.7 7.2
Dump 0.9 9.5
Tank for liquids or dry bulk 0.7 7.4
Other or not reported 2.5 26.0
Vehicle size 100.0 100.0
Light 91.5 13.8
Medium 2.4 22.4
Light-heavy 1.5 15.9
Heavy-heavy 4.6 47.9
Annual miles driven 100.0 100.0
Less than 5,000 17.2 33.7
5,000 to 9,999 18.8 13.0
10,000 to 19,999 41.5 17.6
20,000 to 29,999 14.7 9.7
30,000 or more 7.7 26.1
Year model 100.0 100.0
1 to 2 years old 15.2 9.0
3 to 4 years old 16.7 11.1
Over 4 years old 68.1 79.9
Vehicle acquisition 100.0 100.0
Purchased new 37.5 31.2
Purchased used 55.2 59.8
Leased from someone or not reported 7.3 9.0
Truck type 100.0 100.0
Single-unit trucks 95.7 69.8
2 axles 94.0 52.0
3 axles or more 1.7 17.8
Combination 4.3 30.2
3 axles 1.2 1.5
4 axles 1.0 6.2
5 axles or more 2.1 22.6
Trailer not specified 0.3 V
Range of operation 100.0 100.0
Local 74.9 58.7
Short-range 15.2 18.9
Long-range 5.5 13.7
Off-the-road or not reported 4.4 8.6
Fuel type 100.0 100.0
Gasoline 91.3 41.5
Diesel, liquefied gas, and other 8.2 55.1
Not reported 0.5 3.3

KEY: NA = not applicable; V = represents less than .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.