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

Table 5-3: Montana 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) 417.2 43.4
Major use 100.0 100.0
Agriculture 14.3 41.2
Forestry and lumbering 1.1 4.0
Mining and quarrying 1.0 1.3
Construction 7.2 16.0
Manufacturing 0.3 1.3
Wholesale and retail trade 3.3 9.7
For-hire transportation 1.6 13.6
Utilities and service 5.1 7.0
Personal transportation 64.4 3.7
Other and not reported 1.7 2.2
Body type 100.0 100.0
Pickup, panel, minivan, and sport utility 89.6 NA
Platform and cattlerack 3.9 37.7
Van 1.3 12.1
Public utility 0.2 1.8
Multistop or stepvans 0.2 1.5
Dump 1.1 10.6
Tank for liquids or dry bulk 0.4 3.8
Other or not reported 3.4 32.4
Vehicle size 100.0 100.0
Light 89.9 17.2
Medium 3.0 15.0
Light-heavy 2.1 20.0
Heavy-heavy 5.0 47.8
Annual miles driven 100.0 100.0
Less than 5,000 32.0 51.6
5,000 to 9,999 22.5 14.5
10,000 to 19,999 31.3 10.6
20,000 to 29,999 9.2 4.7
30,000 or more 5.1 18.6
Year model 100.0 100.0
1 to 2 years old 8.6 5.9
3 to 4 years old 12.8 6.5
Over 4 years old 78.6 87.6
Vehicle acquisition 100.0 100.0
Purchased new 31.5 27.2
Purchased used 66.2 65.8
Leased from someone or not reported 2.3 7.0
Truck type 100.0 100.0
Single-unit trucks 94.8 71.8
2 axles 93.4 57.9
3 axles or more 1.4 13.9
Combination 5.2 28.2
3 axles 0.2 1.0
4 axles 2.4 3.4
5 axles or more 2.5 23.8
Trailer not specified 0.6 V
Range of operation 100.0 100.0
Local 63.9 50.2
Short-range 17.5 15.8
Long-range 9.8 14.3
Off-the-road or not reported 8.8 19.8
Fuel type 100.0 100.0
Gasoline 88.0 51.1
Diesel, liquefied gas, and other 11.6 46.8
Not reported 0.4 2.0

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.