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

Table 5-3: Nebraska 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) 639.7 88.7
Major use 100.00 100.0
Agriculture 17.8 42.2
Forestry and lumbering 0.1 0.5
Mining and quarrying 0.3 0.4
Construction 7.0 11.2
Manufacturing 0.8 1.4
Wholesale and retail trade 5.2 8.4
For-hire transportation 4.0 24.6
Utilities and service 4.2 5.9
Personal transportation 59.1 2.4
Other and not reported 1.7 3.1
Body type 100.0 100.0
Pickup, panel, minivan, and    
sport utility 86.1 NA
Platform and cattlerack 4.3 30.7
Van 3.0 21.7
Public utility 0.2 1.5
Multistop or stepvans 0.7 5.3
Dump 0.7 4.8
Tank for liquids or dry bulk 0.7 4.7
Other or not reported 4.3 31.2
Vehicle size 100.0 100.0
Light 87.2 13.1
Medium 2.7 13.9
Light-heavy 1.8 13.3
Heavy-heavy 8.3 59.7
Annual miles driven 100.0 100.0
Less than 5,000 25.8 45.5
5,000 to 9,999 18.8 11.4
10,000 to 19,999 38.3 10.2
20,000 to 29,999 9.2 3.8
30,000 or more 7.9 29.2
Year model 100.0 100.0
1 to 2 years old 12.7 11.3
3 to 4 years old 13.8 10.0
Over 4 years old 73.5 78.6
Vehicle acquisition 100.0 100.0
Purchased new 34.5 34.2
Purchased used 60.2 57.1
Leased from someone or not reported 5.3 8.7
Truck type 100.0 100.0
Single-unit trucks 93.3 63.2
2 axles 91.5 50.1
3 axles or more 1.8 13.1
Combination 6.7 36.8
3 axles 0.8 1.6
4 axles 1.5 4.8
5 axles or more 4.4 30.4
Trailer not specified 0.7 V
Range of operation 100.0 100.0
Local 73.5 53.8
Short-range 11.9 12.6
Long-range 7.6 22.7
Off-the-road or not reported 7.0 11.0
Fuel type 100.0 100.0
Gasoline 88.9 45.9
Diesel, liquefied gas, and other 10.8 52.3
Not reported 0.3 1.9

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 report, Washington, DC: 1999, available at http://www.census.gov/econ/www/viusmain.html as of Dec. 27, 2001.