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

Table 5-3: Pennsylvania 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) 2,605.9 223.4
Major use 100.0 100.0
Agriculture 2.2 8.7
Forestry and lumbering 0.1 1.7
Mining and quarrying 0.5 1.9
Construction 8.4 26.6
Manufacturing 1.4 7.3
Wholesale and retail trade 6.6 22.5
For-hire transportation 1.3 13.7
Utilities and service 4.3 11.1
Personal transportation 74.0 2.9
Other and not reported 1.3 3.7
Body type 100.0 100.0
Pickup, panel, minivan, andsport utility 91.4 NA
Platform and cattlerack 2.4 28.5
Van 1.9 21.7
Public utility 0.3 3.4
Multistop or stepvans 0.8 9.2
Dump 1.7 19.6
Tank for liquids or dry bulk 0.5 6.3
Other or not reported 1.0 11.2
Vehicle size 100.0 100.0
Light 93.4 24.6
Medium 2.0 21.7
Light-heavy 1.0 11.2
Heavy-heavy 3.6 42.4
Annual miles driven 100.0 100.0
Less than 5,000 18.0 30.2
5,000 to 9,999 22.0 13.3
10,000 to 19,999 43.6 20.3
20,000 to 29,999 11.2 9.0
30,000 or more 5.2 27.2
Year model 100.0 100.0
1 to 2 years old 12.2 7.4
3 to 4 years old 18.2 12.1
Over 4 years old 69.6 80.6
Vehicle acquisition 100.0 100.0
Purchased new 44.7 41.7
Purchased used 47.9 48.3
Leased from someone or not reported 7.5 10.0
Truck type 100.0 100.0
Single-unit trucks 96.6 72.5
2 axles 95.7 61.0
3 axles or more 1.0 11.5
Combination 3.4 27.5
3 axles 0.4 1.1
4 axles 1.2 6.2
5 axles or more 1.7 20.3
Trailer not specified V V
Range of operation 100.0 100.0
Local 77.7 56.7
Short-range 14.2 24.1
Long-range 4.5 12.1
Off-the-road or not reported 3.6 7.1
Fuel type 100.0 100.0
Gasoline 93.2 40.1
Diesel, liquefied gas, and other 6.7 59.3
Not reported 0.1 0.6

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