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

Table 5-3: Tennessee 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) 1,502.4 142.0
Major use 100.0 100.0
Agriculture 2.3 9.0
Forestry and lumbering 0.4 2.3
Mining and quarrying V 0.3
Construction 7.5 13.9
Manufacturing 1.6 4.4
Wholesale and retail trade 5.8 13.6
For-hire transportation 4.0 37.4
Utilities and service 4.0 8.4
Personal transportation 71.1 3.0
Other and not reported 3.3 7.7
Body type 100.0 100.0
Pickup, panel, minivan, and sport utility 90.5 NA
Platform and cattlerack 2.1 22.0
Van 4.0 42.4
Public utility 0.2 2.1
Multistop or stepvans 1.0 10.7
Dump 0.9 9.4
Tank for liquids or dry bulk 0.3 2.7
Other or not reported 1.0 10.7
Vehicle size 100.0 100.0
Light 91.0 13.8
Medium 2.6 18.5
Light-heavy 0.8 8.9
Heavy-heavy 5.6 58.9
Annual miles driven 100.0 100.0
Less than 5,000 16.1 17.2
5,000 to 9,999 17.4 8.8
10,000 to 19,999 36.2 15.8
20,000 to 29,999 16.4 8.8
30,000 or more 13.9 49.3
Year model 100.0 100.0
1 to 2 years old 15.4 17.9
3 to 4 years old 17.0 20.1
Over 4 years old 67.5 62.0
Vehicle acquisition 100.0 100.0
Purchased new 43.0 46.0
Purchased used 52.6 38.3
Leased from someone or not reported 4.4 15.7
Truck type 100.0 100.0
Single-unit trucks 94.5 50.3
2 axles 93.9 43.8
3 axles or more 0.6 6.5
Combination 5.5 49.7
3 axles 0.5 3.7
4 axles 1.2 7.6
5 axles or more 3.8 38.3
Trailer not specified 0.2 V
Range of operation 100.0 100.0
Local 68.5 38.3
Short-range 19.2 19.6
Long-range 7.4 36.3
Off-the-road or not reported 4.9 5.9
Fuel type 100.0 100.0
Gasoline 90.4 25.5
Diesel, liquefied gas, and other 9.3 70.9
Not reported 0.4 3.7

NOTE: Numbers may not add to 100 due to rounding.

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.