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

Table 5-3: Vermont 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) 194.5 100.0
Major use 100.0 100.0
Agriculture 4.0 13.6
Forestry and lumbering 2.2 10.3
Mining and quarrying 0.1 1.2
Construction 12.0 25.6
Manufacturing 0.6 1.8
Wholesale and retail trade 5.2 18.8
For-hire transportation 0.7 8.9
Utilities and service 5.9 12.7
Personal transportation 66.5 1.7
Other and not reported 2.7 5.4
Body type 100.0 100.0
Pickup, panel, minivan, and sport utility 91.8  
Platform and cattlerack 2.2 26.5
Van 1.3 16.0
Public utility 0.2 3.0
Multistop or stepvans 0.4 5.1
Dump 1.7 21.3
Tank for liquids or dry bulk 0.6 7.4
Other or not reported 1.7 20.6
Vehicle size 100.0 100.0
Light 93.6 25.8
Medium 1.8 18.3
Light-heavy 1.1 14.0
Heavy-heavy 3.4 42.0
Annual miles driven 100.0 100.0
Less than 5,000 19.3 28.5
5,000 to 9,999 15.8 16.5
10,000 to 19,999 42.3 21.7
20,000 to 29,999 16.2 12.4
30,000 or more 6.4 20.9
Year model 100.0 100.0
1 to 2 years old 14.2 13.6
3 to 4 years old 20.5 10.4
Over 4 years old 65.3 75.9
Vehicle acquisition    
Purchased new 41.4 40.2
Purchased used 51.5 52.7
Leased from someone or not reported 7.1 7.1
Truck type 100.0 100.0
Single-unit trucks 97.7 80.5
2 axles 96.2 63.3
3 axles or more 1.4 17.2
Combination 2.3 19.5
3 axles 0.4 1.8
4 axles .7 2.7
5 axles or more 1.2 15.0
Trailer not specified V V
Range of operation 100.0 100.0
Local 74.1 58.7
Short-range 16.4 21.5
Long-range 4.5 10.9
Off-the-road or not reported 5.0 8.9
Fuel type 100.0 100.0
Gasoline 92.2 38.3
Diesel, liquefied gas, and other 7.5 59.5
Not reported 0.3 2.2

KEY: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.