Table 5-3: West Virginia Truck Characteristics and Use: 1997

Table 5-3: West Virginia 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) 100.0 100.0
Major use 100.0 100.0
Agriculture 2.7 10.5
Forestry and lumbering 0.8 5.2
Mining and quarrying 1.8 6.4
Construction 7.2 19.7
Manufacturing 0.7 5.9
Wholesale and retail trade 4.6 18.6
For-hire transportation 1.3 13.0
Utilities and service 5.9 10.2
Personal transportation 73.5 5.7
Other and not reported 1.5 4.9
Body type 100.0 100.0
Pickup, panel, minivan, and sport utility 90.9 NA
Platform and cattlerack 3.0 32.6
Van 1.1 12.2
Public utility 0.3 3.3
Multistop or stepvans 0.7 7.6
Dump 2.0 21.8
Tank for liquids or dry bulk 0.5 5.6
Other or not reported 1.5 16.9
Vehicle size 100.0 100.0
Light 93.1 23.9
Medium 1.9 21.2
Light-heavy 1.5 16.9
Heavy-heavy 3.5 37.9
Annual miles driven 100.0 100.0
Less than 5,000 18.8 34.9
5,000 to 9,999 18.3 13.0
10,000 to 19,999 42.9 18.3
20,000 to 29,999 12.4 11.9
30,000 or more 7.5 21.9
Year model 100.0 100.0
1 to 2 years old 8.5 6.3
3 to 4 years old 18.0 9.1
Over 4 years old 73.4 84.6
Vehicle acquisition 100.0 100.0
Purchased new 44.7 38.4
Purchased used 52.6 55.5
Leased from someone or not reported 2.8 6.0
Truck type 100.0 100.0
Single-unit trucks 97.7 83.2
2 axles 96.4 68.4
3 axles or more 1.4 14.8
Combination 2.3 16.8
3 axles 0.3 1.2
4 axles 0.7 2.8
5 axles or more 1.3 12.8
Trailer not specified V V
Range of operation 100.0 100.0
Local 71.9 52.5
Short-range 19.6 28.5
Long-range 3.5 7.1
Off-the-road or not reported 5.0 12.0
Fuel type 100.0 100.0
Gasoline 92.7 44.0
Diesel, liquefied gas, and other 6.9 53.1
Not reported 0.3 2.9

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.