TABLE 13-1 Number of Trucks by Vehicle Weight: 1992, 1997, and 2002

TABLE 13-1 Number of Trucks by Vehicle Weight: 1992, 1997, and 2002

Thousands of trucks

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  1992 1997 2002
Light Trucks (< 6,001 lb) 50,545.7 62,798.4 62,617.3
Medium Trucks (6,001 to 19,500 lb) 5,906.5 6,737.1 19,056.4
Light-Heavy Trucks (19,501 to 26,000 lb) 732.0 729.3 910.3
Heavy Trucks (> 26,000 lb) 3,074.5 3,986.9 2,590.9
Total 60,258.7 74,251.7 85,174.9

KEY: lb = pound

NOTES: Weight is the empty weight of the vehicle plus the average vehicle load. Data may not add to total because of independent rounding.

Excludes vehicles owned by federal, state, or local governments; ambulances; buses; motor homes; farm tractors; unpowered trailer units; and trucks reported to have been sold, junked, or wrecked prior to July 1 of the year preceding the 1992 and 1997 surveys and January 1, 2002, for the 2002 survey.

SOURCE: U.S. Department of Transportation, Research and Innovative Technology Administration, Bureau of Transportation Statistics, National Transportation Statistics 2004, table 1-21, available at http://www.bts.gov/, as of January 2005.