Table 3-6. Trucks, Truck Miles, and Average Distance by Range of Operations and Jurisdicton: 2002
Most trucks larger than pickups, minivans, other light vans, and sport utility vehicles typically operate close to home. About one-half of all trucks typically travel to destinations within 50 miles of their base, and almost three-fourths stayed within their base state. Less than 10 percent of trucks larger than pickups, minivans, other light vans, and sport utility vehicles typically travel to places more than 200 miles away, but these trucks account for over 35 percent of the mileage
|Number of trucks (thousands)||Truck Miles (millions)||Miles per Truck (thousands)|
|Off the road||182.9||2,262.8||12.4|
|50 miles or less||2,942.4||42,531.1||14.5|
|51 to 100 miles||684.7||19,161.6||28.0|
|101 to 200 miles||243.5||11,779.9||48.4|
|201 to 500 miles||231.6||17,519.7||75.7|
|501 miles or more||293.0||26,706.4||91.2|
|Operated in Canada||1.7||72.0||42.7|
|Operated in Mexico||1.6||29.3||18.5|
|Operated within the home base state||4,196.4||84,973.9||20.2|
|Operated in states other than the home base state||495.6||40,901.2||82.5|
Note: Includes trucks registered to companies and individuals in the United States except pickups, minivans, other light cars, and sport utilities.
Source: U.S. Census Bureau, 2002 Economic Census, Vehicle Inventory and Use Survey, United States Summary, EC02TV-US, Table 3a (Washington, DC: 2004), available at http://www.census.gov/svsd/www/02vehinv.html as of October 16, 2007.
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