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Table 1-22: Number of Trucks by Weight

Table 1-22: Number of Trucks by Weight

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  Thousands of trucks Percent
change 1992-1997
Percent
change 1992-2002
1992 1997 2002
ALL
trucks
59,200.8 72,800.3 85,174.8 23.0% 43.9%
Light
Trucks
         
Less
than 6,001 lb
50,545.7 62,798.4 62,617.3 24.2% 23.9%
6,001 to 10,000 lb 4,647.5 5,301.5 17,142.3 14.1% 268.8%
Medium Trucks          
10,001
to 14,000 lb
694.3 818.9 1,142.1 17.9% 64.5%
14,001
to 16,000 lb
282.4 315.9 395.9 11.9% 40.2%
16,001
to 19,500 lb
282.3 300.8 376.1 6.6% 33.2%
Light-heavy
Trucks
         
19,501
to 26,000 lb
732.0 729.3 910.3 -0.4% 24.4%
Heavy
Trucks
         
26,001
to 33,000 lb
387.3 427.7 436.8 10.4% 12.8%
33,001
to 40,000 lb
232.6 256.7 228.8 10.4% -1.6%
40,001
to 50,000 lb
338.6 399.9 318.4 18.1% -6.0%
50,001
to 60,000 lb
226.7 311.4 326.6 37.4% 44.1%
60,001
to 80,000 lb
781.1 1,069.8 1,178.7 37.0% 50.9%
80,001
to 100,000 lb
33.3 46.3 68.9 39.0% 106.9%
100,001
to 130,000 lb
12.3 17.9 26.4 45.5% 114.6%
130,000
lb or more
4.6 5.9 6.3 28.3% 37.0%
Not
reported
<50 <50 N N N

KEY: lb = pound; N =
data do not exist.

NOTES

Average vehicle weight is the empty weight of the vehicle plus
the average load of the vehicle.

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.

SOURCES

1992, 1997: U.S. Census Bureau, 1997
Economic Census: Vehicle Inventory and Use Survey: United States
, EC97TV-US (Washington, DC: 1999).

2002: U.S. Census Bureau, 2002
Economic Census: Vehicle Inventory and Use Survey: United States
, EC02TV-US (Washington, DC: 2004).

Updated: Sunday, May 21, 2017