Comprehensive trucking statistics are presented in a series of tables and charts. The statistics show that freight revenue has steadily increased, that tonnage has steadily, though modestly, gained since the recessionary levels of 1982, that ton miles are the highest level in 5 years, and that the total number of ICC authorized carriers has increased 69% since 1980. Also, equipment sales for both trucks and trailers rebounded in 1984 after several years of fluctuation; motor carrier expenses continue to outpace both revenue levels and the consumer price index; and the trucking industry's tax rate of 38.2% is the highest effective federal income tax rate among all major industries. Trucking business failures numbered 1,409 in 1984 and were over 8.5% times as numerous as in 1978. Several charts are used to illustrate trends in equipment and employment, the financial state of the industry, taxes, and operating statistics. An analysis is also presented of the 1982 truck inventory and use survey. A glossary and index are included.

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  • Features: Tables;
  • Pagination: 70 p.

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  • Accession Number: 00457061
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Aug 27 2004 9:38PM