AN ANALYSIS OF THE TRUCK INVENTORY AND USE SURVEY DATA FOR THE WEST SOUTH CENTRAL STATES
Data is presented which is based upon the 1972 census of Transportation Truck Inventory and Use Survey (based on a stratified probability sample drawn from trucks registered with motor vehicle departments in the fifty states and the District of Columbia) for the Texas, Oklahoma, Louisiana, and Arkansas 4-state area. Comparison of the data reveals that Texas ownership amounts to over 57 percent of the total number of trucks in the area: Oklahoma accounts for approximately 18 percent, Louisiana 13.6 percent and Arkansas 11 percent of the trucks. In this region, farm products were carried the greatest number of miles followed by building materials and mixed cargo. Personal transport accounted for 45 percent of the total truck use. The greatest source of truck utility (excluding pick ups and panels) was agriculture (21.5 percent). Light trucks comprised approximately 70-85 percent of the total number of trucks in each state, and local traffic accounted for 65-80 percent of the trucking excursions.
University of Texas, AustinCouncil for Advanced Transportation Studies
Austin, TX United States 78712
- Dildine, M
- Publication Date: 1974-7
- Features: Appendices; Figures; Tables;
- Pagination: 23 p.
- TRT Terms: Agriculture; Analysis; Building materials; Census; Delivery vehicles; Freight transportation; Inventory; Light trucks; Sampling; Surveys; Transportation; Trucks
- Subject Areas: Administration and Management; Data and Information Technology; Planning and Forecasting; Safety and Human Factors; Transportation (General);
- Accession Number: 00099170
- Record Type: Publication
- Report/Paper Numbers: 16 Res. Memo
- Contract Numbers: DOT-OS-30093
- Files: TRIS
- Created Date: Nov 5 1975 12:00AM