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.

  • Corporate Authors:

    University of Texas, Austin

    Council for Advanced Transportation Studies
    Austin, TX  USA  78712
  • Authors:
    • Dildine, M
  • Publication Date: 1974-7

Media Info

  • Features: Appendices; Figures; Tables;
  • Pagination: 23 p.

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Filing Info

  • 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