The Census Bureau's truck inventory and use survey, conducted every five years as part of the Census of Transportation, shows that in 1977 some 42 percent of the 1,009,800 private and commercial trucks licensed in Illinois were used primarily for personal transportation. Data from the survey are issued as a series of State reports--the report with Illinois' data, just issued by the Bureau, also shows 22 percent of the State's trucks were involved in agricultural activities. Other data concerning the State's trucks in 1977 which appear in the report are: 79 percent of the total were pickup, panel, walk-in and multistop trucks, compared with 67 percent in 1972; 9 percent were platform trucks compared with 17 percent five years earlier; light (10,000 pounds or less), medium (10,001-19,500 pounds) and light-heavy (19,501-26,000 pounds) trucks averaged about 10,000 miles per vehicle; and heavy-heavy (more than 26,000 pounds) trucks averaged about 26,000 miles per vehicle. Other statistics included in the report show the number of trucks and truck miles by year model, vehicle size, gross vehicle weight, range of operation, type of fuel used, and miles per gallon. /Author/

  • Corporate Authors:

    Department of Commerce

    Bureau of the Census
    Washington, DC  United States  20230
  • Authors:
    • Campbell, C
  • Publication Date: 1979-3

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  • Features: Appendices; Tables;
  • Pagination: v.p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00196417
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: TC77-T-14
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Sep 29 1979 12:00AM