NEW TRUCKING DATA FROM 1963 CENSUS OF TRANSPORTATION

NEW DATA ON TRUCKS AND TRUCKING ARE BEING COLLECTED BY THREE OF THE FOUR MAJOR SURVEYS IN THE 1963 CENSUS OF TRANSPORTATION. THE TRUCK INVENTORY AND USE SURVEY WILL BE THE SOURCE OF DATA SHOWING THE NUMBER OF TRUCKS AND COMBINATIONS CLASSIFIED BY PHYSICAL CHARACTERISTICS, OCCUPATIONAL USE, ROUGH MEASURES OF THE INTENSITY OF VEHICLE UTILIZATION, GEOGRAPHIC DISTRIBUTION OF VEHICLES, AND RELATED FACTS. THE BUS AND TRUCK CARRIER SURVEY WILL PRODUCE DATA ON FOR-HIRE CARRIERS THAT ARE NOT SUBJECT TO INTERSTATE COMMERCE COMMISSION ECONOMIC REGULATION. CENSUS INFORMATION MAY BE ADDED TO CORRESPONDING DATA COLLECTED FROM FEDERALLY REGULATED CARRIERS TO ESTIMATE THE NATIONAL UNIVERSE FOR ALL FOR-HIRE CARRIERS. THE COMMODITY TRANSPORTATION SURVEY IS DESIGNED PRIMARILY TO MEASURE THE PHYSICAL AND GEOGRAPHIC DISTRIBUTION OF COMMODITIES SHIPPED BY MANUFACTURING ESTABLISHMENTS. BECAUSE THE BASIC DATA ON SHIPMENTS WILL BE CLASSIFIED BY MEANS OF TRANSPORT, THIS SURVEY WILL BE A SOURCE OF NEW DATA ON THE TRUCK SHARE OF TRAFFIC ORIGINATED BY INDUSTRIAL PLANTS. DATA WILL BE PUBLISHED ON A FLOW BASIS AS SIGNIFICANT SEGMENTS OF EACH SURVEY ARE COMPLETED. THE FIRST REPORTS WILL CONTAIN DATA FOR SELECTED STATE OR REGIONS FROM THE TRUCK SURVEY AND PROBABLY TRUCK TRAFFIC FLOW DATA FROM THE COMMODITY TRANSPORTATION SURVEY WILL BE PUBLISHED LAST. THIS REPORT IS CONCERNED LARGELY WITH THE GENERAL TABULATION PLANS AND NATURE OF DATA. HOWEVER, THE DISCUSSION IS SUPPLEMENTED BY COPIES OF QUESTIONNAIRES, PUNCH-CARD LAYOUTS, AND RELATED TECHNICAL MATERIALS. /AUTHOR/

Media Info

  • Media Type: Print
  • Features: Appendices; Tables;
  • Pagination: pp 38-53
  • Monograph Title: Freight transportation
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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00200027
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS, TRB
  • Created Date: Oct 20 1994 12:00AM