Fact #356: January 24, 2005
Trucks and Truck-Miles
The Vehicle Inventory and Use Survey (VIUS) produces state and national statistics on the physical and operational characteristics of the U.S. truck population and is conducted every five years. The 2002 VIUS data were released by the Bureau of the Census in December 2004. According to the survey, in 2002 there were 85 million trucks in the United States that were driven 1,115 billion miles, for an average of 13,100 miles per truck.
|Year||Number of trucks
|Average annual miles|
|Source: U.S. Bureau of the Census, 2002 Vehicle Inventory and Use Survey, |
U.S. Summary, December 2004, and earlier U.S. Summaries.