Fact #406: January 9, 2006
Pickups and Towing
Pickup trucks are often used to tow trailers, campers, boats, or other heavy items. A recent survey found that 4% of pickup truck owners tow trailers on a daily basis and another 13% tow on a weekly basis. Thirty-seven percent of the pickup truck owners surveyed said they never used their pickup for towing.
|Share of Respondents|
|Towing (Trailer, Camper, etc.)||4%||13%||24%||22%||37%|
Source: R.L. Polk and Company, Pickup Truck Usage Study, prepared for Environmental Defense, September 2005, N=301. Survey respondents owned 2004 or 2005 model year pickup trucks.