Fact #409: January 30, 2006
Personal vs. Business Use of Pickup Trucks
A September 2005 survey of pickup truck owners shows that pickup trucks are predominantly used for personal transportation. Overall, pickup trucks are used for business/commercial purposes only about 21% of the time. The use of the truck varies by the weight of the truck; heavy pickups are used for business a greater share of time than light pickups are - 36% vs. 9%.
|Pickup Usage (Average)|
|Light Pickup||Medium Pickup||Heavy Pickup||Total|
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.