Fact #224: July 8, 2002
Statistics on Class 1, Class 2a, and Class 2b Light Trucks
According to a recent study by Oak Ridge National Laboratory, there are about 5.8 million trucks between 8,500 and 10,000 lb gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR). Those trucks, termed Class 2b trucks, represent about 6% of light truck sales and almost 8% of the light truck population. Most light trucks — both sales and population — are less than 6,000 lb.
|Class 1 (<6,001 lb)||5.7||49.7||7.3||672.7||37.4|
|Class 2a (6,001-8,500 lb)||1.8||19.2||7.4||251.9||18.0|
|Class 2b (8,501-10,000 lb)||0.5||5.8||8.6||76.7||5.5|
Source: Davis, S.C. and L.F. Truett, Investigation of Class 2b Trucks (Vehicles of 8,500 to 10,000 lbs GVWR), ORNL/TM-2002/49, March 2002, Table 16.