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Annual Vehicle Distance Traveled in Miles and Related Data - 2010 1/
  By Highway Category and Vehicle Type

Revised: December 2012
Table VM-1

YEAR ITEM LIGHT DUTY
VEHICLES
SHORT WB 2/
MOTOR-
CYCLES
BUSES LIGHT DUTY
VEHICLES
LONG WB 2/
SINGLE-UNIT
TRUCKS 3/
COMBINATION
TRUCKS
SUBTOTALS ALL
MOTOR
VEHICLES
ALL
LIGHT DUTY
VEHICLES /2
SINGLE-UNIT
2-AXLE 6-TIRE
OR MORE AND
COMBINATION
TRUCKS
  Motor-Vehicle Travel: (millions of vehicle-miles)
2010 Interstate Rural 138,324 1,524 1,553 43,965 11,217 49,104 182,289 60,321 245,687
2009 139,799 1,482 1,603 42,055 11,013 46,226 181,854 57,240 242,178
2010 Other Arterial Rural 229,775 2,890 2,034 89,585 18,934 33,064 319,360 51,998 376,282
2009 229,576 3,298 2,075 89,306 19,387 29,217 318,883 48,604 372,860
2010 Other Rural 230,210 2,806 2,048 92,755 18,058 16,218 322,965 34,276 362,096
2009 227,579 3,519 2,540 98,047 19,111 16,346 325,626 35,457 367,142
2010 All Rural 598,310 7,220 5,635 226,305 48,209 98,387 824,615 146,596 984,065
2009 596,954 8,299 6,217 229,408 49,511 91,790 826,363 141,301 982,180
2010 Interstate Urban 339,570 2,223 2,011 83,723 14,498 35,807 423,293 50,305 477,832
2009 334,718 2,318 2,171 87,098 15,577 32,917 421,815 48,494 474,798
2010 Other Urban 1,087,865 9,070 6,123 312,684 48,031 41,595 1,400,549 89,627 1,505,369
2009 1,084,042 10,205 5,999 301,028 55,119 43,392 1,385,070 98,511 1,499,785
2010 All Urban 1,427,435 11,293 8,135 396,407 62,529 77,402 1,823,842 139,931 1,983,200
2009 1,418,760 12,523 8,170 388,125 70,696 76,309 1,806,885 147,005 1,974,583
2010 Total Rural and Urban 5/ 2,025,745 18,513 13,770 622,712 110,738 175,789 2,648,456 286,527 2,967,266
2009 2,015,714 20,822 14,387 617,534 120,207 168,100 2,633,248 288,306 2,956,764
2010 Number of motor vehicles registered 2/ 190,202,782 8,009,503 846,051 40,241,658 8,217,189 2,552,865 230,444,440 10,770,054 250,070,048
2009 193,979,654 7,929,724 841,993 40,488,025 8,356,097 2,617,118 234,467,679 10,973,214 254,212,610
2010 Average miles traveled per vehicle 10,650 2,311 16,275 15,474 13,476 68,859 11,493 26,604 11,866
2009 10,391 2,626 17,087 15,252 14,386 64,231 11,231 26,274 11,631
2010 Person-miles of travel (millions) 4/ 2,814,540 19,941 291,914 831,912 110,738 175,789 3,646,451 286,527 4,244,833
2009 2,800,603 22,428 305,014 824,994 120,207 168,100 3,625,598 288,306 4,645,365
2010 Fuel consumed (thousand gallons) 86,788,518 426,732 1,921,134 36,250,974 15,096,530 29,926,664 123,039,492 45,023,193 170,410,551
2009 85,657,543 482,290 1,987,069 35,710,538 16,252,604 28,049,987 121,368,081 44,302,591 168,140,031
2010 Average fuel consumption per vehicle (gallons) 456 53 2,271 901 1,837 11,723 534 4,180 681
2009 442 43 2,360 882 1,945 10,718 518 4,037 661
2010 Average miles traveled per gallon of fuel consumed 23.3 43.4 7.2 17.2 7.3 5.9 21.5 6.4 17.4
2009 23.5 43.2 7.2 17.3 7.4 6.0 21.7 6.5 17.6

1/ The FHWA estimates national trends by using State reported Highway Performance and Monitoring System (HPMS) data, fuel consumption data (MF-21 and MF-27), vehicle registration data (MV-1, MV-9, and MV-10), other data such as the R. L. Polk vehicle data, and a host of modeling techniques. Starting with the 2009 VM-1, an enhanced methodology is used to provide timely indictors on both travel and travel behavior changes.

2/ Light Duty Vehicles Short WB - passenger cars, light trucks, vans and sport utility vehicles with a wheelbase (WB) equal to or less than 121 inches. Light Duty Vehicles Long WB - large passenger cars, vans, pickup trucks, and sport/utility vehicles with wheelbases (WB) larger than 121 inches. All Light Duty Vehicles - passenger cars, light trucks, vans and sport utility vehicles regardless of wheelbase.

3/ Single-Unit - single frame trucks that have 2-Axles and at least 6 tires or a gross vehicle weight rating exceeding 10,000 lbs.

4/ Vehicle occupancy is estimated by the FHWA from the 2009 National Household Travel Survey (NHTS); For single unit truck and heavy trucks, 1 motor vehicle miles travelled = 1 person-miles traveled.

5/ VMT data are based on the latest HPMS data available; it may not match previous published results.