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Highway Statistics 2013


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Annual Vehicle Distance Traveled in Miles and Related Data - 2013 (1)
   by Highway Category and Vehicle Type

January 2015
Table VM-1

YEAR ITEM LIGHT DUTY VEHICLES SHORT WB (2) MOTOR–
CYCLES
BUSES (6) 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)
2013 Interstate Rural 132,342 1,240 1,513 41,931 9,255 48,022 174,273 57,277 234,303
2012 141,163 1,281 1,673 43,906 9,249 48,599 185,069 57,849 245,872
2013 Other Arterial Rural 222,632 2,692 2,079 85,220 16,673 29,467 307,851 46,140 358,762
2012 231,338 2,877 2,030 88,887 17,182 29,639 320,225 46,821 371,953
2013 Other Rural 222,564 2,960 2,075 90,881 17,217 13,150 313,445 30,367 348,846
2012 227,071 3,360 2,033 94,471 17,980 14,337 321,542 32,317 359,253
2013 All Rural 577,538 6,891 5,667 218,032 43,144 90,640 795,569 133,784 941,912
2012 599,572 7,518 5,736 227,265 44,412 92,575 826,837 136,987 977,078
2013 Interstate Urban 359,386 2,550 2,144 86,257 15,510 39,462 445,643 54,971 505,309
2012 344,913 2,811 2,365 84,083 14,536 35,841 428,996 50,377 484,548
2013 Other Urban 1,137,534 10,925 7,356 299,024 47,929 38,334 1,436,559 86,263 1,541,102
2012 1,118,342 11,057 6,680 289,884 46,657 35,186 1,408,227 81,843 1,507,807
2013 All Urban 1,496,920 13,475 9,500 385,282 63,438 77,796 1,882,202 141,234 2,046,411
2012 1,463,256 13,868 9,045 373,967 61,194 71,026 1,837,223 132,220 1,992,355
2013 Total Rural and Urban (5) 2,074,458 20,366 15,167 603,313 106,582 168,436 2,677,771 275,018 2,988,323
2012 2,062,828 21,385 14,781 601,232 105,605 163,602 2,664,060 269,207 2,969,433
2013 Number of motor vehicles registered (2) 184,497,490 8,404,687 864,549 51,512,740 8,126,007 2,471,349 236,010,230 10,597,356 255,876,822
2012 183,171,882 8,454,939 764,509 50,588,676 8,190,286 2,469,094 233,760,558 10,659,380 253,639,386
2013 Average miles traveled per vehicle 11,244 2,423 17,543 11,712 13,116 68,155 11,346 25,952 11,679
2012 11,262 2,529 19,334 11,885 12,894 66,260 11,397 25,255 11,707
2013 Person–miles of travel (4) (millions) 2,882,221 21,937 321,544 805,997 106,582 168,436 3,688,218 275,018 4,306,717
2012 2,866,062 23,034 313,357 803,216 105,605 163,602 3,669,278 269,207 4,274,877
2013 Fuel consumed (thousand gallons) 88,611,046 467,716 2,116,657 35,158,673 14,501,958 28,794,905 123,769,719 43,296,864 169,650,956
2012 88,600,212 491,130 2,063,038 35,114,344 14,376,473 27,975,331 123,714,556 42,351,804 168,620,529
2013 Average fuel consumption per vehicle (gallons) 480 56 2,448 683 1,785 11,651 524 4,086 663
2012 484 58 2,699 694 1,755 11,330 529 3,973 665
2013 Average miles traveled per gallon of fuel consumed 23.4 43.5 7.2 17.2 7.3 5.8 21.6 6.4 17.6
2012 23.3 43.5 7.2 17.1 7.3 5.8 21.5 6.4 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 was 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 mile travelled = 1 person-mile traveled.

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

 

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