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Highway Statistics 2013


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

January 2015
Table VM-1M

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–kilometers)
2013 Interstate Rural 212,983 1,995 2,436 67,481 14,894 77,285 280,465 92,178 377,074
2012 227,179 2,061 2,692 70,660 14,885 78,213 297,840 93,098 395,691
2013 Other Arterial Rural 358,290 4,332 3,346 137,147 26,832 47,423 495,437 74,255 577,370
2012 372,302 4,630 3,266 143,050 27,652 47,699 515,352 75,351 598,599
2013 Other Rural 358,181 4,763 3,339 146,258 27,707 21,163 504,439 48,871 561,412
2012 365,434 5,407 3,272 152,036 28,936 23,074 517,471 52,010 578,160
2013 All Rural 929,454 11,090 9,121 350,887 69,433 145,871 1,280,341 215,304 1,515,856
2012 964,916 12,098 9,231 365,746 71,473 148,985 1,330,662 220,458 1,572,450
2013 Interstate Urban 578,374 4,104 3,451 138,818 24,960 63,507 717,191 88,468 813,214
2012 555,082 4,524 3,805 135,317 23,394 57,680 690,400 81,074 779,803
2013 Other Urban 1,830,680 17,582 11,838 481,232 77,133 61,693 2,311,912 138,826 2,480,158
2012 1,799,793 17,794 10,751 466,523 75,088 56,626 2,266,316 131,713 2,426,574
2013 All Urban 2,409,054 21,686 15,289 620,049 102,094 125,200 3,029,103 227,294 3,293,371
2012 2,354,876 22,318 14,556 601,840 98,481 114,306 2,956,716 212,787 3,206,377
2013 Total Rural and Urban (5) 3,338,508 32,776 24,409 970,936 171,527 271,071 4,309,444 442,597 4,809,227
2012 3,319,791 34,416 23,788 967,587 169,955 263,291 4,287,378 433,246 4,778,827
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 kilometers traveled per vehicle 18,095 3,900 28,233 18,848 21,108 109,685 18,260 41,765 18,795
2012 18,124 4,071 31,115 19,127 20,751 106,635 18,341 40,645 18,841
2013 Person–kilometers of travel (4) (millions) 4,638,474 35,304 517,474 1,297,123 171,527 271,071 5,935,596 442,597 6,930,972
2012 4,612,469 37,070 504,298 1,292,647 169,955 263,291 5,905,116 433,246 6,879,731
2013 Fuel consumed (thousand liters) 335,429,140 1,770,497 8,012,414 133,089,994 54,895,858 109,000,522 468,519,134 163,896,380 642,198,425
2012 335,388,130 1,859,130 7,809,446 132,922,189 54,420,844 105,898,099 468,310,318 160,318,943 638,297,837
2013 Average fuel consumption per vehicle (liters) 1,818 211 9,268 2,584 6,756 44,106 1,985 15,466 2,510
2012 1,831 220 10,215 2,628 6,645 42,889 2,003 15,040 2,517
2013 Average kilometers traveled per liter of fuel consumed 10.0 18.5 3.0 7.3 3.1 2.5 9.2 2.7 7.5
2012 9.9 18.5 3.0 7.3 3.1 2.5 9.2 2.7 7.5

(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 (GVWR) 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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