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2002 Vehicle Inventory and Use Survey

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The Vehicle Inventory and Use Survey (VIUS) provides data on the physical and operational characteristicsof the nation’s truck population. This survey is conducted every 5 years as part of theeconomic census. Its primary goal is to produce national and state-level estimates of the totalnumber of trucks.

The 2002 VIUS is a probability sample of private and commercial trucks registered (or licensed) inthe United States as of July 1, 2002.1 A sample of about 136,113 trucks was surveyed to measurethe characteristics of nearly 89 million trucks registered in the United States. The VIUS excludesvehicles owned by federal, state, and local governments; ambulances; buses; motor homes; farmtractors; unpowered trailer units; and trucks reported to have been disposed of prior to January 1,2002.

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