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2002 Vehicle Inventory and Use Survey

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Introduction

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

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

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