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1058. Trucking and Courier Services--Summary

Transportation, Communications, and Utilities. Based on the Transportation Annual Survey, see summary below]

 
1989 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998
 
OPERATING REVENUE AND EXPENSES (mil. dol.)
 
All carriers:
  Operating revenue, total 116,937 127,314 126,772 135,437 142,547 155,713 161,806 172,743 183,153 197,490
    Motor carrier 107,645 117,122 117,732 127,049 135,000 148,002 153,881 163,786 173,884 187,451
      Local trucking 25,560 28,017 27,281 31,120 36,649 43,592 48,731 52,301 59,354 66,968
      Long-distance trucking 82,085 89,105 90,451 95,929 98,351 104,410 105,150 111,485 114,530 120,483
 
  Operating expenses, total 110,669 118,968 118,855 127,687 133,857 145,216 151,628 162,825 170,998 179,908
 
Special carriers:
  Operating revenue, total 34,069 35,877 34,884 36,729 40,116 45,034 49,139 52,464 55,411 58,417
    Motor carrier 29,557 31,042 30,604 32,690 36,184 41,078 44,969 47,883 50,706 53,321
      Local trucking 13,599 14,783 14,668 16,366 19,367 23,420 27,181 29,045 31,624 33,919
      Long-distance trucking 15,958 16,259 15,936 16,324 16,817 17,658 17,788 18,838 19,082 19,402
 
  Operating expenses, total 30,896 32,576 32,072 34,101 37,140 41,052 44,556 47,685 49,560 51,896
 
General carriers:
  Operating revenue, total 82,868 91,437 91,888 98,708 102,431 110,679 112,667 120,279 127,742 139,073
    Motor carrier 78,088 86,080 87,128 94,359 98,816 106,924 108,912 115,903 123,178 134,130
      Local trucking 11,961 13,234 12,613 14,754 17,282 20,172 21,550 23,256 27,730 33,049
      Long-distance trucking 66,127 72,846 74,515 79,605 81,534 86,752 87,362 92,647 95,448 101,081
 
  Operating expenses, total 79,773 86,392 86,783 93,586 96,717 104,164 107,072 115,140 121,438 128,012
 
MOTOR CARRIER REVENUE (est.) (mil. dol.)
 
Motor carrier revenue, total 107,645 117,122 117,732 127,049 135,000 148,002 153,881 163,786 173,884 187,451
  Size of shipments:
    Less than truckload 41,740 45,710 46,626 49,119 51,604 54,417 56,659 59,921 63,124 68,466
    Truckload 65,905 71,412 71,106 77,930 83,396 93,585 97,222 103,865 110,760 118,985
 
  Commodities handled:
    Agricultural and food products 15,463 17,103 17,850 19,390 19,518 20,937 21,668 22,546 23,972 23,132
    Mining products, unrefined (S) 1,954 1,748 1,890 2,293 2,668 3,116 3,513 3,977 4,123
    Building materials 5,823 6,269 5,966 7,247 9,044 10,195 10,495 11,051 12,516 14,045
    Forestry, wood, and paper products 6,356 7,261 7,559 8,441 8,518 9,150 8,653 9,064 9,718 10,910
    Chemicals and allied products 5,397 5,964 6,071 6,350 6,225 6,232 6,131 6,431 6,826 7,548
    Petroleum and petroleum products 3,879 4,126 3,954 3,734 3,704 3,980 3,765 4,029 4,007 4,272
    Metals and metal products 9,842 10,794 10,697 11,038 11,797 12,648 13,112 13,927 14,646 15,452
    Household goods 7,256 7,512 7,416 8,144 8,586 9,737 10,893 11,426 12,852 13,637
    Other manufactured products 15,156 15,320 15,733 17,109 19,710 23,997 25,234 27,191 28,759 28,407
    Other goods 36,521 40,819 40,738 43,706 45,605 48,458 50,814 54,608 56,611 65,926
 
  Origin and distination of shipments:
    U.S. to U.S. (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA) 145,489 151,118 160,603 170,420 183,661
    U.S. to Canada (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA) 1,025 1,155 1,303 1,454 1,454
    Canada to U.S. (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA) 588 617 661 669 671
    Other (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA) (NA) 900 900 1,219 1,341 1,665
 
        INVENTORIES (est.)(1,000)
 
All carriers:
  Trucks, total 228 230 235 246 264 297 311 332 346 395
    Owned 197 193 197 211 233 267 280 298 301 349
    Leased 31 37 38 (S) (S) (S) (S) (S) (S) (S)
 
General carriers:
  Trucks, total 127 127 132 134 143 171 190 202 212 245
    Owned 116 115 118 122 132 155 171 182 182 213
    Leased (S) 12 14 (S) 11 16 19 20 30 32
 
  Truck-tractors, total 417 426 428 465 483 526 571 580 606 680
    Owned 332 344 344 368 381 418 452 470 492 553
    Leased 85 82 84 97 102 108 119 110 114 127
 
  Trailers (full and semi), total 962 996 1,017 1,074 1,109 1,184 1,266 1,312 1,356 1,512
    Owned 801 829 836 880 926 1,003 1,059 1,111 1,153 1,295
    Leased 161 167 181 194 183 181 207 201 203 217


NA Not available.

Source: U.S. Bureau of the Census, Current Business Reports, Transportation Annual Survey (formerly known as Motor Freight Transportation and Warehousing Survey), Series BT. http://www.census.gov/econ/www/viusmain.html TRANSPORTATION ANNUAL SURVEY

PURPOSE

To provide national estimates of revenue, expenses, and vehicle fleet inventories for commercial motor freight transportation and public warehousing service industries. The United States Code, Title 13, authorizes this survey and provides for mandatory responses.

COVERAGE

Companies with employment that provide commercial motor freight transportation and public warehousing services (SIC 42). In 1991, the survey size was nearly doubled to provide more industry detail. In 1994, over 110,000 covered employer establishments had an estimated combined operating revenue of nearly $168 billion.

CONTENT

Data collected include operating revenue and operating revenue by source; total expenses and expenses by type; percentage of motor carrier freight revenue by commodity type, size of shipments handled, length of haul, and shipments country of origin and destination; and vehicle fleet inventory. Current and previous year data are requested for the first year of a new sample. In subsequent years, only current year data are requested.

FREQUENCY

Annually since 1985; reported data are for activity taking place during the calendar year. Data collection begins about 3 months after the reporting year and continues for about 4 months. Samples are selected every 5 years and updated annually. Use of the latest sample began in 1992 (for the 1991 reporting year).

METHODS

A mail-out/mail-back survey of some 2,500 selected firms and Employer Identification Numbers (EINs). The sample is drawn from a list of employers contained on the Standard Statistical Establishment List which contains all EINs and locations of establishments for listed businesses. An EIN may represent one or more establishments and firms with payroll may have one or more EIN.

Firms are stratified by total revenue size and kind of business using data from the latest census of transportation. All firms with total revenue above applicable size cutoffs are included in the survey and report for all their industry EINs. In a second stage, unselected EINs are stratified by kind of business and revenue and a simple random sample is taken from each stratum.

The sample is updated annually to reflect "births" and "deaths" in an annual procedure. Companies and EINs that are not active in a survey year are dropped from the sample. New EINs are identified in a birth selection procedure and included in the survey.



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These tables are based on figures supplied by the United States Census Bureau, U.S. Department of Commerce and are subject to revision by the Census Bureau.

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