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Subject: Automobile registrations
Category: Sports and Recreation
Asked by: ferdyl-ga
List Price: $2.00
Posted: 28 Mar 2003 12:01 PST
Expires: 27 Apr 2003 13:01 PDT
Question ID: 182442
How many cars, trucks and SUVs are registered in North America?

Clarification of Question by ferdyl-ga on 29 Mar 2003 09:53 PST
Hi there, any word on my question?  Making a speech Monday night and
would very much like the info re: cars, trucks, SUVs and my second
question about number of motorcycles.


Request for Question Clarification by jeanwil-ga on 29 Mar 2003 10:20 PST
Hi ferdyl-ga,

I am working on it ...I do have some information but I am not finished.

I will be posting soon.

Thanks for you patience.

Subject: Re: Automobile registrations
Answered By: jeanwil-ga on 29 Mar 2003 12:58 PST
Hi ferdyl-ga,

Here are the websites with the information that you seek.

New NTEA Publication Provides Body Type and GVW
                   Data by State

200 Million Vehicles Registered; Truck Growth Continues

There are more than 188 million vehicles - both cars and trucks -
registered in the United States.

"In 1998, it took more than 20 million trucks (of all weightclasses)
to haul 7.7 billion tons of freight. Of that 20 million, 2.3 million
were Class 8 trucks (over 33,000 lbs. and typically tractor-trailers).
There were also 4.6 million commercial trailers registered in 1999.

Plan 100 (PDF)  - ... (Emissions from trucks and busses ... there
where over 130 million cars registered in the USA, which is over 9
times the number of cars registered in Canada. ...
Events in 2000.
"There are 3.7 million trucks registered in Canada, many of which are
pickups, vans and other small vehicles. Over 660,000 are trucks with a
registered weight of 4.5 tonnes or more. Of these, approximately
two-thirds haul freight commercially; these range from two- and
three-axle straight trucks to 18-axle tractor-trailers. The other
trucks are used in private trucking activities, including farming,
government operations and a wide variety of utility and service

About Cars:
Of the almost 18 million (17,988,141) vehicles registered in Canada in
1998, almost 6.7 million(6,658,493) were registered in Ontario.
                                    Canada, 1998]

In Canada
Road motor vehicle registrations
  2002 (preliminary) 

                   "A total of 18.6 million road motor vehicles were
registered in Canada in 2002.

                   Of this total, 17.5 million (94%) were passenger
cars and light vehicles such as pickup trucks and minivans. The
remainder consisted of 79,300 buses, 350,000 motorcycles and mopeds,
and 644,300 truck tractors and trucks (weighing at least 4 500 kg).

                   In addition to these road motor vehicles, 4.2
million trailers and 1.4 million.  off-road, construction and farm
vehicles were also registered."

Road motor vehicle registrations

                   2001 (preliminary) 

                   A total of 18.1 million road motor vehicles were
registered in Canada in 2001.

                   Of this total, 17.1 million, or 94%, were passenger
cars and light vehicles such as pickup trucks and minivans. The
remainder consisted of 74,000 buses, 318,300 motorcycles and mopeds,
and almost 654,500 truck tractors and trucks (weighing at least 4 500

"The report found there were 1,247,397 trucks registered in Ontario in
2001 – 161, 737 for which a Class A driver’s
 licence is required. It also found that there were more than 95,500
holders of a Class A driver’s licence in Ontario that

Road motor vehicles, registrations


Motor vehicle registrations

Truck Registration and Vehicle- Miles Traveled 26 Truck Inventory and
Use Survey (TIUS) Abstract transportation community. The records on
the microdata file are
truck_registration_and_vehicle_miles_traveled.pdf - size 24.4K - U.S.
Department of Transportation 1

"A General Overview of the Heavy Duty Aftermarket
	In 2000, the United States had over 7.0 million medium and heavy
duty trucks registered (trucks with a gross vehicle weight over 26,000
pounds). There are currently one-fifth more medium and heavy trucks on
the road than in 1995. California and Texas have the most heavy trucks
registered, followed by Illinois, Ohio and Florida.
	In 2000 there were 85,578,504 total trucks (all classes) registered
in the United States, an increase of 3.6% from 1999."



Private and commercial – publicly owned
4,303,762 	42,306 

motorcycle registration
Motor vehicle registrations

                    Motorcycles and mopeds  350,088

Hope this helps.

I have included information on motorcycles also.

Best regards


search words 'vehicle registration..'  'motorcycle registration..'
'car registration..' 'truck registratrion..'
Subject: Re: Automobile registrations
From: pinkfreud-ga on 29 Mar 2003 10:17 PST
I worked briefly on your question, as have several other Researchers.
A big problem here is that, in addition to the United States, all
these countries are part of North America:

Antigua and Barbuda
Costa Rica
Dominican Republic  
El Salvador
Panama, St. Kitts and Nevis
Saint Lucia
Saint Vincent and Grenadines
Trinidad and Tobago

Gathering statistics from so many sources is likely to take much more
time than most Researchers would be willing to spend for $1.50 (which
is the Researcher's share of the fee you've set.)

If this information is important to you, you are more likely to get
results by increasing the fee or by reducing the scope of the

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