Transportation Sector
Alberta
Table 37: Truck Explanatory Variables
  1990   1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002
Sales (thousands)
Passenger Light Trucks 35   68 67 64 62 65 70
Freight Light Trucks 18   34 33 32 30 32 34
Medium Trucks 6   13 13 13 13 16 16
Heavy Trucks 2   5 5 4 5 4 5

Shares (%)
Passenger Light Trucks 56.6   56.7 56.5 56.9 56.0 55.7 56.0
Freight Light Trucks 29.5   28.4 28.0 28.1 27.6 27.3 27.4
Medium Trucks 9.9   10.6 11.4 11.1 12.2 13.3 13.0
Heavy Trucks 4.0   4.3 4.0 3.9 4.3 3.7 3.6

Stock (thousands)
Passenger Light Trucks 373   497 534 563 590 620 646
Freight Light Trucks 195   249 265 278 291 304 315
Medium Trucks 111   123 136 137 140 158 170
Heavy Trucks 51   47 52 52 52 56 57

Shares (%)
Passenger Light Trucks 51.1   54.2 54.1 54.6 55.0 54.5 54.4
Freight Light Trucks 26.7   27.1 26.8 27.0 27.1 26.7 26.6
Medium Trucks 15.2   13.5 13.8 13.3 13.1 13.9 14.3
Heavy Trucks 7.0   5.2 5.3 5.0 4.8 4.9 4.8

Average Distance Travelled per Year (km)
Passenger Light Trucks 17,126   17,862 17,860 17,437 17,307 17,542 17,562
Freight Light Trucks 22,844   22,385 22,109 21,195 20,773 21,107 20,863
Medium Trucks 20,583   24,261 24,070 23,938 19,410 25,347 22,646
Heavy Trucks 46,404   86,161 85,155 89,933 102,641 96,582 89,086

Passenger Light Truck On-Road Average Fuel Consumption (L/100 km)
Motor Gasoline1 15.5   14.4 14.3 14.4 14.3 14.1 14.0
Diesel Fuel Oil2 11.5   13.1 13.4 13.5 13.5 13.5 13.7

Freight Light Truck On-Road Average Fuel Consumption (L/100 km)
Motor Gasoline1 15.8   14.5 14.5 14.5 14.4 14.2 14.2
Diesel Fuel Oil2 11.5   13.1 13.4 13.5 13.5 13.5 13.7

Medium Truck On-Road Average Fuel Consumption (L/100 km)
Motor Gasoline1 27.1   26.0 25.9 25.7 25.6 25.8 25.7
Diesel Fuel Oil2 27.6   26.6 26.5 26.3 26.3 26.2 26.2

Heavy Truck On-Road Average Fuel Consumption (L/100 km)
Diesel Fuel Oil2 43.0   40.1 39.5 38.9 38.3 37.7 37.1

Footnotes:

1) Includes Ethanol
2) Includes Biodiesel