Transportation Sector
Alberta
Table 37: Truck Explanatory Variables
  1990   2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008
Sales (thousands)
Passenger Light Trucks 35   68 67 73 78 87 81
Freight Light Trucks 18   33 33 35 38 42 39
Medium Trucks 6   17 18 22 38 44 38
Heavy Trucks 2   4 5 7 9 7 7

Shares (%)
Passenger Light Trucks 56.6   55.6 54.7 53.0 48.0 48.3 49.2
Freight Light Trucks 29.5   27.0 26.5 25.6 23.1 23.2 23.7
Medium Trucks 9.9   13.8 14.5 16.3 23.2 24.3 23.0
Heavy Trucks 4.0   3.6 4.3 5.0 5.7 4.1 4.1

Stock (thousands)
Passenger Light Trucks 373   644 677 714 713 797 912
Freight Light Trucks 195   313 329 345 344 383 439
Medium Trucks 111   186 208 226 271 303 348
Heavy Trucks 51   68 69 74 81 87 91

Shares (%)
Passenger Light Trucks 51.1   53.2 52.8 52.6 50.6 50.8 50.9
Freight Light Trucks 26.7   25.8 25.6 25.4 24.4 24.4 24.5
Medium Trucks 15.2   15.4 16.2 16.6 19.2 19.3 19.4
Heavy Trucks 7.0   5.6 5.4 5.4 5.7 5.5 5.1

Average Distance Travelled per Year (km)
Passenger Light Trucks 17,126   16,825 15,685 15,940 15,535 15,363 13,229
Freight Light Trucks 22,844   19,997 18,628 18,685 18,505 18,262 15,558
Medium Trucks 20,583   23,069 28,452 25,189 29,408 27,872 24,533
Heavy Trucks 46,404   86,902 92,640 89,446 86,019 89,062 81,176

Passenger Light Truck On-Road Average Fuel Consumption (L/100 km)
Motor Gasoline1 15.5   13.9 13.9 13.8 13.6 13.5 13.4
Diesel Fuel Oil2 11.5   13.5 13.4 13.1 13.7 13.6 12.9

Freight Light Truck On-Road Average Fuel Consumption (L/100 km)
Motor Gasoline1 15.8   14.1 14.0 13.9 13.8 13.6 13.5
Diesel Fuel Oil2 11.5   13.6 13.4 13.2 13.8 13.7 13.1

Medium Truck On-Road Average Fuel Consumption (L/100 km)
Motor Gasoline1 27.1   25.5 25.4 25.2 22.9 21.8 23.0
Diesel Fuel Oil2 27.6   26.1 26.1 26.0 23.3 23.6 23.3

Heavy Truck On-Road Average Fuel Consumption (L/100 km)
Diesel Fuel Oil2 43.0   36.5 35.9 35.3 35.1 34.2 35.4

Footnotes:

1) Includes Ethanol
2) Includes Biodiesel