U.S. roads became a little more congested in 1998, as the total number of cars and trucks in operation reached a record 205,043,000 units on July 1, according to a Polk Co. survey (see insert for complete data). That tally represents an increase of nearly 4 million vehicles from the 201,071,000 units counted a year earlier. Compared to the 171,742,000 cars and trucks operating on the nation's roads on July 1, 1988, the U.S. vehicle population increased by more than 33 million units, or ...
Premium Content (PAID Subscription Required)
"Printer-friendly" is part of the paid WardsAuto Premium content. You must log in with Premium credentials in order to access this article. Premium paid subscribers also gain access to:
All of WardsAuto's reliable, in-depth industry reporting and analysis
Hundreds of downloadable data tables including:
• Global sales and production data by country
• U.S. model-line inventory data
• Engine and equipment installation rates
• WardsAuto's North America Plant by Platform forecast
• Product Cycle chart
• Interrelationships among major OEMs
•Medium- andheavy-duty truck volumes
•Historical data and much more!
Current subscribers, please login or CLICK for support information.