TABLE E-3 Vehicle Groups and National Average Payload (lb)

Major Body Type

Group 1

Group 2

Group 3

Group 4

Group 5

Group 6

Group 7

Group 3

Truck or Truck + Trailer

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bulk

-

6,249

4,798

5,004

10,831

13,152

15,707

30,966

Flatbed

*

4,027

4,767

4,858

7,836

9,465

11,405

16,693

Tank

-

6,077

4,438

7,266

7,249

12,991

15,743

26,858

Van

*

4,179

3,071

4,322

6,770

7,516

9,519

6,233

Reefer

-

4,320

3,196

4,263

*

9,161

10,983

10,414

Logging

-

15,036

*

*

*

10,787

*

42,857

Other

*

2,969

3,075

4,442

5,235

7,391

11,887

23,853

Tractor + Trailer

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Automobile

-

-

-

-

*

*

25,443

34,257

Livestock

-

-

-

*

-

44,361

27,747

42,535

Bulk

-

*

-

*

-

36,846

45,319

50,135

Flatbed

-

*

*

*

*

24,997

31,949

41,874

Tank

-

-

-

-

-

*

47,656

49,788

Van

-

-

-

-

-

23,995

28,079

38,721

Reefer

-

-

-

-

-

19,390

24,775

41,426

Logging

-

-

-

*

-

*

*

50,004

Other

-

-

-

-

-

*

31,498

31,800

SOURCE: Development of Truck Payload Equivalent Factor (TPEF), final report submitted to Office of Freight Management and Operations, Federal High-way Administration, Washington, D.C., by Battelle, 505 King Avenue, Columbus, Ohio 43201. June 15, 2007. Available at http://ops.fhwa.dot.gov/freight/freight_analysis/faf/faf2_reports/reports9/index.htm#toc.freight_analysis/faf/faf2_reports/reports9/index.htm#toc.



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