Average Annual Miles of Fleet Vehicles

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Average Annual Miles of Fleet Vehicles

Additional statistics that pertain to the average annual miles of fleet vehicles include the following: government-owned SUV fleet vehicles reached the highest average annual miles among other types of government vehicles at 9,795 miles, while medium trucks had the lowest mileage at just 6,289 miles. The typical average service life of commercial fleet vehicles ranges from 33 months (2.75 years) to 53 months (4.42 years). In general, vehicles that are three years old normally have an estimated annual vehicle miles of travel of 12,992 for cars and 15,098 for light trucks. Some of the factors that are impacting the mileage of fleet vehicles include the unauthorized use of fleet vehicles, route planning quality, and the use of technology.

Average Annual Miles of Government Vehicles

Based on the Transportation Energy Data Book (TEDB) 2019 edition, the following figures are the average annual miles for the indicated federal government fleet vehicle category below based on 2017 data:

Typical Average Service Life of Commercial Fleet Vehicles

In terms of average length of time (months) when commercial fleet vehicles are in service, the following are the 2018 figures:

Lifetime Miles of Vehicles by Vehicle Age

The TEDB 2018 report also cited a past NHTSA study on the typical lifetime miles of cars and light trucks by vehicle age. The figures from the study are as follows:
  • For vehicles that are less than one year old, the estimated annual vehicle miles of travel is 13,843 for cars and 15,962 for light trucks.
  • For vehicles that are one year old, the estimated annual vehicle miles of travel is 13,580 for cars and 15,670 for light trucks.
  • For vehicles that are two years old, the estimated annual vehicle miles of travel is 13,296 for cars and 15,320 for light trucks.
  • For vehicles that are three years old, the estimated annual vehicle miles of travel is 12,992 for cars and 15,098 for light trucks.
  • For vehicles that are four years old, the estimated annual vehicle miles of travel is 12,672 for cars and 14,528 for light trucks.
  • For vehicles that are five years old, the estimated annual vehicle miles of travel is 12,337 for cars and 14,081 for light trucks.
  • For vehicles that are six years old, the estimated annual vehicle miles of travel is 11,989 for cars and 13,548 for light trucks.
  • For vehicles that are seven years old, the estimated annual vehicle miles of travel is 11,630 for cars and 13,112 for light trucks.
  • For vehicles that are eight years old, the estimated annual vehicle miles of travel is 11,262 for cars and 12,544 for light trucks.
  • For vehicles that are nine years old, the estimated annual vehicle miles of travel is 10,887 for cars and 12,078 for light trucks.
  • For vehicles that are 10 years old, the estimated annual vehicle miles of travel is 10,509 for cars and 11,595 for light trucks.
  • For vehicles that are 11 years old, the estimated annual vehicle miles of travel is 10,129 for cars and 11,131 for light trucks.
  • For vehicles that are 12 years old, the estimated annual vehicle miles of travel is 9,748 for cars and 10,641 for light trucks.
  • For vehicles that are 13 years old, the estimated annual vehicle miles of travel is 9,370 for cars and 10,153 for light trucks.
  • For vehicles that are 14 years old, the estimated annual vehicle miles of travel is 8,997 for cars and 9,691 for light trucks.
  • For vehicles that are 15 years old, the estimated annual vehicle miles of travel is 8,629 for cars and 9,239 for light trucks.
  • For vehicles that are 16 years old, the estimated annual vehicle miles of travel is 8,270 for cars and 8,797 for light trucks.
  • For vehicles that are 17 years old, the estimated annual vehicle miles of travel is 7,922 for cars and 8,383 for light trucks.
  • For vehicles that are 18 years old, the estimated annual vehicle miles of travel is 7,586 for cars and 8,009 for light trucks.
  • For vehicles that are 19 years old, the estimated annual vehicle miles of travel is 7,265 for cars and 7,666 for light trucks.
  • For vehicles that are 20 years old, the estimated annual vehicle miles of travel is 6,962 for cars and 7,358 for light trucks.
  • For vehicles that are 21 years old, the estimated annual vehicle miles of travel is 6,679 for cars and 7,089 for light trucks.
  • For vehicles that are 22 years old, the estimated annual vehicle miles of travel is 6,416 for cars and 6,862 for light trucks.
  • For vehicles that are 23 years old, the estimated annual vehicle miles of travel is 6,177 for cars and 6,684 for light trucks.
  • For vehicles that are 24 years old, the estimated annual vehicle miles of travel is 5,963 for cars and 6,556 for light trucks.
  • For vehicles that are 25 years old, the estimated annual vehicle miles of travel is 5,778 for cars and 6,481 for light trucks.
  • For vehicles that are 26 years old, the estimated annual vehicle miles of travel is 5,623 for cars and 6,466 for light trucks.
  • For vehicles that are 27 years old, the estimated annual vehicle miles of travel is 5,499 for cars and 6,466 for light trucks.
  • For vehicles that are 28 years old, the estimated annual vehicle miles of travel is 5,410 for cars and 6,466 for light trucks.
  • For vehicles that are 29 years old, the estimated annual vehicle miles of travel is 5,358 for cars and 6,466 for light trucks.
  • For vehicles that are 30 years old, the estimated annual vehicle miles of travel is 5,358 for cars and 6,466 for light trucks.

Consolidated Mileage Data from the Initial Hour of Research Work

Factors Impacting the Mileage of Fleet Vehicles

  • Incidents of drivers who kept getting lost while driving fleet vehicles are contributing to the increase of the mileage of these vehicles.
  • Unauthorized use of vehicles for personal purposes can also unnecessarily increase mileage.
  • Leveraging communications technology to cut down on the usage of fleet vehicles to go to distant company face-to-face meeting destinations can also help in reducing the mileage of fleet vehicles.
  • Allowing employees who frequently use fleet vehicles to work from their homes and just leverage technology can also help in lowering the mileage of fleet vehicles.
  • Taking out incentives to drive fleet vehicles such as car usage loyalty rewards points can help in bringing down the mileage of fleet vehicles.
  • Proper route planning can also help in reducing the mileage of fleet vehicles. As an example, fleet van drivers can opt to take their vehicles home to avoid having to drive additional distances if the location of their residence is an optimal point to reach their next destination.
  • Optimal route planning that can guarantee more direct routes, lesser unneeded stops, and avoidance of bad or closed roads can also help fleet vehicles reduce their mileage.
  • Ensuring that vehicles are well-maintained can also help in optimizing the mileage of fleet vehicles.
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