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Vehicle Freight

Map No. 33

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Freight vehicles are trucks, buses and vans. In 2002 there were 202 million freight vehicles in the world - that is three vehicles per hundred people. Almost half of all freight vehicles are in North America; most of these are in the United States.

The tables show the highest and lowest per person distributions for territories: contrasting the United States with Ethiopia.

The regions with the fewest freight vehicles per person are Southern Asia and Central Africa. Western Europe has ten times more freight vehicles per person than Central Africa, and Japan has three times more than Western Europe.

"A young Elvis Presley was once advised, ‘Stick to driving a truck, because you’ll never make it as a singer.’ " Lance Orr, 2005

Territory size shows the proportion of all freight vehicles found there.

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