Industry Research

Limousine & Chauffeur Almanac

Posted on May 1, 1989 by LCT Staff - Also by this author

Limousine & Chauffeur continually collects statistical information on the limousine industry. Each year, a nationwide operator survey is conducted and the results are reported in the magazine as well as in the annual Limousine & Chauffeur Fact Book. We also conduct topical surveys several times during the year to collect information on industry conditions and trends. The following statistics were generated by these ongoing research projects as well as from other sources as noted.

  1. Number of limousines in the state of Texas - 800
  2. Number of limousines at the 1989 Academy Awards Ceremony - 800
  3. Average weight of a fully loaded 60-inch stretch limousine - 6,700 lbs.
  4. Gross vehicle weight of an ’89 Lincoln Town Car - 5,475 lbs.
  5. Maximum load rating for a set of four P225 Uniroyal tires - 7,496 lbs.
  6. Amount spent by U.S. companies for business travel and expenses in 1988 - $95 billion (Source: American Express Guidebook of Business Travel Management)
  7. Estimated amount to be spent by U.S. companies for business travel and expenses in 1990 - $115 billion (Source: American Express Guidebook of Business Travel Management)
  8. Most common liability insurance deductable taken by limousine operators - $1,500
  9. Number of fax machines sold in the U.S. in 1988 - 500,000
  10. Number of fax machines in U.S. limousines - 50
  11. Most limousines jumped by an all-terrain vehicle - 8
  12. Average age of Northwest Airlines’ fleet - 15.47 years (Source: AVMARK)
  13. Average age of commercial U.S. limousine - 4.5 years
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