In January Vehicle Miles Traveled were down 11.3% compared to January 2020. Since July of last year, we’ve been consistently down from 9% to 12% compared to the previous year. In January, the Northeast region was down the most at -16.2%. In comparison, the South Gulf states are down only 7.9%, and the rest of the country is between -11% and -12%.
This data comes from the U.S. Department of Transportation Office of Highway Policy Information.
Sales have remained above the long-term trend since May.