In the United States, there are approximately 12,400 limousine companies operating 126,000 vehicles. About 11% of these operations have fleets with more than 20 vehicles. Limousine companies provide work for 275,000 people and transport 400 million passengers annually for a variety of purposes that include airport transfers, business and corporate travel, weddings, and social outings.
The term "limousine" is somewhat of a misnomer because it encompasses a diversified vehicle fleet. Of the 126,000 vehicles licensed as limousines, they can be broken out as follows:
|Stretch limousines less than 85"||10,000|
|Stretch limousines 85" to 130"||24,000|
|Stretch limousines more than 130"||4,000|
*Profile compiled from Wells, 1975; Wells, 1977; Gilbert et al, 1982; Stanley and Burby, 1988; and Gilbert et al, 2002