Large trucks involved in fatal crashes declined in 2014, according to FMCSA report

Accidents causing injury increased, however

Posted April 20, 2016

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) released “Large Truck and Bus Crash Facts, 2014.” This recurring annual report contains descriptive statistics about crashes involving large trucks and buses that caused fatalities, injuries, or property damage.

Among the findings:

  • The number of large trucks and buses involved in fatal crashes decreased by five percent and 17 percent, respectively, in 2014 when compared to 2013.
  • The number of large trucks involved in injury crashes increased by 21 percent, from 73,000 to 88,000, and the large truck involvement rate in injury crashes increased by 21 percent.
  • Vehicle miles traveled (VMT) by large trucks increased by 1.5 percent, and bus VMT increased by 5.5 percent.
  • The number of large trucks involved in property damage only crashes increased by 31 percent, from 265,000 to 346,000, and the large truck involvement rate in property damage only crashes increased by 29 percent.

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