- Nearly 12.5 million commercial large trucks and buses were registered in 2015, logging about 296 billion vehicle miles across the U.S.
- Of the 34,439 fatal crashes on the nation’s roadways, 4,079 (11.8 percent) involved at least one large truck or bus.
- Of the approximately 475,000 police-reported crashes involving large trucks in 2016, there were 3,864 (0.8 percent) fatal crashes and 104,000 (22 percent) injury crashes.
- In 2016, 4,440 large trucks and buses were involved in fatal crashes, a two percent increase from 2015.
- 8 out of 10 people killed in crashes involving large trucks are occupants of the other vehicles.
- 27% of fatal work zone crashes involved at least one large truck, a rate that is significantly higher than the 11% of all fatal crashes that involve at least one truck.
The following resources show state-level data on commercial motor vehicles:
- Top 10 states for large truck fatalities
Fatalities in Crashes Involving Large Trucks by State, 2006-2016
- Fatal crashes involving large trucks, by state
Large Trucks Involved in Fatal Crashes by State, 2006-2016
- Fatal crashes per state population
Fatal Crashes Involving Large Trucks per State Population, 2010 and 2016
Updated: Monday, November 5, 2018