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Large Trucks and Buses by the Numbers

  • Commercial vehicles logged about 296 billion vehicle miles traveled across the U.S. in 2015.

  • Of the 32,166 fatal crashes on the Nation’s roadways, 3,838 (11.9 percent) involved at least one large truck or bus. In addition, there were an estimated 6,263,000 nonfatal crashes, 476,000 (7.6 percent) of which involved at least one large truck or bus. 

  • In 2015, 4,311 large trucks and buses were involved in fatal crashes, an 8-percent increase from 2014.

  • 7 out of 10 people killed in crashes involving large trucks are occupants of the other vehicles.
  • 30% 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.

Fatal Large Truck and Bus Crashes, 2015

Large Trucks and Busses by the Numbers Stats

Updated: Wednesday, July 19, 2017
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