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Large Trucks and Buses by the Numbers

National Data

  • Nearly 12.5 million commercial large trucks and buses were registered in 2016, logging more than 300 billion vehicle miles across the U.S.
  • Of the 37,133 fatal crashes on the nation’s roadways, 4,889 (13.2 percent) involved at least one large truck or bus, an increase of more than two percent in 2017.
  • Of the approximately 450,000 police-reported crashes involving large trucks in 2017, there were 4,237 (1 percent) fatal crashes and 344,000 (23 percent) injury crashes.
  • In 2017, 4,889 large trucks and buses were involved in fatal crashes, a 9-percent increase from 2016.
  • 72% of people killed in large truck crashes in 2017 were occupants of other vehicles.
  • In 2017, 30 percent of work zone fatal crashes and 12 percent of work zone injury crashes involved at least one large truck.

State Data

The following resources show state-level data on commercial motor vehicles:

Top 10 States for Large Truck and Bus Fatalities, 2015-2017 

Top 10 States for Fatal Crashes Involving Large Trucks

Data Resources

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Last updated: Wednesday, June 8, 2016