Large Truck and Bus Crash Facts (LTBCF) is a recurring annual report that contains descriptive statistics about fatal, injury, and property-damage-only crashes involving large trucks and buses. Information in the LTBCF report is compiled by FMCSA’s Analysis Division from four major sources:
- The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s (NHTSA’s) Fatality Analysis Reporting System (FARS), a census of fatal crashes involving motor vehicles traveling on public trafficways.
- NHTSA’s General Estimates System (GES), a probability-based nationally representative sample of police-reported fatal, injury, and property damage only crashes. In 2017, NHTSA retired GES and replaced it with the Crash Report Sampling System.
- NHTSA's Crash Report Sampling System (CRSS), which builds on GES, beginning with data for 2016. Although CRSS and GES are both samples of police-reported crashes involving all types of motor vehicles, CRSS includes a more efficient and flexible sample using updated traffic and demographic information. As a result, comparisons of 2016 (and later) CRSS estimates with older GES estimates should be performed with caution.
- FMCSA’s Motor Carrier Management Information System (MCMIS) Crash File.
- The Federal Highway Administration’s (FHWA’s) Highway Statistics.
Fully-accessible Web versions of the most recently-published LTBCF reports are available below.* Printable PDF versions are also available in the "Related Documents" section (right).
- *Large Truck and Bus Crash Facts 2017: Early Release (Note: the early release version of this publication is available in PDF format only. A fully-accessible Web version will be made available once the 2017 CRSS and registered vehicles data are published and integrated into the report.)
- Large Truck and Bus Crash Facts 2016
- Large Truck and Bus Crash Facts 2015
- Large Truck and Bus Crash Facts 2014
- Large Truck and Bus Crash Facts 2013
- Large Truck and Bus Crash Facts 2012
- Large Truck and Bus Crash Facts 2011
- Large Truck and Bus Crash Facts 2010
Archived versions of the LTBCF publication can be accessed via Analysis & Information (A&I) Online.