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Large Truck and Bus Crash Facts

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, along with printable PDF versions, are available below. 

Archived versions of the LTBCF publication can be accessed via Analysis & Information (A&I) Online.