Report on driver jobs and crashes is published

The annual edition of Large Truck and Bus Crash Facts takes a look at driver jobs and crashes.

  • Of the approximately 411,000 police-reported crashes involving large trucks in 2014, 3,424 (1 percent) resulted in at least one fatality, and 82,000 (20 percent) resulted in at least one nonfatal injury.
  • Single-vehicle crashes (including crashes that involved a bicyclist, pedestrian, nonmotorized vehicle, etc.) made up 21 percent of all fatal crashes, 14 percent of all injury crashes, and 23 percent of all property damage only crashes involving large trucks in 2014. The majority (63 percent) of fatal large truck crashes involved two vehicles.
  • Approximately 61 percent of all fatal crashes involving large trucks occurred on rural roads and 26 percent on rural or urban Interstate highways.
  • Thirty-seven percent of all fatal crashes, 19 percent of all injury crashes, and 20 percent of all property damage only crashes involving large trucks occurred at night (6:00 pm to 6:00 am).
  • The vast majority of fatal crashes (84 percent) and nonfatal crashes (88 percent) involving large trucks occurred on weekdays (Monday through Friday).
  • Collision with a vehicle in transport was the first harmful event (the first event during a crash that resulted in injury or property damage) in 73 percent of fatal crashes involving large trucks, 83 percent of injury crashes involving large trucks, and 75 percent of property damage only crashes involving large trucks.
  • Overturn (rollover) was the first harmful event in 5 percent of all fatal crashes involving large trucks and 2 percent of all nonfatal crashes involving large trucks.
  • In 2014, 30 percent of work zone fatal crashes and 9 percent of work zone injury crashes involved at least one large truck.
  • There were 10.7 fatal large truck crashes per million people in the United States in 2014, a 1-percent increase from 2010.
  • On average, there were 1.14 fatalities in fatal crashes involving large trucks. In the majority of those crashes (90 percent), there was only one fatality.