Each year, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) releases its Large Truck and Bus Crash Facts. In March 2019, the FMCSA released its report for accidents in 2017. In compiling its report, FMCSA regulators research accidents involving vehicles such as 18-wheelers, tractor-trailers, buses (including school buses), passenger transport vans, and other commercial vehicles, with “large truck” being defined as a truck weighing more than 10,000 pounds and a “bus” defined as any vehicle designed to transport 9 or more people, including the driver.
The report analyzes statistics and reports on the total number of accidents, number of vehicles involved in crashes, number of individuals involved, injuries, fatalities, contributing factors, and more. Ultimately, the goal is to identify trends and reduce bad outcomes from taking place in the future.
Key Truck and Bus Wreck Statistics Released in the New Report