NHTSA Report Reveals Accident Data Involving Large Trucks

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A recently released report by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reveals the importance for transportation companies to maintain an effective and compliant employment screening program.

The 2010 Traffic Safety Facts – Large Trucks report reveals that large trucks were involved in 276,000 accidents in 2010, resulting in 80,000 injuries and 3,675 fatalities.

While the report does not distinguish at fault accidents, it does provide past driving history of many of those involved and results from post accident alcohol tests.

In fatal crashes involving large trucks in 2010:

NHTSA truck driver accident statistics

Source: Traffic Safety Facts - Large Trucks, NHTSA 2010

  • Twenty-one percent of large-truck drivers had at least one prior speeding conviction.
  • Thirteen percent of large-truck drivers had been involved in a prior recorded crash.
  • Eight percent of large-truck drivers had a previous license suspension or revocation.
  • Two percent of large-truck drivers had a blood alcohol concentration of .08 grams per deciliter or higher.

Discover other traffic safety data involving large trucks by reading the report: Traffic Safety Facts – 2010 Data

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