Trucks Involved in Fatal Crashes Rise 3% in 20114 November, 2013
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Trucks Involved in Fatal Crashes Rise 3% in 2011, FMCSA Says

Transport Topics, November 1

By Scott Gutierrez

The yearly number of large trucks involved in fatal crashes is on the rise again after nearly a decade of declining, according to the most recent data from the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration. In 2011, 3,608 large trucks were involved in fatal crashes, a 3% increase over 2010 — and a 12% increase over 2009. Still, the number shows safety has improved from a decade ago, with 25% fewer fatal crashes involving large trucks than in 2001, according to data released Oct. 31 in FMCSA’s annual Large Truck Crash Overview report. Read Full Story