American Trucking Association notes decrease in large truck fatalities
After the release of data from the Federal Highway Administration of estimated miles traveled by large trucks in 2013, the ATA was able to calculate the large truck-involved crash fatality rate as 1.4 per 100 million miles traveled. That’s a 1.6% decline from data in 2012. With 2013’s decline, the fatality rate has plummeted 39% over the past decade. The injury rate saw a 34% decline over the past 10 years.
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