Truck Crash Facts

Trucks are an important mode of economic connectivity in rural states like North Dakota. The size/mass difference between 80,000 pound trucks and 4,000 pound passenger vehicles, along with operational differences such as acceleration/deceleration times and turning radiuses, heighten risk for crash events. Non-truck injury crashes have declined over recent years while truck injury crashes increased. Truck injury crash incidence (includes fatal injuries), per vehicle miles traveled (VMT), increased 80% between 2002 and 2012. In 2012, there were 1.13 truck injury crashes per 10,000 daily VMT compared to 0.63 in 2002. Trucks were involved in 8% of injury crashes between 2008 and 2012, and 15% of severe injury crashes. Over 90% of fatal and disabling injury crashes involving trucks in the past five years occurred on rural roads - 1 in 5 of these were on rural local roads.


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  • Accession Number: 01497281
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Oct 29 2013 9:37AM