Trucks represent 4 percent of registered highway vehicles, about 7 percent of vehicle miles of travel, and 8 percent of vehicles in fatal crashes. Occupants of other vehicles or people outside the truck account for 85% of total fatalities involving large trucks for 2000.
|Fatalities involving large trucks||5,362||5,211|
|Fatalities involving large trucks percent change from previous year||-0.22||-2.82|
|Large-truck occupant fatalities||759||741|
|Large-truck occupant fatalities percent change from previous year||2.29||-2.37|
NOTE: Large trucks are over 10,000 pounds gross vehicle weight rating.
SOURCES: U.S. Department of Transportation, Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, Analysis Division, Large Truck Crash Profile: The 1999 National Picture, available at http://www.fmcsa.dot.gov/factsfigs/mchsstats.htm, and U.S. Department of Transportation, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, 2000 Traffic Safety Facts. Available at: http://www.nhtsa.dot.gov/people/ncsa/factshet.html