Trucks represent 4 percent of registered vehicles and about 7 percent of vehicle miles of travel. 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||5,307|
|Fatalities involving large trucks percent change from previous year||-0.22||-1.03|
|Large-truck occupant fatalities||758||746|
|Large-truck occupant fatalities percent change from previous year||2.16||-1.58|
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, Performance Report 2000/Performance Plan 2002. Data for Large-truck occupants: U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT), Bureau of Transportation Statistics, National Transportation Statistics 1999, table 3-1, available at: http://www.bts.gov/ntda/nts/nts.html, and the U.S. DOT, 2001 Performance Report/2000 Performance Plan FY 2001.