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Involvement in Fatal and Injury Crashes and Involvement Rates for Large Trucks

Year Number of Large Trucks Involved in Fatal Crashes Number of Large Trucks Registered Vehicle Involvement Rate* Vehicle Miles Traveled (millions) Vehicle Involvement Rate**
1998 4,955 7,732,270 64.08 196,380 2.52
1999 4,920 7,791,426 63.15 202,688 2.43
2000 4,995 8,022,649 62.26 205,520 2.43
2001 4,823 7,857,675 61.38 209,032 2.31
2002 4,587 7,927,280 57.86 214,603 2.14
2003 4,721 7,756,888 60.86 217,917 2.17
2004 4,902 8,171,364 59.99 220,792 2.22
2005 4,951 8,481,999 58.37 222,523 2.22
2006 4,766 8,819,007 54.04 222,513 2.14
2007 4,633 9,027,624 51.32 226,963 2.04
2008 4,066 - - - -
Year Number of Large Trucks Involved in Injury Crashes Number of Large Trucks Registered Vehicle Involvement Rate* Vehicle Miles Traveled (millions) Vehicle Involvement Rate**
1998 89,000 7,732,270 1,446 196,380 45
1999 101,000 7,791,426 1,292 202,688 50
2000 101,000 8,022,649 1,253 205,520 49
2001 90,000 7,857,675 1,143 209,032 43
2002 94,000 7,927,280 1,189 214,603 44
2003 89,000 7,756,888 1,145 217,917 41
2004 87,000 8,171,364 1,062 220,792 39
2005 82,000 8,481,999 971 222,523 37
2006 80,000 8,819,007 911 222,513 36
2007 76,000 9,027,624 839 226,963 33
2008 66,000 - - - -

*Rate per 100,000 registered vehicles.
**Rate per 100 million vehicle miles traveled.
- = not available
Source: Vehicle miles traveled and registered vehicles – Federal Highway Administration.

Persons Killed or Injured in Crashes Involving Large Trucks, 2008

Killed Number Percentage of Total
Occupants of Large Trucks 677 16
-- Single-Vehicle Crashes 430 10
-- Multiple-Vehicle Crashes 247 6
Occupants of Other Vehicles in Crashes Involving Large Trucks 3,139 74
Nonoccupants (Pedestrians, Pedalcyclists, etc.) 413 10
Total 4,229 100
Injured Number Percentage of Total
Occupants of Large Trucks 23,000 26
--Single-Vehicle Crashes 10,000 11
--Multiple-Vehicle Crashes 13,000 15
Occupants of Other Vehicles in Crashes Involving Large Truck 64,000 71
Occupants of Other Vehicles in Crashes Involving Large Truck 3,000 3
Total 90,000 100


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