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Helpful Internet Resources: Truck Accidents

  • Crash Facts - Large Trucks - Nationwide: Nationwide crash statistic summaries involving large trucks from the U.S. Department of Transportation Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration. State-specific statistics are also available at this site
  • Large Truck Crash Causation Study: The Large Truck Crash Causation Study (LTCCS) is based on a three-year data collection project conducted by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) of the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT). LTCCS is the first-ever national study to attempt to determine the critical events and associated factors that contribute to serious large truck crashes.
  • Large Truck Facts and Figures: The Truck Safety Coalition is a partnership between The Citizens for Reliable and Safe Highways (CRASH) Foundation, and Parents Against Tired Truckers (P.A.T.T). The Truck Safety Coalition is dedicated to reducing the number of deaths and injuries caused by truck-related crashes, providing compassionate support to truck crash survivors and families of truck crash victims, and educating the public, policy-makers and media about truck safety issues.
  • Public Citizen: Public Citizen is a national, nonprofit consumer advocacy organization founded in 1971 to represent consumer interests in Congress, the executive branch and the courts. Among its activities are writing and commenting about the dangers of tractor-trailers transporting hazardous materials on our interstate highways. Search on the Public Citizen site for 'tractor-trailer accidents.'