Large Truck and Bus Crash Facts

The annual report Large Truck and Bus Crash Facts (LTBCF) provides descriptive statistics concerning large truck and bus crashes that resulted in fatalities, injuries, and property damage only. The FMCSA’s Analysis Division gathered data for the LTBCF study from four main sources:

The Fatality Analysis Reporting System (FARS) of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) is a database of fatal collisions involving motor vehicles on public thoroughfares.

The General Estimates System (GES) of the NHTSA is a probability-based nationwide representative sample of crashes with only property damage, injuries, and fatalities as reported by the police. The Crash Report Sampling System took the place of GES when NHTSA decommissioned it in 2017.

With data from 2016, the NHTSA’s Crash Report Sampling System (CRSS), which expands on GES, can be used. Both the CRSS and GES use police-reported crash samples of all motor vehicle types, but the CRSS uses a more effective and adaptable sample based on recent traffic and demographic data. Because of this, comparisons between 2016 (and later) CRSS estimates and earlier GES estimates need to be made with care.

Crash File for the FMCSA’s Motor Carrier Management Information System (MCMIS).
Highway Statistics from the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA).

Fully-accessible Web versions of the most recently-published LTBCF reports are available below. Printable PDF versions are also available in the “Related Documents” section (right).

Archived versions of the LTBCF publication can be accessed via Analysis & Information (A&I) Online.  Last updated: Friday, October 29, 2021