The statistical information provided in this section was taken from the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s (FMCSA) 2014 Guide to Large Truck and Bus Statistics in the USA. These are the trucking statistics from 2012-2013 and the most recent reported by the FMCSA.
Total number of commercial Vehicle Drivers (CVD) registered by FMCSA is 5.6 million.
3.9 million have a commercial driver’s license (CDL) and drive Class 7 & Class 8 vehicles.
There were 8,190,286 single-unit trucks (straight trucks) registered. This is Classes 1-7.
There were 2,469,094 Class 8 combination trucks (tractor-trailers).
There were 764,509 buses.
There were 511,211 active interstate freight motor carriers in 2013.
There were 12,384 active interstate passenger carriers in 2013.
There were 15,438 active interstate hazardous material carriers in 2013
67.7% of all freight in the US is moved by truck.
New entrant safety audit success rate has declined from 99.52% to 80.14 %, 2009-2013.
In 2012 there were 367,000 non-fatal road accidents involving at least one large truck or bus.
In 2012 there were 3,802 fatalities where a least one large truck or bus was involved.
74.5% of these fatalities involved a Class 8 truck in 2012, 2,831.
280 of these crashes involved passenger buses.
Non-Fatal crashes increased 43% between 2009 and 2012 for large trucks.
The total cost of large truck and bus crashes, fatal, non-fatal, and property damage
only, increased from $82 billion to $99 billion from 2009 to 2012, a 20.7%
$40 billion of this was for fatal crashes.
$29.8 billion of this $40 billion cost incurred in fatal crashes was caused by Class 7 & Class 8 trucks, our Target Market.