California Truck Accident Statistics

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There are over 3.5 million licensed professional truck drivers in the United States

Top 5 trucking companies by revenue (in millions)

  1. UPS - $60,906
  2. FedEx - $57,570
  3. XPO Logistics - $14,619
  4. J.B. Hunt - $6,555
  5. YRC Worldwide - $4,697

Top industry goods transported by truck (% of total goods shipped)

  1. Lumber & Wood – 91.9%
  2. Agricultural - 82.7%
  3. Pharmaceutical – 65%

There were 27,982 truck accidents in 2017 resulting in 9,694 injuries and 359 deaths

Leading causes of semi truck accidents in the US

  1. Prescription drugs - 26%
  2. Speeding - 23%
  3. Fatigue - 13%
  4. Alcohol - 8%
  5. Illegal drugs - 3%

Leading mechanical causes of truck accidents

  1. Tires – 51.3%
  2. Jump or pull start – 7.6%
  3. Air line or hose – 4.7%
  4. Alternator – 4.1%
  5. Wiring – 3.9%

Accidents are especially common along I-10 and I-5. Each freeway averages more than 1,000 truck accidents a year in California

Most dangerous counties for truck accidents (fatalities and injuries)

  1. Los Angeles - 2,691
  2. San Bernardino - 908
  3. Riverside - 702
  4. Orange - 547
  5. Alameda - 479

Stay Safe California

Avoid driving in blind spots

Keep a safe distance

Don't pass turning trucks

Obey traffic laws

Remain alert

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