Truck Accident Statistics

According to the NHTSA (National Highway Traffic Safety Administration), fatal crashes involving at least one truck were up by 13% in 2021, as opposed to the previous year. The most dangerous months were between April and July and in November and December. 

More fatalities have been occurring on the road. Over forty-two thousand people died in motor vehicle accidents in 2021, a 10.5% increase since 2020, and the highest number of fatalities since 2005.

While there are fewer accidents involving trucks than other motor vehicles, truck crashes can be more dangerous as they can cause more damage in a crash. 

You can read more about the annual crash statistics on the Texas Department of Transportation website.

Most Common Causes

Here are the top five causes of motor vehicle accidents on the road according to TXDoT. Let’s look at how truck drivers are affected and how they can help prevent these kinds of accidents:

Although truck drivers can cause bigger accidents, it is up to all drivers to keep our roads safe.