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Regardless of crash severity, majority of vehicles in single and two-vehicle crashes were going straight prior to crash.
The majority of persons killed or injured in traffic crashes were drivers (65 percent), followed by passengers (31 percent), pedestrians (3 percent), and pedal cyclists (2 percent).
In 2003, initial point of impact at time of collision happened 2,354 times (50 percent) in front of vehicle; compared to 382 times on left side, 188 times on right side, and 720 times in rear.
In 2003, 608 large trucks were involved in fatal truck accidents causes by rollovers.
Miscellaneous trucking revenue statistics
The truck driver makes 30.3 cents per mile. Average yearly income for a driver is $32,000 a year. The average owner operator makes slightly more.
Total revenue estimates are $255.5 billion. For hire or common carriers trucking companies generated revenue estimated at $97.9 billion about $18 billion more than air transportation. Private fleets generated revenue estimated at $121 billion.
Truck operating ratio is estimated at 95.2. This means for every dollar in revenue trucking company has a cost of 95.2 cents leaving a profit of 4.8 cents on every dollar.
The trucking industry contributes an estimate of $21.4 billion to operate on U.S. roads and highways.
The trucking industry accounts for 12.8 percent of all fuel purchased in U.S. Automobiles and light vehicles account for 63 percent of fuel purchases.
Michael Monheit, Esquire is the managing attorney for Monheit Law, located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Monheit Law, P.C. concentrates its practice in the field of plaintiff personal injury cases on a contingency fee basis. They can be found at http://www.monheit.com/truck