How Many Semi-Truck Accidents Occur Per Year?
Approximately 200,000 semi-trucks (aka tractor-trailers or 18-wheelers) are involved in accidents on U.S. roads every year, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). But what’s behind the numbers? How deadly are semi-truck accidents? The statistics below look at data for the year 2020 (the most recent year for which these stats are available) and can be found in the NHTSA’s Traffic Safety Facts Annual Report; find the tables referenced below here. The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, or IIHS, also has a good, more readable overview of the NHTSA data here...Continue reading