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TRUCK-INVOLVED CRASH RATE DECLINES

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After the release of data from the Federal Highway Administration of estimated miles traveled by large trucks in 2013, the American Trucking Associations calculated a 1.6 percent decline in the large truck-involved crash fatality rate in 2012. With 2013's decline, the fatality rate has plummeted 39.2 percent over the past decade. The injury rate saw a 34.2 percent decline over the past decade as well.

"The trucking industry's efforts to improve safety on our highways are showing results," said ATA President and CEO Bill Graves. "While there is still much work to do, we should feel good that because of the efforts of ATA and others in the industry, our highways are safer, even  as our trucks deliver more goods all across our nation."

ATA calculated the fatality and injury rates using the figure for truck miles traveled -- 275,018,000,000 miles in 2013 according to FHWA -- and the number of truck-involved fatalities and injuries -- to calculate the rates.

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