Pennsylvania Truck Accident Statistics

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Over 3.5 million licensed professional truck drivers currently transport goods across the country in the United States

Top 5 Largest Private US Truck Fleets (In Tractors/Trucks)

  1. PepsiCo inc. - 14,600
  2. Sysco Corp. - 9,779
  3. Halliburton Co. - 8,267
  4. Walmart inc. - 6,617
  5. Reyes Holdings - 6,247

Top Industry Goods Transported By Trucks (% of Total Goods Shipped)

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

There were 7,367 truck accidents in 2017 resulting in 2,860 crashes with injuries and 145 fatal crashes. Heavy truck related crashes accounted for 13.4% of all fatal crashes and 4.9% of all injury related crashes.

Leading Causes of Semi-Truck Accidents In Pennsylvania (In Number of Accidents)

  1. Driver Distraction - 666
  2. Aggressive Driving - 430
  3. Alcohol - 213
  4. Drowsy Driving - 164
  5. Prescription & Illegal Drugs - 110

Leading Mechanical Causes of Truck accidents (In Number of Accidents)

  1. Tires – 102
  2. Brakes – 70
  3. Power Train Failure – 24
  4. Unsecure Trailer/Overloaded – 24
  5. Total Steering System Failure – 20

Approximately 83.1% of Pennsylvania truck accidents occur on state highways

Fatal truck crashes have increased 6% since 2013

Most Dangerous Counties For Truck Accidents (In Total Accidents)

  1. Alleghany - 436
  2. Philadelphia - 412
  3. Montgomery - 381
  4. Lehigh - 322
  5. Lancaster - 315

Stay Safe Pennsylvania

Don't pass turning trucks

Obey traffic laws

Avoid driving in blind spots

Keep a safe distance

Remain alert

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