According to the ATA, with 2013’s decline, the fatality rate has decreased 39.2 percent over the past decade. The injury rate declined 34.2 percent in that same time.
“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.”
In 2013, trucks traveled a total of 275,018,000,000 miles.