Forklift Truck Loading Accident - Forklift Accidents

[postlink][/postlink][starttext] As per National Highway police stats after every 16 minutes or suffered injuries in accidents involving forklift, 18-wheelers, tractor-trailer or a tractor-trailer

In 2001, 429,000 large trucks in traffic accidents (both fatal and minor) involved in the U.S.:
- 4793 were involved in fatal accidents
- 5082 people died
- 131 000 were injured
- In 2001 there were 6536 accidents involving tractor-trailer in Pennsylvania total of 154 fatal run.

In 2003 there were 58,512 total traffic accidents involved in fatal accidents in the U.S.

- 4669, large trucks in fatal crashes involving trucks
- Large trucks are more likely in a fatal accident involving several vehicles are involved in a car.

In 2003, Texas 5040 traffic fatalities, of the 438 fatal truck was known. This number increased to 5039 a total of fatal accidents and 401 trucks for the year 2002. In addition, Pennsylvania, there were 2233 traffic fatalities in 2003, including 213 fatalities truck proceeded, in contrast with the figures for 2198 and 174 against in 2002. Florida had 4432 fatal accidents in 2003 with 343 of them involving trucks, which was higher than 4431 total traffic accidents for 2002, but lower than the 351 fatalities in trucks during the same period. The greatest number of fatal traffic accidents happened in California, with the number, a staggering 5725 fatal traffic accidents in 2003. But at 332 the number of fatal truck are not the highest among all U.S. states.

Trucking revenues totaled $ 610 billion last year and revenues are projected to almost double by 2015. The majority of fatalities occur in rural truck (68 percent) during the day (66 percent) and weekdays (78 percent). In 2002, the majority of heavy truck accidents in good weather (71 percent), on dry roads (71 percent), during the day (75 percent) took place, and on weekdays (88 percent) .

About 27 percent of all drivers of large trucks in fatal crashes of trucks in the United States had been involved at least one speeding conviction in question compared to 19 per cent of drivers in fatal crashes. From 1992 to 2002 the number of large trucks involved in fatal accidents increased by nearly 10% compared to driver fatigue, use of unsafe vehicles, large, unstable loads or defective equipment.

Defects contribute to the number of accidents involving large trucks each year. Some of these deficiencies are as follows:

- Tires & Wheels: 80 accidents
- Brake-related: 76 crashes
- Engine / Transmission: 52 crashes
- Wheel: 13 crashes

About 700 lorry drivers and passengers in truck cabs die each year. In addition, nearly 3,700 people die in cars and other passenger cars each year in collisions with heavy trucks.

The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety reports that come in accidents involving large trucks and other vehicles, 98% of deaths of people in cars.

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has 15-passenger vans to groups about the dangers of fully loading the vans and then putting an inexperienced driver at the wheel has warned. NHTSA also found that 15-passenger vans are large trucks and should only people with experience driving large trucks are driven.

FMCSA Motor Carrier Management Information System (MCMIS) classifies a truck as large if its gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR) over 10,000 pounds.

The majority of fatal accidents involving tractor-trailer trucks include towing a trailer are. A recent survey showed that 64% of fatal truck had a trailer. Thirty-two percent of people with trucks unit (without trailer) and less than 4% of these multi-trailer vehicles (more than one trailer). [endtext]
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