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Few 2006 nonfatal truck crashes involve hazmat

News from the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA): "Only 1.6 percent of trucks involved in nonfatal crashes were carrying hazardous materials in 2006," according to the Statistic of the Day posted on the A&I Web site July 6.

The Analysis and Information Online Web site posts several statistics daily related to trucking and includes information such as SafeStat, an automated, data driven analysis system designed by FMCSA. SafeStat combines current and historical carrier-based safety performance information to measure the relative (peer-to-peer) safety fitness of interstate commercial motor carriers and intrastate commercial motor carriers that transport hazardous materials.

The site also includes crash statistics, North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) safety stats, and FMCSA tools for motor carriers.

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