Browse Publications Technical Papers 2008-01-0255
2008-04-14

Fire in Large Truck Crashes: Comparing Results from the Large Truck Crash Causation Study with FARS and NASS/GES Data 2008-01-0255

Fires originating in large trucks can be significant in terms of both the potential for personal injury or death and the potential for substantial economic loss of the vehicle and its cargo. This analysis examines the large trucks involved in fire incidents and the causes of the fires by examining the National Automotive Sampling System (NASS/GES), the Large Truck Crash Causation Study (LTCCS), and the Fatality Analysis Reporting System (FARS).
In this report we compare the rate of post-collision fire observed in these databases, analyze the reasons for differences in and describe the circumstances of large truck fires as reported in the LTCCS.

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