FreightWaves has expanded on the risk management and compliance data by including commercial vehicle injuries and fatalities on a state and national level in the latest release. Earlier in the year accident and violation data was added to the SONAR platform in order to give users an idea of the areas where carriers have the most trouble with safety and compliance. The latest data expands on the safety aspect.
Commercial vehicle accident Injuries – INJ – the number of serious injuries reported to the DOT, occurring in an incident where a commercial vehicle was involved.
Commercial vehicle accident fatalities – FATL – the number of fatalities reported to the DOT occurring in an incident where a commercial vehicle was involved.
The data originates from the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMSCA) –the agency in the Department of Transportation (DOT) responsible for regulating the trucking industry.
These values are available on a national (.USA) and state level (.ST). If a user wants to look up fatalities that occurred involving commercial vehicles in Utah, they would type: FATL.UT