Commercial Motor Vehicle Safety

Know the Facts


It is imperative for us to understand the shared responsibility we all have in reducing Commercial Motor Vehicle crashes. This is especially true as the motor carrier industry continues to grow to deliver the bulk of the consumer goods here in NYS. The trucking industry plays a pivotal role in New York State’s economy providing more than 275,000 jobs.

According to the Institute for Traffic Safety and Management Research (ITSMR), there were a total of 12,838 crashes involving large trucks in 2017.  A total of 4,096 (32%) of these crashes resulted in some type of personal injury and 93 of these crashes (.72%) resulted in one or more fatalities. Fatal & Personal Injury (F&PI) crashes involving large trucks are more likely to involve multiple vehicles (87%) than other F&PI crashes (70%).

Be Aware
Steer Clear of the "No-Zone"
The "No-Zone" refers to the blind spot areas around large trucks and buses, or the areas where cars are so close that the driver's ability to stop or maneuver safely is restricted. Knowing about the "No-Zone" will help you to steer clear of unsafe situations and help reduce crashes.

Stay Informed Safety Information and Resources

Contact Information
Commercial Motor Vehicle Safety Program Inquiries
Robert Lopez
Highway Safety Program Representative
Governor's Traffic Safety Committee
New York State Department of Motor Vehicles
6 Empire State Plaza, Room 410B
Albany, NY 12228
518-474-5111