9,400 vehicle rollovers occur every year in the U.S.
1,265 tanker rollovers occur every year in the U.S.
51% of large truck fatalities involved a rollover (2)
Statistics derived from U.S. Department of Transportation, Insurance Institute for Highway Safety and the University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute.
Costs associated with crashes:
Insurance premium increase
Cost of medical care
Cost of lawsuits, fines & property damage
Cost of replacing the vehicle
Average cost of vacuum trailer - $40,000 (5)
Average cost of tractor - $115,000 (5)
Average 2008 cost of a crash with injury - $334,892 (3)
Average 2008 cost of a crash with fatality - $7,633,600 (3)
Statistics derived from Circle D Truck Sales, Inc. and the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration.
What Causes Rollovers
Higher center of gravity gives the trailer more leverage over the tires. More leverage means it takes less force to turn the trailer over. Dangerous force levels are generated when tighter turns are navigated at higher speeds.
U.S. Department of Transportation https://cms.fmcsa.dot.gov/sites/fmcsa.dot.gov/files/docs/Cargo%20Tank%20Roll%20Stability%20Study%20Final%20Report%20April%202007.pdf
Insurance Institute for Highway Safety
3. Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration https://www.fmcsa.dot.gov/sites/fmcsa.dot.gov/files/docs/FINAL_Cargo_Tank_Rollover_Fact_Sheet_508CLN.pdf
4. University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute http://www.umtri.umich.edu/content/rr31_4.pdf
Circle D Truck Sales, Inc.