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

Journal Article
2008-01-0255
ISSN: 1946-391X, e-ISSN: 1946-3928
Published April 14, 2008 by SAE International in United States
Fire in Large Truck Crashes: Comparing Results from the Large Truck Crash Causation Study with FARS and NASS/GES Data
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Citation: Ray, R., Ketcham, B., Huang, S., and Kelly, C., "Fire in Large Truck Crashes: Comparing Results from the Large Truck Crash Causation Study with FARS and NASS/GES Data," SAE Int. J. Commer. Veh. 1(1):1-8, 2009, https://doi.org/10.4271/2008-01-0255.
Language: English

Abstract:

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.