NTI’s National Truck Accident Research Centre is excited to launch the 2017 Major Accident Investigation Report.

This report is the seventh in the current series that began in 2002 with the issue of the Australian Transport Safety Bureau Annual Review. The report details research undertaken into major truck crash incidents in Australia where National Transport Insurance (NTI) was the insurance underwriter. It reviews heavy vehicle accidents in the ‘hire & reward’ freight sector where the commercial vehicle’s payload exceeds five tonnes.

The report examines serious truck crash incidents where the quantum of the loss exceeds $50,000.

This study has reviewed 606 truck crash incidents reported to NTI during 2015. The aggregate cost of losses in this study was $85.4m which includes own, third party vehicle and property damage.