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35 TABLE 35 Trucking business failures by year, commercial truck configurations. It can be purchased from 1992 to 2002 ATA at: www.truckline.com. Year Failures Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Outlook Hand- 1992 2,259 book, 20042005 Edition. The Occupational Outlook Hand- 1993 1,672 book describes the nature of the work, working conditions, 1994 1,267 training and education needed, earnings, and expected job 1995 1,440 1996 1,993 prospects for a wide range of occupations. Detailed estimates 1997 2,699 for each of the states and metropolitan areas are available by 1998 1,439 specific industry through the occupational employment statis- 1999 1,200 tics. BLS statistics by occupation are available at: www.bls. 2000 3,670 gov/bls/occupation.htm. 2001 3,990 2002 2,374 U.S. Department of Transportation, Bureau of Transporta- tion Statistics, Motor Carrier Financial and Operating Statis- Source: American Trucking Associations, Inc., American Trucking Trends 2003. tics Products and Reports. These annual and quarterly reports present revenues, expenses, and income for the top 100 motor carriers of property. SOURCES AND METHODS U.S. Department of Transportation, National Highway Traf- fic Safety Administration, Traffic Safety Facts series. This is Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, Motor Carrier an annual publication of comprehensive national safety sta- Management Information System, 2000. FMCSA operates and tistics. The reports draw from NHTSA's two primary data maintains the Motor Carrier Management Information System systems: the Fatality Analysis Reporting System (FARS), (MCMIS). The MCMIS Census File contains information on which began operation in 1975, and the National Automotive interstate commercial motor carriers and intrastate hazardous Sampling System's General Estimates System (GES), which material carriers that are subject to the Federal Motor Carrier began operation in 1988. FARS is a census of all fatal traffic Safety Regulations and the Hazardous Materials Regulations. crashes involving motor vehicles on public roadways in all Intrastate nonhazardous material carriers are not captured for 50 states, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico. GES all states, but American Trucking Associations, Inc., estimates contains a nationally representative probability sample of that the number of intrastate motor carriers is roughly equal all police-reported crashes. This sample is used to estimate to the number of interstate motor carriers. The database is national statistics for nonfatal crashes. The Traffic Safety available online at: http://transtats.bts.gov/DatabaseInfo.asp? Facts series is available online at: www-nrd.nhtsa.dot.gov/ DB_ID=190&DB_URL=Agency_ID=11&Agency_Desc= departments/nrd-30/ncsa/AvailInf.html#. FMCSA&Subject_ID2=0. Euromonitor International, a global market analysis and American Trucking Associations, Inc., American Trucking research firm, publishes industry market reports, reference Trends 2003. This yearly publication includes comprehen- books, and offers online databases on a variety of industries sive statistics on the trucking industry, including industry size, in more than 70 countries. Its full report on trucking in the performance, fleet demographics, retail sales, taxes, safety, United States can be purchased at: www.euromonitor.com/ international trade, the environment, fuel price trends, and Trucking_in_USA_(mmp). Failures 5,000 4,000 3,000 2,000 1,000 0 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 Year Source: American Trucking Associations, Inc., American Trucking Trends 2003. Figure 38. Trucking business failures, 1992 to 2002.