On Monday, the National Transportation Safety Board issued a report that concludes the use of large crane systems on U.S. roads to support military operations has increased in recent years.
The report cites an analysis by the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO) that found that the use has grown from 6.6 percent in 2010 to 19.6% in 2014.
In the report, AASHTD researchers looked at three types of crane systems: vertical trucks, vertical and horizontal trucks, and single-axis crane.
The vertical trucks are commonly used by the military to support troops on the ground, while the horizontal and vertical trucks serve the same purpose as military transport vehicles.
The study found that in 2015, the U. S. military used a total of 927 vertical and 472 horizontal trucks to support combat operations in Afghanistan and Iraq.
The horizontal trucks are primarily used by law enforcement, fire departments, and other civilian agencies to transport hazardous materials.
The horizontal trucks accounted for about 70 percent of all military operations during that year.
By comparison, the vertical trucks accounted in 2014 for about 7.7 percent of U.s. operations in Iraq and Afghanistan.
In 2015, an additional 928 horizontal trucks were used to support U. s. operations, including in the fight against ISIS in Iraq.
That same year, a total 3,769 vertical trucks were also used to transport troops, supplies, equipment, and supplies.
As for single-axle cranes, AISHTO found that a total 12,717 vertical trucks in 2015 were used for transportation of troops, equipment and supplies in Iraq, Afghanistan, and Iraq’s neighboring countries.
A total of 8,917 horizontal trucks and 2,858 single- and double-axles cranes were used in Iraq in 2015.
The agency also found that there were a total 4,637 military personnel on U .
S. military bases in Iraq that were deployed with military-type crane systems, while there were 4,811 military personnel deployed on U