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Motor Carrier Safety Progress Report (as of 12/31/08)

SAFETY OUTCOMES 2006 2007 2008
• Rate of Fatalities Involving Large Trucks 
  and Buses (per 100 million total VMT)*
0.177 0.168** ***
• Total Fatalities Involving Large Trucks 
  and Buses
5,347 5,099** ***
    Fatalities Involving Large Trucks 5,027 4,808** ***
      Fatalities Involving Single-Unit 
      Trucks
1,339 1,297** ***
      Fatalities Involving Combination-Unit 
      Trucks
3,776 3,621** ***
    Fatalities Involving Buses**** 337 322** ***
• Rate of Injuries Involving Large Trucks 
  and Buses (per 100 million total VMT)
4.17 4.09** ***
• Total Injuries Involving Large Trucks 
  and Buses
126,000 124,000 ***
    Injuries Involving Large Trucks 106,000 101,000 ***
    Injuries Involving Buses 21,000 24,000 ***
• Total VMT (millions; includes trucks, 
  buses, and passenger vehicles)
3,014,371 3,029,822** ***
    Large Truck VMT 222,513 226,963** ***
    Bus VMT 6,783 6,976** ***
*Fatality Rate Formula: Fatality rate =
  [(Number of fatalities involving large trucks 
  and buses / Total VMT) x 100]. 
**Preliminary.       ***Data not available.
****Includes all occupants and nonoccupants killed in all bus crashes.
Note: Individual subtotals may not add to totals due to the potential for double counting 
  (e.g., fatalities or injuries in a truck-bus crash).
Sources: NHTSA, fatalities and injuries; FHWA, vehicle miles traveled (VMT).
DATA QUALITY 2006 2007 2008
ACCURACY
• Percentage of FMCSA reported crashes
  matched to a carrier
92% 94% 96%
• Percentage of FMCSA reported inspections 
  matched to a carrier
98% 98% 99%
TIMELINESS
• Percentage of FMCSA crashes 
  reported within 90 days
86% 86% 88%
• Percentage of FMCSA inspections 
  reported within 21 days
91% 92% 94%
COMPLETENESS
• Percentage of fatal crashes reported 
  to FMCSA
99% 100% 100%
• Percentage of nonfatal crashes 
  reported to FMCSA (initiated 10/07)
* 86% 86%
• Percentage of all crash reports 
  with complete driver/vehicle 
  data (initiated 10/07)
* 69% 84%
Sources: MCMIS (State-reported crash data);             *Data not available. 
  NHTSA (fatal crash data).
For details, see www.ai.fmcsa.dot.gov/DataQuality.
PROGRAM OUTPUTS FY 2007 
Total
FY 2008 
Total*
FY 2009 
(Oct-Dec 2008)
Federal State Federal State Federal State
COMPLIANCE REVIEWS (CRs)
• Total Number of CRs 10,256 5,859 9,639 5,976 2,413 1,474
    Hazardous Material 
    (HM) Reviews
1,973 808 1,835 938 413 256
    Household Goods 
    Reviews
489 9 608 21 51 1
    Motor Coach Reviews 1,041 192 1,039 266 294 34
• Conditional Carrier 
  Reviews
2,634 784 2,301 781 494 140
NEW ENTRANT SAFETY AUDITS
• Total New Entrant 
  Safety Audits 
  (Percent Completed 
  on Time)
5,706 
(95%)
32,620 
(98%)
3,995 
(96%)
33,382 
(98%)
1,012 
(91%)
8,564 
(98%)
ROADSIDE INSPECTIONS
• Trucks 92,900 3,135,368 102,709 3,232,170 27,247 737,154
    HM Trucks 4,453 194,668 4,464 195,263 987 46,176
• Buses 21,644 126,223 16,375 133,106 3,859 20,744
• At U.S. Borders
    Trucks (Canada/ 
    Mexico Domiciled**)
53,003 195,483 63,608 211,032 20,972 45,841
    Buses (Canada/ 
    Mexico Domiciled)
1,434 664 2,600 700 366 118
    Northern Border 
    (Canada Domiciled)
260 50,024 315 63,266 14 10,492
    Southern Border 
    (Mexico Domiciled**)
54,177 146,123 65,893 148,466 21,324 35,467
• Notice-of-Claim 
  Letters Issued
5,905 6,087 1,510
• Unsat/Unfit Out-of- 
  Service (OOS) Orders
774 1,015 307
• 90-Day No-Pay 
  OOS Orders
1,045 1,150 297
DRIVER/VEHICLE 
INSPECTIONS/OOS RATES
Driver Vehicle Driver Vehicle Driver Vehicle
• Total Number of 
  Truck Inspections
3,172,923 2,263,702 3,286,303 2,268,889 757,225 498,788
• Total Number of 
  Bus Inspections
54,854 125,926 51,284 130,794 11,457 20,857
• Truck OOS Rate 6.9% 23.2% 6.6% 23.2% 6.1% 22.2%
• Bus OOS Rate 3.7% 7.9% 4.8% 7.7% 3.9% 7.2%
INCREASING SAFETY AND SECURITY AWARENESS
• HM Package 
  Inspections
7,815 6,877 859
• Security Contact 
  Reviews***
2,065 1,795 149
*Preliminary. 
**Mexico-domiciled trucks operating in the U.S. Commercial Zone only. 
***These counts no longer include Security Sensitivity Visits.
Updated: Friday, March 21, 2014