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

SAFETY OUTCOMES200620072008
• Rate of Fatalities Involving Large Trucks 
  and Buses (per 100 million total VMT)*
0.1770.168*****
• Total Fatalities Involving Large Trucks 
  and Buses
5,3475,099*****
    Fatalities Involving Large Trucks5,0274,808*****
      Fatalities Involving Single-Unit 
      Trucks
1,3391,297*****
      Fatalities Involving Combination-Unit 
      Trucks
3,7763,621*****
    Fatalities Involving Buses****337322*****
• Rate of Injuries Involving Large Trucks 
  and Buses (per 100 million total VMT)
4.174.09*****
• Total Injuries Involving Large Trucks 
  and Buses
126,000124,000***
    Injuries Involving Large Trucks106,000101,000***
    Injuries Involving Buses21,00024,000***
• Total VMT (millions; includes trucks, 
  buses, and passenger vehicles)
3,014,3713,029,822*****
    Large Truck VMT222,513226,963*****
    Bus VMT6,7836,976*****
*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 QUALITY200620072008
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 OUTPUTSFY 2007 
Total
FY 2008 
Total*
FY 2009 
(Oct-Dec 2008)
FederalStateFederalStateFederalState
COMPLIANCE REVIEWS (CRs)
• Total Number of CRs10,2565,8599,6395,9762,4131,474
    Hazardous Material 
    (HM) Reviews
1,9738081,835938413256
    Household Goods 
    Reviews
489960821511
    Motor Coach Reviews1,0411921,03926629434
• Conditional Carrier 
  Reviews
2,6347842,301781494140
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
• Trucks92,9003,135,368102,7093,232,17027,247737,154
    HM Trucks4,453194,6684,464195,26398746,176
• Buses21,644126,22316,375133,1063,85920,744
• At U.S. Borders
    Trucks (Canada/ 
    Mexico Domiciled**)
53,003195,48363,608211,03220,97245,841
    Buses (Canada/ 
    Mexico Domiciled)
1,4346642,600700366118
    Northern Border 
    (Canada Domiciled)
26050,02431563,2661410,492
    Southern Border 
    (Mexico Domiciled**)
54,177146,12365,893148,46621,32435,467
• Notice-of-Claim 
  Letters Issued
5,9056,0871,510
• Unsat/Unfit Out-of- 
  Service (OOS) Orders
7741,015307
• 90-Day No-Pay 
  OOS Orders
1,0451,150297
DRIVER/VEHICLE 
INSPECTIONS/OOS RATES
DriverVehicleDriverVehicleDriverVehicle
• Total Number of 
  Truck Inspections
3,172,9232,263,7023,286,3032,268,889757,225498,788
• Total Number of 
  Bus Inspections
54,854125,92651,284130,79411,45720,857
• Truck OOS Rate6.9%23.2%6.6%23.2%6.1%22.2%
• Bus OOS Rate3.7%7.9%4.8%7.7%3.9%7.2%
INCREASING SAFETY AND SECURITY AWARENESS
• HM Package 
  Inspections
7,8156,877859
• Security Contact 
  Reviews***
2,0651,795149
*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