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Motor Carrier Safety Progress Report (as of 12/31/09)

SAFETY OUTCOMES 2007 2008 2009
• Rate of Fatalities Involving Large Trucks 
  and Buses (per 100 million total VMT)*
0.169 0.152** ***
• Total Fatalities Involving Large Trucks 
  and Buses
5,116 4,525** ***
    Fatalities Involving Large Trucks 4,822 4,229** ***
      Fatalities Involving Single-Unit 
      Trucks
1,300 1,159** ***
      Fatalities Involving Combination-Unit 
      Trucks
3,633 3,151** ***
    Fatalities Involving Buses**** 325 307** ***
• Rate of Injuries Involving Large Trucks 
  and Buses (per 100 million total VMT)
4.09 3.82 ***
• Total Injuries Involving Large Trucks 
  and Buses
124,000 113,000 ***
    Injuries Involving Large Trucks 101,000 90,000 ***
    Injuries Involving Buses 24,000 24,000 ***
• Total VMT (millions; includes trucks, 
  buses, and passenger vehicles)
3,032,399 2,973,509** ***
    Large Truck VMT 227,060 227,458** ***
    Bus VMT 6,980 7,114** ***
*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 2007 Total 2008 Total Oct 08 - 
Sep 09
ACCURACY
• Percentage of FMCSA reported crashes
  matched to a carrier
94% 96% 97%
• Percentage of FMCSA reported inspections 
  matched to a carrier
98% 99% 99%
TIMELINESS
• Percentage of FMCSA crashes 
  reported within 90 days
86% 88% 88%
• Percentage of FMCSA inspections 
  reported within 21 days
92% 94% 94%
COMPLETENESS
• Percentage of fatal crashes reported 
  to FMCSA
100% 100% 100%
• Percentage of nonfatal crashes 
  reported to FMCSA
86% 86% 80%
• Percentage of all crash reports 
  with complete driver/vehicle data
69% 84% 94%
Sources: MCMIS (State-reported data);   NHTSA (fatal crash data).
For details, see www.ai.fmcsa.dot.gov/DataQuality.
PROGRAM OUTPUTS FY 2008 
Total
FY 2009 
Total*
FY 2010 
(Oct-Dec 2009)*
Federal State Federal State Federal State
COMPLIANCE REVIEWS (CRs)
• Total Number of CRs 9,645 5,980 10,288 6,635 2,214 1,485
    Hazardous Material 
    (HM) Reviews
1,835 938 2,081 1,218 452 239
    Household Goods 
    Reviews
608 21 557 9 67 1
    Motor Coach Reviews 1,040 267 1,089 197 181 29
• Conditional Carrier 
  Reviews
2,304 782 2,444 757 515 174
NEW ENTRANT SAFETY AUDITS
• Total New Entrant 
  Safety Audits 
  (Percent Completed 
  on Time)
3,997 
(95%)
33,401 
(98%)
3,386 
(94%)
34,497 
(98%)
642 
(98%)
7,810 
(99%)
ROADSIDE INSPECTIONS
• Trucks 102,729 3,234,331 109,946 3,316,790 30,203 772,639
    HM Trucks 4,467 195,360 4,584 217,374 1,102 46,994
• Buses** 16,375 133,269 16,327 82,412 4,061 16,520
• At U.S. Borders (counts based on Census data)
    Trucks (Canada/ 
    Mexico Domiciled***)
74,398 208,503 80,715 206,854 23,830 55,247
    Buses (Canada/ 
    Mexico Domiciled***)
1,771 599 1,571 528 358 89
    Northern Border 
    (Canada Domiciled)
250 63,766 230 55,183 28 15,231
    Southern Border 
    (Mexico Domiciled***)
75,919 145,336 85,056 152,199 24,160 40,105
• Notice-of-Claim 
  Letters Issued
6,083 6,648 1,670
• Unsat/Unfit Out-of- 
  Service (OOS) Orders
1,015 1,117 273
• 90-Day No-Pay 
  OOS Orders
1,151 1,496 367
DRIVER/VEHICLE 
INSPECTIONS/OOS RATES
Driver Vehicle Driver Vehicle Driver Vehicle
• Total Number of 
  Truck Inspections
3,288,238 2,270,475 3,374,829 2,264,246 795,664 525,345
• Total Number of 
  Bus Inspections
51,316 130,937 50,798 80,877 11,610 16,997
• Truck OOS Rate 6.6% 23.2% 5.8% 22.1% 5.3% 20.4%
• Bus OOS Rate 4.8% 7.6% 4.2% 7.6% 4.2% 6.9%
INCREASING SAFETY AND SECURITY AWARENESS
• HM Package 
  Inspections
6,894 6,715 728
• Security Contact 
  Reviews
1,797 1,958 397
*Preliminary. 
**No level 7 school bus inspections reported. 
***Mexico-domiciled trucks or buses operating in the U.S. Commercial Zone only.
Updated: Friday, March 21, 2014