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Motor Carrier Safety Progress Report (as of 06/30/10)

Motor Carrier Safety Progress Report (as of June 30, 2010)

SAFETY OUTCOMES 2007 2008 2009
• Rate of Fatalities Involving Large Trucks and Buses 
  (per 100 million total VMT)*
0.169 0.152** 0.121**
• Total Fatalities Involving Large Trucks and Buses 5,116 4,545 3,619**
    Fatalities Involving Large Trucks 4,822 4,245 3,380**
      Fatalities Involving Single-Unit Trucks 1,300 1,173 972**
      Fatalities Involving Combination-Unit Trucks 3,633 3,173 2,470**
    Fatalities Involving Buses**** 325 311 254**
• Rate of Injuries Involving Large Trucks and Buses 
  (per 100 million total VMT)
4.09 3.82 3.12**
• Total Injuries Involving Large Trucks and Buses 124,000 113,000 93,000
    Injuries Involving Large Trucks 101,000 90,000 74,000
    Injuries Involving Buses 24,000 24,000 20,000
• Total VMT (millions; includes trucks, buses, 
  and passenger vehicles)
3,032,399 2,973,509** 2,979,321**
    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), from April 2010 Traffic Volume Trends.
DATA QUALITY 2008 2009 Apr 2009-
Mar 2010
ACCURACY
• Percentage of FMCSA reported crashes matched 
  to a carrier
96% 98% 98%
• Percentage of FMCSA reported inspections matched 
  to a carrier
99% 99% 99%
TIMELINESS
• Percentage of FMCSA crashes reported within 90 days 88% 88% 87%
• Percentage of FMCSA inspections reported within 21 days 94% 94% 94%
COMPLETENESS
• Percentage of fatal crashes reported to FMCSA 100% 100% 100%
• Percentage of nonfatal crashes reported to FMCSA 86% 78% 75%
• Percentage of all crash reports with complete 
  driver/vehicle data
84% 94% 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 2009-Jun 2010)*
Federal State Federal State Federal State
COMPLIANCE REVIEWS (CRs)
• Total Number of CRs 9,645 5,980 10,290 6,635 6,993 4,586
    Hazardous Material (HM) Reviews 1,835 938 2,082 1,218 1,503 821
    Household Goods Reviews 608 21 557 9 483 3
    Motor Coach Reviews 1,040 267 1,090 197 507 87
• Conditional Carrier Reviews 2,304 782 2,444 757 1,614 574
NEW ENTRANT SAFETY AUDITS
• Total New Entrant Safety Audits 
  (Percent Completed on Time)
3,997 
(95%)
33,403 
(98%)
3,386 
(94%)
34,508 
(98%)
1,578 
(96%)
22,640 
(98%)
ROADSIDE INSPECTIONS
• Trucks 102,729 3,234,583 109,989 3,321,327 98,231 2,436,793
    HM Trucks 4,467 195,359 4,588 217,611 4,074 152,187
• Buses** 16,375 133,282 16,327 82,732 9,274 56,629
• At U.S. Borders (counts based on Census data)
    Trucks (Canada/Mexico Domiciled***) 74,398 208,538 80,754 207,010 76,319 170,799
    Buses (Canada/Mexico Domiciled***) 1,771 599 1,573 530 1,024 318
    Northern Border (Canada Domiciled) 250 63,773 230 55,111 140 47,460
    Southern Border (Mexico Domiciled***) 75,919 145,364 82,097 152,429 77,203 123,657
• Notice-of-Claim Letters Issued 6,083 6,647 5,562
• Unsat/Unfit Out-of-Service (OOS) Orders 1,015 1,117 797
• 90-Day No-Pay OOS Orders 1,151 1,502 1,155
DRIVER/VEHICLE 
INSPECTIONS/OOS RATES
Driver Vehicle Driver Vehicle Driver Vehicle
• Total Number of Truck Inspections 3,288,238 2,270,475 3,379,065 2,267,916 2,504,696 1,703,176
• Total Number of Bus Inspections 51,316 130,937 50,808 81,144 33,208 57,158
• Truck OOS Rate 6.6% 23.2% 5.8% 22.1% 5.2% 19.5%
• Bus OOS Rate 4.8% 7.6% 4.2% 7.5% 4.6% 6.5%
INCREASING SAFETY AND SECURITY AWARENESS
• HM Package Inspections 6,894 6,715 3,875
• Security Contact Reviews 1,797 1,959 1,206
*Preliminary. 
**No level 7 school bus inspections reported. 
***Mexico-domiciled trucks or buses operating in the U.S. Commercial Zone only.
Updated: Wednesday, April 2, 2014