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Motor Carrier Safety Progress Report (as of 12/31/06)

SAFETY OUTCOMES 2004 2005 2006
• Large Truck and Bus Fatality Rate 
  (per 100 million total VMT)*
0.186 0.184** ***
• Total Fatalities (Large Trucks and Buses) 5,519 5,510** ***
  Large Truck Fatalities 5,235 5,212** ***
    Single-Unit Truck Fatalities 1,390 1,381** ***
    Combination-Unit Truck Fatalities 3,949 3,920** ***
    Bus Fatalities 315 335** ***
• Large Truck and Bus Injury Rate 
  (per 100 million total VMT)
4.89 4.55** ***
• Total Injuries (Large Trucks and Buses) 145,000 136,000** ***
  Large Truck Injuries 116,000 114,000** ***
  Bus Injuries 29,000 23,000** ***
• Total VMT (millions; includes trucks, 
  buses, and passenger vehicles)
2,964,788 2,989,807** ***
  Large Truck VMT 220,811 222,836** ***
  Bus VMT 6,801 6,646** ***

Fatality Rate Formula: Fatality Rate =   [(Number of Fatalities / Total VMT) x 100].
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).
**Preliminary.   ***Data not available.

DATA QUALITY 2004 2005 2006
ACCURACY
• Percentage of FMCSA reported crashes 
  matched to a carrier
87% 88% 93%
• Percentage of FMCSA reported inspections 
  matched to a carrier
96% 97% 98%
TIMELINESS
• Percentage of FMCSA crashes 
  reported within 90 days
69% 81% 89%
• Percentage of FMCSA inspections 
  reported within 21 days
80% 81% 87%
COMPLETENESS
• Percentage of fatal crashes reported 
  to FMCSA
99% 99% *

Sources: MCMIS (State-reported crash data);   NHTSA (fatal crash data). 
For details, see www.ai.fmcsa.dot.gov/DataQuality.
*Data not available.

PROGRAM OUTPUTS FY 2005
Total
FY 2006
Total
FY 2007
(Oct-Dec 2006)
Federal State Federal State Federal State
COMPLIANCE REVIEWS (CRs)
• Total Number of CRs 7,978 4,597 9,718 5,459 2,590 1,340
   Hazardous Material 
   (HM) Reviews
1,689 617 1,944 803 442 200
   Household Goods 
   Reviews
373 8 558 6 114 7
   Motor Coach Reviews 340 117 504 142 277 49
• Conditional Carrier 
   Reviews
2,543 1,014 2,694 1,057 533 170
NEW ENTRANT SAFETY AUDITS
• Total New Entrant 
  Safety Audits 
  (Percent Completed 
  on Time)
11,734 
(93%)
22,680 
(95%)
10,187 
(91%)
29,273 
(97%)
1,600 
(99%)
7,546 
(98%)
ROADSIDE INSPECTIONS
• Trucks 101,282 2,865,578 99,477 3,051,554 22,877 696,343
  HM Trucks 5,613 175,641 4,482 187,046 1,000 43,031
• Buses 6,669 49,415 23,002 102,070 7,170 19,986
• At U.S. Borders
  Trucks (Canada/ 
  Mexico Domiciled*)
46,405 165,493 48,143 189,682 14,854 46,392
  Buses (Canada/ 
  Mexico Domiciled*)
297 737 525 543 727 188
  Northern Border 
  (Canada Domiciled)
316 53,610 369 56,546 108 13,282
  Southern Border 
  (Mexico Domiciled*)
46,386 112,620 48,299 133,679 15,473 33,298
• Notice-of-Claim 
  Letters Issued
4,328 5,085 1,473
• Unsat/Unfit Out-of- 
  Service (OOS) Orders
518 493 180
• 90-Day No-Pay 
  OOS Orders
891 728 182
INSPECTIONS/ 
OOS RATES
Driver Vehicle Driver Vehicle Driver Vehicle
• Total Number of 
  Truck Inspections
2,928,612 2,156,648 3,093,867 2,269,835 711,564 510,679
• Total Number of 
  Bus Inspections
35,574 43,287 52,508 103,711 15,057 21,030
• Truck OOS Rate 6.6% 23.6% 7.0% 23.7% 7.1% 22.9%
• Bus OOS Rate 4.6% 9.4% 4.0% 9.0% 3.3% 8.4%
INCREASING SAFETY AND SECURITY AWARENESS
• HM Package 
  Inspections
7,720 9,184 933
• HM Incidents Involving 
  Commercial Vehicles
13,432 15,960 783
• Security Contact 
  Reviews**
1,268 2,182 441

Mexico-domiciled trucks operating in the U.S. Commercial Zone only.
**These counts no longer include Security Sensitivity Visits.

Updated: Monday, January 6, 2014