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

SAFETY OUTCOMES200420052006
• Large Truck and Bus Fatality Rate 
  (per 100 million total VMT)*
0.1860.184*****
• Total Fatalities (Large Trucks and Buses)5,5195,510*****
  Large Truck Fatalities5,2355,212*****
    Single-Unit Truck Fatalities1,3901,381*****
    Combination-Unit Truck Fatalities3,9493,920*****
    Bus Fatalities315335*****
• Large Truck and Bus Injury Rate 
  (per 100 million total VMT)
4.894.55*****
• Total Injuries (Large Trucks and Buses)145,000136,000*****
  Large Truck Injuries116,000114,000*****
  Bus Injuries29,00023,000*****
• Total VMT (millions; includes trucks, 
  buses, and passenger vehicles)
2,964,7882,989,807*****
  Large Truck VMT220,811222,836*****
  Bus VMT6,8016,646*****

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 QUALITY200420052006
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 OUTPUTSFY 2005
Total
FY 2006
Total
FY 2007
(Oct-Dec 2006)
FederalStateFederalStateFederalState
COMPLIANCE REVIEWS (CRs)
• Total Number of CRs7,9784,5979,7185,4592,5901,340
   Hazardous Material 
   (HM) Reviews
1,6896171,944803442200
   Household Goods 
   Reviews
373855861147
   Motor Coach Reviews34011750414227749
• Conditional Carrier 
   Reviews
2,5431,0142,6941,057533170
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
• Trucks101,2822,865,57899,4773,051,55422,877696,343
  HM Trucks5,613175,6414,482187,0461,00043,031
• Buses6,66949,41523,002102,0707,17019,986
• At U.S. Borders
  Trucks (Canada/ 
  Mexico Domiciled*)
46,405165,49348,143189,68214,85446,392
  Buses (Canada/ 
  Mexico Domiciled*)
297737525543727188
  Northern Border 
  (Canada Domiciled)
31653,61036956,54610813,282
  Southern Border 
  (Mexico Domiciled*)
46,386112,62048,299133,67915,47333,298
• Notice-of-Claim 
  Letters Issued
4,3285,0851,473
• Unsat/Unfit Out-of- 
  Service (OOS) Orders
518493180
• 90-Day No-Pay 
  OOS Orders
891728182
INSPECTIONS/ 
OOS RATES
DriverVehicleDriverVehicleDriverVehicle
• Total Number of 
  Truck Inspections
2,928,6122,156,6483,093,8672,269,835711,564510,679
• Total Number of 
  Bus Inspections
35,57443,28752,508103,71115,05721,030
• Truck OOS Rate6.6%23.6%7.0%23.7%7.1%22.9%
• Bus OOS Rate4.6%9.4%4.0%9.0%3.3%8.4%
INCREASING SAFETY AND SECURITY AWARENESS
• HM Package 
  Inspections
7,7209,184933
• HM Incidents Involving 
  Commercial Vehicles
13,43215,960783
• Security Contact 
  Reviews**
1,2682,182441

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

Updated: Monday, January 6, 2014