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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 vehicle miles traveled [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].
**Preliminary.
***Data not available.
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: Fatalities and Injuries - National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA); Vehicle Miles Traveled - Federal Highway Administration (FHWA).

DATA QUALITY 2004 2005 2006
ACCURACY
Percentage of FMCSA-reported crashes matched to a carrier87%88%93%
Percentage of FMCSA-reported inspections matched to a carrier96%97%98%
TIMELINESS
Percentage of FMCSA crashes reported within 90 days69%81%89%
Percentage of FMCSA inspections reported within 21 days80%81%87%
COMPLETENESS
Percentage of fatal crashes reported to FMCSA99%99%*
Sources: State-reported crash data - Motor Carrier Management Information System (MCMIS); fatal crash data - NHTSA. 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
7,9784,5979,7185,4592,5901,340
Hazardous Materials (HM) Reviews
1,6896171,944803442200
Household Goods Reviews
373855861147
Motorcoach Reviews
34011750414227749
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
 
Trucks
101,2822,865,57899,4773,051,55422,877696,343
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 Issued4,3285,0851,473
Unsat/Unfit Out-of-Service (OOS) Orders518493180
90-Day No-Pay OOS Orders891728182
DRIVER/VEHICLE INSPECTIONS/OOS RATESDriverVehicleDriverVehicleDriverVehicle
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%
IMPROVING SAFETY AND SECURITY AWARENESS
 
HM Package Inspections
7,720
9,184933
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, May 4, 2015