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Motor Carrier Safety Progress Report (as of 12/31/07)

SAFETY OUTCOMES 2005 2006 2007
• Large Truck and Bus Fatality Rate 
  (per 100 million total VMT)*
0.185 0.176** ***
• Total Fatalities (Large Trucks and Buses) 5,539 5,309** ***
    Large Truck Fatalities 5,240 4,995** ***
      Single-Unit Truck Fatalities 1,398 1,321** ***
      Combination-Unit Truck Fatalities 3,932 3,761** ***
    Bus Fatalities**** 340 331** ***
• Large Truck and Bus Injury Rate 
  (per 100 million total VMT)
4.56 4.17** ***
• Total Injuries (Large Trucks and Buses) 136,000 126,000** ***
    Large Truck Injuries 114,000 106,000** ***
    Bus Injuries 23,000 21,000** ***
• Total VMT (millions; includes trucks, 
  buses, and passenger vehicles)
2,989,430 3,014,116** ***
    Large Truck VMT 222,523 223,037** ***
    Bus VMT 6,980 6,994** ***

*Fatality Rate Formula: Fatality Rate =[(Number of Fatalities / 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 2005 2006 2007
ACCURACY
• Percentage of FMCSA reported crashes
  matched to a carrier
88% 92% 94%
• Percentage of FMCSA reported inspections 
  matched to a carrier
97% 98% 98%
TIMELINESS
• Percentage of FMCSA crashes 
  reported within 90 days
81% 86% 86%
• Percentage of FMCSA inspections 
  reported within 21 days
81% 91% 92%
COMPLETENESS
• Percentage of fatal crashes reported 
  to FMCSA
99% 99% 100%
• Percentage of nonfatal crashes 
  reported to FMCSA (initiated 10/07)
* * 86%
• Percentage of all crash reports 
  with complete driver/vehicle 
  data (initiated 10/07)
* * 69%

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 2006 
Total
FY 2007 
Total
FY 2008 
(Oct-Dec 2007)
Federal State Federal State Federal State
COMPLIANCE REVIEWS (CRs)
• Total Number of CRs 9,722 5,463 10,243 5,858 2,124 1,415
    Hazardous Material 
    (HM) Reviews
1,946 804 1,968 808 403 238
    Household Goods 
    Reviews
563 6 489 9 79 1
    Motor Coach Reviews 504 142 1,041 192 180 54
• Conditional Carrier 
  Reviews
2,687 1,058 2,635 769 518 213
NEW ENTRANT SAFETY AUDITS
• Total New Entrant 
  Safety Audits 
  (Percent Completed 
  on Time)
10,187 
(91%)
29,301 
(97%)
5,705 
(96%)
32,598 
(99%)
713 
(99%)
7,426 
(99%)
ROADSIDE INSPECTIONS
• Trucks 99,363 3,053,716 92,667 3,132,564 24,159 739,716
    HM Trucks 4,481 187,198 4,449 194,522 1,049 43,470
• Buses 23,020 103,606 21,577 125,892 3,843 20,841
• At U.S. Borders
    Trucks (Canada/ 
    Mexico Domiciled*)
48,137 189,489 52,993 195,462 13,168 46,356
    Buses (Canada/ 
    Mexico Domiciled)
527 542 1,435 656 47 130
    Northern Border 
    (Canada Domiciled)
368 56,440 260 50,021 26 10,576
    Southern Border 
    (Mexico Domiciled*)
48,296 133,591 54,168 146,097 13,189 35,910
• Notice-of-Claim 
  Letters Issued
5,079 5,902 1,400
• Unsat/Unfit Out-of- 
  Service (OOS) Orders
494 774 238
• 90-Day No-Pay 
  OOS Orders
733 1,050 251
DRIVER/VEHICLE 
INSPECTIONS/OOS RATES
Driver Vehicle Driver Vehicle Driver Vehicle
• Total Number of 
  Truck Inspections
3,093,996 2,273,467 3,170,540 2,261,239 755,673 511,291
• Total Number of 
  Bus Inspections
52,959 105,257 54,771 125,430 11,691 20,383
• Truck OOS Rate 7.0% 23.7% 6.9% 23.2% 6.8% 22.4%
• Bus OOS Rate 4.0% 9.0% 3.8% 7.9% 5.6% 8.5%
INCREASING SAFETY AND SECURITY AWARENESS
• HM Package 
  Inspections
9,349 7,773 660
• Security Contact 
  Reviews**
2,187 2,061 381

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

Updated: Monday, January 6, 2014