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Motor Carrier Safety Progress Report (as of 12/31/10)

Motor Carrier Safety Progress Report (as of December 31, 2010)

SAFETY OUTCOMES 2008 2009 2010
• Rate of Fatalities Involving Large Trucks and Buses (per 100 million total VMT)* 0.153** 0.121** ****
• Total Fatalities Involving Large Trucks and Buses
4,545 3,619** ****

Fatalities Involving Large Trucks

4,245 3,380** ****
   Fatalities Involving Single-Unit Trucks 1,173 972** ****
   Fatalities Involving Combination-Unit Trucks 3,173 2,470** ****

Fatalities Involving Buses***

311 254** ****
• Rate of Injuries Involving Large Trucks and Buses (per 100 million total VMT) 3.82 3.13** ****
• Total Injuries Involving Large Trucks and Buses 113,000 93,000 ****
Injuries Involving Large Trucks 90,000 74,000 ****

Injuries Involving Buses

24,000 20,000 ****
• Total VMT (millions; includes trucks, buses, and passenger vehicles) 2,973,509** 2,979,321** ****
Large Truck VMT 227,458** **** ****
Bus VMT 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 Oct 2009-
Sept 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% 87% 87%
• Percentage of FMCSA inspections reported within 21 days 94% 95% 95%
COMPLETENESS
• Percentage of fatal crashes reported to FMCSA 100% 100% 100%
• Percentage of nonfatal crashes reported to FMCSA 86% 86% 88%
• 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 2009 Total FY 2010 Total* FY 2011 (Oct-Dec 2010)*
Federal State Federal State Federal State
COMPLIANCE REVIEWS (CRs)
• Total Number of CRs 10,290 6,638 9,311 6,117 1,843 1,286
    Hazardous Material (HM) Reviews 2,082 1,218 1,943 1,108 376 247
    Household Goods Reviews 557 9 561 6 32 4
    Motor Coach Reviews 1,090 197 878 164 81 25
• Conditional Carrier Reviews 2,444 757 2,032 727 357 127
NEW ENTRANT SAFETY AUDITS
• Total New Entrant Safety Audits 
  (Percent Completed on Time)
3,386 
(94%)
34,508 
(98%)
2,147 
(93%)
31,967 
(95%)
201 
(84%)
6,915 
(97%)
ROADSIDE INSPECTIONS
• Trucks 110,004 3,321,414 130,866 3,340,752 33,607 794,776
    HM Trucks 4,588 217,615 5,395 205,254 1,348 46,914
• Buses** 16,329 82,729 12,302 82,866 2,822 19,284
• At U.S. Borders (counts based on Census data)
    Trucks (Canada/Mexico Domiciled***) 80,761 206,940 101,442 227,177 26,877 54,661
    Buses (Canada/Mexico Domiciled***) 1,569 530 1,312 441 158 84
    Northern Border (Canada Domiciled) 231 55,128 195 63,127 16 15,617
    Southern Border (Mexico Domiciled***) 82,099 152,342 102,559 164,491 27,019 39,128
• Notice-of-Claim Letters Issued 6,647 7,457 1,709
• Unsat/Unfit Out-of-Service (OOS) Orders 1,118 1,004 227
• 90-Day No-Pay OOS Orders 1,504 1,592 438
DRIVER/VEHICLE 
INSPECTIONS/OOS RATES
Driver Vehicle Driver Vehicle Driver Vehicle
• Total Number of Truck Inspections 3,379,168 2,267,977 3,422,740 2,328,546 819,059 541,342
• Total Number of Bus Inspections 50,796 81,146 45,934 82,663 10,247 19,122
• Truck OOS Rate 5.8% 22.1% 5.3% 20.1% 5.0% 20.2%
• Bus OOS Rate 4.2% 7.6% 4.9% 6.7% 4.2% 5.9%
INCREASING SAFETY AND SECURITY AWARENESS
• HM Package Inspections 6,718 6,611 814
• Security Contact Reviews 1,959 1,897 242
*Preliminary. 
**No level 7 school bus inspections reported. 
***Mexico-domiciled trucks or buses operating in the U.S. Commercial Zone only
Updated: Friday, December 20, 2013