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Motor Carrier Safety Progress Report (as of 3/31/12)


  MCMIS SAFETY OUTCOMES*
  CY 2009
  CY 2010**
 CY 2011**
CRASHES
Large Trucks and Buses
118,358
129,159
126,599
    Large Trucks
105,457
115,730
113,775
    Buses
  13,310
 13,856
  13,261
FATALITIES
Large Trucks and Buses
     3,803
    4,202
 3,935
    Large Trucks
    3,548
    3,889
 3,661
    Buses
      270
       325
    295
INJURIES
Large Trucks and Buses
  74,242
  80,230
77,348
    Large Trucks
  59,551
  64,668
62,885
    Buses
  15,470
  16,515
15,575
*States are expected to report crash data to FMCSA within 90 days of the crash. Data are considered preliminary for 18 months to allow for changes.
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).

PROGRAM OUTPUTS
FY 2010
FY 2011*
FY 2012*
(Oct 2011-
Mar 2012) 
Federal
State
Federal
State
Federal
State
Warning Letters
15,328
42,540
12,699
CARRIER REVIEWS
Total Reviews Performed
12,281
 7,874
11,082
  7,334
 6,062
3,763
Hazardous Material (HM) Reviews
  1,943
 1,108
 1,176
     867
   502
   374
Household Goods Reviews
     561
       6
    292
       11
   110
    ---
Passenger Carrier Reviews**
  1,307
   419
 1,263
    472
   554
   227
Motorcoach Reviews**
     944
   213
    859
    196
   336
   107
BY REVIEWS IN PHASED COMPLIANCE, SAFETY, ACCOUNTABILITY (CSA) STATES
Total Reviews Performed
    9,997
   5,365
    8,850
    4,980
4,957
2,578
Full Compliance Reviews
    8,116
   4,884
    4,460
    3,530
1,393
1,323
Focused Compliance Reviews
       ***
      ***
    3,258
    1,081
3,078
1,055
BY INVESTIGATIONS IN 100% CSA STATES - AK, CO, DE, GA, KS, NJ, MD, MN, MO, MT
Total Reviews Performed
    2,284
   2,509
    2,232
    2,354
 1,105
1,185
On-Site Comprehensive Investigations
       365
      417
       522
       802
   123
   240
On-Site Focused Investigations
       584
      612
       987
       767
   308
   198
Off-Site Investigations
       333
      356
       315
       298
     70
     74
INVESTIGATION FOLLOW-ON ACTIONS
Cooperative Safety Plans (CSPs)                429                479     231
Notice of Claims (NOC)
    7,152
    6,865
  2,877
Notice of Violations (NOV)
         95
       138
      67
Unsat/Unfit Out-of-Service (OOS) Orders
    1,005
       912
    427
90-Day No-Pay OOS Orders
    1,598
    1,644
    748
Imminent Hazard OOS Orders
           5
         10
        8
NEW ENTRANT SAFETY AUDITS
Total New Entrant Safety Audits
(Percent Completed on Time)
  34,141
 (92.7%)
  34,272
 (88.2%)
16,920
(89.2%)
New Entrant Pass Rate
  72.6%
  65.0%
 73.6%
INCREASING SAFETY AND SECURITY AWARENESS
HM Package Inspections             6,624             4,718  1,824
Security Contact Reviews             1,897                904     352
ROADSIDE INSPECTIONS
Total Truck and Bus Inspections
       3,569,288
       3,600,915
1,729,549
Trucks
  129,293
3,334,356
  130,824
3,354,716
 60,115
1,615,755
HM Trucks
     5,375
  205,464
     4,966
  203,584
   1,736
   95,106
Buses**
   12,294
    83,253
   11,828
  103,547
   5,430
   48,249
Motorcoaches
     9,890
    15,791
     8,749
    20,233
   4,084
   10,368
DRIVER/VEHICLE INSPECTIONS/OOS RATES
Driver
Vehicle
Driver
Vehicle
Driver
Vehicle
Total Number of Truck Inspections
3,424,657
2,330,122
3,430,156
2,329,941
1,655,013
1,105,174
Total Number of Bus Inspections
    46,049
    82,848
    54,127
    95,739
    27,312
    44,273
Truck OOS Rate
      5.3%
     20.4%
       5.0%
     20.8%
      4.8%
    20.4%
Bus OOS Rate
      4.9%
       6.7%
       5.9%
       6.9%
      4.9%
     6.4%
*Data are considered preliminary for 18 months.
**Level 7 school bus inspections are not included.
***No interventions of this type for the given year.
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).
Source: Motor Carrier Management Information System (MCMIS), as of April 27, 2012.

Motor Carrier Safety Progress Report

I. Use of MCMIS Crash Data

The December 31, 2011, Motor Carrier Safety Progress Report was the first to use the State-reported crash data from the Motor Carrier Management Information System (MCMIS) for reporting fatalities, injuries, and crashes involving large trucks and buses. Previous reports relied on the Fatality Analysis Reporting System (FARS) and General Estimates System (GES) data received from NHTSA. The MCMIS crash data are available more quickly than the FARS and GES, which typically are not available until sometime between July and December of the year following the crash. States have a target goal of 90 days after a crash to report the data to FMCSA. Therefore, the crash data presented in the Safety Progress Report are up to the end of the quarter 3 months prior to the date of the Report. However, we recognize that not all crashes are reported within the 90-day timeframe, so the counts of fatalities, injuries, and crashes for the most recent year are likely to increase in subsequent reports as new data are entered into MCMIS. Because crashes are considered in evaluating a carrier’s safety performance, we do not “lock down” the MCMIS crash file; rather, we continue to accept crash data submissions from the States to ensure we have the most accurate accounting. In general, we consider crash data in the Safety Progress Report to be “preliminary” for 18 months to allow for changes.

Additional changes to the crash data displayed in the Safety Progress Report result from the differences in how crashes are defined in MCMIS and FARS/GES:

Fatal crashes: The MCMIS fatal crash data will differ slightly from FARS, because MCMIS uses the gross combination weight rating (GCWR) to determine whether a crash should be reported to MCMIS, whereas FARS uses the gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR). Thus, a truck pulling a trailer where the GCWR is greater than 10,000 pounds would be reported in MCMIS as a large truck crash, but would not in FARS if the GVWR of the truck alone was not greater than 10,000 pounds.

Non-fatal crashes: GES data are estimates based on a sample survey of crashes, whereas MCMIS contains a census of all large truck and bus crashes reported to FMCSA by the States. There are also definitional differences between GES and MCMIS. MCMIS uses the National Governors' Association recommended crash thresholds to define injury crashes as ones where the person injured is taken to a medical facility for immediate medical attention, and tow-away crashes as ones where at least one vehicle is towed from the scene as a result of disabling damage suffered in the crash. GES follows the National Safety Council's KABCO scale, where injury crashes involve disabling, evident, or possible injuries, and property-damage-only crashes involve no fatalities and no apparent injuries. Thus, the MCMIS injury and towaway crashes are subsets of the GES-eligible injury and property-damage-only crashes, and therefore are always less than the GES estimates.

II. CSA Data

Until the full implementation of the CSA program across all the States, the 100% CSA State activities are displayed separately from the States that are "phasing" the implementation. The reviews and interventions conducted by both groups add up to the "total reviews performed," but the activities differ between the two groups. The Safety Progress Report contains an array of pre- and post-investigation actions, such as warning letters, notices of violations, and out-of-service orders.

(July 12, 2012 release)

Updated: Monday, May 4, 2015