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Motor Carrier Safety Progress Report (as of 9/30/07)

SAFETY OUTCOMES 2004 2005 2006
• Large Truck and Bus Fatality Rate 
  (per 100 million total VMT)*
0.186 0.185 0.176
• Total Fatalities (Large Trucks and Buses) 5,519 5,539 5,309
  Large Truck Fatalities 5,235 5,240 4,995
    Single-Unit Truck Fatalities 1,390 1,398 1,321
    Combination-Unit Truck Fatalities 3,949 3,932 3,761
    Bus Fatalities** 315 340 331
• Large Truck and Bus Injury Rate 
  (per 100 million total VMT)
4.89 4.56 4.17
• Total Injuries (Large Trucks and Buses) 145,000 136,000 126,000
  Large Truck Injuries 116,000 114,000 106,000
  Bus Injuries 29,000 23,000 21,000
• Total VMT (millions; includes trucks, 
  buses, and passenger vehicles)
2,964,788 2,989,430 3,014,116
  Large Truck VMT 220,811 222,523 223,037
  Bus VMT 6,801 6,980 6,994

*Fatality Rate Formula: Fatality Rate = [(Number of Fatalities / Total VMT) x 100].
**Includes all occupants and nonoccupantskilled 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 2004 2005 2006
ACCURACY
• Percentage of FMCSA reported crashes 
  matched to a carrier
87% 88% 92%
• Percentage of FMCSA reported inspections 
  matched to a carrier
96% 97% 98%
TIMELINESS
• Percentage of FMCSA crashes 
  reported within 90 days
69% 81% 86%
• Percentage of FMCSA inspections 
  reported within 21 days
80% 81% 91%
COMPLETENESS
• Percentage of fatal crashes reported 
  to FMCSA
99% 99% 99%

Sources: MCMIS (State-reported crash data); NHTSA (fatal crash data). 
For details, see www.ai.fmcsa.dot.gov/DataQuality.

PROGRAM OUTPUTS FY 2005
Total
FY 2006
Total
FY 2007
Total
Federal State Federal State Federal State
COMPLIANCE REVIEWS (CRs)
• Total Number of CRs 7,978 4,597 9,722 5,463 10,240 5,853
      Hazardous Material 
    (HM) Reviews
1,689 617 1,946 804 1,969 808
      Household Goods 
    Reviews
373 8 563 6 489 9
      Motor Coach Reviews 340 117 504 142 1,040 192
• Conditional Carrier 
    Reviews
2,548 1,011 2,687 1,058 2,632 772
NEW ENTRANT SAFETY AUDITS
• Total New Entrant 
  Safety Audits 
  (Percent Completed 
  on Time)
11,734 
(93%)
22,681 
(95%)
10,187 
(91%)
29,301
(97%)
5,704 
(96%)
32,586 
(99%)
ROADSIDE INSPECTIONS
• Trucks 101,122 2,857,746 99,363 3,053,716 92,288 3,113,942
    HM Trucks 5,603 175,290 4,481 187,198 4,433 193,075
• Buses 6,669 49,360 23,020 103,606 21,573 124,834
• At U.S. Borders
    Trucks (Canada/ 
    Mexico Domiciled*)
46,382 164,951 48,137 189,489 52,822 208,675
    Buses (Canada/ 
    Mexico Domiciled*)
297 736 527 542 1,437 687
    Northern Border 
    (Canada Domiciled)
314 53,341 368 56,440 318 63,526
    Southern Border 
    (Mexico Domiciled*)
46,365 112,346 48,296 133,591 53,941 145,836
• Notice-of-Claim 
    Letters Issued
4,328 5,079 5,901
• Unsat/Unfit Out-of- 
    Service (OOS) Orders
517 494 777
• 90-Day No-Pay 
    OOS Orders
891 733 1,052
DRIVER/VEHICLE INSPECTIONS/ 
OOS RATES
Driver Vehicle Driver Vehicle Driver Vehicle
• Total Number of 
    Truck Inspections
2,920,683 2,151,739 3,093,996 2,273,467 3,152,564 2,247,833
• Total Number of 
    Bus Inspections
35,519 43,240 52,959 105,257 54,620 124,400
• Truck OOS Rate 6.6% 23.6% 7.0% 23.7% 7.0% 23.2%
• Bus OOS Rate 4.5% 9.4% 4.0% 9.0% 3.8% 7.9%
INCREASING SAFETY AND SECURITY AWARENESS
• HM Package 
    Inspections
7,722 9,349 7,773
• Security Contact 
    Reviews**
1,268 2,187 2,062

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

Updated: Wednesday, April 2, 2014