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Motor Carrier Safety Progress Report (as of 9/30/08)

SAFETY OUTCOMES 2005 2006 2007
• Rate of Fatalities Involving Large Trucks 
  and Buses (per 100 million total VMT)*
0.185 0.177 0.168**
• Total Fatalities Involving Large Trucks 
  and Buses
5,539 5,347 5,099**
    Fatalities Involving Large Trucks 5,240 5,027 4,808**
      Fatalities Involving Single-Unit 
      Trucks
1,398 1,339 1,297**
      Fatalities Involving Combination-Unit 
      Trucks
3,932 3,776 3,621**
    Fatalities Involving Buses*** 340 337 322**
• Rate of Injuries Involving Large Trucks 
  and Buses (per 100 million total VMT)
4.56 4.17 4.09**
• Total Injuries Involving Large Trucks 
  and Buses
136,000 126,000 124,000
    Injuries Involving Large Trucks 114,000 106,000 101,000
    Injuries Involving Buses 23,000 21,000 24,000
• Total VMT (millions; includes trucks, 
  buses, and passenger vehicles)
2,989,430 3,014,371 3,029,822**
    Large Truck VMT 222,523 222,513 226,963**
    Bus VMT 6,980 6,783 6,976**
*Fatality Rate Formula: Fatality rate =
  [(Number of fatalities involving large trucks 
  and buses / Total VMT) x 100]. 
**Preliminary.
***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);             *Data not available. 
  NHTSA (fatal crash data).
For details, see www.ai.fmcsa.dot.gov/DataQuality.
PROGRAM OUTPUTS FY 2006 
Total
FY 2007 
Total
FY 2008 
Total
Federal State Federal State Federal State
COMPLIANCE REVIEWS (CRs)
• Total Number of CRs 9,722 5,463 10,256 5,859 9,633 5,976
    Hazardous Material 
    (HM) Reviews
1,946 804 1,973 808 1,834 938
    Household Goods 
    Reviews
563 6 489 9 607 21
    Motor Coach Reviews 504 142 1,041 192 1,040 266
• Conditional Carrier 
  Reviews
2,687 1,058 2,634 784 2,300 781
NEW ENTRANT SAFETY AUDITS
• Total New Entrant 
  Safety Audits 
  (Percent Completed 
  on Time)
10,187 
(91%)
29,301 
(97%)
5,706 
(95%)
32,620 
(98%)
3,989 
(96%)
33,363 
(98%)
ROADSIDE INSPECTIONS
• Trucks 99,363 3,053,716 92,900 3,135,368 102,256 3,218,498
    HM Trucks 4,481 187,198 4,453 194,668 4,427 194,356
• Buses 23,020 103,606 21,644 126,223 16,160 132,398
• At U.S. Borders
    Trucks (Canada/ 
    Mexico Domiciled*)
48,137 189,489 53,003 195,483 53,251 190,849
    Buses (Canada/ 
    Mexico Domiciled)
527 542 1,434 664 224 550
    Northern Border 
    (Canada Domiciled)
368 56,440 260 50,024 169 49,727
    Southern Border 
    (Mexico Domiciled*)
48,296 133,591 54,177 146,123 53,306 141,672
• Notice-of-Claim 
  Letters Issued
5,079 5,905 6,095
• Unsat/Unfit Out-of- 
  Service (OOS) Orders
494 774 1,015
• 90-Day No-Pay 
  OOS Orders
733 1,045 1,122
DRIVER/VEHICLE 
INSPECTIONS/OOS RATES
Driver Vehicle Driver Vehicle Driver Vehicle
• Total Number of 
  Truck Inspections
3,093,996 2,273,467 3,172,923 2,263,702 3,273,232 2,257,487
• Total Number of 
  Bus Inspections
52,959 105,257 54,854 125,926 51,008 130,030
• Truck OOS Rate 7.0% 23.7% 6.9% 23.2% 6.6% 23.2%
• Bus OOS Rate 4.0% 9.0% 3.7% 7.9% 4.8% 7.7%
INCREASING SAFETY AND SECURITY AWARENESS
• HM Package 
  Inspections
9,349 7,815 6,803
• Security Contact 
  Reviews**
2,187 2,065 1,794
*Mexico-domiciled trucks operating in the U.S. Commercial Zone only. 
**These counts no longer include Security Sensitivity Visits.
Updated: Thursday, March 13, 2014