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Motor Carrier Safety Progress Report (as of 9/30/09)

 
SAFETY OUTCOMES200620072008
• Rate of Fatalities Involving Large Trucks 
  and Buses (per 100 million total VMT)*
0.1770.169*****
• Total Fatalities Involving Large Trucks 
  and Buses
5,3475,1164,525**
    Fatalities Involving Large Trucks5,0274,8224,229**
      Fatalities Involving Single-Unit 
      Trucks
1,3391,3001,159**
      Fatalities Involving Combination-Unit 
      Trucks
3,7763,6333,151**
    Fatalities Involving Buses****337325307**
• Rate of Injuries Involving Large Trucks 
  and Buses (per 100 million total VMT)
4.174.09*****
• Total Injuries Involving Large Trucks 
  and Buses
126,000124,000113,000
    Injuries Involving Large Trucks106,000101,00090,000
    Injuries Involving Buses21,00024,00024,000
• Total VMT (millions; includes trucks, 
  buses, and passenger vehicles)
3,014,3713,029,822*****
    Large Truck VMT222,513226,963*****
    Bus VMT6,7836,976*****
*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).
 
DATA QUALITY20072008Jul 08 - 
Jun 09
ACCURACY
• Percentage of FMCSA reported crashes
  matched to a carrier
94%96%96%
• Percentage of FMCSA reported inspections 
  matched to a carrier
98%99%99%
TIMELINESS
• Percentage of FMCSA crashes 
  reported within 90 days
86%88%89%
• Percentage of FMCSA inspections 
  reported within 21 days
92%94%94%
COMPLETENESS
• Percentage of fatal crashes reported 
  to FMCSA
100%100%100%
• Percentage of nonfatal crashes 
  reported to FMCSA
86%86%83%
• Percentage of all crash reports 
  with complete driver/vehicle data
69%84%92%
Sources: MCMIS (State-reported data);   NHTSA (fatal crash data).
For details, see www.ai.fmcsa.dot.gov/DataQuality.
 
PROGRAM OUTPUTSFY 2007 
Total
FY 2008 
Total*
FY 2009 
Total*
FederalStateFederalStateFederalState
COMPLIANCE REVIEWS (CRs)
• Total Number of CRs10,2565,8599,6455,98010,2856,632
    Hazardous Material 
    (HM) Reviews
1,9738081,8359382,0811,217
    Household Goods 
    Reviews
4899608215579
    Motor Coach Reviews1,0411921,0402671,089197
• Conditional Carrier 
  Reviews
2,6347842,3047822,444757
NEW ENTRANT SAFETY AUDITS
• Total New Entrant 
  Safety Audits 
  (Percent Completed 
  on Time)
5,706 
(95%)
32,620 
(98%)
3,997 
(95%)
33,401 
(98%)
3,377 
(95%)
34,452 
(99%)
ROADSIDE INSPECTIONS
• Trucks92,9003,135,368102,7253,234,331110,1313,303,260
    HM Trucks4,453194,6684,467195,3604,612216,853
• Buses21,644126,22316,375133,26916,39581,357
• At U.S. Borders**
    Trucks (Canada/ 
    Mexico Domiciled***)
63,898212,08374,398208,50380,918206,058
    Buses (Canada/ 
    Mexico Domiciled)
2,6477401,7715991,571527
    Northern Border 
    (Canada Domiciled)
32163,83325063,76623055,169
    Southern Border 
    (Mexico Domiciled***)
66,224148,99075,919145,33685,259151,416
• Notice-of-Claim 
  Letters Issued
5,9056,0836,650
• Unsat/Unfit Out-of- 
  Service (OOS) Orders
7741,0151,122
• 90-Day No-Pay 
  OOS Orders
1,0451,1511,497
DRIVER/VEHICLE 
INSPECTIONS/OOS RATES
DriverVehicleDriverVehicleDriverVehicle
• Total Number of 
  Truck Inspections
3,172,9232,263,7023,287,9982,270,3063,361,9802,254,551
• Total Number of 
  Bus Inspections
54,854125,92651,313130,93750,82079,768
• Truck OOS Rate6.9%23.2%6.6%23.2%5.8%22.1%
• Bus OOS Rate3.7%7.9%4.8%7.6%4.3%7.6%
INCREASING SAFETY AND SECURITY AWARENESS
• HM Package 
  Inspections
7,8156,8944,812
• Security Contact 
  Reviews
2,0651,796412
*Preliminary. 
**Counts now based on Census vs. inspection address. 
***Mexico-domiciled trucks operating in the U.S. Commercial Zone only.
Updated: Friday, December 20, 2013