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

 
SAFETY OUTCOMES 2006 2007 2008
• Rate of Fatalities Involving Large Trucks 
  and Buses (per 100 million total VMT)*
0.177 0.169** ***
• Total Fatalities Involving Large Trucks 
  and Buses
5,347 5,116 4,525**
    Fatalities Involving Large Trucks 5,027 4,822 4,229**
      Fatalities Involving Single-Unit 
      Trucks
1,339 1,300 1,159**
      Fatalities Involving Combination-Unit 
      Trucks
3,776 3,633 3,151**
    Fatalities Involving Buses**** 337 325 307**
• Rate of Injuries Involving Large Trucks 
  and Buses (per 100 million total VMT)
4.17 4.09** ***
• Total Injuries Involving Large Trucks 
  and Buses
126,000 124,000 113,000
    Injuries Involving Large Trucks 106,000 101,000 90,000
    Injuries Involving Buses 21,000 24,000 24,000
• Total VMT (millions; includes trucks, 
  buses, and passenger vehicles)
3,014,371 3,029,822** ***
    Large Truck VMT 222,513 226,963** ***
    Bus VMT 6,783 6,976** ***
*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 QUALITY 2007 2008 Jul 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 OUTPUTS FY 2007 
Total
FY 2008 
Total*
FY 2009 
Total*
Federal State Federal State Federal State
COMPLIANCE REVIEWS (CRs)
• Total Number of CRs 10,256 5,859 9,645 5,980 10,285 6,632
    Hazardous Material 
    (HM) Reviews
1,973 808 1,835 938 2,081 1,217
    Household Goods 
    Reviews
489 9 608 21 557 9
    Motor Coach Reviews 1,041 192 1,040 267 1,089 197
• Conditional Carrier 
  Reviews
2,634 784 2,304 782 2,444 757
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
• Trucks 92,900 3,135,368 102,725 3,234,331 110,131 3,303,260
    HM Trucks 4,453 194,668 4,467 195,360 4,612 216,853
• Buses 21,644 126,223 16,375 133,269 16,395 81,357
• At U.S. Borders**
    Trucks (Canada/ 
    Mexico Domiciled***)
63,898 212,083 74,398 208,503 80,918 206,058
    Buses (Canada/ 
    Mexico Domiciled)
2,647 740 1,771 599 1,571 527
    Northern Border 
    (Canada Domiciled)
321 63,833 250 63,766 230 55,169
    Southern Border 
    (Mexico Domiciled***)
66,224 148,990 75,919 145,336 85,259 151,416
• Notice-of-Claim 
  Letters Issued
5,905 6,083 6,650
• Unsat/Unfit Out-of- 
  Service (OOS) Orders
774 1,015 1,122
• 90-Day No-Pay 
  OOS Orders
1,045 1,151 1,497
DRIVER/VEHICLE 
INSPECTIONS/OOS RATES
Driver Vehicle Driver Vehicle Driver Vehicle
• Total Number of 
  Truck Inspections
3,172,923 2,263,702 3,287,998 2,270,306 3,361,980 2,254,551
• Total Number of 
  Bus Inspections
54,854 125,926 51,313 130,937 50,820 79,768
• Truck OOS Rate 6.9% 23.2% 6.6% 23.2% 5.8% 22.1%
• Bus OOS Rate 3.7% 7.9% 4.8% 7.6% 4.3% 7.6%
INCREASING SAFETY AND SECURITY AWARENESS
• HM Package 
  Inspections
7,815 6,894 4,812
• Security Contact 
  Reviews
2,065 1,796 412
*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