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Motor Carrier Safety Progress Report (as of 9/30/10)

Motor Carrier Safety Progress Report (as of September 30, 2010)

SAFETY OUTCOMES 2007 2008 2009
• Rate of Fatalities Involving Large Trucks and Buses 
  (per 100 million total VMT)*
0.169 0.153** 0.121**
• Total Fatalities Involving Large Trucks and Buses 5,116 4,545 3,619**
    Fatalities Involving Large Trucks 4,822 4,245 3,380**
      Fatalities Involving Single-Unit Trucks 1,300 1,173 972**
      Fatalities Involving Combination-Unit Trucks 3,633 3,173 2,470**
    Fatalities Involving Buses**** 325 311 254**
• Rate of Injuries Involving Large Trucks and Buses 
  (per 100 million total VMT)
4.09 3.82 3.13**
• Total Injuries Involving Large Trucks and Buses 124,000 113,000 93,000
    Injuries Involving Large Trucks 101,000 90,000 74,000
    Injuries Involving Buses 24,000 24,000 20,000
• Total VMT (millions; includes trucks, buses, 
  and passenger vehicles)
3,032,399 2,973,509** 2,979,321**
    Large Truck VMT 227,060 227,458** ***
    Bus VMT 6,980 7,114** ***
*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), from April 2010 Traffic Volume Trends.


DATA QUALITY 2008 2009 Jul 2009-
Jun 2010
ACCURACY
• Percentage of FMCSA reported crashes matched 
  to a carrier
96% 98% 98%
• Percentage of FMCSA reported inspections matched 
  to a carrier
99% 99% 99%
TIMELINESS
• Percentage of FMCSA crashes reported within 90 days 88% 88% 87%
• Percentage of FMCSA inspections reported within 21 days 94% 94% 95%
COMPLETENESS
• Percentage of fatal crashes reported to FMCSA 100% 100% 100%
• Percentage of nonfatal crashes reported to FMCSA 86% 78% 86%
• Percentage of all crash reports with complete 
  driver/vehicle data
84% 94% 94%
Sources: MCMIS (State-reported data); NHTSA (fatal crash data).
For details, see www.ai.fmcsa.dot.gov/DataQuality.


PROGRAM OUTPUTS FY 2008 Total FY 2009 Total* FY 2010 Total*
Federal State Federal State Federal State
COMPLIANCE REVIEWS (CRs)
• Total Number of CRs 9,645 5,980 10,290 6,637 9,307 6,106
    Hazardous Material (HM) Reviews 1,835 938 2,082 1,218 1,942 1,107
    Household Goods Reviews 608 21 557 9 559 6
    Motor Coach Reviews 1,040 267 1,090 197 878 164
• Conditional Carrier Reviews 2,304 782 2,444 758 2,030 726
NEW ENTRANT SAFETY AUDITS
• Total New Entrant Safety Audits 
  (Percent Completed on Time)
3,997 
(95%)
33,403 
(98%)
3,386 
(94%)
34,508 
(98%)
2,140 
(94%)
31,705 
(96%)
ROADSIDE INSPECTIONS
• Trucks 102,729 3,234,583 110,001 3,321,388 130,738 3,331,858
    HM Trucks 4,467 195,359 4,588 217,613 5,395 204,454
• Buses** 16,375 133,282 16,329 82,745 12,302 81,861
• At U.S. Borders (counts based on Census data)
    Trucks (Canada/Mexico Domiciled***) 74,398 208,538 80,758 206,930 101,382 227,010
    Buses (Canada/Mexico Domiciled***) 1,771 599 1,573 530 1,318 447
    Northern Border (Canada Domiciled) 250 63,773 231 55,115 195 63,105
    Southern Border (Mexico Domiciled***) 75,919 145,364 82,100 152,345 102,505 164,352
• Notice-of-Claim Letters Issued 6,083 6,647 7,456
• Unsat/Unfit Out-of-Service (OOS) Orders 1,015 1,117 1,005
• 90-Day No-Pay OOS Orders 1,151 1,503 1,592
DRIVER/VEHICLE 
INSPECTIONS/OOS RATES
Driver Vehicle Driver Vehicle Driver Vehicle
• Total Number of Truck Inspections 3,288,238 2,270,475 3,379,140 2,267,948 3,414,746 2,323,217
• Total Number of Bus Inspections 51,316 130,937 50,812 81,158 45,830 81,640
• Truck OOS Rate 6.6% 23.2% 5.8% 22.1% 5.3% 20.0%
• Bus OOS Rate 4.8% 7.6% 4.2% 7.5% 4.8% 6.7%
INCREASING SAFETY AND SECURITY AWARENESS
• HM Package Inspections 6,894 6,718 6,610
• Security Contact Reviews 1,797 1,959 1,897
*Preliminary. 
**No level 7 school bus inspections reported. 
***Mexico-domiciled trucks or buses operating in the U.S. Commercial Zone only.
Updated: Friday, December 20, 2013