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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 OUTCOMES200720082009
• Rate of Fatalities Involving Large Trucks and Buses 
  (per 100 million total VMT)*
0.1690.153**0.121**
• Total Fatalities Involving Large Trucks and Buses5,1164,5453,619**
    Fatalities Involving Large Trucks4,8224,2453,380**
      Fatalities Involving Single-Unit Trucks1,3001,173972**
      Fatalities Involving Combination-Unit Trucks3,6333,1732,470**
    Fatalities Involving Buses****325311254**
• Rate of Injuries Involving Large Trucks and Buses 
  (per 100 million total VMT)
4.093.823.13**
• Total Injuries Involving Large Trucks and Buses124,000113,00093,000
    Injuries Involving Large Trucks101,00090,00074,000
    Injuries Involving Buses24,00024,00020,000
• Total VMT (millions; includes trucks, buses, 
  and passenger vehicles)
3,032,3992,973,509**2,979,321**
    Large Truck VMT227,060227,458*****
    Bus VMT6,9807,114*****
*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 QUALITY20082009Jul 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 days88%88%87%
• Percentage of FMCSA inspections reported within 21 days94%94%95%
COMPLETENESS
• Percentage of fatal crashes reported to FMCSA100%100%100%
• Percentage of nonfatal crashes reported to FMCSA86%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 OUTPUTSFY 2008 TotalFY 2009 Total*FY 2010 Total*
FederalStateFederalStateFederalState
COMPLIANCE REVIEWS (CRs)
• Total Number of CRs9,6455,98010,2906,6379,3076,106
    Hazardous Material (HM) Reviews1,8359382,0821,2181,9421,107
    Household Goods Reviews6082155795596
    Motor Coach Reviews1,0402671,090197878164
• Conditional Carrier Reviews2,3047822,4447582,030726
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
• Trucks102,7293,234,583110,0013,321,388130,7383,331,858
    HM Trucks4,467195,3594,588217,6135,395204,454
• Buses**16,375133,28216,32982,74512,30281,861
• At U.S. Borders (counts based on Census data)
    Trucks (Canada/Mexico Domiciled***)74,398208,53880,758206,930101,382227,010
    Buses (Canada/Mexico Domiciled***)1,7715991,5735301,318447
    Northern Border (Canada Domiciled)25063,77323155,11519563,105
    Southern Border (Mexico Domiciled***)75,919145,36482,100152,345102,505164,352
• Notice-of-Claim Letters Issued6,0836,6477,456
• Unsat/Unfit Out-of-Service (OOS) Orders1,0151,1171,005
• 90-Day No-Pay OOS Orders1,1511,5031,592
DRIVER/VEHICLE 
INSPECTIONS/OOS RATES
DriverVehicleDriverVehicleDriverVehicle
• Total Number of Truck Inspections3,288,2382,270,4753,379,1402,267,9483,414,7462,323,217
• Total Number of Bus Inspections51,316130,93750,81281,15845,83081,640
• Truck OOS Rate6.6%23.2%5.8%22.1%5.3%20.0%
• Bus OOS Rate4.8%7.6%4.2%7.5%4.8%6.7%
INCREASING SAFETY AND SECURITY AWARENESS
• HM Package Inspections6,8946,7186,610
• Security Contact Reviews1,7971,9591,897
*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