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United States Department of Transportation United States Department of Transportation

Motor Carrier Safety Progress Report (as of 12/31/09)


SAFETY OUTCOMES
  2007
  2008
 2009
Rate of Fatalities Involving Large Trucks and Buses
(per 100 million total vehicle miles traveled [VMT])*
0.169
0.152**
***
Total Fatalities Involving Large Trucks and Buses
5,116
4,525**
***
Fatalities Involving Large Trucks
4,822
4,229**
***
Fatalities Involving Single-Unit Trucks
1,300
1,159**
***
Fatalities Involving Combination-Unit Trucks
3,633
3,151**
***
Fatalities Involving Buses****
325
307**
***
Rate of Injuries Involving Large Trucks and Buses
(per 100 million total VMT)
4.09
3.82
***
Total Injuries Involving Large Trucks and Buses
124,000
113,000
***
Injuries Involving Large Trucks
101,000
90,000
***
Injuries Involving Buses
24,000
24,000
***
Total VMT (millions; includes trucks, buses, and passenger vehicles)
3,032,399
2,973,509**
***
Large Truck VMT
227,060
227,548**
***
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: Fatalities and Injuries - National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA); Vehicle Miles Traveled - Federal Highway Administration (FHWA).
 
DATA QUALITY
 2007
 Total
 2008
 Total
 Oct 08-Sep 09
ACCURACY
Percentage of FMCSA-reported crashes matched to a carrier
94%
96%
97%
Percentage of FMCSA-reported inspections matched to a carrier
98%
99%
99%
TIMELINESS
Percentage of FMCSA crashes reported within 90 days
86%
88%
88%
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%
80%
Percentage of all crash reports with complete driver/vehicle data
69%
84%
94%
Sources: State-reported data - Motor Carrier Management Information System (MCMIS); fatal crash data - NHTSA. For details, see www.ai.fmcsa.dot.gov/DataQuality.
 
PROGRAM OUTPUTS
 FY 2008
  Total
 FY 2009
  Total*
  FY 2010 (Oct-Dec 2009)*
 Federal
  State
 Federal
  State
 Federal
 State
COMPLIANCE REVIEWS (CRs)
Total Number of CRs
9,645
5,980
10,288
6,635
2,214
1,485
Hazardous Materials (HM) Reviews
1,835
938
2,081
1,218
452
239
Household Goods Reviews
608
21
557
9
67
1
Motorcoach Reviews
1,040
267
1,089
197
181
29
Conditional Carrier Reviews
2,304
782
2,444
757
515
174
NEW ENTRANT SAFETY AUDITS
Total New Entrant Safety Audits
Percent Completed on Time
3,997
95%
33,401
98%
3,386
94%
34,497
98%
642
98%
7,810
99%
ROADSIDE INSPECTIONS
Trucks
102,729
3,234,331
109,946
3,316,790
30,203
772,639
HM Trucks
4,467
195,360
4,584
217,374
1,102
46,994
Buses**
 16,375
133,269
16,327
82,412
4,061
16,520
At U.S. Borders (counts based on Census data)
Trucks (Canada/Mexico Domiciled***)
74,398
208,503
80,715
206,854
23,830
55,247
Buses (Canada/Mexico Domiciled***)
1,771
599
1,571
528
358
89
Northern Border (Canada Domiciled)
250
63,766
230
55,183
28
15,231
Southern Border (Mexico Domiciled***)
75,919
 145,336
85,056
152,199
24,160
40,105 
Notice-of-Claim Letters Issued
6,083
6,648
1,670
Unsat/Unfit Out-of-Service (OOS) Orders
1,015
1,117
273
90-Day No-Pay OOS Orders
1,151
1,496
367
DRIVER/VEHICLE INSPECTIONS/OOS RATES
Driver
Vehicle
Driver
Vehicle
Driver
Vehicle
Total Number of Truck Inspections
3,288,238
2,270,475
3,374,829
2,264,246
795,664
525,345
Total Number of Bus Inspections
51,316
130,937
50,798
80,877
11,610
16,997 
Truck OOS Rate
6.6%
23.2%
5.8%
22.1%
5.3%
20.4%
Bus OOS Rate
4.8%
7.6%
4.2%
7.6%
4.2%
6.9%
IMPROVING SAFETY AND SECURITY AWARENESS
HM Package Inspections
6,894
6,715
728 
Security Contact Reviews
1,797
1,958
397 
*Preliminary.
**No level 7 school bus inspections reported.
***Mexico-domiciled trucks or buses operating in the U.S. Commercial Zone only.
Last updated: Monday, December 23, 2013