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Motor Carrier Safety Progress Report (as of 3/31/08)


SAFETY OUTCOMES
  2005
  2006
 2007
Rate of Fatalities Involving Large Trucks and Buses
(per 100 million total vehicle miles traveled [VMT])*
0.185
0.176**
***
Total Fatalities Involving Large Trucks and Buses
5,539
5,309**
***
Fatalities Involving Large Trucks
5,240
4,995**
***
Fatalities Involving Single-Unit Trucks
1,398
1,321**
***
Fatalities Involving Combination-Unit Trucks
3,932
3,761**
***
Fatalities Involving Buses****
340
331**
***
Rate of Injuries Involving Large Trucks and Buses
(per 100 million total VMT)
4.56
4.17**
***
Total Injuries Involving Large Trucks and Buses
136,000
126,000**
***
Injuries Involving Large Trucks
114,000
106,000**
***
Injuries Involving Buses
23,000
21,000**
***
Total VMT (millions; includes trucks, buses, and passenger vehicles)
2,989,430
3,014,116**
***
Large Truck VMT
222,523
223,037**
***
Bus VMT
6,980
6,994**
***
*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 2005 2006 2007
ACCURACY
Percentage of FMCSA-reported crashes matched to a carrier88%92%94%
Percentage of FMCSA-reported inspections matched to a carrier97%98%98%
TIMELINESS
Percentage of FMCSA crashes reported within 90 days81%86%86%
Percentage of FMCSA inspections reported within 21 days81%91%92%
COMPLETENESS
Percentage of fatal crashes reported to FMCSA99%99%100%
Percentage of nonfatal crashes reported to FMCSA (initiated 10/07)**86%
Percentage of all crash reports with complete driver/vehicle data (initiated 10/07)**69%
Sources: State-reported crash data - Motor Carrier Management Information System (MCMIS); fatal crash data - NHTSA. For details, see www.ai.fmcsa.dot.gov/DataQuality.
*Data not available.
 
PROGRAM OUTPUTS
 FY 2006
  Total
 FY 2007
  Total
  FY 2008
(Oct 2007-Mar 2008)
 Federal
  State
 Federal
  State
 Federal
 State
COMPLIANCE REVIEWS (CRs)
Total Number of CRs
9,722
5,463
10,244
5,858
4,654
3,016
Hazardous Materials (HM) Reviews
1,946
804
1,969
808
919
492
Household Goods Reviews
563
6
489
9
176
4
Motorcoach Reviews
504
142
1,041
192
295
127
Conditional Carrier Reviews
2,687
1,058
2,635
770
1,191
409
NEW ENTRANT SAFETY AUDITS
Total New Entrant Safety Audits
Percent Completed on Time
10,187
91%
29,301
97%
5,705
96%
32,607
99%
1,521
98%
16,414
99%
ROADSIDE INSPECTIONS
Trucks
99,363
3,053,716
92,889
3,133,888
49,015
1,525,385
HM Trucks
4,481
187,198
4,451
194,614
2,104
95,721
Buses
 23,020
103,606
21,643
126,043
8,391
43,744
At U.S. Borders
Trucks (Canada/Mexico Domiciled*)
48,137
189,489
52,999
195,497
27,152
94,250
Buses (Canada/Mexico Domiciled)
527
542
1,435
656
115
263
Northern Border (Canada Domiciled)
368
56,440
260
50,043
35
23,829
Southern Border (Mexico Domiciled*)
48,296
133,591
54,174
146,110
27,232
70,684
Notice-of-Claim Letters Issued
5,079
5,904
2,905
Unsat/Unfit Out-of-Service (OOS) Orders
494
774
501
90-Day No-Pay OOS Orders
733
1,048
552
DRIVER/VEHICLE INSPECTIONS/OOS RATES
Driver
Vehicle
Driver
Vehicle
Driver
Vehicle
Total Number of Truck Inspections
3,093,996
2,273,467
3,171,561
2,262,548
1,557,703
1,053,715
Total Number of Bus Inspections
52,959
105,257
54,856
125,646
23,720
43,029
Truck OOS Rate
7.0%
23.7%
6.9%
23.2%
6.6%
22.4%
Bus OOS Rate
4.0%
9.0%
3.8%
7.9%
4.9%
7.5%
IMPROVING SAFETY AND SECURITY AWARENESS
HM Package Inspections
9,349
7,815
2,302
Security Contact Reviews**
2,187
2,062
858

*Mexico-domiciled trucks operating in the U.S. Commercial Zone only.
**These counts no longer include Security Sensitivity Visits.

Last updated: Monday, December 23, 2013