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United States Department of Transportation United States Department of Transportation

Motor Carrier Safety Progress Report (as of 6/30/09)


SAFETY OUTCOMES
  2006
  2007
 2008
Rate of Fatalities Involving Large Trucks and Buses
(per 100 million total vehicle miles traveled [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: Fatalities and Injuries - National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA); Vehicle Miles Traveled - Federal Highway Administration (FHWA).
 
DATA QUALITY 2006 2007 2008
ACCURACY
Percentage of FMCSA-reported crashes matched to a carrier92%94%96%
Percentage of FMCSA-reported inspections matched to a carrier98%98%99%
TIMELINESS
Percentage of FMCSA crashes reported within 90 days86%86%88%
Percentage of FMCSA inspections reported within 21 days91%92%94%
COMPLETENESS
Percentage of fatal crashes reported to FMCSA99%100%100%
Percentage of nonfatal crashes reported to FMCSA (initiated 10/07)*86%86%
Percentage of all crash reports with complete driver/vehicle data (initiated 10/07)*69%84%
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 2007
  Total
 FY 2008
  Total*
  FY 2009
(Oct 2008-Jun 2009)
 Federal
  State
 Federal
  State
 Federal
 State
COMPLIANCE REVIEWS (CRs)
Total Number of CRs
10,256
5,859
9,642
5,980
7,940
4,946
Hazardous Materials (HM) Reviews
1,973
808
1,835
938
1,501
888
Household Goods Reviews
489
9
608
21
477
7
Motorcoach Reviews
1,041
192
1,039
267
965
155
Conditional Carrier Reviews
2,634
784
2,302
783
1,836
559
NEW ENTRANT SAFETY AUDITS
Total New Entrant Safety Audits
Percent Completed on Time
5,706
95%
32,620
98%
3,997
95%
33,398
98%
2,726
94%
25,631
99%
ROADSIDE INSPECTIONS
Trucks
92,900
3,135,368
102,723
3,234,053
80,772
2,426,234
HM Trucks
4,453
194,668
4,466
195,354
3,328
160,474
Buses
 21,644
126,223
16,375
133,294
12,633
63,276
At U.S. Borders**
Trucks (Canada/Mexico Domiciled***)
63,898
212,083
74,384
208,477
59,425
149,761
Buses (Canada/Mexico Domiciled)
2,647
740
1,771
599
1,238
407
Northern Border (Canada Domiciled)
321
63,833
250
63,747
122
38,478
Southern Border (Mexico Domiciled***)
66,224
148,990
75,905
145,329
60,541
111,690
Notice-of-Claim Letters Issued
5,905
6,083
5,013
Unsat/Unfit Out-of-Service (OOS) Orders
774
1,015
894
90-Day No-Pay OOS Orders
1,045
1,152
1,055
DRIVER/VEHICLE INSPECTIONS/OOS RATES
Driver
Vehicle
Driver
Vehicle
Driver
Vehicle
Total Number of Truck Inspections
3,172,923
2,263,702
3,287,738
2,270,174
2,476,480
1,655,460
Total Number of Bus Inspections
54,854
125,926
51,339
130,942
39,708
62,002
Truck OOS Rate
6.9%
23.2%
6.6%
23.2%
5.8%
22.1%
Bus OOS Rate
3.7%
7.9%
4.8%
7.7%
4.1%
7.4%
IMPROVING SAFETY AND SECURITY AWARENESS
HM Package Inspections
7,815
6,894
4,671
Security Contact Reviews
2,065
1,796
296
*Preliminary.
**Counts now based on Census vs. inspection address.
***Mexico-domiciled trucks operating in the U.S. Commercial Zone only.
Last updated: Monday, December 23, 2013