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United States Department of Transportation United States Department of Transportation

Motor Carrier Safety Progress Report (as of 9/30/08)


SAFETY OUTCOMES
  2005
  2006
 2007
Rate of Fatalities Involving Large Trucks and Buses
(per 100 million total vehicle miles traveled [VMT])*
0.185
0.177
0.168**
Total Fatalities Involving Large Trucks and Buses
5,539
5,347
5,099**
Fatalities Involving Large Trucks
5,240
5,027
4,808**
Fatalities Involving Single-Unit Trucks
1,398
1,339
1,297**
Fatalities Involving Combination-Unit Trucks
3,932
3,776
3,621**
Fatalities Involving Buses***
340
337
322**
Rate of Injuries Involving Large Trucks and Buses
(per 100 million total VMT)
4.56
4.17
4.09**
Total Injuries Involving Large Trucks and Buses
136,000
126,000
124,000
Injuries Involving Large Trucks
114,000
106,000
101,000
Injuries Involving Buses
23,000
21,000
24,000
Total VMT (millions; includes trucks, buses, and passenger vehicles)
2,989,430
3,014,371
3,029,822**
Large Truck VMT
222,523
222,513
226,963**
Bus VMT
6,980
6,783
6,976**
*Fatality Rate Formula: Fatality Rate = [(Number of fatalities involving large trucks and buses / Total VMT) x 100].
**Preliminary.
***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
Total
 Federal
  State
 Federal
  State
 Federal
 State
COMPLIANCE REVIEWS (CRs)
Total Number of CRs
9,722
5,463
10,256
5,859
9,633
5,976
Hazardous Materials (HM) Reviews
1,946
804
1,973
808
1,834
938
Household Goods Reviews
563
6
489
9
607
21
Motorcoach Reviews
504
142
1,041
192
1,040
266
Conditional Carrier Reviews
2,687
1,058
2,634
784
2,300
781
NEW ENTRANT SAFETY AUDITS
Total New Entrant Safety Audits
Percent Completed on Time
10,187
91%
29,301
97%
5,706
95%
32,620
98%
3,989
96%
33,363
98%
ROADSIDE INSPECTIONS
Trucks
99,363
3,053,716
92,900
3,135,368
102,256
3,218,498
HM Trucks
4,481
187,198
4,453
194,668
4,427
194,356
Buses
 23,020
103,606
21,644
126,223
16,160
132,398
At U.S. Borders
Trucks (Canada/Mexico Domiciled*)
48,137
189,489
53,003
195,483
53,251
190,849
Buses (Canada/Mexico Domiciled)
527
542
1,434
664
224
550
Northern Border (Canada Domiciled)
368
56,440
260
50,024
169
49,727
Southern Border (Mexico Domiciled*)
48,296
133,591
54,177
146,123
53,306
141,672
Notice-of-Claim Letters Issued
5,079
5,905
6,095
Unsat/Unfit Out-of-Service (OOS) Orders
494
774
1,015
90-Day No-Pay OOS Orders
733
1,045
1,122
DRIVER/VEHICLE INSPECTIONS/OOS RATES
Driver
Vehicle
Driver
Vehicle
Driver
Vehicle
Total Number of Truck Inspections
3,093,996
2,273,467
3,172,923
2,263,702
3,273,232
2,257,487
Total Number of Bus Inspections
52,959
105,257
54,854
125,926
51,008
130,030
Truck OOS Rate
7.0%
23.7%
6.9%
23.2%
6.6%
23.2%
Bus OOS Rate
4.0%
9.0%
3.7%
7.9%
4.8%
7.7%
IMPROVING SAFETY AND SECURITY AWARENESS
HM Package Inspections
9,349
7,815
6,803
Security Contact Reviews**
2,187
2,065
1,794

*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