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Motor Carrier Safety Progress Report (as of December 31, 2002)

SAFETY OUTCOMES
2000
2001
2002
• Large Truck Fatalities
5,282
5,082
*
• Large Truck Fatality Rate
  (per 100 million truck vehicle miles traveled)
2.6
2.4
*
• Intercity Bus Fatalities
47
46
*
• Large Truck Injuries
140,000
131,000
*
• Large Truck Injury Rate
  (per 100 million truck vehicle miles traveled)
68.0
62.9
*
Sources: NHTSA (fatalities and injuries), FHWA (truck vehicle miles traveled).
*Data not available.
 
DATA QUALITY
2001
2002
ACCURACY
• Percentage of FMCSA reported crashes matched to a carrier
88%
70%
• Percentage of FMCSA reported inspections matched to a carrier
94%
82%
TIMELINESS
• Average time to upload a crash to FMCSA
191 days
90 days
• Average time to upload an inspection to FMCSA
32 days
29 days
COMPLETENESS
• Percentage of fatal crashes reported to FMCSA
79%
*
*Data not available.
 
PROGRAM OUTPUTS
FY 2001 Total
FY 2002 Total
FY 2003
(Oct-Dec 2002)
INCREASING ENFORCEMENT
• Number of Federal Compliance Reviews
10,086
7,537*
2,445
• Number of State Compliance Reviews
3,402
2,832
718
• Number of enforcement cases initiated
5,413
4,013
1,381
   - Unsat/Unfit out-of-service orders
174
191
70
   - Operations out-of-service orders
2
0
0
• Roadside inspections, trucks
2,627,605
2,808,062
554,475
• Roadside inspections, buses
35,786
36,233
6,856
• States participating in PRISM
20
25
25
*Decrease in FY 2002 resulted from a shift of resources to HM security vists (see below).
INCREASING SAFETY AND SECURITY AWARENESS
• ITS-CVO: Number of Federal, State,
   and industry attendees at briefings
2,653
1,342
663
• Web site visits to Analysis and
    Information (A&I) Online
372,504
584,926
100,537
• HM Security Sensitivity Visits (SSVs)
-
30,983
*
• Federal/State personnel training:
   - For Compliance Reviews
123
102
15
   - For roadside inspections
3,972
3,993
595
   - For hazardous materials
1,933
1,380
408
   - For in-service
361
256
65
IMPROVING SAFETY INFORMATION AND TECHNOLOGY
• States participating in CVISN
    (In Planning, Design, Deployment)
17, 4, 30
10, 7, 34
10, 7, 34
FINAL RULEMAKINGS, FY 2003 (Oct-Dec 2002)
• Development of a North American Standard for Protection Against Shifting and Falling Cargo (December 26, 2002).
• Registration Enforcement Interim Final Rule (October 28, 2002, comments due).
• Federal Motor Carriers Safety Regulations Technical Amendments (October 2, 2002).
• Revision to Periodic Tire Check Requirement for Motor Carriers Transporting Hazardous Materials (October 4, 2002).
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