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Motor Carrier Safety Progress Report (as of December 31, 2017)

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MCMIS SAFETY OUTCOMES*
Calendar Year 2015*
Calendar Year 2016*
Calendar Year 2017*
(Jan 1, 2017-Sep 30, 2017)
CRASHES
• Large Trucks and Buses
161,103
167,237 122,449
Large Trucks
145,347 151,107 111,067
Buses
 16,310
16,681 11,752
FATALITIES
• Large Trucks and Buses
 4,722
4,900
3,500
Large Trucks
4,420
4,607
3,310
Buses
325
323
202
INJURIES
• Large Trucks and Buses
89,100 92,200
67,272
Large Trucks
72,893 75,567
55,135
Buses
 17,302
17,924
12,818

*States are expected to report crash data to FMCSA within 90 days of the crash. Data are considered preliminary for 22 months to allow for changes.
Note: Individual subtotals may not add to totals due to the potential for double counting (e.g., crashes involving both a truck and bus).

PROGRAM OUTPUTS
Fiscal Year 2016
Fiscal Year 2017
Fiscal Year 2018
(Oct 1, 2017-Dec 31, 2017)
 
Federal
State
Total
Federal
State
Total
Federal
State
Total
• Warning Letters
34,670
28,293
6,680
CARRIER INVESTIGATIONS
• Total Investigations Performed*
7,805
6,272 14,077 8,518 6,396 14,914 1,845 1,509 3,354
Hazardous Material (HM) Investigations
   782
804 1,586 726 789 1,515 167 188 355
Household Goods Investigations
   165
10 175 177 12 189
     33
3 36
Passenger Carrier Investigations
   836
429 1,265 1,177 416 1,593 165 64 229
Motorcoach Investigations
   725
223 948 1,029 193 1,222 138 34 172
VIOLATIONS CITED DURING INVESTIGATIONS**
• Total Number of Acute/Critical Violations
  7,147
5,767 12,914 7,181 5,469 12,650 1,534 1,327 2,861
• Average Number of Acute/Critical Violations per Investigation
    0.92
    0.92
0.92 0.84
    0.86
    0.85
    0.83
  0.88
    0.85
• Total Number of Non-Acute/Non-Critical Violations
47,526
31,981 79,507 50,005 33,894 83,899 11,127 8,077 19,204
• Average Number of Non-Acute/Non-Critical Violations per Investigation
   6.09
    5.10     5.65     5.87     5.30     5.63     6.03   5.35     5.73
INVESTIGATION FOLLOW-ON ACTIONS
• Notice of Claims (NOC)***
     4,969
      5,086
       1,231
Percent Investigations with NOC Issued
    35.3%
     34.1%
     36.7%
• Notice of Violations (NOV)
          68
         111
           27
• Unsat/Unfit Out-of-Service (OOS) Orders
        707
         620
         145
Percent Investigations Resulting in Unsat/Unfit OOS Orders
      5.0%
       4.2%
       4.3%
• 90-Day No-Pay OOS Orders
      1,369
      1,274
         344
• Carrier Imminent Hazard OOS Orders
            9
            4
             2
NEW ENTRANT SAFETY AUDITS****
• Total New Entrant Safety Audits (Percent Completed on Time)
    38,110
   (81.7%)
    35,887
   (90.1%)
      8,339
   (94.8%)
• New Entrant Pass Rate
     88.2%
     89.2%
     91.2%
• New Entrant OOS Orders (Refusal of Audit/No Contact, Expedited Actions, Failure of Safety Audit)
    13,085
    12,505
     2,658
ROADSIDE INSPECTIONS
Total Truck and Bus Inspections
3,419,066
3,413,899
 825,885
• Trucks
111,063
3,184,231 3,295,294
106,005
3,188,545
3,294,550
27,270
772,607
799,877
HM Trucks
6,292
193,919
200,211
6,331
191,244
197,575
1,328
45,795 47,123
• Buses
13,306
110,466
123,772
12,643
106,706
119,349
2,508
23,500
26,008
Motorcoaches
10,448
21,493
31,941
10,122
 18,870
28,992
2,094
4,079
6,173
DRIVER/VEHICLE INSPECTIONS/OOS RATES
Driver 
Vehicle
Driver
Vehicle
Driver
Vehicle
• Total Number of Truck Inspections
3,247,507
2,245,859
3,252,928
2,253,690
790,189
  537,821
• Total Number of Bus Inspections
    53,618
 102,692
    49,537
     99,971
  11,385
    21,746
• Truck OOS Rate
      4.9%
    20.7%
      5.1%
     21.2%
5.0%
    21.0%
• Bus OOS Rate
      4.3%
      6.7%
      4.8%
       6.5%
    5.5%
      6.1%
*Excludes terminal reviews. The counts will be different from prior reports.
**Methodology for counting acute/critical violations has been modified. The counts will be different from prior reports.
***Includes both closed and open enforcements; excludes enforcement as a result of an inspection.
****New Entrant Safety Audit counts include both offsite and onsite safety audits. The counts will be different from prior reports.
Source: All data from Motor Carrier Management Information System (MCMIS), as of January 26, 2018.
Last updated: Wednesday, January 29, 2020