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United States Department of Transportation United States Department of Transportation

Motor Carrier Safety Progress Report (as of December 31, 2018)

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MCMIS SAFETY OUTCOMES*
Calendar Year 2016*
Calendar Year 2017*
Calendar Year 2018*
(Jan 1-Sep 30, 2018)
CRASHES
• Large Trucks and Buses
167,567
170,645 132,116
Large Trucks
151,383 154,109 120,008
Buses
 16,737
17,058 12,561
FATALITIES
• Large Trucks and Buses
4,960
5,057 3,535
Large Trucks
4,663 4,789
3,370
Buses
327
285
196
INJURIES
• Large Trucks and Buses
92,373 93,060
70,531
Large Trucks
75,699 75,710
58,448
Buses
17,967
18,264
12,988

*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 2017
Fiscal Year 2018
Fiscal Year 2019
(Oct 1, 2018-Dec 31, 2018)
Federal
State
Total
Federal
State
Total
Federal
State
Total
• Warning Letters
28,293
30,476
6,354
CARRIER INVESTIGATIONS
• Total Investigations Performed
8,521
6,402 14,923 8,238 6,134 14,372 1,776 1,414 3,190
Hazardous Material (HM) Investigations
726
791 1,517 631 833 1,464 142 182 324
Household Goods Investigations
  177
12 189 155 16 171
    36
3 39
Passenger Carrier Investigations
  1,177
417 1,594 885 299 1,184 158 50 208
Motorcoach Investigations
  1,029
193 1,222 760 170 930 125 30 155
VIOLATIONS CITED DURING INVESTIGATIONS
• Total Number of Acute/Critical Violations
  7,157
5,471 12,628 6,759 5,389 12,148 1,666 1,317 2,983
• Average Number of Acute/Critical Violations per Investigation
    0.84
   0.85
0.85 0.82
   0.88
   0.85
   0.94
 0.93
   0.94
• Total Number of Non-Acute/Non-Critical Violations
50,036
33,952 83,988 47,023 32,701 79,724 10,165 7,373 17,538
• Average Number of Non-Acute/Non-Critical Violations per Investigation
  5.87
   5.30 5.63    5.71 5.33    5.55    5.72  5.21     5.50
INVESTIGATION FOLLOW-ON ACTIONS
• Notice of Claims (NOC)*
    4,364 
724 5,088
     3,771
   589 4,360
   801
128 929
Percent Investigations with NOC Issued
  51.2%
11.3% 34.1%
    45.8%
9.6% 30.3%
     45.1%
9.1% 29.1%
• Unsat/Unfit Out-of-Service (OOS) Orders
             630     
      565
                146      
Percent Investigations Resulting in Unsat/Unfit OOS Orders
      4.2%
     3.9%
          4.6%  
• 90-Day No-Pay OOS Orders
     1,279
    1,314
          266
• Carrier Imminent Hazard OOS Orders
           7
           4
              0
• Conditional Ratings      2,928      2,921           700
NEW ENTRANT SAFETY AUDITS
• Total New Entrant Safety Audits (Percent Completed on Time)
    35,893
   (89.3%)
    36,721
  (93.0%)
      8,867
    (93.7%)
• New Entrant Pass Rate
     89.2%
     89.8%
      89.1%
• New Entrant OOS Orders (Refusal of Audit/No Contact, Expedited Actions, Failure of Safety Audit)
    12,504
    12,338
       3,323
DRIVER/VEHICLE INSPECTIONS
Total Truck and Bus Inspections
3,416,003
3,532,003
 806,310
• Trucks
106,531
3,189,916 3,296,447
114,822
3,297,489
3,412,311
24,388
755,661
780,049
HM Trucks
6,415
191,303
197,718
6,415
194,541
200,956
1,239
46,522 47,761
• Buses
12,752
106,804
119,556
11,258
108,434
119,692
2,419
23,842
26,261
Motorcoaches
10,203
18,880
29,083
9,021
 19,454
28,475
1,920
3,898
5,818
DRIVER/VEHICLE INSPECTIONS/OOS RATES
Driver 
Vehicle
Driver
Vehicle
Driver
Vehicle
• Total Number of Truck Inspections
3,254,864
2,254,896
3,368,510
2,319,874
770,151
527,131
• Total Number of Bus Inspections
   49,671
100,158
50,350
         99,411
11,489
21,318
• Truck OOS Rate
5.1%
21.2%
4.8%
21.4%
4.9%
21.0%
• Bus OOS Rate
  4.7%
6.5%
5.0%
6.5%
4.9%
6.2%
*Includes both closed and open enforcements; excludes enforcement as a result of an inspection.
Source: All data from the Motor Carrier Management Information System (MCMIS), as of January 25, 2019.
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