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United States Department of Transportation United States Department of Transportation

Motor Carrier Safety Progress Report (as of December 31, 2019)

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MCMIS SAFETY OUTCOMES*

CY 2017*

CY 2018*

CY 2019*

(Jan 1, 2019 – Sept 30, 2019)

CRASHES

● Large Trucks and Buses

171,337

182,008

128,739

       Large Trucks

154,688

164,925

116,904

       Buses

17,212

17,718

12,284

FATALITIES

● Large Trucks and Buses

5,124

5,216

3,543

       Large Trucks

4,858

4,946

3,372

       Buses

284

312

194

INJURIES

● Large Trucks and Buses

93,475

97,272

68,851

       Large Trucks

76,012

80,150

57,330

       Buses

18,387

18,384

12,372

*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

FY 2018

FY 2019

FY 2020

(Oct 01, 2019-Dec 31, 2019

Federal

State

Total

Federal

State

Total

Federal

State

Total

● Warning Letters

30,476

26,379

6,539

CARRIER INVESTIGATIONS

● Total Investigations Performed

8,239

6,135

14,374

7,609

5,482

13,091

1,828

1,300

3,128

       Hazardous Material (HM) Investigations

632

832

1,464

596

757

1,353

146

196

342

       Household Goods Investigations

155

17

172

131

8

139

28

7

35

       Passenger Carrier Investigations

885

299

1,184

868

260

1,128

183

58

241

       Motorcoach Investigations

760

170

930

763

152

915

165

38

203

VIOLATIONS CITED DURING INVESTIGATIONS

● Total Number of Acute/Critical Violations

6,759

5,388

12,147

6,304

5,262

11,566

1,502

1,251

2,753

● Average Number of Acute/Critical Violations per Investigation

0.82

0.88

0.85

0.83

0.96

0.88

0.82

0.96

0.88

● Total Number of Non-Acute/Non-Critical Violations

47,030

32,706

79,736

39,896

28,396

68,292

8,728

6,352

15,080

● Average Number of Non-Acute/Non-Critical Violation per Investigation

5.71

5.33

5.55

5.24

5.18

5.22

4.77

4.89

4.82

INVESTIGATION FOLLOW-ON ACTIONS

● Notice of Claims (NOC)

3,771

589

4,360

3,188

455

3,643

660

98

758

       Percent Investigations with NOC Issued

45.8%

9.6%

30.3%

41.9%

8.3%

27.8%

36.1%

7.5%

24.2%

● Unsat/Unfit Out-of-Service (OOS) Orders

570

570

101

       Percent Investigations Resulting in Unsat/Unfit OOS Orders

4.0%

4.4%

3.2%

● 90-Day No-Pay OOS Orders

1,324

1,179

269

● Carrier Imminent Hazard OOS Orders

4

0

0

● Conditional Ratings

2,925

2,610

603

NEW ENTRANT SAFETY AUDITS

● Total New Entrant Safety Audits

   (Percent Completed on Time)

36,758

(92.14%)

39,486

(90.47%)

9,797

(91.04%)

● New Entrant Pass Rate

89.8%

88.2%

88.9%

● New Entrant OOS Orders (Refusal of Audit/No Contact,
    Expedited Actions, Failure of Safety Audit)

12,338

14,360

3,993

ROADSIDE INSPECTIONS

Total Truck and Bus Inspections

3,533,742

3,469,656

795,090

● Trucks

115,466

3,298,448

3,413,914

99,271

3,251,504

3,350,775

21,422

747,977

769,399

      HM Trucks

6,464

194,585

201,049

6,307

199,563

205,807

1,307

42,788

44,095

● Buses

11,339

108,489

119,828

11,773

107,108

118,881

2,737

22,954

25,691

      Motorcoaches

9,078

19,450

28,528

9,455

17,916

    27,371

2,378

3,696

6,074

DRIVER/VEHICLE INSPECTIONS/OOS RATES

Driver

Vehicle

Driver

Vehicle

Driver

Vehicle

● Total Number of Truck Inspections

3,370,101

2,320,989

3,307,542

2,286,767

757,875

521,790

● Total Number of Bus Inspections

50,435

99,557

49,535

99,378

10,205

21,661

● Truck OOS Rate

4.8%

21.4%

5.0%

21.3%

5.3%

2.1%

● Bus OOS Rate

5.0%

6.5%

4.8%

6.5%

4.7%

5.9%

* Includes both closed and open enforcements; excludes enforcement as a result of an inspection. Source: All data from Motor Carrier Management Information System (MCMIS), as of January 31, 2020.

Last updated: Tuesday, April 28, 2020