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Motor Carrier Safety Progress Report (as of December 31, 2020)


Motor Carrier Safety Progress Report
Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration

(as of December 31, 2020)

MCMIS SAFETY OUTCOMES*

CY 2018*

CY 2019*

CY 2020*

(Jan. 1, 2020–Sept. 30, 2020)

CRASHES

● Large Trucks and Buses

184,072

181,607

110,693

       Large Trucks

166,856

164,410

103,811

       Buses

17,861

17,845

7,138

FATALITIES

● Large Trucks and Buses

5,254

5,064

3,394

       Large Trucks

4,984

4,808

3,260

       Buses

312

284

149

INJURIES

● Large Trucks and Buses

98,659

97,780

55,097

       Large Trucks

81,343

81,065

48,787

       Buses

18,628

17,922

6,647

*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 2019

FY 2020

FY 2021

(Oct. 01, 2020 - Dec. 31, 2020)

Federal

State

Total

Federal

State

Total

Federal

State

Total

● Warning Letters

26,379

22,686

6,083

CARRIER INVESTIGATIONS *

● Total Investigations Performed

7,611

5,486

13,097

7,345

4,717

12,062

1,524

991

2,515

       Hazardous Material (HM) Investigations

596

758

1,354

341

505

846

64

88

152

       Household Goods Investigations

131

8

139

82

10

92

6

0

6

       Passenger Carrier Investigations

869

260

1,129

401

212

613

4

24

28

       Motorcoach Investigations

764

152

916

315

105

420

0

11

11

VIOLATIONS CITED DURING INVESTIGATIONS

● Total Number of Acute/Critical Violations

6,308

5,273

11,581

4,714

3,954

8,668

898

757

1,655

● Average Number of Acute/Critical Violations per Investigation

0.83

0.96

0.88

0.64

0.84

0.72

0.59

0.76

0.66

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

39,896

28,416

68,312

32,261

20,867

53,128

6,944

4,489

11,433

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

5.24

5.18

5.22

4.39

4.42

4.40

4.56

4.53

4.55

INVESTIGATION FOLLOW-ON ACTIONS

● Notice of Claims (NOC) *

3,188

455

3,643

2,207

342

2,549

410

77

487

       Percent Investigations with NOC Issued

41.9%

8.3%

27.8%

30.0%

7.3%

21.1%

26.9%

7.8%

19.4%

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

573

310

64

       Percent Investigations Resulting in Unsat/Unfit OOS Orders

4.4%

2.6%

2.5%

● 90-Day No-Pay OOS Orders

1,185

799

132

● Carrier Imminent Hazard OOS Orders

0

0

1

● Conditional Ratings

2,614

1,663

332

NEW ENTRANT SAFETY AUDITS

● Total New Entrant Safety Audits

   (Percent Completed on Time)

39,492

(89.7%)

40,714

(88.7%)

9,261

(85.7%)

● New Entrant Pass Rate

88.2%

91.7%

92.5%

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

14,362

15,753

3,424

ROADSIDE INSPECTIONS

Total Truck and Bus Inspections

3,472,428

2,719,292

659,988

● Trucks

100,695

3,252,739

3,353,434

43,914

2,589,039

2,632,953

353

641,017

641,370

      HM Trucks

6,364

199,616

205,980

2,823

150,847

153,670

75

40,470

40,545

● Buses

11,808

107,186

118,994

5,324

81,015

86,339

1

18,617

18,618

      Motorcoaches

9,486

17,949

27,435

4,494

9,829

14,323

0

1,996

1,996

DRIVER/VEHICLE INSPECTIONS/OOS RATES

Driver

Vehicle

Driver

Vehicle

Driver

Vehicle

● Total Number of Truck Inspections

3,309,597

2,288,681

2,582,460

1,777,469

631,560

435,157

● Total Number of Bus Inspections

49,550

99,466

23,653

78,075

4,341

17,812

● Truck OOS Rate

5.0%

21.3%

5.2%

21.4%

5.4%

21.2%

● Bus OOS Rate

4.8%

6.5%

4.5%

4.7%

5.2%

3.5%

                         

  *Due to the National COVID emergency, FMCSA and partners increased the use of offsite investigations and began implementing focused onsite investigations remotely.

**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 29, 2021.

 

 

Last updated: Thursday, April 1, 2021