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Motor Carrier Safety Progress Report (as of December 31, 2021)

Motor Carrier Safety Progress Report

Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration

(as of December 31, 2021)

MCMIS SAFETY OUTCOMES*

CY 2019*

CY 2020*

CY 2021*

(Jan. 1, 2021–Sept. 30, 2021)

CRASHES

Large Trucks and Buses

181,966

156,131

130,873

Large Trucks

164,731

146,384

122,433

Buses

17,885

10,112

8,738

FATALITIES

Large Trucks and Buses

5,345

4,798

3,887

Large Trucks

5,074

4,608

3,741

Buses

300

212

163

INJURIES

Large Trucks and Buses

98,007

77,026

64,814

Large Trucks

81,272

68,348

57,611

Buses

17,941

9,130

7,655

*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 2020

FY 2021

FY 2022

(Oct. 1, 2021–Dec. 31, 2021)

Federal

State

Total

Federal

State

Total

Federal

State

Total

Warning Letters

22,686

26,702

7,562

CARRIER INVESTIGATIONS

Total Investigations Performed

7,351

4,725

12,076

7,564

4,330

11,894

1,954

1,013

2,967

Hazardous Material (HM) Investigations

341

505

846

342

447

789

92

118

210

Household Goods Investigations

83

10

93

55

4

59

13

0

13

Passenger Carrier Investigations

401

212

613

241

181

422

23

51

74

Motorcoach Investigations

315

105

420

160

90

250

14

31

45

VIOLATIONS CITED DURING INVESTIGATIONS

Total Number of Acute/Critical Violations

4,711

3,974

8,685

4,883

4,059

8,942

1,306

1,082

2,388

Average Number of Acute/Critical Violations per Investigation

 

0.64

 

0.84

 

0.72

 

0.65

 

0.94

 

0.75

 

0.67

 

1.07

 

0.80

Total Number of Non-Acute/Non-Critical Violations

32,286

20,900

53,186

35,687

21,981

57,668

8,630

5,316

13,946

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

 

4.39

 

4.42

 

4.40

 

4.72

 

5.08

 

4.85

 

4.42

 

5.25

 

4.70

INVESTIGATION FOLLOW-ON ACTIONS

Notice of Claims (NOC) *

2,207

343

2,550

2,284

313

2,597

911

70

981

Percent Investigations with NOC Issued

30.0%

7.3%

21.1%

30.2%

7.2%

21.8%

46.6%

6.9%

33.1%

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

310

329

139

Percent Investigations Resulting in Unsat/Unfit OOS Orders

 

2.6%

 

2.8%

 

4.7%

90-Day No-Pay OOS Orders

801

473

193

Carrier Imminent Hazard OOS Orders

0

2

1

Driver Imminent Hazard OOS Orders

4

18

3

Conditional Ratings

1,664

1,549

461

NEW ENTRANT SAFETY AUDITS

Total New Entrant Safety Audits (Percent Completed on Time)

40,722

(88.0%)

44,371

(86.9%)

13,231

(79.3%)

New Entrant Pass Rate

91.7%

92.4%

92.2%

New Entrant OOS Orders (Refusal of Audit/No

Contact, Expedited Actions, Failure of Safety Audit)

 

15,755

 

15,413

 

5,280

ROADSIDE INSPECTIONS

Total Truck and Bus Inspections

2,727,492

2,875,249

665,382

Trucks

45,188

2,595,741

2,640,929

30,571

2,759,009

2,789,580

13,570

632,954

646,524

HM Trucks

2,891

151,181

154,072

4,136

167,359

171,495

1,076

35,926

37,002

Buses

5,452

81,111

86,563

1,928

83,741

85,669

611

18,247

18,858

Motorcoaches

4,607

9,847

14,454

1,301

9,490

10,791

386

2,498

2,884

DRIVER/VEHICLE INSPECTIONS/OOS RATES

Driver

Vehicle

Driver

Vehicle

Driver

Vehicle

Total Number of Truck Inspections

2,590,183

1,782,153

2,741,564

1,888,763

637,160

433,224

Total Number of Bus Inspections

23,736

78,259

21,373

79,428

5,648

17,335

Truck OOS Rate

5.2%

21.3%

5.9%

21.8%

6.5%

22.4%

Bus OOS Rate

4.5%

4.7%

4.6%

4.2%

4.9%

4.7%

*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 28, 2022.

Last updated: Wednesday, March 30, 2022