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Motor Carrier Safety Progress Report (as of June 30, 2017)

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MCMIS SAFETY OUTCOMES*
Calendar Year 2015
Calendar Year 2016*
Calendar Year 2017*
(Jan 1, 2017-Mar 31, 2017)
CRASHES
• Large Trucks and Buses
161,064
165,966 39,781
Large Trucks
145,310 150,033 35,637
Buses
 16,308
16,476 4,260
FATALITIES
• Large Trucks and Buses
 4,726
4,702
1,047
Large Trucks
4,423
4,422
978
Buses
326
297
74
INJURIES
• Large Trucks and Buses
89,104 91,328
21,133
Large Trucks
72,850 74,957
16,695
Buses
 17,349
17,624
 4,708

*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 2015
Fiscal Year 2016
Fiscal Year 2017
(Oct 1, 2016-Jun 30, 2017)
 
Federal
State
Total
Federal
State
Total
Federal
State
Total
• Warning Letters
20,463
34,670
21,047
CARRIER INVESTIGATIONS
• Total Investigations Performed*
8,148
6,452 14,600 7,805 6,271 14,076 6,277 4,762 11,039
Hazardous Material (HM) Investigations
   681
766 1,447 782 804 1,586 554 590 1,144
Household Goods Investigations
   162
13 175 165 10 175
     140
10 150
Passenger Carrier Investigations
   917
334 1,251 836 428 1,264 853 295 1,148
Motorcoach Investigations
   804
163 967 725 223 948 752 156 908
VIOLATIONS CITED DURING INVESTIGATIONS**
• Total Number of Acute/Critical Violations
  7,064
5,996 13,060 7,176 5,776 12,952 5,378 3,979 9,357
• Average Number of Acute/Critical Violations per Investigation
    0.87
    0.93
0.89 0.92
    0.92
    0.92
    0.86
  0.84
    0.85
• Total Number of Non-Acute/Non-Critical Violations
49,395
31,672 81,067 47,497 31,998 79,495 37,399 25,462 62,861
• Average Number of Non-Acute/Non-Critical Violations per Investigation
   6.06
    4.91     5.55     6.09     5.10     5.65     5.96   5.35     5.70
INVESTIGATION FOLLOW-ON ACTIONS
• Notice of Claims (NOC)***
  5,066
   4,970
   3,692
Percent Investigations with NOC Issued
 34.7%
 35.3%
 33.4%
• Notice of Violations (NOV)
      59
       68
       62
• Unsat/Unfit Out-of-Service (OOS) Orders
    637
     705
     450
Percent Investigations Resulting in Unsat/Unfit OOS Orders
   4.4%
   5.0%
   4.1%
• 90-Day No-Pay OOS Orders
 1,132
  1,368
    937
• Carrier Imminent Hazard OOS Orders
       7
        9
        3
NEW ENTRANT SAFETY AUDITS****
• Total New Entrant Safety Audits (Percent Completed on Time)
39,920
(77.0%)
38,110
(81.9%)
21,171
(90.3%)
• New Entrant Pass Rate
  84.1%
  88.2%
  89.3%
• New Entrant OOS Orders (Refusal of Audit/No Contact, Expedited Actions, Failure of Safety Audit)
17,470
13,085
9,695
ROADSIDE INSPECTIONS
Total Truck and Bus Inspections
3,384,358
3,418,659
2,534,138
• Trucks
120,624
3,141,781 3,262,405
110,744
3,184,161
3,294,905
74,254
2,370,873
2,445,127
HM Trucks
5,983
185,003
190,986
6,259
193,905
200,164
4,488
144,481 148,969
• Buses
10,003
111,950
121,953
13,292
110,462
123,754
9,291
79,720
89,011
Motorcoaches
7,589
23,818
31,407
10,435
 21,492
31,927
7,443
13,206
20,649
DRIVER/VEHICLE INSPECTIONS/OOS RATES
Driver 
Vehicle
Driver
Vehicle
Driver
Vehicle
• Total Number of Truck Inspections
3,210,256
2,206,776
3,247,133
2,245,512
2,414,313
1,677,992
• Total Number of Bus Inspections
    54,346
 102,670
    53,612
   102,675
    36,250
    74,931
• Truck OOS Rate
      4.9%
    20.9%
      4.9%
     20.7%
     5.0%
    21.0%
• Bus OOS Rate
      4.7%
      7.2%
      4.3%
       6.7%
    4.7%
      6.5%
*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 July 28, 2017.
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