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Motor Carrier Safety Progress Report (as of June 30, 2018)

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MCMIS SAFETY OUTCOMES*
Calendar Year 2016*
Calendar Year 2017*
Calendar Year 2018*
(Jan 1-Mar 31, 2018)
CRASHES
• Large Trucks and Buses
167,414
169,666 44,830
Large Trucks
151,246 153,254 40,249
Buses
 16,720
16,931 4,746
FATALITIES
• Large Trucks and Buses
4,952
4,844 1,055
Large Trucks
4,655 4,586
1,002
Buses
327
274
59
INJURIES
• Large Trucks and Buses
92,298 92,382
22,755
Large Trucks
75,631 75,190
18,349
Buses
17,957
18,105
4,681

*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 2016
Fiscal Year 2017
Fiscal Year 2018
(Oct 1, 2017-Jun 30, 2018)
Federal
State
Total
Federal
State
Total
Federal
State
Total
• Warning Letters
34,670
28,293
23,003
CARRIER INVESTIGATIONS
• Total Investigations Performed
7,805
6,272 14,077 8,521 6,401 14,922 6,125 4,547 10,672
Hazardous Material (HM) Investigations
782
804 1,586 726 790 1,516 485 630 1,115
Household Goods Investigations
   165
10 175 177 12 189
    119
12 131
Passenger Carrier Investigations
   836
429 1,265 1,177 417 1,594 662 201 863
Motorcoach Investigations
   725
223 948 1,029 193 1,222 577 112 689
VIOLATIONS CITED DURING INVESTIGATIONS
• Total Number of Acute/Critical Violations
  7,147
5,767 12,914 7,181 5,476 12,657 5,022 3,981 9,003
• Average Number of Acute/Critical Violations per Investigation
    0.92
    0.92
0.92 0.84
    0.86
    0.85
   0.82
 0.88
    0.84
• Total Number of Non-Acute/Non-Critical Violations
47,526
31,981 79,507 50,012 33,931 83,943 35,976 24,407 60,383
• Average Number of Non-Acute/Non-Critical Violations per Investigation
   6.09
    5.10     5.65     5.87     5.30     5.63    5.87  5.37     5.66
INVESTIGATION FOLLOW-ON ACTIONS
Federal State Federal State Federal State
• Notice of Claims (NOC)*
    4,345 
    624
     4,363
   724
    2,851
   456
Percent Investigations with NOC Issued
  55.7%
10.0%
    51.2%
11.3%
    46.6% 
10.0%
• Notice of Violations (NOV)
               68      
      111
                   171         
• Unsat/Unfit Out-of-Service (OOS) Orders
            709     
      624
                423      
Percent Investigations Resulting in Unsat/Unfit OOS Orders
     5.0%
     4.2%
          4.0%  
• 90-Day No-Pay OOS Orders
     1,371
    1,278
        1,022
• Carrier Imminent Hazard OOS Orders
           9
           4
              4
NEW ENTRANT SAFETY AUDITS
• Total New Entrant Safety Audits (Percent Completed on Time)
    38,109
   (81.6%)
    35,893
  (89.5%)
      26,769
    (94.1%)
• New Entrant Pass Rate
     88.3%
     89.2%
      90.3%
• New Entrant OOS Orders (Refusal of Audit/No Contact, Expedited Actions, Failure of Safety Audit)
    13,085
    12,504
       8,939
DRIVER/VEHICLE INSPECTIONS
Total Truck and Bus Inspections
3,419,101
3,415,819
 2,623,206
• Trucks
111,074
3,184,256 3,295,330
106,494
3,189,816
3,296,310
87,682
2,446,932
2,534,614
HM Trucks
6,294
193,917
200,211
6,409
191,300
197,709
4,896
145,342 150,238
• Buses
13,306
110,465
123,771
12,734
106,775
119,509
8,570
80,022
88,592
Motorcoaches
10,448
21,493
31,941
10,191
 18,880
29,071
6,854
13,811
20,665
DRIVER/VEHICLE INSPECTIONS/OOS RATES
Driver 
Vehicle
Driver
Vehicle
Driver
Vehicle
• Total Number of Truck Inspections
3,247,543
       2,245,893
3,254,652
       2,254,839
2,504,214
       1,729,394
• Total Number of Bus Inspections
    53,618
          102,691
    49,624
          100,121
36,526
            74,304
• Truck OOS Rate
      4.9%
            20.6%
      5.1%
            21.2%
4.7%
             21.3%
• Bus OOS Rate
      4.3%
              6.7%
      4.8%
              6.5%
   4.9%
               6.4%
*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 July 27, 2018.
Last updated: Tuesday, January 28, 2020