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United States Department of Transportation United States Department of Transportation

Motor Carrier Safety Progress Report (as of March 31, 2010)

SAFETY OUTCOMES
  2007
  2008
 2009
Rate of Fatalities Involving Large Trucks and Buses
(per 100 million total vehicle miles traveled [VMT])*
0.169
0.152**
***
Total Fatalities Involving Large Trucks and Buses
5,116
4,525**
***
Fatalities Involving Large Trucks
4,822
4,229**
***
Fatalities Involving Single-Unit Trucks
1,300
1,159**
***
Fatalities Involving Combination-Unit Trucks
3,633
3,151**
***
Fatalities Involving Buses****
325
307**
***
Rate of Injuries Involving Large Trucks and Buses
(per 100 million total VMT)
4.09
3.82
***
Total Injuries Involving Large Trucks and Buses
124,000
113,000
***
Injuries Involving Large Trucks
101,000
90,000
***
Injuries Involving Buses
24,000
24,000
***
Total VMT (millions; includes trucks, buses, and passenger vehicles)
3,032,399
2,973,509**
***
Large Truck VMT
227,060
227,458**
***
Bus VMT
6,980
7,114**
***
*Fatality Rate Formula: Fatality Rate = (Number of fatalities involving large trucks and buses / Total VMT) x 100.
**Preliminary.
***Data not available.
****Includes all occupants and nonoccupants killed in all bus crashes.
Note: Individual subtotals may not add to totals due to the potential for double counting (e.g., fatalities or injuries in a truck-bus crash).
Sources: Fatalities and Injuries - National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA); Vehicle Miles Traveled - Federal Highway Administration (FHWA).
 
DATA QUALITY
 2007
 2008
2009
ACCURACY
Percentage of FMCSA-reported crashes matched to a carrier
94%
96%
98%
Percentage of FMCSA-reported inspections matched to a carrier
98%
99%
99%
TIMELINESS
Percentage of FMCSA crashes reported within 90 days
86%
88%
88%
Percentage of FMCSA inspections reported within 21 days
92%
94%
94%
COMPLETENESS
Percentage of fatal crashes reported to FMCSA
100%
100%
100%
Percentage of nonfatal crashes reported to FMCSA
86%
86%
78%
Percentage of all crash reports with complete driver/vehicle data
69%
84%
94%
Sources: State-reported data - Motor Carrier Management Information System (MCMIS); fatal crash data - NHTSA. For details, see www.ai.fmcsa.dot.gov/DataQuality.
 
PROGRAM OUTPUTS
 FY 2008
  Total
 FY 2009
  Total*
  FY 2010 (Oct 2009-Mar 2010)*
 Federal
  State
 Federal
  State
 Federal
 State
COMPLIANCE REVIEWS (CRs)
Total Number of CRs
9,645
5,980
10,289
6,635
4,832
3,156
Hazardous Materials (HM) Reviews
1,835
938
2,082
1,218
1,008
559
Household Goods Reviews
608
21
557
9
131
3
Motorcoach Reviews
1,040
267
1,089
197
303
61
Conditional Carrier Reviews
2,304
782
2,444
757
1,120
398
NEW ENTRANT SAFETY AUDITS
Total New Entrant Safety Audits
(Percent Completed on Time)
3,997
(95%)
33,403
(98%)
3,386
(94%)
34,504
(98%)
1,089
(97%)
14,341
(99%)
ROADSIDE INSPECTIONS
Trucks
102,729
3,234,583
109,978
3,320,158
63,517
1,565,357
HM Trucks
4,467
195,359
4,585
217,546
2,434
97,961
Buses**
16,375
133,282
16,327
82,674
6,300
34,237
At U.S. Borders (counts based on Census data)
Trucks (Canada/Mexico Domiciled***)
74,398
208,538
80,730
206,873
50,818
113,365
Buses (Canada/Mexico Domiciled***)
1,771
599
1,573
530
725
220
Northern Border (Canada Domiciled)
250
63,773
230
55,108
39
31,259
Southern Border (Mexico Domiciled***)
75,919
 145,364
82,073
152,295
51,504
82,326 
Notice-of-Claim Letters Issued
6,083
6,647
3,567
Unsat/Unfit Out-of-Service (OOS) Orders
1,015
1,117
542
90-Day No-Pay OOS Orders
1,151
1,497
734
DRIVER/VEHICLE INSPECTIONS/OOS RATES
Driver
Vehicle
Driver
Vehicle
Driver
Vehicle
Total Number of Truck Inspections
3,288,238
2,270,475
3,377,978
2,266,863
1,613,248
1,072,930
Total Number of Bus Inspections
51,316
130,937
50,807
81,086
21,534
34,534 
Truck OOS Rate
6.6%
23.2%
5.8%
22.1%
5.2%
18.5%
Bus OOS Rate
4.8%
7.6%
4.2%
7.5%
4.2%
6.3%
IMPROVING SAFETY AND SECURITY AWARENESS
HM Package Inspections
6,894
6,715
1,980
Security Contact Reviews
1,797
1,959
854
*Preliminary.
**No level 7 school bus inspections reported.
***Mexico-domiciled trucks or buses operating in the U.S. Commercial Zone only.
Last updated: Wednesday, April 29th, 2015