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United States Department of Transportation United States Department of Transportation

Motor Carrier Safety Progress Report (as of March 31, 2015)


MCMIS SAFETY OUTCOMES*
Calendar Year 2012*
Calendar Year 2013*
Calendar Year 2014*
CRASHES
Large Trucks and Buses
130,568
141,659
152,677 
Large Trucks
116,512
126,632
137,739
Buses
  14,540
  15,520
 15,450
FATALITIES
Large Trucks and Buses
    4,397
    4,436
   4,278
Large Trucks
    4,127
    4,125
   4,033
Buses
      292
      332
     273
INJURIES
Large Trucks and Buses
  80,112
  83,609
86,510
Large Trucks
  63,675
  66,294
 70,257 
Buses
  17,553
  18,228
 17,356 
*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 2013
Fiscal Year 2014
Fiscal Year 2015
(Oct 1, 2014 -
Mar 31, 2015)
Federal
State
Total
Federal
State
Total
Federal
State
Total
Warning Letters
20,480
20,546
9,812
CARRIER INVESTIGATIONS
Total Investigations Performed
9,645
7,697
17,342
7,576
7,349
14,925
3,602
3,199
6,801
Hazardous Material (HM) Investigations
   764
   676
  1,440
  624
   771
  1,395
   307
   369
   676
Household Goods Investigations
   190
      9
     199
  162
     12
     174
     81
       7
     88
Passenger Carrier Investigations*
   934
   443
    1,377
1,056
   417
  1,473
   346
   186
   532
Motorcoach Investigations*
   602
   145
    747
   812
   156
     968
   287
     55
   342
VIOLATIONS CITED DURING INVESTIGATIONS
Total Number of Serious Violations
  8,054
  7,381
15,435
  7,258
  7,583
14,841
  3,491
3,378
  6,869
Average Number of Serious Violations per Investigation
    0.84
    0.96
    0.89
    0.96
    1.03
    0.99
    0.97
  1.06
    1.01
Total Number of Non-Serious Violations
49,535
31,606
81,144
44,593
31,912
76,505
21,506
14,922
36,428
Average Number of Non-Serious Violations per Investigation
   5.14
    4.11    4.68    5.89    4.34    5.13    5.97  4.66    5.36
INVESTIGATION FOLLOW-ON ACTIONS
Notice of Claims (NOC)**
   4,984
   4,587
   2,340
Percent Investigations with NOC Issued
28.74%
30.73%
34.41%
Notice of Violations (NOV)
     115
       86
       31
Unsat/Unfit Out-of-Service (OOS) Orders
     771
     879
     403
Percent Investigations Resulting in Unsat/Unfit OOS Orders
  4.45%
  5.89%
  5.93%
90-Day No-Pay OOS Orders
 1,677
  1,409
     667
Imminent Hazard OOS Orders
     37
       21
        3
NEW ENTRANT SAFETY AUDITS
Total New Entrant Safety Audits (Percent Completed on Time)
32,846
(87.83%)
32,236
(86.31%)
16,559
(83.51%)
New Entrant Pass Rate
  80.1%
  80.3%
  82.0%
New Entrant OOS Orders (Refusal of Audit/No Contact, Expedited Actions, Failure of Safety Audit)
14,153
17,981
9,125
ROADSIDE INSPECTIONS
Total Truck and Bus Inspections
3,492,184
3,437,613
1,613,420
Trucks
121,937
3,243,197
3,365,134
122,042
3,193,713
3,315,755
59,333
1,501,570
1,560,903
HM Trucks
4,703
196,979
201,682
5,617
192,563
198,180
2,436
88,49690,932
Buses
10,536
116,514
127,050
10,294
111,564
121,858
4,819
47,698
52,517
Motorcoaches
7,870
31,766
39,636
7,826
 25,202
33,028
3,711
8,918
12,629
DRIVER/VEHICLE INSPECTIONS/OOS RATES
Driver 
Vehicle
Driver
Vehicle
Driver
Vehicle
Total Number of Truck Inspections
3,318,123
2,290,863
3,264,368
2,265,070
1,538,686
1,032,708
Total Number of Bus Inspections
    64,218
 101,969
    55,310
   103,001
 23,255
  44,699
Truck OOS Rate
      4.9%
    20.6%
      5.0%
     20.8%
    4.9%
   20.5%
Bus OOS Rate
      5.2%
      7.3%
      4.9%
       7.3%
    4.8%
     6.5%
*Changed to include non-ratable reviews.
**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 April 24, 2015.
Last updated: Tuesday, June 2, 2015