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Motor Carrier Safety Progress Report (as of March 31, 2016)

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MCMIS SAFETY OUTCOMES*
Calendar Year 2013*
Calendar Year 2014*
Calendar Year 2015*
CRASHES
• Large Trucks and Buses
141,797
155,409
156,622
Large Trucks
126,760
140,084
141,292
Buses
  15,535
  15,862
15,876
FATALITIES
• Large Trucks and Buses
    4,455
    4,487
    4,470
Large Trucks
    4,146
    4,214
    4,197
Buses
332
      301
      296
INJURIES
• Large Trucks and Buses
  83,608
  88,254
86,700
Large Trucks
  66,314
  71,581
 70,915 
Buses
  18,223
  17,830
  16,856 

*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 2014
Fiscal Year 2015
Fiscal Year 2016
(Oct 1, 2015-Mar 31, 2016)
 
Federal
State
Total
Federal
State
Total
Federal
State
Total
• Warning Letters
20,546
20,463
16,565
CARRIER INVESTIGATIONS
• Total Investigations Performed
7,578
7,351
14,929
8,185
6,483
14,668
3,796
2,907
6,703
Hazardous Material (HM) Investigations
   625
   771
  1,396
  681
   766
  1,447
   385
   381
 766
Household Goods Investigations
   158
     13
     171
  164
     13
     177
     90
       4
    94
Passenger Carrier Investigations*
   1,029
   362
    1,391
918
   336
  1,254
   294
 141
  435
Motorcoach Investigations*
   843
   153
    996
   805
   165
     970
   260
    80
   340
VIOLATIONS CITED DURING INVESTIGATIONS
• Total Number of Acute/Critical Violations
  6,256
  6,858
13,114
  7,019
  6,229
13,248
  3,626
3,058
6,684
• Average Number of Acute/Critical Violations per Investigation
    0.83
    0.93
    0.88
    0.86
    0.96
    0.90
    0.96
  1.05
    1.00
• Total Number of Non-Acute/Non-Critical Violations
45,600
32,641
78,241
49,560
31,519
81,079
23,165
14,499
37,664
• Average Number of Non-Acute/Non-Critical Violations per Investigation
   6.02
    4.44     5.24     6.05     4.86     5.53     6.10   4.99     5.62
INVESTIGATION FOLLOW-ON ACTIONS
• Notice of Claims (NOC)**
   4,584
   5,066
   2,319
Percent Investigations with NOC Issued
30.71%
34.54%
34.60%
• Notice of Violations (NOV)
     86
       59
      18
• Unsat/Unfit Out-of-Service (OOS) Orders***
     683
     632
     333
Percent Investigations Resulting in Unsat/Unfit OOS Orders
  4.57%
  4.31%
  4.97%
• 90-Day No-Pay OOS Orders***
 1,254
  1,128
   692
• Carrier Imminent Hazard OOS Orders
     20
       7
        6
NEW ENTRANT SAFETY AUDITS
• Total New Entrant Safety Audits (Percent Completed on Time)
32,199
(85.57%)
31,734
(77.32%)
11,598
(82.07%)
• New Entrant Pass Rate
  80.3%
  81.8%
  83.5%
• New Entrant OOS Orders (Refusal of Audit/No Contact, Expedited Actions, Failure of Safety Audit)
17,981
17,466
6,873
ROADSIDE INSPECTIONS
Total Truck and Bus Inspections
3,437,808
3,383,836
1,656,105
• Trucks
122,082
3,193,866
3,315,948
120,495
3,141,420
3,261,915
56,512
1,544,869
1,601,381
HM Trucks
5,619
192,560
198,179
5,980
184,985
190,965
2,638
94,332 96,970
• Buses
10,312
111,548
121,860
9,954
111,967
121,921
5,798
48,926
54,724
Motorcoaches
7,838
25,202
33,040
7,572
 23,824
31,396
4,541
9,155
13,696
DRIVER/VEHICLE INSPECTIONS/OOS RATES
Driver 
Vehicle
Driver
Vehicle
Driver
Vehicle
• Total Number of Truck Inspections
3,264,557
2,265,207
3,209,768
2,206,503
1,580,747
1,072,802
• Total Number of Bus Inspections
    55,298
 103,008
    54,307
   102,636
    23,895
    45,987
• Truck OOS Rate
      5.0%
    20.8%
      4.9%
   20.9%
     4.8%
   20.6%
• Bus OOS Rate
      4.9%
      7.3%
      4.8%
       7.2%
    4.1%
     6.1%

*Passenger carrier and motorcoach investigation data have been changed to be based on the SMS definition at time of review.
**Includes both closed and open enforcements; excludes enforcement as a result of an inspection.
***As of March 31, 2016, counts of Unsat/Unfit OOS Orders and 90-Day No-Pay OOS are now generated from MCMIS as opposed to the Enforcement Management Information System.
Source: All data from Motor Carrier Management Information System (MCMIS), as of April 29, 2016.

Last updated: Monday, August 1, 2016