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United States Department of Transportation United States Department of Transportation

Motor Carrier Safety Progress Report (as of March 31, 2017)

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MCMIS SAFETY OUTCOMES*
Calendar Year 2014
Calendar Year 2015*
Calendar Year 2016*
CRASHES
• Large Trucks and Buses
155,477
161,034 165,536
Large Trucks
140,115
145,282 149,658
Buses
  15,900
 16,306   16,420
FATALITIES
• Large Trucks and Buses
    4,505
    4,718
    4,660
Large Trucks
    4,231
    4,415
    4,389
Buses
302
      326
      288
INJURIES
• Large Trucks and Buses
  88,341
  89,085
91,088
Large Trucks
  71,586
  72,836
 74,798
Buses
  17,913
  17,344
 17,542

*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-Mar 31, 2017)
 
Federal
State
Total
Federal
State
Total
Federal
State
Total
• Warning Letters
20,463
34,670
13,497
CARRIER INVESTIGATIONS
• Total Investigations Performed*
8,148
6,452 14,600 7,804 6,269 14,073 3,971 3,155 7,126
Hazardous Material (HM) Investigations
   681
766 1,447 782 803 1,585 359 391 750
Household Goods Investigations
   162
13 175 165 10 175
     90
7 97
Passenger Carrier Investigations
   917
334 1,251 836 428 1,264 460 177 637
Motorcoach Investigations
   804
163 967 725 223 948 408 88 496
VIOLATIONS CITED DURING INVESTIGATIONS**
• Total Number of Acute/Critical Violations
  7,064
5,996 13,060 7,178 5,776 12,954 3,573 2,632 6,205
• Average Number of Acute/Critical Violations per Investigation
    0.87
    0.93
0.89 0.92
    0.92
    0.92
    0.90
  0.83
    0.87
• Total Number of Non-Acute/Non-Critical Violations
49,395
31,672 81,067 47,504 31,967 79,471 24,293 16,594 40,887
• Average Number of Non-Acute/Non-Critical Violations per Investigation
   6.06
    4.91     5.55     6.09     5.10     5.65     6.12   5.26     5.74
INVESTIGATION FOLLOW-ON ACTIONS
• Notice of Claims (NOC)***
  5,066
   4,970
   2,394
Percent Investigations with NOC Issued
 34.7%
 35.3%
 33.6%
• Notice of Violations (NOV)
      59
       68
       27
• Unsat/Unfit Out-of-Service (OOS) Orders
    636
     704
     296
Percent Investigations Resulting in Unsat/Unfit OOS Orders
   4.4%
   5.0%
   4.2%
• 90-Day No-Pay OOS Orders
 1,130
  1,366
    666
• 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%)
38,108
(82.1%)
17,742
(90.2%)
• New Entrant Pass Rate
  84.1%
  88.2%
  89.1%
• New Entrant OOS Orders (Refusal of Audit/No Contact, Expedited Actions, Failure of Safety Audit)
17,469
13,085
6,569
ROADSIDE INSPECTIONS
Total Truck and Bus Inspections
3,384,362
3,418,424
1,636,521
• Trucks
120,624
3,141,785 3,262,409
110,651
3,184,040
3,294,691
47,753
1,532,742
1,580,495
HM Trucks
5,983
185,003
190,986
6,251
193,899
200,150
2,487
95,064 97,551
• Buses
10,003
111,950
121,953
13,281
110,452
123,733
6,060
49,966
56,026
Motorcoaches
7,589
23,818
31,407
10,427
 21,489
31,916
4,915
8,160
13,075
DRIVER/VEHICLE INSPECTIONS/OOS RATES
Driver 
Vehicle
Driver
Vehicle
Driver
Vehicle
• Total Number of Truck Inspections
3,210,252
2,206,771
3,246,929
2,245,357
1,561,816
1,069,972
• Total Number of Bus Inspections
    54,346
 102,670
    53,596
   102,658
    23,486
    47,066
• Truck OOS Rate
      4.9%
    20.9%
      4.9%
     20.7%
     4.9%
    20.6%
• Bus OOS Rate
      4.7%
      7.2%
      4.3%
       6.7%
    4.5%
      6.0%
*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 April 28, 2017.
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