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Motor Carrier Safety Progress Report (as of March 31, 2018)

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MCMIS SAFETY OUTCOMES*
Calendar Year 2015
Calendar Year 2016*
Calendar Year 2017*
CRASHES
• Large Trucks and Buses
161,105
167,325 168,865
Large Trucks
145,348 151,175 152,637
Buses
  16,311
16,702 16,744
FATALITIES
• Large Trucks and Buses
 4,722
4,950
4,790
Large Trucks
4,420
   4,654
 4,539
Buses
325
326
267
INJURIES
• Large Trucks and Buses
89,103 92,252
91,959
Large Trucks
72,888 75,605
74,947
Buses
17,310
17,937
17,917

*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-Mar 31, 2018)
Federal
State
Total
Federal
State
Total
Federal
State
Total
• Warning Letters
34,670
28,293
13,437
CARRIER INVESTIGATIONS
• Total Investigations Performed
7,805
6,272 14,077 8,520 6,401 14,921 3,998 2,993 6,991
Hazardous Material (HM) Investigations
782
804 1,586 726 790 1,516 313 407 720
Household Goods Investigations
   165
10 175 177 12 189
     73
9 82
Passenger Carrier Investigations
   836
429 1,265 1,177 417 1,594 390 130 520
Motorcoach Investigations
   725
223 948 1,029 193 1,222 340 69 409
VIOLATIONS CITED DURING INVESTIGATIONS
• Total Number of Acute/Critical Violations
  7,147
5,767 12,914 7,180 5,476 12,656 3,336 2,634 5,970
• Average Number of Acute/Critical Violations per Investigation
    0.92
    0.92
0.92 0.84
    0.86
    0.85
    0.83
  0.88
    0.85
• Total Number of Non-Acute/Non-Critical Violations
47,526
31,981 79,507 50,007 33,931 83,938 23,591 16,209 39,800
• Average Number of Non-Acute/Non-Critical Violations per Investigation
   6.09
    5.10     5.65     5.87     5.30     5.63     5.90   5.42     5.69
INVESTIGATION FOLLOW-ON ACTIONS
• Notice of Claims (NOC)*
     4,969
      5,086
       2,331
Percent Investigations with NOC Issued
    35.3%
     34.1%
     33.3%
• Notice of Violations (NOV)
          68
         111
           90
• Unsat/Unfit Out-of-Service (OOS) Orders
        709
         622
         279
Percent Investigations Resulting in Unsat/Unfit OOS Orders
      5.0%
       4.2%
       4.0%
• 90-Day No-Pay OOS Orders
      1,371
      1,276
         691
• 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%)
    35,892
  (89.7%)
      17,322
    (94.7%)
• New Entrant Pass Rate
     88.3%
     89.2%
      91.0%
• New Entrant OOS Orders (Refusal of Audit/No Contact, Expedited Actions, Failure of Safety Audit)
    13,085
    12,506
       5,526
DRIVER/VEHICLE INSPECTIONS
Total Truck and Bus Inspections
3,419,093
3,414,707
 1,688,505
• Trucks
111,064
3,184,257 3,295,321
106,295
3,188,992
3,295,287
53,659
1,581,937
1,635,596
HM Trucks
6,291
193,917
200,208
6,360
191,273
197,633
2,519
94,783 97,302
• Buses
13,306
110,466
123,772
12,666
106,754
119,420
5,271
47,638
52,909
Motorcoaches
10,448
21,493
31,941
10,140
 18,872
29,012
4,235
7,786
12,021
DRIVER/VEHICLE INSPECTIONS/OOS RATES
Driver 
Vehicle
Driver
Vehicle
Driver
Vehicle
• Total Number of Truck Inspections
3,247,534
       2,245,874
3,253,646
       2,254,190
1,616,199
       1,099,315
• Total Number of Bus Inspections
    53,618
          102,692
    49,563
          100,041
22,279
            44,585
• Truck OOS Rate
      4.9%
            20.7%
      5.1%
            21.2%
4.7%
            21.0%
• Bus OOS Rate
      4.3%
              6.7%
      4.8%
              6.5%
   4.9%
              6.1%
*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 27, 2018.
Last updated: Tuesday, January 28, 2020