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Motor Carrier Safety Progress Report (as of September 30, 2017)

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MCMIS SAFETY OUTCOMES*
Calendar Year 2015
Calendar Year 2016*
Calendar Year 2017*
(Jan 1, 2017-Jun 30, 2017)
CRASHES
• Large Trucks and Buses
161,078
166,353 78,894
Large Trucks
145,324 150,365 71,130
Buses
 16,308
16,536 8,001
FATALITIES
• Large Trucks and Buses
 4,720
4,736
2,206
Large Trucks
4,418
4,451
2,084
Buses
325
302
130
INJURIES
• Large Trucks and Buses
89,080 91,618
42,781
Large Trucks
72,876 75,141
34,447
Buses
 17,299
17,736
8,780

*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-Sep 30, 2017)
 
Federal
State
Total
Federal
State
Total
Federal
State
Total
• Warning Letters
20,463
34,670
28,293
CARRIER INVESTIGATIONS
• Total Investigations Performed*
8,148
6,452 14,600 7,805 6,271 14,076 8,513 6,385 14,898
Hazardous Material (HM) Investigations
   681
766 1,447 782 804 1,586 726 788 1,514
Household Goods Investigations
   162
13 175 165 10 175
     177
12 189
Passenger Carrier Investigations
   916
334 1,250 836 428 1,264 1,177 415 1,592
Motorcoach Investigations
   803
163 966 725 223 948 1,029 195 1,224
VIOLATIONS CITED DURING INVESTIGATIONS**
• Total Number of Acute/Critical Violations
  7,064
5,996 13,060 7,176 5,775 12,951 7,234 5,479 12,713
• Average Number of Acute/Critical Violations per Investigation
    0.87
    0.93
0.89 0.92
    0.92
    0.92
    0.85
  0.86
    0.85
• Total Number of Non-Acute/Non-Critical Violations
49,395
31,672 81,067 47,497 31,971 79,468 49,929 33,854 83,783
• Average Number of Non-Acute/Non-Critical Violations per Investigation
   6.1
    4.9     5.6     6.1     5.1     5.7     5.9   5.3     5.6
INVESTIGATION FOLLOW-ON ACTIONS
• Notice of Claims (NOC)***
     5,066
       4,970
      5,089
Percent Investigations with NOC Issued
    34.7%
     35.3%
     34.2%
• Notice of Violations (NOV)
          59
           68
         108
• Unsat/Unfit Out-of-Service (OOS) Orders
        637
         707
         617
Percent Investigations Resulting in Unsat/Unfit OOS Orders
      4.4%
       5.0%
       4.1%
• 90-Day No-Pay OOS Orders
      1,132
      1,369
      1,276
• Carrier Imminent Hazard OOS Orders
            7
            9
             3
NEW ENTRANT SAFETY AUDITS****
• Total New Entrant Safety Audits (Percent Completed on Time)
    39,920
   (76.9%)
    38,110
   (81.8%)
     35,851
   (90.6%)
• New Entrant Pass Rate
     84.1%
     88.2%
     89.2%
• New Entrant OOS Orders (Refusal of Audit/No Contact, Expedited Actions, Failure of Safety Audit)
    17,472
    13,085
    12,503
ROADSIDE INSPECTIONS
Total Truck and Bus Inspections
3,384,356
3,418,881
3,401,641
• Trucks
120,624
3,141,779 3,262,403
110,911
3,184,213
3,295,124
98,080
3,185,244
3,283,324
HM Trucks
5,983
185,003
190,986
6,272
193,915
200,187
5,930
191,045 196,975
• Buses
10,003
111,950
121,953
13,293
110,464
123,757
11,813
106,504
118,317
Motorcoaches
7,589
23,818
31,407
10,436
 21,493
31,929
9,477
18,844
28,321
DRIVER/VEHICLE INSPECTIONS/OOS RATES
Driver 
Vehicle
Driver
Vehicle
Driver
Vehicle
• Total Number of Truck Inspections
3,210,251
2,206,771
3,247,343
2,245,707
3,241,920
2,244,980
• Total Number of Bus Inspections
    54,346
 102,670
    53,615
   102,677
    48,855
    99,193
• Truck OOS Rate
      4.9%
    20.9%
      4.9%
     20.7%
     5.1%
    21.2%
• Bus OOS Rate
      4.7%
      7.2%
      4.3%
       6.7%
    4.8%
      6.5%
*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 October 27, 2017.
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