Official US Government Icon

Official websites use .gov
A .gov website belongs to an official government organization in the United States.

Secure Site Icon

Secure .gov websites use HTTPS
A lock ( ) or https:// means you’ve safely connected to the .gov website. Share sensitive information only on official, secure websites.

The latest information on the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) is available on coronavirus.gov.

United States Department of Transportation United States Department of Transportation

Motor Carrier Safety Progress Report (as of September 30, 2018)

Return to the Safety Progress Report Archives.

MCMIS SAFETY OUTCOMES*
Calendar Year 2016*
Calendar Year 2017*
Calendar Year 2018*
(Jan 1 - Jun 30, 2018)
CRASHES
• Large Trucks and Buses
167,454
170,169 88,406
Large Trucks
151,274 153,663 79,828
Buses
16,733
17,027 8,909
FATALITIES
• Large Trucks and Buses
4,952
4,879
2,239
Large Trucks
4,655
4,617
2,128
Buses
327
278
124
INJURIES
• Large Trucks and Buses
92,322 92,702
46,406
Large Trucks
75,648 75,420
38,029
Buses
17,967
18,196
9,007

*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 - Sep 30, 2018)
Federal
State
Total
Federal
State
Total
Federal
State
Total
• Warning Letters
34,670
28,293
30,476
CARRIER INVESTIGATIONS
• Total Investigations Performed
7,805
6,272 14,077 8,521 6,402 14,923 8,234 6,125 14,359
Hazardous Material (HM) Investigations
782
804 1,586 726 791 1,517 631 833 1,464
Household Goods Investigations
   165
10 175 177 12 189
155
16 171
Passenger Carrier Investigations
   836
429 1,265 1,177 417 1,594 884 299 1,183
Motorcoach Investigations
   725
223 948 1,029 193 1,222 759 170 929
VIOLATIONS CITED DURING INVESTIGATIONS
• Total Number of Acute/Critical Violations
  7,136
5,759 12,895 7,152 5,476 12,628 6,731 5,423 12,154
• Average Number of Acute/Critical Violations per Investigation
    0.92
    0.92
0.92 0.84
    0.86
    0.85
    0.82
0.89
    0.85
• Total Number of Non-Acute/Non-Critical Violations
47,537
31,989 79,526 50,041 33,947 83,988 47,032 32,643 79,675
• Average Number of Non-Acute/Non-Critical Violations per Investigation
   6.09
    5.10     5.65     5.87     5.30     5.63     5.71   5.33     5.55
INVESTIGATION FOLLOW-ON ACTIONS
• Notice of Claims (NOC)*
     4,345
624 4,969
4,363
724 5,087
3,773
589 4,362
Percent Investigations with NOC Issued
55.7%
10.0% 35.3%
51.2%
11.3% 34.1%
45.8%
9.6% 30.4%
• Unsat/Unfit Out-of-Service (OOS) Orders
710
624
563
Percent Investigations Resulting in Unsat/Unfit OOS Orders
5.0%
4.2%
3.9%
• 90-Day No-Pay OOS Orders
1,374
1,277
1,311
• Carrier Imminent Hazard OOS Orders
9
4
4
• Conditional Ratings Issued 3,062 2,927 2,919
NEW ENTRANT SAFETY AUDITS
• Total New Entrant Safety Audits (Percent Completed on Time)
38,109
(81.5%)
35,893
(89.4%)
36,563
(93.6%)
• New Entrant Pass Rate
88.3%
89.2%
89.8%
• New Entrant OOS Orders (Refusal of Audit/No Contact, Expedited Actions, Failure of Safety Audit)
13,085
12,504
12,338
DRIVER/VEHICLE INSPECTIONS
Total Truck and Bus Inspections
3,419,171
3,415,933
3,526,838
• Trucks
111,075
3,184,322 3,295,397
106,525
3,189,869
3,296,394
113,110
3,294,533
3,407,643
HM Trucks
6,294
193,919
200,213
6,413
191,301
197,714
6,304
194,337 200,641
• Buses
13,307
110,467
123,774
12,734
106,805
119,539
11,133
108,062
119,195
Motorcoaches
10,449
21,493
31,942
10,191
 18,880
29,071
8,923
19,427
28,350
DRIVER/VEHICLE INSPECTIONS/OOS RATES
Driver 
Vehicle
Driver
Vehicle
Driver
Vehicle  
• Total Number of Truck Inspections
3,247,620
       2,245,948
3,254,812
       2,254,870
3,364,127
2,316,201
• Total Number of Bus Inspections
    53,619
 102,694
    49,654
          100,141
50,181
99,003
• Truck OOS Rate
4.9%
20.7%
5.1%
21.2%
4.8%
21.5%
• Bus OOS Rate
4.3%
6.7%
4.7%
6.5%
5.0%
6.5%
*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 October 26, 2018.
DOT is committed to ensuring that information is available in appropriate alternative formats to meet the requirements of persons who have a disability. If you require an alternative version of files provided on this page, please contact FMCSA_HOST@dot.gov.
Last updated: Tuesday, January 28, 2020