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Motor Carrier Safety Progress Report (as of September 30, 2019)

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MCMIS SAFETY OUTCOMES*

CY 2017*

CY 2018*

CY 2019*

(Jan. 1, 2019 – Jun. 30, 2019)

CRASHES

  • Large Trucks and Buses

171,337

181,578

86,703

Large Trucks

154,665

164,559

78,268

Buses

17,195

17,652

8,737

FATALITIES

  • Large Trucks and Buses

5,133

4,979

2,263

Large Trucks

4,867

4,711

2,148

Buses

284

309

130

INJURIES

  • Large Trucks and Buses

93,460

96,944

45,274

Large Trucks

76,014

79,903

37,295

Buses

18,370

18,296

8,527

* 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

FY 2017

FY 2018

FY 2019

Federal

State

Total

Federal

State

Total

Federal

State

Total

  • Warning Letters

28,293

30,476

26,379

CARRIER INVESTIGATIONS

  • Total Investigations Performed

8,521

6,401

14,922

8,239

6,136

14,375

7,596

5,470

13,066

Hazardous Material (HM) Investigations

726

791

1,517

632

832

1,464

596

755

1,351

Household Goods Investigations

177

12

189

155

17

172

126

8

134

Passenger Carrier Investigations

1,177

417

1,594

885

299

1,184

868

260

1,128

Motorcoach Investigations

1,029

193

1,222

760

170

930

763

152

915

VIOLATIONS CITED DURING INVESTIGATIONS

  • Total Number of Acute/Critical Violations

7,157

5,470

12,627

6,759

5,388

12,147

6,315

5,259

11,574

  • Average Number of Acute/Critical Violations per Investigation

0.84

0.85

0.85

0.82

0.88

0.84

0.83

0.96

0.89

  • Total Number of Non-Acute/Non-Critical Violations

50,036

33,942

83,978

47,030

32,712

79,742

39,809

28,357

68,166

  • Average Number of Non-Acute/Non-Critical Violation per Investigation

5.87

5.30

5.63

5.71

5.33

5.55

5.24

5.18

5.22

INVESTIGATION FOLLOW-ON ACTIONS

  • Notice of Claims (NOC)*

4,364

724

5,088

3,771

589

4,360

3,189

455

3,644

Percent Investigations with NOC Issued

51.2%

11.3%

34.1%

45.8%

9.6%

30.3%

42.0%

8.3%

27.9%

  • Unsat/Unfit Out-of-Service (OOS) Orders

632

570

570

Percent Investigations Resulting in Unsat/Unfit OOS Orders

4.2%

4.0%

4.4%

  • 90-Day No-Pay OOS Orders

1,281

1,324

1,179

  • Carrier Imminent Hazard OOS Orders

7

4

0

  • Conditional Ratings

2,931

2,925

2,609

NEW ENTRANT SAFETY AUDITS

  • Total New Entrant Safety Audits

35,896

36,755

39,436

(Percent Completed on Time)

(89.1%)

(92.3%)

(91.0%)

  • New Entrant Pass Rate

89.2%

89.8%

88.2%

  • New Entrant OOS Orders (Refusal of Audit/No Contact, Expedited Actions, Failure of Safety Audit)

12,504

12,338

14,360

ROADSIDE INSPECTIONS

Total Truck and Bus Inspections

3,415,749

3,533,685

3,455,831

  • Trucks

106,179

3,189,973

3,296,152

115,467

3,298,391

3,413,858

98,798

3,239,060

3,337,858

HM Trucks

6,405

191,318

197,723

6,464

194,584

201,048

6,281

197,957

204,238

  • Buses

12,763

106,834

119,597

11,339

108,488

119,827

11,641

106,332

117,973

Motorcoaches

10,206

18,880

29,086

9,078

19,450

28,528

9,353

17,741

27,094

DRIVER/VEHICLE INSPECTIONS/OOS RATES

Driver

Vehicle

Driver

Vehicle

Driver

Vehicle

  • Total Number of Truck Inspections

3,254,536

2,254,635

3,370,044

2,320,948

3,294,768

2,277,965

  • Total Number of Bus Inspections

49,676

100,199

50,434

99,557

49,270

98,569

  • Truck OOS Rate

5.1%

21.2%

4.8%

21.4%

5.0%

21.3%

  • Bus OOS Rate

4.7%

6.5%

5.0%

6.5%

4.8%

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 25, 2019.
Last updated: Wednesday, January 29, 2020