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Motor Carrier Safety Progress Report (as of September 30, 2021)


Motor Carrier Safety Progress Report
Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration

(as of September 30, 2021)

MCMIS SAFETY OUTCOMES*

CY 2019*

CY 2020*

CY 2021*

(Jan. 1, 2021 – June 30, 2021)

CRASHES

● Large Trucks and Buses

181,943

156,069

84,457

       Large Trucks

164,708

146,328

79,124

       Buses

17,885

10,106

5,514

FATALITIES

● Large Trucks and Buses

5,340

4,776

2,365

       Large Trucks

5,069

4,587

2,262

       Buses

300

211

117

INJURIES

● Large Trucks and Buses

97,990

76,981

40,819

       Large Trucks

81,255

68,310

36,498

       Buses

17,941

9,123

4,604

*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 2019

FY 2020

FY 2021

Federal

State

Total

Federal

State

Total

Federal

State

Total

● Warning Letters

26,379

22,686

26,702

CARRIER INVESTIGATIONS

● Total Investigations Performed

7,612

5,486

13,098

7,351

4,725

12,076

7,560

4,324

11,884

       Hazardous Material (HM) Investigations

597

758

1,355

341

505

846

342

446

788

       Household Goods Investigations

131

8

139

83

10

93

55

4

59

       Passenger Carrier Investigations

869

260

1,129

401

212

613

241

181

422

       Motorcoach Investigations

764

152

916

315

105

420

160

90

250

VIOLATIONS CITED DURING INVESTIGATIONS

● Total Number of Acute/Critical Violations

6,313

5,272

11,585

4,711

3,974

8,685

4,878

4,055

8,933

● Average Number of Acute/Critical Violations per Investigation

0.83

0.96

0.88

0.64

0.84

0.72

0.65

0.94

0.75

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

39,903

28,417

68,320

32,286

20,900

53,186

35,668

21,961

57,629

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

5.24

5.18

5.22

4.39

4.42

4.40

4.72

5.08

4.85

INVESTIGATION FOLLOW-ON ACTIONS

● Notice of Claims (NOC) *

3,188

455

3,643

2,207

343

2,550

2,279

313

2,592

       Percent Investigations with NOC Issued

41.9%

8.3%

27.8%

30.0%

7.3%

21.1%

30.1%

7.2%

21.8%

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

574

310

329

       Percent Investigations Resulting in Unsat/Unfit OOS Orders

4.4%

2.6%

2.8%

● 90-Day No-Pay OOS Orders

1,187

801

476

● Carrier Imminent Hazard OOS Orders

0

0

1

● Driver Imminent Hazard OOS Orders

1

1

12

● Conditional Ratings

2,614

1,663

1,549

NEW ENTRANT SAFETY AUDITS

● Total New Entrant Safety Audits

   (Percent Completed on Time)

39,492

(89.3%)

40,722

(88.1%)

44,329

(87.3%)

● New Entrant Pass Rate

88.2%

91.7%

92.4%

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

14,364

15,754

15,413

ROADSIDE INSPECTIONS

Total Truck and Bus Inspections

3,474,285

2,728,032

2,873,009

● Trucks

102,107

3,253,032

3,355,139

45,758

2,595,709

2,641,467

30,804

2,756,915

2,787,719

      HM Trucks

6,452

199,629

206,081

2,916

151,182

154,098

4,158

167,170

171,328

● Buses

11,957

107,189

119,146

5,453

81,112

86,565

1,928

83,362

85,290

      Motorcoaches

9,614

17,955

27,569

4,608

9,847

14,455

1,301

9,469

10,770

DRIVER/VEHICLE INSPECTIONS/OOS RATES

Driver

Vehicle

Driver

Vehicle

Driver

Vehicle

● Total Number of Truck Inspections

3,311,268

2,290,189

2,590,721

1,782,702

2,739,829

1,887,570

● Total Number of Bus Inspections

49,683

99,537

23,738

78,261

21,345

79,058

● Truck OOS Rate

5.0%

21.3%

5.2%

21.3%

5.9%

21.8%

● Bus OOS Rate

4.8%

6.5%

4.5%

4.7%

4.6%

4.2%

                         

*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 29, 2021.

 

 

Last updated: Wednesday, March 30, 2022