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United States Department of Transportation United States Department of Transportation

Crash Reporting Research

Goal:

To assess the completeness of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s (FMCSA’s) Motor Carrier Management Information System (MCMIS) crash database and associated collection issues.

Background:

The project seeks to estimate the rate of crash reporting completeness in MCMIS and to develop recommendations for improving the reporting of FMCSA-reportable crashes.

Summary:

The study reviewed the State Data Quality Reports and collected and analyzed a sample of carriers’ crash records. Those records were then compared to the MCMIS crash records. The period of performance was from October 2014 to April 2016.

Outcomes:

The research will lead to an estimate of the crash reporting completeness in MCMIS and will develop methods to improve the processes for collecting reportable crashes.

Milestones:

September 2014: Contract awarded
February 2015: Analysis plan
March 2015: Data collection plan
May 2015: Fleet selection begins
June 2015: Data storage and transfer solutions
June 29, 2016: Draft final report and briefing

Funding:

FY 2014: $156,210
FY 2015: $78,105

Current Status:

Complete. Final report published and available at https://rosap.ntl.bts.gov/view/dot/32508.

Project Manager:

For more information, contact Richard Gruberg of the Analysis Division at (202) 366-2959 or richard.gruberg@dot.gov.

Contractor:

University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute
 
Last updated: Thursday, June 28, 2018