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United States Department of Transportation United States Department of Transportation

Motor Carrier Safety Progress Report (as of 3/31/09)


SAFETY OUTCOMES
  2006
  2007
 2008
Rate of Fatalities Involving Large Trucks and Buses
(per 100 million total vehicle miles traveled [VMT])*
0.177
0.168**
***
Total Fatalities Involving Large Trucks and Buses
5,347
5,099**
***
Fatalities Involving Large Trucks
5,027
4,808**
***
Fatalities Involving Single-Unit Trucks
1,339
1,297**
***
Fatalities Involving Combination-Unit Trucks
3,776
3,621**
***
Fatalities Involving Buses****
337
322**
***
Rate of Injuries Involving Large Trucks and Buses
(per 100 million total VMT)
4.17
4.09**
***
Total Injuries Involving Large Trucks and Buses
126,000
124,000
***
Injuries Involving Large Trucks
106,000
101,000
***
Injuries Involving Buses
21,000
24,000
***
Total VMT (millions; includes trucks, buses, and passenger vehicles)
3,014,371
3,029,822**
***
Large Truck VMT
222,513
226,963**
***
Bus VMT
6,783
6,976**
***
*Fatality Rate Formula: Fatality Rate = [(Number of fatalities involving large trucks and buses / Total VMT) x 100].
**Preliminary.
***Data not available.
****Includes all occupants and nonoccupants killed in all bus crashes.
Note: Individual subtotals may not add to totals due to the potential for double counting (e.g., fatalities or injuries in a truck-bus crash).
Sources: Fatalities and Injuries - National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA); Vehicle Miles Traveled - Federal Highway Administration (FHWA).
 
DATA QUALITY 2006 2007 2008
ACCURACY
Percentage of FMCSA-reported crashes matched to a carrier92%94%96%
Percentage of FMCSA-reported inspections matched to a carrier98%98%99%
TIMELINESS
Percentage of FMCSA crashes reported within 90 days86%86%88%
Percentage of FMCSA inspections reported within 21 days91%92%94%
COMPLETENESS
Percentage of fatal crashes reported to FMCSA99%100%100%
Percentage of nonfatal crashes reported to FMCSA (initiated 10/07)*86%86%
Percentage of all crash reports with complete driver/vehicle data (initiated 10/07)*69%84%
Sources: State-reported crash data - Motor Carrier Management Information System (MCMIS); fatal crash data - NHTSA. For details, see www.ai.fmcsa.dot.gov/DataQuality.
*Data not available.
 
PROGRAM OUTPUTS
 FY 2007
  Total
 FY 2008
  Total*
  FY 2009
(Oct 2008-Mar 2009)
 Federal
  State
 Federal
  State
 Federal
 State
COMPLIANCE REVIEWS (CRs)
Total Number of CRs
10,256
5,859
9,642
5,980
5,287
3,194
Hazardous Materials (HM) Reviews
1,973
808
1,835
938
1,004
551
Household Goods Reviews
489
9
608
21
128
5
Motorcoach Reviews
1,041
192
1,039
267
483
64
Conditional Carrier Reviews
2,634
784
2,302
783
1,271
340
NEW ENTRANT SAFETY AUDITS
Total New Entrant Safety Audits
Percent Completed on Time
5,706
95%
32,620
98%
3,996
96%
33,393
98%
2,090
93%
17,528
99%
ROADSIDE INSPECTIONS
Trucks
92,900
3,135,368
102,713
3,233,368
54,688
1,540,132
HM Trucks
4,453
194,668
4,464
195,338
2,068
103,097
Buses
 21,644
126,223
16,375
133,176
7,732
37,947
At U.S. Borders**
Trucks (Canada/Mexico Domiciled***)
63,898
212,083
74,373
208,517
42,345
95,271
Buses (Canada/Mexico Domiciled)
2,647
740
1,771
599
739
225
Northern Border (Canada Domiciled)
321
63,833
250
63,759
37
23,758
Southern Border (Mexico Domiciled***)
66,224
148,990
75,894
145,357
43,047
71,738
Notice-of-Claim Letters Issued
5,905
6,084
3,348
Unsat/Unfit Out-of-Service (OOS) Orders
774
1,015
605
90-Day No-Pay OOS Orders
1,045
1,152
677
DRIVER/VEHICLE INSPECTIONS/OOS RATES
Driver
Vehicle
Driver
Vehicle
Driver
Vehicle
Total Number of Truck Inspections
3,172,923
2,263,702
3,287,340
2,269,612
1,579,674
1,037,372
Total Number of Bus Inspections
54,854
125,926
51,325
130,824
23,259
37,705
Truck OOS Rate
6.9%
23.2%
6.6%
23.2%
5.8%
21.8%
Bus OOS Rate
3.7%
7.9%
4.8%
7.6%
3.9%
7.2%
IMPROVING SAFETY AND SECURITY AWARENESS
HM Package Inspections
7,815
6,894
2,533
Security Contact Reviews
2,065
1,796
239
*Preliminary.
**Counts now based on Census vs. inspection address.
***Mexico-domiciled trucks operating in the U.S. Commercial Zone only.
Last updated: Friday, December 20, 2013