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United States Department of Transportation United States Department of Transportation

Motor Carrier Safety Progress Report (as of December 31, 2015)

MCMIS SAFETY OUTCOMES*
Calendar Year 2013
Calendar Year 2014
Calendar Year 2015
(Jan 1, 2015-Sep 30, 2015)
CRASHES
• Large Trucks and Buses
141,851
153,999
113,670
Large Trucks
126,813
138,799
102,755
Buses
  15,532
  15,728
11,292
FATALITIES
• Large Trucks and Buses
    4,463
    4,384
    3,226
Large Trucks
    4,150
    4,127
    3,031
Buses
334
      285
      212
INJURIES
• Large Trucks and Buses
  83,691
  87,531
63,159
Large Trucks
  66,379
  70,979
 51,850 
Buses
  18,227
  17,711
  12,108 
*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 2014
Fiscal Year 2015
Fiscal Year 2016
(Oct 1, 2015-Dec 31, 2015)
 
Federal
State
Total
Federal
State
Total
Federal
State
Total
• Warning Letters
20,546
20,463
5,379
CARRIER INVESTIGATIONS
• Total Investigations Performed
7,578
7,351
14,929
8,185
6,481
14,666
1,832
1,396
3,228
Hazardous Material (HM) Investigations
   625
   771
  1,396
  681
   766
  1,447
   187
   186
 373
Household Goods Investigations
   158
     13
     171
  164
     13
     177
     51
       2
    53
Passenger Carrier Investigations*
   1,029
   362
    1,391
919
   336
  1,255
   126
  80
  206
Motorcoach Investigations*
   843
   153
    996
   805
   165
     970
   109
    47
   156
VIOLATIONS CITED DURING INVESTIGATIONS
• Total Number of Acute/Critical Violations
  6,256
  6,893
13,149
  7,021
  6,254
13,275
  1,781
1,495
3,276
• Average Number of Acute/Critical Violations per Investigation
    0.83
    0.94
    0.88
    0.86
    0.96
    0.91
    0.97
  1.07
    1.01
• Total Number of Non-Acute/Non-Critical Violations
45,600
32,606
78,026
49,560
31,492
81,052
11,153
6,819
17,972
• Average Number of Non-Acute/Non-Critical Violations per Investigation
   6.02
    4.44     5.24     6.05     4.86     5.53     6.09   4.88     5.57
INVESTIGATION FOLLOW-ON ACTIONS
• Notice of Claims (NOC)**
   4,585
   5,067
   1,187
Percent Investigations with NOC Issued
30.71%
34.55%
36.77%
• Notice of Violations (NOV)
     86
       59
       7
• Unsat/Unfit Out-of-Service (OOS) Orders
     878
     847
     247
Percent Investigations Resulting in Unsat/Unfit OOS Orders
  5.88%
  5.78%
  7.65%
• 90-Day No-Pay OOS Orders
 1,408
  1,306
   317
• Carrier Imminent Hazard OOS Orders
     20
       9
        2
NEW ENTRANT SAFETY AUDITS
• Total New Entrant Safety Audits (Percent Completed on Time)
32,199
(85.66%)
31,729
(77.65%)
5,308
(81.56%)
• New Entrant Pass Rate
  80.3%
  81.8%
  83.6%
• New Entrant OOS Orders (Refusal of Audit/No Contact, Expedited Actions, Failure of Safety Audit)
17,981
17,466
3,809
ROADSIDE INSPECTIONS
Total Truck and Bus Inspections
3,347,837
3,383,211
1,015,888
• Trucks
122,078
3,193,903
3,315,981
120,442
3,140,891
3,261,333
35,014
948,451
983,465
HM Trucks
5,619
192,563
198,182
5,979
184,924
190,903
1,395
57,189 58,584
• Buses
10,308
111,548
121,856
9,938
111,940
121,878
3,151
29,272
32,423
Motorcoaches
7,834
25,202
33,036
7,564
 23,814
31,378
2,451
5,616
8,067
DRIVER/VEHICLE INSPECTIONS/OOS RATES
Driver 
Vehicle
Driver
Vehicle
Driver
Vehicle
• Total Number of Truck Inspections
3,264,592
2,265,228
3,209,232
2,206,083
972,019
657,301
• Total Number of Bus Inspections
    55,298
 103,004
    54,325
   102,597
    14,405
    27,336
• Truck OOS Rate
      5.0%
    20.8%
      4.9%
   20.9%
     4.8%
   20.5%
• Bus OOS Rate
      4.9%
      7.3%
      4.8%
       7.2%
    4.0%
     6.4%
*Passenger carrier and motorcoach investigation data have been changed to be based on the SMS definition at time of review.
**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 January 29, 2016.
Last updated: Friday, March 18, 2016