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    • What’s New (recent releases)

      October 2014
      Data Quality 10/17/2014
      • The National and State FARS/MCMIS Matching Tool* results have been updated for the years 2010 - 2012 using the September 26, 2014 MCMIS data snapshot and the 2010 - 2012 Fatality Analysis Reporting System (FARS) data. This tool provides States with crash information that can be used to reconcile differences between the FARS and MCMIS databases. Records are presented in sets as "matched", "potentially matched", and "not matched".

        *These reports are available on a secure area of A&I Online and can only be accessed by authorized FMCSA and State Enforcement users.
      Motor Carrier Safety Assistance Program (MCSAP) 10/14/2014
      • The fourth quarter Fiscal Year 2014 results for the State Quarterly Report and CVSP Data Dashboard* are now available. This update is based on the October 3, 2014 MCMIS data snapshot.

        *These reports are available on a secure area of A&I Online which can only be accessed by authorized FMCSA and State Enforcement users.
      Crash Statistics 10/06/2014
      • The Crash Statistics Module has been updated with the September 26, 2014 Motor Carrier Management Information System (MCMIS) data snapshot in the following areas:
      Safety Programs 10/06/2014
      Safety Measurement System (SMS) 10/04/2014
      • The Motor Carrier Safety Measurement System (SMS) module has been updated with the September 26, 2014 Motor Carrier Management Information System (MCMIS) data snapshot.
      Motor Carrier Safety Assistance Program (MCSAP) 10/04/2014
      • The State Safety Performance Measures Tool now includes updated results for Domiciled Carrier Safety and Operating Carrier Safety measures. These measures are produced by aggregating carrier data in the Safety Measurement System (SMS) for the seven Behavior Analysis Safety Improvement Categories, or BASICs. The update is based on September 26, 2014 MCMIS data.

        *These reports are available on a secure area of A&I Online which can only be accessed by authorized FMCSA and State Enforcement users.
      September 2014
      Safety Measurement System (SMS) 09/03/2014
      • The Motor Carrier Safety Measurement System (SMS) module has been updated with the August 22, 2014 Motor Carrier Management Information System (MCMIS) data snapshot.
      Data Quality 09/03/2014
      Crash Statistics 09/03/2014
      • The Crash Statistics Module has been updated with the August 22, 2014 Motor Carrier Management Information System (MCMIS) data snapshot in the following areas:
      Safety Programs 09/03/2014
      Motor Carrier Safety Assistance Program (MCSAP) 09/03/2014
      • The State Safety Performance Measures Tool now includes updated results for Domiciled Carrier Safety and Operating Carrier Safety measures. These measures are produced by aggregating carrier data in the Safety Measurement System (SMS) for the seven Behavior Analysis Safety Improvement Categories, or BASICs. The update is based on August 22, 2014 MCMIS data.

        *These reports are available on a secure area of A&I Online which can only be accessed by authorized FMCSA and State Enforcement users.
      August 2014
      Safety Programs 08/23/2014
      • On August 23, 2014, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) released new reports on inspection activity for Mexican Owned or Domiciled Long Haul Carriers in the Analysis and Information Online (A&I) Safety Programs Module. Reports are included for three types of carriers:

        • Pilot - A carrier with authority to operate throughout the United States as a participant in the U.S.-Mexico Cross Border Long-Haul Trucking Pilot Program. Reports include activity only for drivers and vehicles approved to participate in the program.
        • Certificate - A Mexico-domiciled carrier that has authority to operate its trucks throughout the United States by virtue of having been granted this authority prior to the moratorium on long-haul Mexican trucking.
        • Enterprise - A Mexican-owned carrier that is domiciled in the United States; operates in the United States, conducting cross-border transportation of international cargo that originates in or is destined for a foreign country; and is subject to all U.S., state, and local laws pertaining to motor carrier operations and their vehicles.

        Reports show summaries of roadside inspections and traffic enforcement inspections; Out of Service (OOS) rates; inspections by level and by month; and driver and vehicle violations.
      Data Quality 08/06/2014
      Crash Statistics 08/06/2014
      • The Crash Statistics Module has been updated with the July 25, 2014 Motor Carrier Management Information System (MCMIS) data snapshot in the following areas:
      • The 2012 Large Truck and Bus Crash Facts report was recently posted. This report contains descriptive statistics about fatal, injury, and property damage-only crashes involving large trucks and buses. Select crash statistics on passenger vehicles are also presented for comparison purposes.

        *These reports are available on a secure area of A&I Online which can only be accessed by authorized FMCSA and State Enforcement users.
      Safety Programs 08/06/2014
      Motor Carrier Safety Assistance Program (MCSAP) 08/06/2014
      • The State Safety Performance Measures Tool now includes updated results for Domiciled Carrier Safety and Operating Carrier Safety measures. These measures are produced by aggregating carrier data in the Safety Measurement System (SMS) for the seven Behavior Analysis Safety Improvement Categories, or BASICs. The update is based on July 25, 2014 MCMIS data.

        *These reports are available on a secure area of A&I Online which can only be accessed by authorized FMCSA and State Enforcement users.
      Safety Measurement System (SMS) 08/02/2014
      • The Motor Carrier Safety Measurement System (SMS) module has been updated with the July 25, 2014 Motor Carrier Management Information System (MCMIS) data snapshot.
      July 2014
      Motor Carrier Safety Assistance Program (MCSAP) 07/11/2014
      • The third quarter Fiscal Year 2014 results for the State Quarterly Report and CVSP Data Dashboard* are now available. This update is based on the July 4, 2014 MCMIS data snapshot.

        *These reports are available on a secure area of A&I Online which can only be accessed by authorized FMCSA and State Enforcement users.
      Data Quality 07/09/2014
      • The National and State FARS/MCMIS Matching Tool* results have been updated for the years 2010 - 2012 using the June 20, 2014 MCMIS data snapshot and the 2010 - 2012 Fatality Analysis Reporting System (FARS) data. This tool provides States with crash information that can be used to reconcile differences between the FARS and MCMIS databases. Records are presented in sets as "matched", "potentially matched", and "not matched".

        *These reports are available on a secure area of A&I Online and can only be accessed by authorized FMCSA and State Enforcement users.
      Data Quality 07/01/2014
      Crash Statistics 07/01/2014
      • The Crash Statistics Module has been updated with the June 20, 2014 Motor Carrier Management Information System (MCMIS) data snapshot in the following areas:
        *These reports are available on a secure area of A&I Online which can only be accessed by authorized FMCSA and State Enforcement users.
      Safety Programs 07/01/2014
      Motor Carrier Safety Assistance Program (MCSAP) 07/01/2014
      • The State Safety Performance Measures Tool now includes updated results for Domiciled Carrier Safety and Operating Carrier Safety measures. These measures are produced by aggregating carrier data in the Safety Measurement System (SMS) for the seven Behavior Analysis Safety Improvement Categories, or BASICs. The update is based on June 20, 2014 MCMIS data.

        *These reports are available on a secure area of A&I Online which can only be accessed by authorized FMCSA and State Enforcement users.
      June 2014
      Safety Measurement System (SMS) 06/30/2014
      • The Motor Carrier Safety Measurement System (SMS) module has been updated with the June 20, 2014 Motor Carrier Management Information System (MCMIS) data snapshot. Check your safety assessment now at: http://ai.fmcsa.dot.gov/sms.
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    • Data Update Schedule

      Application Update Frequency Last Data
      Update
      MCMIS Snapshot
      Safety Measurement System
      SMS Online Monthly 09/30/2014 09/26/2014
      Carrier/Driver Safety
      Driver Safety Measurement System (DSMS) Monthly 09/30/2014 09/26/2014
      Driver Information Resource (DIR) Monthly 09/30/2014 09/26/2014
      GOTHAM Weekly 10/20/2014 10/17/2014
      Bus Safety Monthly 10/07/2014 09/26/2014
      Data Quality
      State Safety Data Quality Monthly 10/02/2014 09/26/2014
      Supplemental Reports Monthly 10/02/2014 09/26/2014
      FARS/MCMIS Matching Tool Quarterly 10/02/2014 09/26/2014
      State Data Analysis Reports Monthly 10/02/2014 09/26/2014
      Crash Statistics
      Crash Query Tool Monthly 10/07/2014 09/26/2014
      Download State Records Monthly 10/07/2014 09/26/2014
      Safety Programs
      Reviews Monthly 10/07/2014 09/26/2014
      Roadside Inspections Monthly 10/07/2014 09/26/2014
      Traffic Enforcement Inspections Monthly 10/07/2014 09/26/2014
      Passenger Carrier Statistics Monthly 10/07/2014 09/26/2014
      Hazardous Materials Statistics Monthly 10/06/2014 09/26/2014
      Commercial Zone Statistics Monthly 10/07/2014 09/26/2014
      Mexican Carriers Monthly 10/07/2014 09/26/2014
      Program Effectiveness Annually
      Motor Carrier Safety Assistance Program (MCSAP)
      Quarterly Report/Data Dashboard Quarterly 10/07/2014 10/03/2014
      State Safety Performance Measures (SSPM) Monthly 09/30/2014 09/26/2014
      CVSP Toolkit Monthly 10/07/2014 09/26/2014
      State Data Summary Monthly 10/07/2014 09/26/2014
    • Data Source Definitions

      Fatality Analysis Reporting System (FARS)†:

      The FARS is a census of crashes involving any motor vehicle on a trafficway, but only fatal crashes. It is generally considered to be the most reliable national crash database. A large truck is defined in the FARS as a truck with a gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR) of more than 10,000 pounds. A bus is defined in the FARS as large motor vehicles used to carry more than 10 passengers, including school buses, inter-city buses and transit buses. FARS is maintained by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA).

      General Estimates System (GES): GES is a probability-based nationally representative sample of all police-reported fatal, injury, and property damage only crashes. The data from GES yield national estimates, calculated using a weighting procedure, but cannot give State-level estimates. Also, GES is a sample of motor vehicle crashes, and the results generated are estimates. The GES definition of a large truck is the same as the FARS definition. GES is maintained by NHTSA.

      Highway Statistics Series: The Highway Statistics Series consists of annual reports containing analyzed statistical data on motor fuel; motor vehicles; driver licensing; highway-user taxation; State and local government highway finance; highway mileage, and Federal aid for highways. The series is used for tracking the road mileage in the United States, financing information for the various states, and is used in formulation with FHWA's apportionment of Federal funds to the States by the U.S. Congress. A large truck is defined by FHWA as all vehicles on a single frame including trucks, camping and recreational vehicles, etc. having at least two axles and six tires. A bus is defined by FHWA as all vehicles manufactured as traditional passenger-carrying buses with two axles, six tires and three or more axles. This category includes only traditional buses (including school buses) functioning as passenger-carrying vehicles. The Highway Statistics Series is maintained by the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA).

      Motor Carrier Management Information System (MCMIS)†: The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) operates and maintains the Motor Carrier Management Information System (MCMIS). MCMIS contains information on the safety fitness of commercial motor carriers and hazardous material (HM) shippers subject to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations (FMCSRs) and the Hazardous Materials Regulations (HMRs). MCMIS is a collection of safety information including state-reported crashes, compliance review and roadside inspections results, enforcement data, and motor carrier census data.

      MCMIS Census Data: The MCMIS Census data contains records for several hundred thousand active entities, i.e., motor carriers, hazardous materials shippers, and registrants (entities who register vehicles but are not carriers). In order to identify each entity, MCMIS assigns a unique number to each entity record. This number is referred to as the record census number. This is also the number supplied to an entity as their USDOT number.

      MCMIS Compliance Review Data: The MCMIS Compliance Review data used in this section includes carrier performance and compliance data regarding FMCSRs and HMRs which are captured during an on-site compliance review (CR). CR data contains the number of drivers and power units, carrier safety ratings, number of recordable accidents, and the number and types of acute, critical, and other violations discovered during a CR.

      MCMIS Crash Data: The MCMIS Crash data includes crashes that are reported by states to the FMCSA through the SAFETYNET computer reporting system. The Crash File includes the National Governors' Association (NGA) recommended data elements collected on trucks and buses involved in crashes that meet the NGA recommended crash threshold. An NGA reportable crash must involve a truck (a vehicle designed, used, or maintained primarily for carrying property, with a gross vehicle weight rating or gross combination weight rating of more than 10,000 lbs.) or bus (a vehicle with seats for at least nine people, including the driver). The crash must result in at least one fatality; one injury where the person injured is taken to a medical facility for immediate medical attention; or one vehicle having been towed from the scene as a result of disabling damage suffered in the crash.

      MCMIS Inspection Data: The MCMIS Inspection data contains information captured at a Roadside Inspection (RI). This data includes the type of inspection conducted (inspection level), the number of driver and vehicle violations, and Out of Service (OOS) violations resulting from RIs. The inspection also provides the vehicle size and identification, driver information, and the date and location of the inspection.

      Enforcement Management Information System (EMIS): EMIS is a web-based application used to monitor, track, and store information related to FMCSA enforcement actions. It manages and tracks all data associated with notifying the carrier, monitoring the carrier's response, determining whether further compliance action is required, and generating reports for various Headquarters, Service Center , and Division staff. It is the authoritative source for FMCSA enforcement data. Inputs include data from CaseRite and data entry.

      Hazardous Materials Package Inspection Program (HMPIP): HMPIP is a browser-based application used during dock and vehicle inspections to record compliance problems with hazardous material packages. It can operate as a stand alone client or via a central site. Data collected while offline is moved to the central site when a network connection is available. Data collected using HMPIP will be used to establish shipper prioritization lists.

      † Neither FARS nor MCMIS databases contain information on crash causation or fault. The data can be only suggestive about why truck and bus crashes occur. Even so, the data can point toward problem areas that may need to be addressed, and toward possible countermeasures.

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    • For Specific Inquiries:

      Bus Safety

      Loretta Bitner
      Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, Washington, DC
      (202) 385-2428

      Peter Chandler
      Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, Washington, DC
      (202) 366-5763

      Dennis Piccolo
      Volpe National Transportation Systems Center, Cambridge, MA
      (617) 494-3860

      Commercial Zone Statistics

      Olu Ajayi
      Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, Washington, DC
      (202) 366-2061

      Kha Nguyen
      Volpe National Transportation Systems Center, Cambridge, MA
      (617) 494-2543

      Crash Statistics

      Olu Ajayi
      Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, Washington, DC
      (202) 366-2061

      Candace Brown
      Volpe National Transportation Systems Center, Cambridge, MA
      (617) 494-3856

      Data Quality

      Scott Valentine
      Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, Washington, DC
      (202) 366-4869

      Candace Brown
      Volpe National Transportation Systems Center, Cambridge, MA
      (617) 494-3856

      Driver Information Resource (DIR)

      Olu Ajayi
      Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, Washington, DC
      (202) 366-2061

      Amy Olanyk
      Volpe National Transportation Systems Center, Cambridge, MA
      (617) 494-3169

      GOTHAM

      Olu Ajayi
      Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, Washington, DC
      (202) 366-2061

      Dennis Piccolo
      Volpe National Transportation Systems Center, Cambridge, MA
      (617) 494-3860

      Large Truck Crash Causation Study (LTCCS)

      Janine Bonner
      Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, Washington, DC
      (202) 366-3917

      Amy Olanyk
      Volpe National Transportation Systems Center, Cambridge, MA
      (617) 494-3169

      Motor Carrier Safety Assistance Program (MCSAP)

      Brandon Poarch
      Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, Washington, DC
      (202) 366-3030

      Dana Larkin
      Volpe National Transportation Systems Center, Cambridge, MA
      (617) 494-2821

      Program Effectiveness

      Olu Ajayi
      Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, Washington, DC
      (202) 366-2061

      Eran Segev
      Volpe National Transportation Systems Center, Cambridge, MA
      (617) 494-3174

      Reports & Publications

      Olu Ajayi
      Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, Washington, DC
      (202) 366-2061

      Jeremy Crowell
      Volpe National Transportation Systems Center, Cambridge, MA
      (617) 494-2824

      Safety Measurement System (SMS)

      For questions regarding the SMS or the Compliance, Safety, Accountability (CSA) program in general, please call (877) 254-5365.

      When leaving a message, please be sure to include your name; your U.S.DOT #, if applicable; your question, comment, or suggestion, with details; and a phone number and/or email address where you can be reached.

      You can also submit your question electronically by visiting the CSA Contact Us page.

      Safety Programs

      Olu Ajayi
      Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, Washington, DC
      (202) 366-2061

      Kha Nguyen
      Volpe National Transportation Systems Center, Cambridge, MA
      (617) 494-2543

    • Technical Support:

      A&I Tech Support/Development Team

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      (617) 494-2857

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      Dennis Piccolo
      Volpe National Transportation Systems Center, Cambridge, MA
      (617) 494-3860

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