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Table 5-5a. Commercial Motor Carrier Compliance Review Activity by Safety Rating: 2011

The safety fitness of motor carriers is a top priority of the U.S. Department of Transportation. As part of its efforts to improve safety, federal and state governments conducted 10,967 safety compliance reviews that resulted in a formal safety rating in 2011. Of that total, only about three percent of motor carriers received an unsatisfactory rating.

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Safety Rating Federal State Total
Satisfactory 3,466 1,862 5,328
Conditional 2,365 1,175 3,540
Unsatisfactory 207 114 321
Not rated 158 1,620 1,778
Total 6,196 4,771 10,967


These data include any review that resulted in a safety rating, including Motor Carrier Safety Compliance Reviews or CSA2010 reviews. As a result, the total number of reviews in this table differs from the total in Table 5-5b because that table includes reviews that did not result in a formal safety rating. A compliance review is an on-site examination of a motor carrier's records and operations to determine whether the carrier meets the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration's safety fitness standard.


U.S. Department of Transportation, Federal Motor Carrier Administration, Motor Carrier Management Information System (MCMIS), Compliance Review Activity by Safety Rating for Calendar Years, available at as of June 25, 2012.


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