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Table 5-5a. Commercial Motor Carrier Compliance Review Activity by Safety Rating: 2012

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 9,221 safety compliance reviews that resulted in a formal safety rating in 2012. Of that total, only about 4 percent of motor carriers received an unsatisfactory rating.

Table 5-5a

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Safety Rating Federal State Total
Satisfactory 2,224 1,362 3,586
Conditional 2,446 1,058 3,504
Unsatisfactory 217 129 346
Not rated 207 1,578 1,785
Total 5,094 4,127 9,221


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 September 20, 2013.


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