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Truck/Bus Fatalities Decrease

Motor carriers (commercial trucks and buses) represent about three percent of registered vehicles. However, they account for seven percent of vehicle-miles traveled on our Nation’s highways and are involved in 11 percent of all fatal crashes. The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) met the large truck-related fatality rate target in 2002 for the first time, and is working to reduce the rate from 2.8 per 100 million truck-miles traveled in 1996 to 1.96 in 2005. Consistent with the SAFETEA proposal, the President’s 2005 Budget requests $227 million for aggressive State enforcement of interstate commercial truck and bus regulations, and $228 million to support oversight of hazmat transportation, Federal safety enforcement programs, and border safety inspections. These funds will support commercial vehicle safety and research programs to enhance the quality, stability, continuity, and uniformity of State commercial vehicle safety and enforcement programs. The Budget seeks this $91 million increase over 2004 partially in response to a PART evaluation, which identified the need to streamline FMCSA’s grant program and to address management deficiencies.

Studies show that new entrant motor carriers are less likely to comply with safety regulations and are more likely to be involved in crashes than well-established motor carriers. SAFETEA expands and improves safety auditing of new entrant motor carriers. FMCSA is implementing this initiative for every new commercial motor carrier company—Canadian, Mexican, or American—that applies to operate within the United States. These new entrants will be subjected to a safety audit in the first 18 months of operation before the operators receive a permanent safety decal.

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