SAFER Data Field Names
General Snapshot Information
The term "company" refers to a "Motor Carrier Industry Entity" which includes carriers, shippers, and registrants.
A snapshot is a condensed view of the company's profile as maintained by the Motor Carrier Management Information System (MCMIS). It includes information on the company's location, identification numbers, type, cargo carried or shipped, inspection summary, crash summary, and safety rating. Descriptions of individual data items are listed below. Users may directly access these descriptions by clicking on any underscored field name in the table. Note that these field names are colored by your browser and will change colors after you have clicked on them the first time. These colors will vary depending on your browser setup. The actual data fields are colored blue to distinguish them from the field names.
It is recommended, if possible, that higher screen resolutions (1024 X 768 or 800 X 600) be used to view the snapshot table, otherwise it will be necessary to scroll both vertically and horizontally in order to view all the data fields. Also, because of the way HTML tables are implemented, the columns may "word wrap" at lower resolutions causing the data to be more difficult to comprehend.
Some data is displayed in tables of rows and columns. An X in front of an item in a table indicates that the item is relevant to this company, while the absence of any character indicates that the item is not applicable. Some tables allow characters other than X and those flags are explained in the individual data item help references below.
This is the legal name of the company.
This may be a trade name under which the company does business. Any name identifying the entity other than the legal name.
Refers to the physical location of the company's principal office. The following data elements are included:
The company telephone number at the principal place of business.
The address at which a company receives mail.
This is the number assigned by MCMIS to a census record. It is sometimes referred to as the USDOT number. Each company should have only one active census number. The census number has no internal coded structure. Numbers are issued sequentially as carriers/shippers/registrants are added to the system.
State Carrier ID
Company I.D. number assigned by the state, often used in lieu of the USDOT#, for intrastate carriers/shippers/registrants.
Carrier number issued by the FMCSA granting authority for interstate operations. Prior to January 1, 1996, the MC number was issued by the Interstate Commerce Commission. Freight Forwarder docket numbers and MX numbers will also be listed in this field.
This is the corporate registration number given by Dun & Bradstreet.
Refers to the type of operation in which the motor carrier is engaged. It identifies the entity as a carrier, hazardous materials shipper, both a carrier and a shipper, or registrant.
Identifies the carrier as being engaged in interstate, intrastate hazardous material, or intrastate non-hazardous material transport activities.
Identifies the shipper as being engaged in interstate or intrastate hazardous material shipping activities.
Identifies the type of motor carrier. MCMIS recognizes the following classifications for motor carrier type (NOTE: A carrier can have more than one type of classification):
The inspection values listed in the table are based on the following totals:
*Note that total inspections may not be the sum of the totals described above.
The second row of the Inspections table indicates the number of inspections which resulted in an "Out of Service (OOS)" status. The OOS status reflects one or more OOS violations in a single inspection.
The third row is the percentage of the displayed carrier's inspections resulting in an "Out of Service" status.
The fourth row represents the National Average which is the percentage of all inspections conducted in the USA that resulted in an "Out of Service" status for the year 1999.Crashes
Each crash is only recorded once and at its highest level of severity. For example, if an crash involved one fatality, three injuries, and one tow-away, the crash would only be recorded as a single fatal crash. The crash total is therefore the sum of the fatal, injury, and tow categories.
Inspections/Crashes in Canada
FMCSA and the CCMTA (Canadian Council of Motor Transport Administration) have a reciprocity agreement to provide the mutual exchange on inspection and crash data. The Inspection/Crashes in Canada section provides a count of vehicle and driver inspections (and Out Of Service Inspections) using the same five levels of inspections. The Canadian inspections do not include data on Hazmat inspections. The Canadian Crash data provides indicators of fatal crashes, injury related crashes, and crashes with a significant property damage. In the same as crash records reported in the United states, a Canadian reported crash is listed as one of these three categories. The crash total is therefore the sum of the fatal, injury, and property damage categories.
Carrier Safety Rating
This is a measure of the carrier's compliance with the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations (FMCSR). Motor carriers rated before 1986 were assigned safety ratings based on previous procedures used to determine the carriers compliance with the FMCSR such as a Safety Management Audit, or a Re-investigation conducted on the carriers operation. Beginning in October 1986, motor carriers were assigned a safety rating based on a Safety Review or a Compliance Review. A Safety Review is an overview of a motor carrier's knowledge of the FMCSR. This covers all major areas of the Safety Regulations. Much of the rating is based on an interview with management. The main purpose is to educate a carrier about the FMCSR. A Compliance Review is a statistical sampling or audit of required records to determine a motor carrier's compliance with the FMCSR. An in-depth review of the motor carrier's records is made to check different categories of drivers, vehicles and trips. This review may be limited to specific problems and may include a detailed investigation of a problem area. The compliance status determination is based on FMCSR violations discovered during the review.
Any of the following codes may be found in this field:
EFFECTIVE DATE. The date the Safety/Compliance Review was input into MCMIS thus
generating a safety rating.
Out of Service Date
Indicates the date the company was ordered Out of Service. If there are multiple Out of Service orders, it will be the earliest date.