Configuration

The 'Configuration' report presents statistics for fatal, non-fatal, injury and tow-away crash events for large trucks and buses by configuration type. The vehicle configuration is reported on the police accident report form.

Reportable crash: A crash is reported to FMCSA if it involves a truck, bus or any vehicle displaying a hazardous materials placard AND that vehicle is involved in a crash while operating on a roadway customarily open to the public, which results in a fatality, an injury or a towaway.

Filter Options
Filter Description
Data Source The Crash Statistics module provides users an ability to view crash data reports either from MCMIS or FARS.
1) MCMIS includes crashes involving trucks and buses that are reported by states to the FMCSA through the SAFETYNET computer reporting system. It includes data elements collected on trucks and buses that meet the NGA recommended crash threshold. The FMCSA operates and maintains the MCMIS.
2) FARS is a census of crashes involving any motor vehicle on a trafficway, but only includes fatal crashes. FARS is maintained by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA).
Domicile By default, the domicile filter is set to "All Domiciles". The following options are available:
1) All domiciles includes all carriers domiciled in the United States, Mexico, Canada, and some foreign countries.
2) United States includes carriers domiciled in the United States.
3) Mexico includes carriers domiciled in Mexico.
4) Canada includes carriers domiciled in Canada.
Vehicle Type By default, the vehicle type filter is set to "Large Trucks & Buses". The following options are available:
1) Large Trucks & Buses include all trucks and buses.
2) Large Trucks include all vehicles designed, used, or maintained primarily for carrying property, with a gross vehicle weight rating or gross combination weight rating of more than 10,000 pounds, or any vehicle displaying a hazardous materials placard.
3) Buses are vehicles designed to transport nine or more people, including the driver.
Report Focus By default, the report focus filter is set to “All States”. The following options are available:
1) All States includes all States and the U.S. territories.
2) National is a summary of all States data and the U.S. territories.
3) State includes one State’s data.
Time Period The Calendar or Fiscal year when the crash events occurred.
Crash Type By default, the filter is set to "All Crashes".
1) All Crashes include fatal and non-fatal crash involvements.
2) Fatal Crashes include crash events where one or more persons dies within 30 days of the crash. The fatality does not have to occur at the scene of the crash. It includes any person involved in the crash, including pedestrians and bicyclists, as well as occupants of the passenger cars.
3) Injury Crashes include crash events that resulted in at least one injury requiring immediate medical attention away from the crash scene.
4) Towaway Crashes include crash events where at least one vehicle incurred disabling damage as a result of the crash and was towed from the crash scene.



Column / Row Descriptions
Column NameDescription
Bus (Seats for 9-15 People, including driver)A motor vehicle with seats for 9-15 people, including the driver.
Bus (Seats for > 15 People, including driver)A motor vehicle with seats for more than 15 people, including the driver.
Single Unit Truck, 2 axle, 6 tireA truck consisting of a single motorized transport device having two axles and at least six tires.
Single Unit Truck, 3+axleA truck consisting of a single motorized transport device having three or more axles.
Single Unit Truck, axles unknownA truck consisting of a single motorized transport device, with an unknown number of axles.
Truck/TrailersA motor vehicle consisting of a Single Unit Truck with one or more trailers. A trailer is any non-powered vehicle designed to be towed by a motor vehicle. A trailer is designed for carrying property and so is constructed that no part of its weight rests upon or is carried by the towing road vehicle.
Truck/Tractor (bobtail)A motor vehicle consisting of a single motorized transport device designed primarily for pulling semi-trailers.
Tractor/Semi-trailerA motor vehicle combination consisting of a truck tractor and a semi-trailer. A semi-trailer is a trailer, other than a pole trailer, designed for carrying property and so constructed that part of its weight rests upon or is carried by the towing road vehicle.
Tractor/DoubleA motor vehicle combination consisting of a truck tractor towing a semi-trailer and a trailer.
Tractor/TripleA motor vehicle combination consisting of a truck tractor towing a semi-trailer and two trailers.
Passenger Car, Only Displays HazMat PlacardA passenger car displaying a HazMat Placard
Light Truck, Only Display HazMat PlacardA truck with a GVWR of <10,000 pounds which displays a HazMat placard.
OtherA non-standard truck and/or trailer combination. For example, a truck towing a passenger vehicle.
Missing‘Missing’ represent a blank data field
UnknownUnknown is used if the investigating officer indicates that the vehicle configuration is unknown.