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1999 PIC CARRIER PERFORMANCE

MEETING THE MARK: As a group, the 21 carriers enrolled in PIC last year had little trouble meeting some benchmarks. Others were more difficult. They went over the non-urban collision rate - 0.68 colli...


MEETING THE MARK: As a group, the 21 carriers enrolled in PIC last year had little trouble meeting some benchmarks. Others were more difficult. They went over the non-urban collision rate – 0.68 collisions per million miles versus the target of 0.45. And they went over the CVSA vehicle inspections out-of-service rate – 12.6% versus the target of less than 10.0%. In addition, there were three incidents of overloads where the extra weight was more than 20% over the allowable limit (versus a benchmark of zero). Carriers aren’t thrown out of PIC if they exceed the benchmarks. Rather, they have to file exception reports and work to improve their performance.

PIC Benchmark PIC Performance
(21 carriers, 1999)
Collision rate (per million miles)
– Urban 2.00 1.79
– non-urban 0.45 0.68
CVSA Inspections – out-of-service rate 10.0% 12.6%
Hours of Service – violation rate (% of daily records) 5.0% 2.2%
Dangerous Goods
– completion errors (% of records reviewed) 10.0% 2.6%
– occurrences (per million miles) 0.20 0.19
Overloads
– total dispatches 605,782
– overloads allowed (actual) 6,077 1,701
– overloads more than 20% over allowed (actual) 0 3
Over Dimension Loads (permit, LCVs)
– violation rate (% of dispatches) 1.0% 0.1%
Prorate & Registries
– documents rejected (% of submitted) 15.0% 5.1%

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