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FMCSA relies on its State partners to provide crash and inspection data each month. Improving the quality of every State’s safety data will result in a more effective use of our Nation’s enforcement resources.

FMCSA & State users:

Data current as of August 31, 2018

National Trends: Inspection VIN Accuracy Measure

Good
51
Fair
0
Poor
0
The national Inspection VIN Accuracy measure results show the number of States within each rating. A State’s VIN accuracy rating is based on the percentage of the State’s evaluated inspection records that have a valid VIN for the first vehicle unit. These inspections occurred between 06/01/2017 and 05/31/2018. Learn how this rating is calculated.
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Why this matters

Accurate VINs help FMCSA associate inspections to the right vehicle, which can help prioritize carriers or drivers for interventions that pose the greatest safety risk. 

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Inspection VIN Accuracy Measure
State Rating # Vehicle Units Evaluated
(1st unit only)
Invalid VIN Valid VIN
# Records % Records # Records % Records
National N/A 3,368,077 68,084 2% 3,299,993 98%
Alabama
# Vehicle Units Evaluated38,888
Invalid VIN # Records416
Invalid VIN % Records1
Valid VIN # Records38,472
Valid VIN % Records99%
Alabama Good - Green Circle 38,888 416 1% 38,472 99%
Alaska
# Vehicle Units Evaluated8,126
Invalid VIN # Records258
Invalid VIN % Records3
Valid VIN # Records7,868
Valid VIN % Records97%
Alaska Good - Green Circle 8,126 258 3% 7,868 97%
Arizona
# Vehicle Units Evaluated51,109
Invalid VIN # Records1,585
Invalid VIN % Records3
Valid VIN # Records49,524
Valid VIN % Records97%
Arizona Good - Green Circle 51,109 1,585 3% 49,524 97%
Arkansas
# Vehicle Units Evaluated37,514
Invalid VIN # Records764
Invalid VIN % Records2
Valid VIN # Records36,750
Valid VIN % Records98%
Arkansas Good - Green Circle 37,514 764 2% 36,750 98%
California
# Vehicle Units Evaluated583,595
Invalid VIN # Records3,853
Invalid VIN % Records1
Valid VIN # Records579,742
Valid VIN % Records99%
California Good - Green Circle 583,595 3,853 1% 579,742 99%
Colorado
# Vehicle Units Evaluated54,527
Invalid VIN # Records1,101
Invalid VIN % Records2
Valid VIN # Records53,426
Valid VIN % Records98%
Colorado Good - Green Circle 54,527 1,101 2% 53,426 98%
Connecticut
# Vehicle Units Evaluated18,389
Invalid VIN # Records266
Invalid VIN % Records1
Valid VIN # Records18,123
Valid VIN % Records99%
Connecticut Good - Green Circle 18,389 266 1% 18,123 99%
Delaware
# Vehicle Units Evaluated7,951
Invalid VIN # Records103
Invalid VIN % Records1
Valid VIN # Records7,848
Valid VIN % Records99%
Delaware Good - Green Circle 7,951 103 1% 7,848 99%
District of Columbia
# Vehicle Units Evaluated5,251
Invalid VIN # Records49
Invalid VIN % Records1
Valid VIN # Records5,202
Valid VIN % Records99%
District of Columbia Good - Green Circle 5,251 49 1% 5,202 99%
Florida
# Vehicle Units Evaluated101,910
Invalid VIN # Records2,280
Invalid VIN % Records2
Valid VIN # Records99,630
Valid VIN % Records98%
Florida Good - Green Circle 101,910 2,280 2% 99,630 98%
Georgia
# Vehicle Units Evaluated94,450
Invalid VIN # Records2,522
Invalid VIN % Records3
Valid VIN # Records91,928
Valid VIN % Records97%
Georgia Good - Green Circle 94,450 2,522 3% 91,928 97%
Hawaii
# Vehicle Units Evaluated2,716
Invalid VIN # Records67
Invalid VIN % Records2
Valid VIN # Records2,649
Valid VIN % Records98%
Hawaii Good - Green Circle 2,716 67 2% 2,649 98%
Idaho
# Vehicle Units Evaluated11,988
Invalid VIN # Records67
Invalid VIN % Records1
Valid VIN # Records11,921
Valid VIN % Records99%
Idaho Good - Green Circle 11,988 67 1% 11,921 99%
Illinois
# Vehicle Units Evaluated90,535
Invalid VIN # Records3,896
Invalid VIN % Records4
Valid VIN # Records86,639
Valid VIN % Records96%
Illinois Good - Green Circle 90,535 3,896 4% 86,639 96%
Indiana
# Vehicle Units Evaluated77,728
Invalid VIN # Records1,910
Invalid VIN % Records2
Valid VIN # Records75,818
Valid VIN % Records98%
Indiana Good - Green Circle 77,728 1,910 2% 75,818 98%
Iowa
# Vehicle Units Evaluated50,744
Invalid VIN # Records572
Invalid VIN % Records1
Valid VIN # Records50,172
Valid VIN % Records99%
Iowa Good - Green Circle 50,744 572 1% 50,172 99%
Kansas
# Vehicle Units Evaluated46,223
Invalid VIN # Records284
Invalid VIN % Records1
Valid VIN # Records45,939
Valid VIN % Records99%
Kansas Good - Green Circle 46,223 284 1% 45,939 99%
Kentucky
# Vehicle Units Evaluated88,910
Invalid VIN # Records2,363
Invalid VIN % Records3
Valid VIN # Records86,547
Valid VIN % Records97%
Kentucky Good - Green Circle 88,910 2,363 3% 86,547 97%
Louisiana
# Vehicle Units Evaluated49,775
Invalid VIN # Records354
Invalid VIN % Records1
Valid VIN # Records49,421
Valid VIN % Records99%
Louisiana Good - Green Circle 49,775 354 1% 49,421 99%
Maine
# Vehicle Units Evaluated14,521
Invalid VIN # Records302
Invalid VIN % Records2
Valid VIN # Records14,219
Valid VIN % Records98%
Maine Good - Green Circle 14,521 302 2% 14,219 98%
Maryland
# Vehicle Units Evaluated116,579
Invalid VIN # Records2,109
Invalid VIN % Records2
Valid VIN # Records114,470
Valid VIN % Records98%
Maryland Good - Green Circle 116,579 2,109 2% 114,470 98%
Massachusetts
# Vehicle Units Evaluated27,103
Invalid VIN # Records1,091
Invalid VIN % Records4
Valid VIN # Records26,012
Valid VIN % Records96%
Massachusetts Good - Green Circle 27,103 1,091 4% 26,012 96%
Michigan
# Vehicle Units Evaluated55,128
Invalid VIN # Records1,905
Invalid VIN % Records3
Valid VIN # Records53,223
Valid VIN % Records97%
Michigan Good - Green Circle 55,128 1,905 3% 53,223 97%
Minnesota
# Vehicle Units Evaluated37,697
Invalid VIN # Records533
Invalid VIN % Records1
Valid VIN # Records37,164
Valid VIN % Records99%
Minnesota Good - Green Circle 37,697 533 1% 37,164 99%
Mississippi
# Vehicle Units Evaluated61,172
Invalid VIN # Records1,940
Invalid VIN % Records3
Valid VIN # Records59,232
Valid VIN % Records97%
Mississippi Good - Green Circle 61,172 1,940 3% 59,232 97%
Missouri
# Vehicle Units Evaluated98,484
Invalid VIN # Records483
Invalid VIN % Records0
Valid VIN # Records98,001
Valid VIN % Records100%
Missouri Good - Green Circle 98,484 483 0% 98,001 100%
Montana
# Vehicle Units Evaluated29,272
Invalid VIN # Records428
Invalid VIN % Records1
Valid VIN # Records28,844
Valid VIN % Records99%
Montana Good - Green Circle 29,272 428 1% 28,844 99%
Nebraska
# Vehicle Units Evaluated29,996
Invalid VIN # Records471
Invalid VIN % Records2
Valid VIN # Records29,525
Valid VIN % Records98%
Nebraska Good - Green Circle 29,996 471 2% 29,525 98%
Nevada
# Vehicle Units Evaluated34,133
Invalid VIN # Records122
Invalid VIN % Records0
Valid VIN # Records34,011
Valid VIN % Records100%
Nevada Good - Green Circle 34,133 122 0% 34,011 100%
New Hampshire
# Vehicle Units Evaluated9,469
Invalid VIN # Records254
Invalid VIN % Records3
Valid VIN # Records9,215
Valid VIN % Records97%
New Hampshire Good - Green Circle 9,469 254 3% 9,215 97%
New Jersey
# Vehicle Units Evaluated40,891
Invalid VIN # Records1,802
Invalid VIN % Records4
Valid VIN # Records39,089
Valid VIN % Records96%
New Jersey Good - Green Circle 40,891 1,802 4% 39,089 96%
New Mexico
# Vehicle Units Evaluated89,637
Invalid VIN # Records2,100
Invalid VIN % Records2
Valid VIN # Records87,537
Valid VIN % Records98%
New Mexico Good - Green Circle 89,637 2,100 2% 87,537 98%
New York
# Vehicle Units Evaluated117,241
Invalid VIN # Records2,058
Invalid VIN % Records2
Valid VIN # Records115,183
Valid VIN % Records98%
New York Good - Green Circle 117,241 2,058 2% 115,183 98%
North Carolina
# Vehicle Units Evaluated97,984
Invalid VIN # Records2,533
Invalid VIN % Records3
Valid VIN # Records95,451
Valid VIN % Records97%
North Carolina Good - Green Circle 97,984 2,533 3% 95,451 97%
North Dakota
# Vehicle Units Evaluated14,119
Invalid VIN # Records669
Invalid VIN % Records5
Valid VIN # Records13,450
Valid VIN % Records95%
North Dakota Good - Green Circle 14,119 669 5% 13,450 95%
Ohio
# Vehicle Units Evaluated89,542
Invalid VIN # Records1,572
Invalid VIN % Records2
Valid VIN # Records87,970
Valid VIN % Records98%
Ohio Good - Green Circle 89,542 1,572 2% 87,970 98%
Oklahoma
# Vehicle Units Evaluated32,142
Invalid VIN # Records697
Invalid VIN % Records2
Valid VIN # Records31,445
Valid VIN % Records98%
Oklahoma Good - Green Circle 32,142 697 2% 31,445 98%
Oregon
# Vehicle Units Evaluated32,755
Invalid VIN # Records1,940
Invalid VIN % Records6
Valid VIN # Records30,815
Valid VIN % Records94%
Oregon Good - Green Circle 32,755 1,940 6% 30,815 94%
Pennsylvania
# Vehicle Units Evaluated106,663
Invalid VIN # Records1,937
Invalid VIN % Records2
Valid VIN # Records104,726
Valid VIN % Records98%
Pennsylvania Good - Green Circle 106,663 1,937 2% 104,726 98%
Rhode Island
# Vehicle Units Evaluated2,903
Invalid VIN # Records60
Invalid VIN % Records2
Valid VIN # Records2,843
Valid VIN % Records98%
Rhode Island Good - Green Circle 2,903 60 2% 2,843 98%
South Carolina
# Vehicle Units Evaluated37,726
Invalid VIN # Records752
Invalid VIN % Records2
Valid VIN # Records36,974
Valid VIN % Records98%
South Carolina Good - Green Circle 37,726 752 2% 36,974 98%
South Dakota
# Vehicle Units Evaluated30,611
Invalid VIN # Records991
Invalid VIN % Records3
Valid VIN # Records29,620
Valid VIN % Records97%
South Dakota Good - Green Circle 30,611 991 3% 29,620 97%
Tennessee
# Vehicle Units Evaluated72,625
Invalid VIN # Records1,800
Invalid VIN % Records2
Valid VIN # Records70,825
Valid VIN % Records98%
Tennessee Good - Green Circle 72,625 1,800 2% 70,825 98%
Texas
# Vehicle Units Evaluated426,911
Invalid VIN # Records11,663
Invalid VIN % Records3
Valid VIN # Records415,248
Valid VIN % Records97%
Texas Good - Green Circle 426,911 11,663 3% 415,248 97%
Utah
# Vehicle Units Evaluated36,507
Invalid VIN # Records1,806
Invalid VIN % Records5
Valid VIN # Records34,701
Valid VIN % Records95%
Utah Good - Green Circle 36,507 1,806 5% 34,701 95%
Vermont
# Vehicle Units Evaluated6,555
Invalid VIN # Records42
Invalid VIN % Records1
Valid VIN # Records6,513
Valid VIN % Records99%
Vermont Good - Green Circle 6,555 42 1% 6,513 99%
Virginia
# Vehicle Units Evaluated32,707
Invalid VIN # Records114
Invalid VIN % Records0
Valid VIN # Records32,593
Valid VIN % Records100%
Virginia Good - Green Circle 32,707 114 0% 32,593 100%
Washington
# Vehicle Units Evaluated102,385
Invalid VIN # Records2,266
Invalid VIN % Records2
Valid VIN # Records100,119
Valid VIN % Records98%
Washington Good - Green Circle 102,385 2,266 2% 100,119 98%
West Virginia
# Vehicle Units Evaluated15,940
Invalid VIN # Records489
Invalid VIN % Records3
Valid VIN # Records15,451
Valid VIN % Records97%
West Virginia Good - Green Circle 15,940 489 3% 15,451 97%
Wisconsin
# Vehicle Units Evaluated36,150
Invalid VIN # Records397
Invalid VIN % Records1
Valid VIN # Records35,753
Valid VIN % Records99%
Wisconsin Good - Green Circle 36,150 397 1% 35,753 99%
Wyoming
# Vehicle Units Evaluated12,200
Invalid VIN # Records48
Invalid VIN % Records0
Valid VIN # Records12,152
Valid VIN % Records100%
Wyoming Good - Green Circle 12,200 48 0% 12,152 100%

Good - Green CircleGood

Percentage of completed and accurate VIN is >= 85%

Fair - Yellow CircleFair

Percentage of completed and accurate VIN is 70 - 84%

Poor - Red CirclePoor

Percentage of completed and accurate VIN is < 70%

Data Source: MCMIS inspection records for 12 months representing interstate and intrastate carriers, and includes large trucks and buses.
How this rating is calculatedClose Popup

The Inspection Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) Accuracy measure evaluates 12 months of data to determine your State’s rating. A record is evaluated if the date of the inspection event—not the date of upload to FMCSA—falls within that 12-month range. As shown below, the range begins 15 months before the evaluation month, but excludes the most recent three months of data. In the example, the January 2015 evaluation looks at the 12-month event date range November 1, 2013, through October 31, 2014; inspections that occurred after October 31, 2014, were not included in the evaluation.

evaluation period

This measure evaluates roadside inspection (Levels 1-6) records representing interstate and intrastate carriers, and includes large trucks and buses. It analyzes the VIN of the first vehicle unit only–all trailing units are excluded. A VIN is invalid if it is less than 17 characters, contains invalid character(s), or does not pass a checksum analysis; for this measure, a VIN that contains the same 17 numbers, such as all 9’s, is considered invalid.

The rating percentage is determined by dividing the number of records with valid VINs by the number of total records evaluated. If the percentage of accurate records is

  • 85% or more, the rating is GOOD
  • Between 70% and 84%, the rating is FAIR
  • Less than 70%, the rating is POOR.
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