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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 November 17, 2017

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 09/01/2016 and 08/31/2017. 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 3,300,201 73,028 2% 3,227,173 98%
Alabama
# Vehicle Units Evaluated41,095
Invalid VIN # Records448
Invalid VIN % Records1
Valid VIN # Records40,647
Valid VIN % Records99%
Alabama Good - Green Circle 41,095 448 1% 40,647 99%
Alaska
# Vehicle Units Evaluated8,536
Invalid VIN # Records278
Invalid VIN % Records3
Valid VIN # Records8,258
Valid VIN % Records97%
Alaska Good - Green Circle 8,536 278 3% 8,258 97%
Arizona
# Vehicle Units Evaluated54,889
Invalid VIN # Records1,578
Invalid VIN % Records3
Valid VIN # Records53,311
Valid VIN % Records97%
Arizona Good - Green Circle 54,889 1,578 3% 53,311 97%
Arkansas
# Vehicle Units Evaluated33,507
Invalid VIN # Records674
Invalid VIN % Records2
Valid VIN # Records32,833
Valid VIN % Records98%
Arkansas Good - Green Circle 33,507 674 2% 32,833 98%
California
# Vehicle Units Evaluated544,528
Invalid VIN # Records7,394
Invalid VIN % Records1
Valid VIN # Records537,134
Valid VIN % Records99%
California Good - Green Circle 544,528 7,394 1% 537,134 99%
Colorado
# Vehicle Units Evaluated51,383
Invalid VIN # Records1,111
Invalid VIN % Records2
Valid VIN # Records50,272
Valid VIN % Records98%
Colorado Good - Green Circle 51,383 1,111 2% 50,272 98%
Connecticut
# Vehicle Units Evaluated16,378
Invalid VIN # Records266
Invalid VIN % Records2
Valid VIN # Records16,112
Valid VIN % Records98%
Connecticut Good - Green Circle 16,378 266 2% 16,112 98%
Delaware
# Vehicle Units Evaluated8,853
Invalid VIN # Records118
Invalid VIN % Records1
Valid VIN # Records8,735
Valid VIN % Records99%
Delaware Good - Green Circle 8,853 118 1% 8,735 99%
District of Columbia
# Vehicle Units Evaluated4,303
Invalid VIN # Records45
Invalid VIN % Records1
Valid VIN # Records4,258
Valid VIN % Records99%
District of Columbia Good - Green Circle 4,303 45 1% 4,258 99%
Florida
# Vehicle Units Evaluated121,618
Invalid VIN # Records2,928
Invalid VIN % Records2
Valid VIN # Records118,690
Valid VIN % Records98%
Florida Good - Green Circle 121,618 2,928 2% 118,690 98%
Georgia
# Vehicle Units Evaluated90,521
Invalid VIN # Records3,525
Invalid VIN % Records4
Valid VIN # Records86,996
Valid VIN % Records96%
Georgia Good - Green Circle 90,521 3,525 4% 86,996 96%
Hawaii
# Vehicle Units Evaluated3,413
Invalid VIN # Records89
Invalid VIN % Records3
Valid VIN # Records3,324
Valid VIN % Records97%
Hawaii Good - Green Circle 3,413 89 3% 3,324 97%
Idaho
# Vehicle Units Evaluated10,463
Invalid VIN # Records117
Invalid VIN % Records1
Valid VIN # Records10,346
Valid VIN % Records99%
Idaho Good - Green Circle 10,463 117 1% 10,346 99%
Illinois
# Vehicle Units Evaluated88,256
Invalid VIN # Records3,599
Invalid VIN % Records4
Valid VIN # Records84,657
Valid VIN % Records96%
Illinois Good - Green Circle 88,256 3,599 4% 84,657 96%
Indiana
# Vehicle Units Evaluated66,836
Invalid VIN # Records1,053
Invalid VIN % Records2
Valid VIN # Records65,783
Valid VIN % Records98%
Indiana Good - Green Circle 66,836 1,053 2% 65,783 98%
Iowa
# Vehicle Units Evaluated51,396
Invalid VIN # Records647
Invalid VIN % Records1
Valid VIN # Records50,749
Valid VIN % Records99%
Iowa Good - Green Circle 51,396 647 1% 50,749 99%
Kansas
# Vehicle Units Evaluated47,924
Invalid VIN # Records356
Invalid VIN % Records1
Valid VIN # Records47,568
Valid VIN % Records99%
Kansas Good - Green Circle 47,924 356 1% 47,568 99%
Kentucky
# Vehicle Units Evaluated73,827
Invalid VIN # Records2,480
Invalid VIN % Records3
Valid VIN # Records71,347
Valid VIN % Records97%
Kentucky Good - Green Circle 73,827 2,480 3% 71,347 97%
Louisiana
# Vehicle Units Evaluated44,453
Invalid VIN # Records345
Invalid VIN % Records1
Valid VIN # Records44,108
Valid VIN % Records99%
Louisiana Good - Green Circle 44,453 345 1% 44,108 99%
Maine
# Vehicle Units Evaluated13,612
Invalid VIN # Records322
Invalid VIN % Records2
Valid VIN # Records13,290
Valid VIN % Records98%
Maine Good - Green Circle 13,612 322 2% 13,290 98%
Maryland
# Vehicle Units Evaluated115,816
Invalid VIN # Records2,100
Invalid VIN % Records2
Valid VIN # Records113,716
Valid VIN % Records98%
Maryland Good - Green Circle 115,816 2,100 2% 113,716 98%
Massachusetts
# Vehicle Units Evaluated22,898
Invalid VIN # Records839
Invalid VIN % Records4
Valid VIN # Records22,059
Valid VIN % Records96%
Massachusetts Good - Green Circle 22,898 839 4% 22,059 96%
Michigan
# Vehicle Units Evaluated52,096
Invalid VIN # Records1,780
Invalid VIN % Records3
Valid VIN # Records50,316
Valid VIN % Records97%
Michigan Good - Green Circle 52,096 1,780 3% 50,316 97%
Minnesota
# Vehicle Units Evaluated37,003
Invalid VIN # Records411
Invalid VIN % Records1
Valid VIN # Records36,592
Valid VIN % Records99%
Minnesota Good - Green Circle 37,003 411 1% 36,592 99%
Mississippi
# Vehicle Units Evaluated64,790
Invalid VIN # Records2,201
Invalid VIN % Records3
Valid VIN # Records62,589
Valid VIN % Records97%
Mississippi Good - Green Circle 64,790 2,201 3% 62,589 97%
Missouri
# Vehicle Units Evaluated96,474
Invalid VIN # Records474
Invalid VIN % Records0
Valid VIN # Records96,000
Valid VIN % Records100%
Missouri Good - Green Circle 96,474 474 0% 96,000 100%
Montana
# Vehicle Units Evaluated33,859
Invalid VIN # Records473
Invalid VIN % Records1
Valid VIN # Records33,386
Valid VIN % Records99%
Montana Good - Green Circle 33,859 473 1% 33,386 99%
Nebraska
# Vehicle Units Evaluated29,901
Invalid VIN # Records371
Invalid VIN % Records1
Valid VIN # Records29,530
Valid VIN % Records99%
Nebraska Good - Green Circle 29,901 371 1% 29,530 99%
Nevada
# Vehicle Units Evaluated31,908
Invalid VIN # Records700
Invalid VIN % Records2
Valid VIN # Records31,208
Valid VIN % Records98%
Nevada Good - Green Circle 31,908 700 2% 31,208 98%
New Hampshire
# Vehicle Units Evaluated9,624
Invalid VIN # Records171
Invalid VIN % Records2
Valid VIN # Records9,453
Valid VIN % Records98%
New Hampshire Good - Green Circle 9,624 171 2% 9,453 98%
New Jersey
# Vehicle Units Evaluated36,169
Invalid VIN # Records1,178
Invalid VIN % Records3
Valid VIN # Records34,991
Valid VIN % Records97%
New Jersey Good - Green Circle 36,169 1,178 3% 34,991 97%
New Mexico
# Vehicle Units Evaluated98,797
Invalid VIN # Records2,405
Invalid VIN % Records2
Valid VIN # Records96,392
Valid VIN % Records98%
New Mexico Good - Green Circle 98,797 2,405 2% 96,392 98%
New York
# Vehicle Units Evaluated106,248
Invalid VIN # Records1,991
Invalid VIN % Records2
Valid VIN # Records104,257
Valid VIN % Records98%
New York Good - Green Circle 106,248 1,991 2% 104,257 98%
North Carolina
# Vehicle Units Evaluated86,405
Invalid VIN # Records2,383
Invalid VIN % Records3
Valid VIN # Records84,022
Valid VIN % Records97%
North Carolina Good - Green Circle 86,405 2,383 3% 84,022 97%
North Dakota
# Vehicle Units Evaluated12,162
Invalid VIN # Records570
Invalid VIN % Records5
Valid VIN # Records11,592
Valid VIN % Records95%
North Dakota Good - Green Circle 12,162 570 5% 11,592 95%
Ohio
# Vehicle Units Evaluated86,844
Invalid VIN # Records1,509
Invalid VIN % Records2
Valid VIN # Records85,335
Valid VIN % Records98%
Ohio Good - Green Circle 86,844 1,509 2% 85,335 98%
Oklahoma
# Vehicle Units Evaluated26,982
Invalid VIN # Records790
Invalid VIN % Records3
Valid VIN # Records26,192
Valid VIN % Records97%
Oklahoma Good - Green Circle 26,982 790 3% 26,192 97%
Oregon
# Vehicle Units Evaluated35,916
Invalid VIN # Records1,945
Invalid VIN % Records5
Valid VIN # Records33,971
Valid VIN % Records95%
Oregon Good - Green Circle 35,916 1,945 5% 33,971 95%
Pennsylvania
# Vehicle Units Evaluated109,673
Invalid VIN # Records2,051
Invalid VIN % Records2
Valid VIN # Records107,622
Valid VIN % Records98%
Pennsylvania Good - Green Circle 109,673 2,051 2% 107,622 98%
Rhode Island
# Vehicle Units Evaluated3,029
Invalid VIN # Records50
Invalid VIN % Records2
Valid VIN # Records2,979
Valid VIN % Records98%
Rhode Island Good - Green Circle 3,029 50 2% 2,979 98%
South Carolina
# Vehicle Units Evaluated37,303
Invalid VIN # Records938
Invalid VIN % Records3
Valid VIN # Records36,365
Valid VIN % Records97%
South Carolina Good - Green Circle 37,303 938 3% 36,365 97%
South Dakota
# Vehicle Units Evaluated29,394
Invalid VIN # Records953
Invalid VIN % Records3
Valid VIN # Records28,441
Valid VIN % Records97%
South Dakota Good - Green Circle 29,394 953 3% 28,441 97%
Tennessee
# Vehicle Units Evaluated68,526
Invalid VIN # Records1,687
Invalid VIN % Records2
Valid VIN # Records66,839
Valid VIN % Records98%
Tennessee Good - Green Circle 68,526 1,687 2% 66,839 98%
Texas
# Vehicle Units Evaluated459,089
Invalid VIN # Records12,352
Invalid VIN % Records3
Valid VIN # Records446,737
Valid VIN % Records97%
Texas Good - Green Circle 459,089 12,352 3% 446,737 97%
Utah
# Vehicle Units Evaluated35,394
Invalid VIN # Records1,882
Invalid VIN % Records5
Valid VIN # Records33,512
Valid VIN % Records95%
Utah Good - Green Circle 35,394 1,882 5% 33,512 95%
Vermont
# Vehicle Units Evaluated6,223
Invalid VIN # Records32
Invalid VIN % Records1
Valid VIN # Records6,191
Valid VIN % Records99%
Vermont Good - Green Circle 6,223 32 1% 6,191 99%
Virginia
# Vehicle Units Evaluated31,511
Invalid VIN # Records136
Invalid VIN % Records0
Valid VIN # Records31,375
Valid VIN % Records100%
Virginia Good - Green Circle 31,511 136 0% 31,375 100%
Washington
# Vehicle Units Evaluated90,926
Invalid VIN # Records2,059
Invalid VIN % Records2
Valid VIN # Records88,867
Valid VIN % Records98%
Washington Good - Green Circle 90,926 2,059 2% 88,867 98%
West Virginia
# Vehicle Units Evaluated19,114
Invalid VIN # Records583
Invalid VIN % Records3
Valid VIN # Records18,531
Valid VIN % Records97%
West Virginia Good - Green Circle 19,114 583 3% 18,531 97%
Wisconsin
# Vehicle Units Evaluated36,911
Invalid VIN # Records398
Invalid VIN % Records1
Valid VIN # Records36,513
Valid VIN % Records99%
Wisconsin Good - Green Circle 36,911 398 1% 36,513 99%
Wyoming
# Vehicle Units Evaluated13,425
Invalid VIN # Records243
Invalid VIN % Records2
Valid VIN # Records13,182
Valid VIN % Records98%
Wyoming Good - Green Circle 13,425 243 2% 13,182 98%

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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