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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.

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Data current as of November 17, 2017

National Trends: Inspection Timeliness Measure

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The national Inspection Timeliness measure results show the number of States within each rating. A State’s timeliness rating is based on the percentage of the State’s evaluated inspection records reported within 21 days of the inspection. These inspections occurred between 09/01/2016 and 08/31/2017. Learn how this rating is calculated.
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Why this matters

Timely inspection reporting helps FMCSA prioritize carriers for interventions that pose the greatest safety risk. Read more about why timeliness matters.

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Inspection Timeliness Measure: Percentage of Inspection Records Reported within 21 Days
State Rating # Interstate & Intrastate Inspection Records # Records Reported w/in 21 Days % Records Reported w/in 21 Days
National N/A 3,261,826 3,195,361 98%
Alabama
# Interstate & Intrastate Inspection Records41,057
# Records Reported w/in 21 Days40,895
% Records Reported w/in 21 Days100%
Alabama Good - Green Circle 41,057 40,895 100%
Alaska
# Interstate & Intrastate Inspection Records8,531
# Records Reported w/in 21 Days8,502
% Records Reported w/in 21 Days100%
Alaska Good - Green Circle 8,531 8,502 100%
Arizona
# Interstate & Intrastate Inspection Records54,264
# Records Reported w/in 21 Days49,544
% Records Reported w/in 21 Days91%
Arizona Good - Green Circle 54,264 49,544 91%
Arkansas
# Interstate & Intrastate Inspection Records32,942
# Records Reported w/in 21 Days32,854
% Records Reported w/in 21 Days100%
Arkansas Good - Green Circle 32,942 32,854 100%
California
# Interstate & Intrastate Inspection Records541,023
# Records Reported w/in 21 Days522,789
% Records Reported w/in 21 Days97%
California Good - Green Circle 541,023 522,789 97%
Colorado
# Interstate & Intrastate Inspection Records48,739
# Records Reported w/in 21 Days48,126
% Records Reported w/in 21 Days99%
Colorado Good - Green Circle 48,739 48,126 99%
Connecticut
# Interstate & Intrastate Inspection Records16,345
# Records Reported w/in 21 Days16,190
% Records Reported w/in 21 Days99%
Connecticut Good - Green Circle 16,345 16,190 99%
Delaware
# Interstate & Intrastate Inspection Records8,844
# Records Reported w/in 21 Days8,842
% Records Reported w/in 21 Days100%
Delaware Good - Green Circle 8,844 8,842 100%
District of Columbia
# Interstate & Intrastate Inspection Records3,893
# Records Reported w/in 21 Days3,037
% Records Reported w/in 21 Days78%
District of Columbia Fair - Yellow Circle 3,893 3,037 78%
Florida
# Interstate & Intrastate Inspection Records120,900
# Records Reported w/in 21 Days119,950
% Records Reported w/in 21 Days99%
Florida Good - Green Circle 120,900 119,950 99%
Georgia
# Interstate & Intrastate Inspection Records90,103
# Records Reported w/in 21 Days88,776
% Records Reported w/in 21 Days99%
Georgia Good - Green Circle 90,103 88,776 99%
Hawaii
# Interstate & Intrastate Inspection Records2,331
# Records Reported w/in 21 Days2,271
% Records Reported w/in 21 Days97%
Hawaii Good - Green Circle 2,331 2,271 97%
Idaho
# Interstate & Intrastate Inspection Records10,186
# Records Reported w/in 21 Days9,987
% Records Reported w/in 21 Days98%
Idaho Good - Green Circle 10,186 9,987 98%
Illinois
# Interstate & Intrastate Inspection Records88,201
# Records Reported w/in 21 Days87,950
% Records Reported w/in 21 Days100%
Illinois Good - Green Circle 88,201 87,950 100%
Indiana
# Interstate & Intrastate Inspection Records66,776
# Records Reported w/in 21 Days66,412
% Records Reported w/in 21 Days99%
Indiana Good - Green Circle 66,776 66,412 99%
Iowa
# Interstate & Intrastate Inspection Records49,446
# Records Reported w/in 21 Days47,271
% Records Reported w/in 21 Days96%
Iowa Good - Green Circle 49,446 47,271 96%
Kansas
# Interstate & Intrastate Inspection Records47,657
# Records Reported w/in 21 Days47,499
% Records Reported w/in 21 Days100%
Kansas Good - Green Circle 47,657 47,499 100%
Kentucky
# Interstate & Intrastate Inspection Records73,363
# Records Reported w/in 21 Days72,988
% Records Reported w/in 21 Days99%
Kentucky Good - Green Circle 73,363 72,988 99%
Louisiana
# Interstate & Intrastate Inspection Records44,321
# Records Reported w/in 21 Days44,236
% Records Reported w/in 21 Days100%
Louisiana Good - Green Circle 44,321 44,236 100%
Maine
# Interstate & Intrastate Inspection Records13,586
# Records Reported w/in 21 Days13,324
% Records Reported w/in 21 Days98%
Maine Good - Green Circle 13,586 13,324 98%
Maryland
# Interstate & Intrastate Inspection Records115,086
# Records Reported w/in 21 Days114,920
% Records Reported w/in 21 Days100%
Maryland Good - Green Circle 115,086 114,920 100%
Massachusetts
# Interstate & Intrastate Inspection Records22,551
# Records Reported w/in 21 Days22,381
% Records Reported w/in 21 Days99%
Massachusetts Good - Green Circle 22,551 22,381 99%
Michigan
# Interstate & Intrastate Inspection Records51,807
# Records Reported w/in 21 Days51,619
% Records Reported w/in 21 Days100%
Michigan Good - Green Circle 51,807 51,619 100%
Minnesota
# Interstate & Intrastate Inspection Records36,998
# Records Reported w/in 21 Days36,912
% Records Reported w/in 21 Days100%
Minnesota Good - Green Circle 36,998 36,912 100%
Mississippi
# Interstate & Intrastate Inspection Records64,722
# Records Reported w/in 21 Days64,435
% Records Reported w/in 21 Days100%
Mississippi Good - Green Circle 64,722 64,435 100%
Missouri
# Interstate & Intrastate Inspection Records96,385
# Records Reported w/in 21 Days95,798
% Records Reported w/in 21 Days99%
Missouri Good - Green Circle 96,385 95,798 99%
Montana
# Interstate & Intrastate Inspection Records33,853
# Records Reported w/in 21 Days33,787
% Records Reported w/in 21 Days100%
Montana Good - Green Circle 33,853 33,787 100%
Nebraska
# Interstate & Intrastate Inspection Records29,791
# Records Reported w/in 21 Days28,992
% Records Reported w/in 21 Days97%
Nebraska Good - Green Circle 29,791 28,992 97%
Nevada
# Interstate & Intrastate Inspection Records31,858
# Records Reported w/in 21 Days31,502
% Records Reported w/in 21 Days99%
Nevada Good - Green Circle 31,858 31,502 99%
New Hampshire
# Interstate & Intrastate Inspection Records9,623
# Records Reported w/in 21 Days9,620
% Records Reported w/in 21 Days100%
New Hampshire Good - Green Circle 9,623 9,620 100%
New Jersey
# Interstate & Intrastate Inspection Records36,020
# Records Reported w/in 21 Days34,435
% Records Reported w/in 21 Days96%
New Jersey Good - Green Circle 36,020 34,435 96%
New Mexico
# Interstate & Intrastate Inspection Records98,495
# Records Reported w/in 21 Days89,390
% Records Reported w/in 21 Days91%
New Mexico Good - Green Circle 98,495 89,390 91%
New York
# Interstate & Intrastate Inspection Records105,172
# Records Reported w/in 21 Days96,934
% Records Reported w/in 21 Days92%
New York Good - Green Circle 105,172 96,934 92%
North Carolina
# Interstate & Intrastate Inspection Records86,395
# Records Reported w/in 21 Days86,215
% Records Reported w/in 21 Days100%
North Carolina Good - Green Circle 86,395 86,215 100%
North Dakota
# Interstate & Intrastate Inspection Records12,143
# Records Reported w/in 21 Days11,911
% Records Reported w/in 21 Days98%
North Dakota Good - Green Circle 12,143 11,911 98%
Ohio
# Interstate & Intrastate Inspection Records86,801
# Records Reported w/in 21 Days86,705
% Records Reported w/in 21 Days100%
Ohio Good - Green Circle 86,801 86,705 100%
Oklahoma
# Interstate & Intrastate Inspection Records26,555
# Records Reported w/in 21 Days26,390
% Records Reported w/in 21 Days99%
Oklahoma Good - Green Circle 26,555 26,390 99%
Oregon
# Interstate & Intrastate Inspection Records34,700
# Records Reported w/in 21 Days34,427
% Records Reported w/in 21 Days99%
Oregon Good - Green Circle 34,700 34,427 99%
Pennsylvania
# Interstate & Intrastate Inspection Records108,745
# Records Reported w/in 21 Days107,986
% Records Reported w/in 21 Days99%
Pennsylvania Good - Green Circle 108,745 107,986 99%
Rhode Island
# Interstate & Intrastate Inspection Records2,947
# Records Reported w/in 21 Days2,820
% Records Reported w/in 21 Days96%
Rhode Island Good - Green Circle 2,947 2,820 96%
South Carolina
# Interstate & Intrastate Inspection Records35,807
# Records Reported w/in 21 Days35,170
% Records Reported w/in 21 Days98%
South Carolina Good - Green Circle 35,807 35,170 98%
South Dakota
# Interstate & Intrastate Inspection Records29,315
# Records Reported w/in 21 Days29,081
% Records Reported w/in 21 Days99%
South Dakota Good - Green Circle 29,315 29,081 99%
Tennessee
# Interstate & Intrastate Inspection Records68,378
# Records Reported w/in 21 Days67,450
% Records Reported w/in 21 Days99%
Tennessee Good - Green Circle 68,378 67,450 99%
Texas
# Interstate & Intrastate Inspection Records450,085
# Records Reported w/in 21 Days444,502
% Records Reported w/in 21 Days99%
Texas Good - Green Circle 450,085 444,502 99%
Utah
# Interstate & Intrastate Inspection Records33,793
# Records Reported w/in 21 Days33,590
% Records Reported w/in 21 Days99%
Utah Good - Green Circle 33,793 33,590 99%
Vermont
# Interstate & Intrastate Inspection Records6,124
# Records Reported w/in 21 Days6,026
% Records Reported w/in 21 Days98%
Vermont Good - Green Circle 6,124 6,026 98%
Virginia
# Interstate & Intrastate Inspection Records28,837
# Records Reported w/in 21 Days28,778
% Records Reported w/in 21 Days100%
Virginia Good - Green Circle 28,837 28,778 100%
Washington
# Interstate & Intrastate Inspection Records87,854
# Records Reported w/in 21 Days84,992
% Records Reported w/in 21 Days97%
Washington Good - Green Circle 87,854 84,992 97%
West Virginia
# Interstate & Intrastate Inspection Records19,069
# Records Reported w/in 21 Days18,892
% Records Reported w/in 21 Days99%
West Virginia Good - Green Circle 19,069 18,892 99%
Wisconsin
# Interstate & Intrastate Inspection Records35,998
# Records Reported w/in 21 Days34,927
% Records Reported w/in 21 Days97%
Wisconsin Good - Green Circle 35,998 34,927 97%
Wyoming
# Interstate & Intrastate Inspection Records13,411
# Records Reported w/in 21 Days13,331
% Records Reported w/in 21 Days99%
Wyoming Good - Green Circle 13,411 13,331 99%

Good - Green CircleGood

Percentage reported within 21 Days is >= 90%

Fair - Yellow CircleFair

Percentage reported within 21 Days is 65 - 89%

Poor - Red CirclePoor

Percentage reported within 21 Days is < 65%

Data Source: MCMIS inspection records for 12 months representing interstate and intrastate carriers, and includes large trucks and buses. Note: Since FMCSA's transition to the cloud in November 2016 resulted in a delay for State submissions, FMCSA is not including impacted late records in the State's Inspection Timeliness measure. Inspections reported on-time will count toward the timeliness measure.
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The Inspection Timeliness 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 inspection records representing interstate and intrastate carriers, and includes large trucks and buses.

The percentage of timely records is determined by dividing the number of records reported on time by the number of total records evaluated. If the percentage of inspection records reported within 21 days is

  • 90% or more, the rating is GOOD
  • Between 65% and 89%, the rating is FAIR
  • Less than 65%, the rating is POOR.
Why this MattersClose Popup

Inspection records reported to MCMIS are used by the SMS to assess carrier safety performance and prioritize carriers for interventions. The SMS weights inspections based partly on the time elapsed since the inspection occurred. The graphic below shows how the SMS time-weighting places more weight on the most recent inspections, highlighting the importance of reporting inspection data promptly.

SMS Weights Crashes by Time

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