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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 October 26, 2018

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 08/01/2017 and 07/31/2018. 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 3,392,763 3,313,954 98%
Alabama
# Interstate & Intrastate Inspection Records36,845
# Records Reported w/in 21 Days36,719
% Records Reported w/in 21 Days100%
Alabama Good - Green Circle 36,845 36,719 100%
Alaska
# Interstate & Intrastate Inspection Records7,936
# Records Reported w/in 21 Days7,908
% Records Reported w/in 21 Days100%
Alaska Good - Green Circle 7,936 7,908 100%
Arizona
# Interstate & Intrastate Inspection Records51,185
# Records Reported w/in 21 Days45,849
% Records Reported w/in 21 Days90%
Arizona Good - Green Circle 51,185 45,849 90%
Arkansas
# Interstate & Intrastate Inspection Records38,962
# Records Reported w/in 21 Days38,892
% Records Reported w/in 21 Days100%
Arkansas Good - Green Circle 38,962 38,892 100%
California
# Interstate & Intrastate Inspection Records593,547
# Records Reported w/in 21 Days568,135
% Records Reported w/in 21 Days96%
California Good - Green Circle 593,547 568,135 96%
Colorado
# Interstate & Intrastate Inspection Records54,928
# Records Reported w/in 21 Days54,046
% Records Reported w/in 21 Days98%
Colorado Good - Green Circle 54,928 54,046 98%
Connecticut
# Interstate & Intrastate Inspection Records18,182
# Records Reported w/in 21 Days18,023
% Records Reported w/in 21 Days99%
Connecticut Good - Green Circle 18,182 18,023 99%
Delaware
# Interstate & Intrastate Inspection Records7,710
# Records Reported w/in 21 Days7,708
% Records Reported w/in 21 Days100%
Delaware Good - Green Circle 7,710 7,708 100%
District of Columbia
# Interstate & Intrastate Inspection Records5,123
# Records Reported w/in 21 Days4,970
% Records Reported w/in 21 Days97%
District of Columbia Good - Green Circle 5,123 4,970 97%
Florida
# Interstate & Intrastate Inspection Records98,738
# Records Reported w/in 21 Days92,866
% Records Reported w/in 21 Days94%
Florida Good - Green Circle 98,738 92,866 94%
Georgia
# Interstate & Intrastate Inspection Records95,134
# Records Reported w/in 21 Days94,034
% Records Reported w/in 21 Days99%
Georgia Good - Green Circle 95,134 94,034 99%
Hawaii
# Interstate & Intrastate Inspection Records2,794
# Records Reported w/in 21 Days2,763
% Records Reported w/in 21 Days99%
Hawaii Good - Green Circle 2,794 2,763 99%
Idaho
# Interstate & Intrastate Inspection Records11,845
# Records Reported w/in 21 Days11,779
% Records Reported w/in 21 Days99%
Idaho Good - Green Circle 11,845 11,779 99%
Illinois
# Interstate & Intrastate Inspection Records89,319
# Records Reported w/in 21 Days88,917
% Records Reported w/in 21 Days100%
Illinois Good - Green Circle 89,319 88,917 100%
Indiana
# Interstate & Intrastate Inspection Records80,969
# Records Reported w/in 21 Days80,698
% Records Reported w/in 21 Days100%
Indiana Good - Green Circle 80,969 80,698 100%
Iowa
# Interstate & Intrastate Inspection Records52,365
# Records Reported w/in 21 Days51,883
% Records Reported w/in 21 Days99%
Iowa Good - Green Circle 52,365 51,883 99%
Kansas
# Interstate & Intrastate Inspection Records45,321
# Records Reported w/in 21 Days45,149
% Records Reported w/in 21 Days100%
Kansas Good - Green Circle 45,321 45,149 100%
Kentucky
# Interstate & Intrastate Inspection Records88,697
# Records Reported w/in 21 Days87,917
% Records Reported w/in 21 Days99%
Kentucky Good - Green Circle 88,697 87,917 99%
Louisiana
# Interstate & Intrastate Inspection Records52,128
# Records Reported w/in 21 Days52,021
% Records Reported w/in 21 Days100%
Louisiana Good - Green Circle 52,128 52,021 100%
Maine
# Interstate & Intrastate Inspection Records15,180
# Records Reported w/in 21 Days15,071
% Records Reported w/in 21 Days99%
Maine Good - Green Circle 15,180 15,071 99%
Maryland
# Interstate & Intrastate Inspection Records117,601
# Records Reported w/in 21 Days117,003
% Records Reported w/in 21 Days99%
Maryland Good - Green Circle 117,601 117,003 99%
Massachusetts
# Interstate & Intrastate Inspection Records28,309
# Records Reported w/in 21 Days28,193
% Records Reported w/in 21 Days100%
Massachusetts Good - Green Circle 28,309 28,193 100%
Michigan
# Interstate & Intrastate Inspection Records55,339
# Records Reported w/in 21 Days54,325
% Records Reported w/in 21 Days98%
Michigan Good - Green Circle 55,339 54,325 98%
Minnesota
# Interstate & Intrastate Inspection Records38,471
# Records Reported w/in 21 Days38,415
% Records Reported w/in 21 Days100%
Minnesota Good - Green Circle 38,471 38,415 100%
Mississippi
# Interstate & Intrastate Inspection Records59,736
# Records Reported w/in 21 Days59,106
% Records Reported w/in 21 Days99%
Mississippi Good - Green Circle 59,736 59,106 99%
Missouri
# Interstate & Intrastate Inspection Records100,232
# Records Reported w/in 21 Days99,869
% Records Reported w/in 21 Days100%
Missouri Good - Green Circle 100,232 99,869 100%
Montana
# Interstate & Intrastate Inspection Records28,854
# Records Reported w/in 21 Days28,807
% Records Reported w/in 21 Days100%
Montana Good - Green Circle 28,854 28,807 100%
Nebraska
# Interstate & Intrastate Inspection Records29,604
# Records Reported w/in 21 Days29,072
% Records Reported w/in 21 Days98%
Nebraska Good - Green Circle 29,604 29,072 98%
Nevada
# Interstate & Intrastate Inspection Records34,657
# Records Reported w/in 21 Days34,495
% Records Reported w/in 21 Days100%
Nevada Good - Green Circle 34,657 34,495 100%
New Hampshire
# Interstate & Intrastate Inspection Records9,761
# Records Reported w/in 21 Days9,747
% Records Reported w/in 21 Days100%
New Hampshire Good - Green Circle 9,761 9,747 100%
New Jersey
# Interstate & Intrastate Inspection Records41,307
# Records Reported w/in 21 Days38,764
% Records Reported w/in 21 Days94%
New Jersey Good - Green Circle 41,307 38,764 94%
New Mexico
# Interstate & Intrastate Inspection Records88,906
# Records Reported w/in 21 Days84,739
% Records Reported w/in 21 Days95%
New Mexico Good - Green Circle 88,906 84,739 95%
New York
# Interstate & Intrastate Inspection Records117,999
# Records Reported w/in 21 Days109,564
% Records Reported w/in 21 Days93%
New York Good - Green Circle 117,999 109,564 93%
North Carolina
# Interstate & Intrastate Inspection Records100,983
# Records Reported w/in 21 Days100,749
% Records Reported w/in 21 Days100%
North Carolina Good - Green Circle 100,983 100,749 100%
North Dakota
# Interstate & Intrastate Inspection Records13,666
# Records Reported w/in 21 Days13,474
% Records Reported w/in 21 Days99%
North Dakota Good - Green Circle 13,666 13,474 99%
Ohio
# Interstate & Intrastate Inspection Records89,785
# Records Reported w/in 21 Days89,720
% Records Reported w/in 21 Days100%
Ohio Good - Green Circle 89,785 89,720 100%
Oklahoma
# Interstate & Intrastate Inspection Records33,157
# Records Reported w/in 21 Days32,883
% Records Reported w/in 21 Days99%
Oklahoma Good - Green Circle 33,157 32,883 99%
Oregon
# Interstate & Intrastate Inspection Records31,998
# Records Reported w/in 21 Days31,505
% Records Reported w/in 21 Days98%
Oregon Good - Green Circle 31,998 31,505 98%
Pennsylvania
# Interstate & Intrastate Inspection Records112,324
# Records Reported w/in 21 Days111,556
% Records Reported w/in 21 Days99%
Pennsylvania Good - Green Circle 112,324 111,556 99%
Rhode Island
# Interstate & Intrastate Inspection Records2,990
# Records Reported w/in 21 Days2,905
% Records Reported w/in 21 Days97%
Rhode Island Good - Green Circle 2,990 2,905 97%
South Carolina
# Interstate & Intrastate Inspection Records38,763
# Records Reported w/in 21 Days37,962
% Records Reported w/in 21 Days98%
South Carolina Good - Green Circle 38,763 37,962 98%
South Dakota
# Interstate & Intrastate Inspection Records29,947
# Records Reported w/in 21 Days29,711
% Records Reported w/in 21 Days99%
South Dakota Good - Green Circle 29,947 29,711 99%
Tennessee
# Interstate & Intrastate Inspection Records77,251
# Records Reported w/in 21 Days75,910
% Records Reported w/in 21 Days98%
Tennessee Good - Green Circle 77,251 75,910 98%
Texas
# Interstate & Intrastate Inspection Records418,279
# Records Reported w/in 21 Days408,381
% Records Reported w/in 21 Days98%
Texas Good - Green Circle 418,279 408,381 98%
Utah
# Interstate & Intrastate Inspection Records36,891
# Records Reported w/in 21 Days35,637
% Records Reported w/in 21 Days97%
Utah Good - Green Circle 36,891 35,637 97%
Vermont
# Interstate & Intrastate Inspection Records6,445
# Records Reported w/in 21 Days6,338
% Records Reported w/in 21 Days98%
Vermont Good - Green Circle 6,445 6,338 98%
Virginia
# Interstate & Intrastate Inspection Records33,070
# Records Reported w/in 21 Days33,014
% Records Reported w/in 21 Days100%
Virginia Good - Green Circle 33,070 33,014 100%
Washington
# Interstate & Intrastate Inspection Records104,203
# Records Reported w/in 21 Days102,538
% Records Reported w/in 21 Days98%
Washington Good - Green Circle 104,203 102,538 98%
West Virginia
# Interstate & Intrastate Inspection Records16,442
# Records Reported w/in 21 Days16,230
% Records Reported w/in 21 Days99%
West Virginia Good - Green Circle 16,442 16,230 99%
Wisconsin
# Interstate & Intrastate Inspection Records36,353
# Records Reported w/in 21 Days35,504
% Records Reported w/in 21 Days98%
Wisconsin Good - Green Circle 36,353 35,504 98%
Wyoming
# Interstate & Intrastate Inspection Records12,532
# Records Reported w/in 21 Days12,490
% Records Reported w/in 21 Days100%
Wyoming Good - Green Circle 12,532 12,490 100%

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: FMCSA experienced system issues from July 8 to July 20, 2018 that may have caused a delay in State SAFETYNET record uploads. As a result, States will not be held accountable for late records during this time - only records reported on-time will count towards the State Timeliness measure.
How this rating is calculatedClose Popup

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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