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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 January 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 11/01/2016 and 10/31/2017. 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 3,274,862 3,204,270 98%
Alabama
# Interstate & Intrastate Inspection Records40,112
# Records Reported w/in 21 Days39,979
% Records Reported w/in 21 Days100%
Alabama Good - Green Circle 40,112 39,979 100%
Alaska
# Interstate & Intrastate Inspection Records8,370
# Records Reported w/in 21 Days8,344
% Records Reported w/in 21 Days100%
Alaska Good - Green Circle 8,370 8,344 100%
Arizona
# Interstate & Intrastate Inspection Records52,103
# Records Reported w/in 21 Days47,874
% Records Reported w/in 21 Days92%
Arizona Good - Green Circle 52,103 47,874 92%
Arkansas
# Interstate & Intrastate Inspection Records33,010
# Records Reported w/in 21 Days32,922
% Records Reported w/in 21 Days100%
Arkansas Good - Green Circle 33,010 32,922 100%
California
# Interstate & Intrastate Inspection Records546,974
# Records Reported w/in 21 Days525,704
% Records Reported w/in 21 Days96%
California Good - Green Circle 546,974 525,704 96%
Colorado
# Interstate & Intrastate Inspection Records48,703
# Records Reported w/in 21 Days48,159
% Records Reported w/in 21 Days99%
Colorado Good - Green Circle 48,703 48,159 99%
Connecticut
# Interstate & Intrastate Inspection Records16,198
# Records Reported w/in 21 Days16,058
% Records Reported w/in 21 Days99%
Connecticut Good - Green Circle 16,198 16,058 99%
Delaware
# Interstate & Intrastate Inspection Records8,608
# Records Reported w/in 21 Days8,606
% Records Reported w/in 21 Days100%
Delaware Good - Green Circle 8,608 8,606 100%
District of Columbia
# Interstate & Intrastate Inspection Records4,294
# Records Reported w/in 21 Days3,814
% Records Reported w/in 21 Days89%
District of Columbia Fair - Yellow Circle 4,294 3,814 89%
Florida
# Interstate & Intrastate Inspection Records114,903
# Records Reported w/in 21 Days113,930
% Records Reported w/in 21 Days99%
Florida Good - Green Circle 114,903 113,930 99%
Georgia
# Interstate & Intrastate Inspection Records90,399
# Records Reported w/in 21 Days88,885
% Records Reported w/in 21 Days98%
Georgia Good - Green Circle 90,399 88,885 98%
Hawaii
# Interstate & Intrastate Inspection Records1,938
# Records Reported w/in 21 Days1,888
% Records Reported w/in 21 Days97%
Hawaii Good - Green Circle 1,938 1,888 97%
Idaho
# Interstate & Intrastate Inspection Records10,856
# Records Reported w/in 21 Days10,651
% Records Reported w/in 21 Days98%
Idaho Good - Green Circle 10,856 10,651 98%
Illinois
# Interstate & Intrastate Inspection Records90,428
# Records Reported w/in 21 Days90,077
% Records Reported w/in 21 Days100%
Illinois Good - Green Circle 90,428 90,077 100%
Indiana
# Interstate & Intrastate Inspection Records69,766
# Records Reported w/in 21 Days69,383
% Records Reported w/in 21 Days99%
Indiana Good - Green Circle 69,766 69,383 99%
Iowa
# Interstate & Intrastate Inspection Records49,440
# Records Reported w/in 21 Days47,107
% Records Reported w/in 21 Days95%
Iowa Good - Green Circle 49,440 47,107 95%
Kansas
# Interstate & Intrastate Inspection Records47,908
# Records Reported w/in 21 Days47,763
% Records Reported w/in 21 Days100%
Kansas Good - Green Circle 47,908 47,763 100%
Kentucky
# Interstate & Intrastate Inspection Records78,310
# Records Reported w/in 21 Days77,943
% Records Reported w/in 21 Days100%
Kentucky Good - Green Circle 78,310 77,943 100%
Louisiana
# Interstate & Intrastate Inspection Records46,052
# Records Reported w/in 21 Days45,999
% Records Reported w/in 21 Days100%
Louisiana Good - Green Circle 46,052 45,999 100%
Maine
# Interstate & Intrastate Inspection Records13,787
# Records Reported w/in 21 Days13,518
% Records Reported w/in 21 Days98%
Maine Good - Green Circle 13,787 13,518 98%
Maryland
# Interstate & Intrastate Inspection Records116,708
# Records Reported w/in 21 Days116,555
% Records Reported w/in 21 Days100%
Maryland Good - Green Circle 116,708 116,555 100%
Massachusetts
# Interstate & Intrastate Inspection Records23,684
# Records Reported w/in 21 Days23,520
% Records Reported w/in 21 Days99%
Massachusetts Good - Green Circle 23,684 23,520 99%
Michigan
# Interstate & Intrastate Inspection Records51,246
# Records Reported w/in 21 Days51,091
% Records Reported w/in 21 Days100%
Michigan Good - Green Circle 51,246 51,091 100%
Minnesota
# Interstate & Intrastate Inspection Records37,818
# Records Reported w/in 21 Days37,735
% Records Reported w/in 21 Days100%
Minnesota Good - Green Circle 37,818 37,735 100%
Mississippi
# Interstate & Intrastate Inspection Records64,065
# Records Reported w/in 21 Days63,841
% Records Reported w/in 21 Days100%
Mississippi Good - Green Circle 64,065 63,841 100%
Missouri
# Interstate & Intrastate Inspection Records97,404
# Records Reported w/in 21 Days96,822
% Records Reported w/in 21 Days99%
Missouri Good - Green Circle 97,404 96,822 99%
Montana
# Interstate & Intrastate Inspection Records32,712
# Records Reported w/in 21 Days32,643
% Records Reported w/in 21 Days100%
Montana Good - Green Circle 32,712 32,643 100%
Nebraska
# Interstate & Intrastate Inspection Records30,272
# Records Reported w/in 21 Days29,537
% Records Reported w/in 21 Days98%
Nebraska Good - Green Circle 30,272 29,537 98%
Nevada
# Interstate & Intrastate Inspection Records32,213
# Records Reported w/in 21 Days31,834
% Records Reported w/in 21 Days99%
Nevada Good - Green Circle 32,213 31,834 99%
New Hampshire
# Interstate & Intrastate Inspection Records9,483
# Records Reported w/in 21 Days9,480
% Records Reported w/in 21 Days100%
New Hampshire Good - Green Circle 9,483 9,480 100%
New Jersey
# Interstate & Intrastate Inspection Records35,436
# Records Reported w/in 21 Days33,459
% Records Reported w/in 21 Days94%
New Jersey Good - Green Circle 35,436 33,459 94%
New Mexico
# Interstate & Intrastate Inspection Records98,841
# Records Reported w/in 21 Days89,477
% Records Reported w/in 21 Days91%
New Mexico Good - Green Circle 98,841 89,477 91%
New York
# Interstate & Intrastate Inspection Records103,234
# Records Reported w/in 21 Days93,928
% Records Reported w/in 21 Days91%
New York Good - Green Circle 103,234 93,928 91%
North Carolina
# Interstate & Intrastate Inspection Records88,583
# Records Reported w/in 21 Days88,385
% Records Reported w/in 21 Days100%
North Carolina Good - Green Circle 88,583 88,385 100%
North Dakota
# Interstate & Intrastate Inspection Records12,913
# Records Reported w/in 21 Days12,668
% Records Reported w/in 21 Days98%
North Dakota Good - Green Circle 12,913 12,668 98%
Ohio
# Interstate & Intrastate Inspection Records88,909
# Records Reported w/in 21 Days88,810
% Records Reported w/in 21 Days100%
Ohio Good - Green Circle 88,909 88,810 100%
Oklahoma
# Interstate & Intrastate Inspection Records27,772
# Records Reported w/in 21 Days27,669
% Records Reported w/in 21 Days100%
Oklahoma Good - Green Circle 27,772 27,669 100%
Oregon
# Interstate & Intrastate Inspection Records33,966
# Records Reported w/in 21 Days33,702
% Records Reported w/in 21 Days99%
Oregon Good - Green Circle 33,966 33,702 99%
Pennsylvania
# Interstate & Intrastate Inspection Records105,568
# Records Reported w/in 21 Days104,801
% Records Reported w/in 21 Days99%
Pennsylvania Good - Green Circle 105,568 104,801 99%
Rhode Island
# Interstate & Intrastate Inspection Records2,874
# Records Reported w/in 21 Days2,757
% Records Reported w/in 21 Days96%
Rhode Island Good - Green Circle 2,874 2,757 96%
South Carolina
# Interstate & Intrastate Inspection Records37,034
# Records Reported w/in 21 Days36,253
% Records Reported w/in 21 Days98%
South Carolina Good - Green Circle 37,034 36,253 98%
South Dakota
# Interstate & Intrastate Inspection Records31,116
# Records Reported w/in 21 Days30,848
% Records Reported w/in 21 Days99%
South Dakota Good - Green Circle 31,116 30,848 99%
Tennessee
# Interstate & Intrastate Inspection Records69,181
# Records Reported w/in 21 Days68,224
% Records Reported w/in 21 Days99%
Tennessee Good - Green Circle 69,181 68,224 99%
Texas
# Interstate & Intrastate Inspection Records444,809
# Records Reported w/in 21 Days439,090
% Records Reported w/in 21 Days99%
Texas Good - Green Circle 444,809 439,090 99%
Utah
# Interstate & Intrastate Inspection Records33,079
# Records Reported w/in 21 Days32,796
% Records Reported w/in 21 Days99%
Utah Good - Green Circle 33,079 32,796 99%
Vermont
# Interstate & Intrastate Inspection Records5,998
# Records Reported w/in 21 Days5,909
% Records Reported w/in 21 Days99%
Vermont Good - Green Circle 5,998 5,909 99%
Virginia
# Interstate & Intrastate Inspection Records28,823
# Records Reported w/in 21 Days28,763
% Records Reported w/in 21 Days100%
Virginia Good - Green Circle 28,823 28,763 100%
Washington
# Interstate & Intrastate Inspection Records92,410
# Records Reported w/in 21 Days89,858
% Records Reported w/in 21 Days97%
Washington Good - Green Circle 92,410 89,858 97%
West Virginia
# Interstate & Intrastate Inspection Records18,184
# Records Reported w/in 21 Days18,008
% Records Reported w/in 21 Days99%
West Virginia Good - Green Circle 18,184 18,008 99%
Wisconsin
# Interstate & Intrastate Inspection Records35,678
# Records Reported w/in 21 Days34,598
% Records Reported w/in 21 Days97%
Wisconsin Good - Green Circle 35,678 34,598 97%
Wyoming
# Interstate & Intrastate Inspection Records12,690
# Records Reported w/in 21 Days12,605
% Records Reported w/in 21 Days99%
Wyoming Good - Green Circle 12,690 12,605 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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