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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 April 27, 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 02/01/2017 and 01/31/2018. 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 3,340,556 3,268,268 98%
Alabama
# Interstate & Intrastate Inspection Records39,270
# Records Reported w/in 21 Days39,151
% Records Reported w/in 21 Days100%
Alabama Good - Green Circle 39,270 39,151 100%
Alaska
# Interstate & Intrastate Inspection Records8,788
# Records Reported w/in 21 Days8,757
% Records Reported w/in 21 Days100%
Alaska Good - Green Circle 8,788 8,757 100%
Arizona
# Interstate & Intrastate Inspection Records51,863
# Records Reported w/in 21 Days47,032
% Records Reported w/in 21 Days91%
Arizona Good - Green Circle 51,863 47,032 91%
Arkansas
# Interstate & Intrastate Inspection Records34,407
# Records Reported w/in 21 Days34,328
% Records Reported w/in 21 Days100%
Arkansas Good - Green Circle 34,407 34,328 100%
California
# Interstate & Intrastate Inspection Records567,628
# Records Reported w/in 21 Days543,459
% Records Reported w/in 21 Days96%
California Good - Green Circle 567,628 543,459 96%
Colorado
# Interstate & Intrastate Inspection Records52,235
# Records Reported w/in 21 Days51,722
% Records Reported w/in 21 Days99%
Colorado Good - Green Circle 52,235 51,722 99%
Connecticut
# Interstate & Intrastate Inspection Records16,711
# Records Reported w/in 21 Days16,566
% Records Reported w/in 21 Days99%
Connecticut Good - Green Circle 16,711 16,566 99%
Delaware
# Interstate & Intrastate Inspection Records8,121
# Records Reported w/in 21 Days8,119
% Records Reported w/in 21 Days100%
Delaware Good - Green Circle 8,121 8,119 100%
District of Columbia
# Interstate & Intrastate Inspection Records5,166
# Records Reported w/in 21 Days4,904
% Records Reported w/in 21 Days95%
District of Columbia Good - Green Circle 5,166 4,904 95%
Florida
# Interstate & Intrastate Inspection Records111,532
# Records Reported w/in 21 Days110,477
% Records Reported w/in 21 Days99%
Florida Good - Green Circle 111,532 110,477 99%
Georgia
# Interstate & Intrastate Inspection Records90,373
# Records Reported w/in 21 Days89,057
% Records Reported w/in 21 Days99%
Georgia Good - Green Circle 90,373 89,057 99%
Hawaii
# Interstate & Intrastate Inspection Records2,492
# Records Reported w/in 21 Days2,441
% Records Reported w/in 21 Days98%
Hawaii Good - Green Circle 2,492 2,441 98%
Idaho
# Interstate & Intrastate Inspection Records11,908
# Records Reported w/in 21 Days11,697
% Records Reported w/in 21 Days98%
Idaho Good - Green Circle 11,908 11,697 98%
Illinois
# Interstate & Intrastate Inspection Records90,183
# Records Reported w/in 21 Days89,712
% Records Reported w/in 21 Days99%
Illinois Good - Green Circle 90,183 89,712 99%
Indiana
# Interstate & Intrastate Inspection Records72,824
# Records Reported w/in 21 Days72,460
% Records Reported w/in 21 Days100%
Indiana Good - Green Circle 72,824 72,460 100%
Iowa
# Interstate & Intrastate Inspection Records51,306
# Records Reported w/in 21 Days48,945
% Records Reported w/in 21 Days95%
Iowa Good - Green Circle 51,306 48,945 95%
Kansas
# Interstate & Intrastate Inspection Records47,918
# Records Reported w/in 21 Days47,782
% Records Reported w/in 21 Days100%
Kansas Good - Green Circle 47,918 47,782 100%
Kentucky
# Interstate & Intrastate Inspection Records83,199
# Records Reported w/in 21 Days82,699
% Records Reported w/in 21 Days99%
Kentucky Good - Green Circle 83,199 82,699 99%
Louisiana
# Interstate & Intrastate Inspection Records46,522
# Records Reported w/in 21 Days46,422
% Records Reported w/in 21 Days100%
Louisiana Good - Green Circle 46,522 46,422 100%
Maine
# Interstate & Intrastate Inspection Records13,805
# Records Reported w/in 21 Days13,526
% Records Reported w/in 21 Days98%
Maine Good - Green Circle 13,805 13,526 98%
Maryland
# Interstate & Intrastate Inspection Records118,288
# Records Reported w/in 21 Days118,072
% Records Reported w/in 21 Days100%
Maryland Good - Green Circle 118,288 118,072 100%
Massachusetts
# Interstate & Intrastate Inspection Records25,915
# Records Reported w/in 21 Days25,772
% Records Reported w/in 21 Days99%
Massachusetts Good - Green Circle 25,915 25,772 99%
Michigan
# Interstate & Intrastate Inspection Records52,717
# Records Reported w/in 21 Days52,542
% Records Reported w/in 21 Days100%
Michigan Good - Green Circle 52,717 52,542 100%
Minnesota
# Interstate & Intrastate Inspection Records38,820
# Records Reported w/in 21 Days38,747
% Records Reported w/in 21 Days100%
Minnesota Good - Green Circle 38,820 38,747 100%
Mississippi
# Interstate & Intrastate Inspection Records62,263
# Records Reported w/in 21 Days61,973
% Records Reported w/in 21 Days100%
Mississippi Good - Green Circle 62,263 61,973 100%
Missouri
# Interstate & Intrastate Inspection Records96,786
# Records Reported w/in 21 Days96,185
% Records Reported w/in 21 Days99%
Missouri Good - Green Circle 96,786 96,185 99%
Montana
# Interstate & Intrastate Inspection Records31,350
# Records Reported w/in 21 Days31,280
% Records Reported w/in 21 Days100%
Montana Good - Green Circle 31,350 31,280 100%
Nebraska
# Interstate & Intrastate Inspection Records28,438
# Records Reported w/in 21 Days27,759
% Records Reported w/in 21 Days98%
Nebraska Good - Green Circle 28,438 27,759 98%
Nevada
# Interstate & Intrastate Inspection Records33,743
# Records Reported w/in 21 Days33,502
% Records Reported w/in 21 Days99%
Nevada Good - Green Circle 33,743 33,502 99%
New Hampshire
# Interstate & Intrastate Inspection Records9,346
# Records Reported w/in 21 Days9,342
% Records Reported w/in 21 Days100%
New Hampshire Good - Green Circle 9,346 9,342 100%
New Jersey
# Interstate & Intrastate Inspection Records36,523
# Records Reported w/in 21 Days34,090
% Records Reported w/in 21 Days93%
New Jersey Good - Green Circle 36,523 34,090 93%
New Mexico
# Interstate & Intrastate Inspection Records94,630
# Records Reported w/in 21 Days91,220
% Records Reported w/in 21 Days96%
New Mexico Good - Green Circle 94,630 91,220 96%
New York
# Interstate & Intrastate Inspection Records113,334
# Records Reported w/in 21 Days103,927
% Records Reported w/in 21 Days92%
New York Good - Green Circle 113,334 103,927 92%
North Carolina
# Interstate & Intrastate Inspection Records93,386
# Records Reported w/in 21 Days93,149
% Records Reported w/in 21 Days100%
North Carolina Good - Green Circle 93,386 93,149 100%
North Dakota
# Interstate & Intrastate Inspection Records14,364
# Records Reported w/in 21 Days14,113
% Records Reported w/in 21 Days98%
North Dakota Good - Green Circle 14,364 14,113 98%
Ohio
# Interstate & Intrastate Inspection Records88,207
# Records Reported w/in 21 Days88,100
% Records Reported w/in 21 Days100%
Ohio Good - Green Circle 88,207 88,100 100%
Oklahoma
# Interstate & Intrastate Inspection Records30,203
# Records Reported w/in 21 Days30,158
% Records Reported w/in 21 Days100%
Oklahoma Good - Green Circle 30,203 30,158 100%
Oregon
# Interstate & Intrastate Inspection Records34,388
# Records Reported w/in 21 Days34,077
% Records Reported w/in 21 Days99%
Oregon Good - Green Circle 34,388 34,077 99%
Pennsylvania
# Interstate & Intrastate Inspection Records105,415
# Records Reported w/in 21 Days104,605
% Records Reported w/in 21 Days99%
Pennsylvania Good - Green Circle 105,415 104,605 99%
Rhode Island
# Interstate & Intrastate Inspection Records2,697
# Records Reported w/in 21 Days2,587
% Records Reported w/in 21 Days96%
Rhode Island Good - Green Circle 2,697 2,587 96%
South Carolina
# Interstate & Intrastate Inspection Records37,384
# Records Reported w/in 21 Days36,558
% Records Reported w/in 21 Days98%
South Carolina Good - Green Circle 37,384 36,558 98%
South Dakota
# Interstate & Intrastate Inspection Records30,043
# Records Reported w/in 21 Days29,741
% Records Reported w/in 21 Days99%
South Dakota Good - Green Circle 30,043 29,741 99%
Tennessee
# Interstate & Intrastate Inspection Records70,800
# Records Reported w/in 21 Days69,397
% Records Reported w/in 21 Days98%
Tennessee Good - Green Circle 70,800 69,397 98%
Texas
# Interstate & Intrastate Inspection Records446,368
# Records Reported w/in 21 Days438,015
% Records Reported w/in 21 Days98%
Texas Good - Green Circle 446,368 438,015 98%
Utah
# Interstate & Intrastate Inspection Records35,738
# Records Reported w/in 21 Days35,388
% Records Reported w/in 21 Days99%
Utah Good - Green Circle 35,738 35,388 99%
Vermont
# Interstate & Intrastate Inspection Records6,093
# Records Reported w/in 21 Days6,010
% Records Reported w/in 21 Days99%
Vermont Good - Green Circle 6,093 6,010 99%
Virginia
# Interstate & Intrastate Inspection Records31,948
# Records Reported w/in 21 Days31,887
% Records Reported w/in 21 Days100%
Virginia Good - Green Circle 31,948 31,887 100%
Washington
# Interstate & Intrastate Inspection Records99,393
# Records Reported w/in 21 Days96,489
% Records Reported w/in 21 Days97%
Washington Good - Green Circle 99,393 96,489 97%
West Virginia
# Interstate & Intrastate Inspection Records16,998
# Records Reported w/in 21 Days16,777
% Records Reported w/in 21 Days99%
West Virginia Good - Green Circle 16,998 16,777 99%
Wisconsin
# Interstate & Intrastate Inspection Records36,705
# Records Reported w/in 21 Days35,608
% Records Reported w/in 21 Days97%
Wisconsin Good - Green Circle 36,705 35,608 97%
Wyoming
# Interstate & Intrastate Inspection Records12,022
# Records Reported w/in 21 Days11,942
% Records Reported w/in 21 Days99%
Wyoming Good - Green Circle 12,022 11,942 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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