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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 July 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 05/01/2017 and 04/30/2018. 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 3,356,147 3,286,955 98%
Alabama
# Interstate & Intrastate Inspection Records38,556
# Records Reported w/in 21 Days38,438
% Records Reported w/in 21 Days100%
Alabama Good - Green Circle 38,556 38,438 100%
Alaska
# Interstate & Intrastate Inspection Records8,603
# Records Reported w/in 21 Days8,574
% Records Reported w/in 21 Days100%
Alaska Good - Green Circle 8,603 8,574 100%
Arizona
# Interstate & Intrastate Inspection Records51,340
# Records Reported w/in 21 Days45,924
% Records Reported w/in 21 Days89%
Arizona Fair - Yellow Circle 51,340 45,924 89%
Arkansas
# Interstate & Intrastate Inspection Records36,310
# Records Reported w/in 21 Days36,250
% Records Reported w/in 21 Days100%
Arkansas Good - Green Circle 36,310 36,250 100%
California
# Interstate & Intrastate Inspection Records579,548
# Records Reported w/in 21 Days556,265
% Records Reported w/in 21 Days96%
California Good - Green Circle 579,548 556,265 96%
Colorado
# Interstate & Intrastate Inspection Records54,195
# Records Reported w/in 21 Days53,549
% Records Reported w/in 21 Days99%
Colorado Good - Green Circle 54,195 53,549 99%
Connecticut
# Interstate & Intrastate Inspection Records17,732
# Records Reported w/in 21 Days17,584
% Records Reported w/in 21 Days99%
Connecticut Good - Green Circle 17,732 17,584 99%
Delaware
# Interstate & Intrastate Inspection Records7,931
# Records Reported w/in 21 Days7,929
% Records Reported w/in 21 Days100%
Delaware Good - Green Circle 7,931 7,929 100%
District of Columbia
# Interstate & Intrastate Inspection Records5,309
# Records Reported w/in 21 Days5,128
% Records Reported w/in 21 Days97%
District of Columbia Good - Green Circle 5,309 5,128 97%
Florida
# Interstate & Intrastate Inspection Records105,668
# Records Reported w/in 21 Days104,486
% Records Reported w/in 21 Days99%
Florida Good - Green Circle 105,668 104,486 99%
Georgia
# Interstate & Intrastate Inspection Records93,941
# Records Reported w/in 21 Days92,700
% Records Reported w/in 21 Days99%
Georgia Good - Green Circle 93,941 92,700 99%
Hawaii
# Interstate & Intrastate Inspection Records2,796
# Records Reported w/in 21 Days2,770
% Records Reported w/in 21 Days99%
Hawaii Good - Green Circle 2,796 2,770 99%
Idaho
# Interstate & Intrastate Inspection Records11,828
# Records Reported w/in 21 Days11,616
% Records Reported w/in 21 Days98%
Idaho Good - Green Circle 11,828 11,616 98%
Illinois
# Interstate & Intrastate Inspection Records92,025
# Records Reported w/in 21 Days91,572
% Records Reported w/in 21 Days100%
Illinois Good - Green Circle 92,025 91,572 100%
Indiana
# Interstate & Intrastate Inspection Records75,880
# Records Reported w/in 21 Days75,592
% Records Reported w/in 21 Days100%
Indiana Good - Green Circle 75,880 75,592 100%
Iowa
# Interstate & Intrastate Inspection Records49,765
# Records Reported w/in 21 Days48,249
% Records Reported w/in 21 Days97%
Iowa Good - Green Circle 49,765 48,249 97%
Kansas
# Interstate & Intrastate Inspection Records47,056
# Records Reported w/in 21 Days46,909
% Records Reported w/in 21 Days100%
Kansas Good - Green Circle 47,056 46,909 100%
Kentucky
# Interstate & Intrastate Inspection Records89,057
# Records Reported w/in 21 Days88,716
% Records Reported w/in 21 Days100%
Kentucky Good - Green Circle 89,057 88,716 100%
Louisiana
# Interstate & Intrastate Inspection Records48,504
# Records Reported w/in 21 Days48,392
% Records Reported w/in 21 Days100%
Louisiana Good - Green Circle 48,504 48,392 100%
Maine
# Interstate & Intrastate Inspection Records14,399
# Records Reported w/in 21 Days14,127
% Records Reported w/in 21 Days98%
Maine Good - Green Circle 14,399 14,127 98%
Maryland
# Interstate & Intrastate Inspection Records116,591
# Records Reported w/in 21 Days116,415
% Records Reported w/in 21 Days100%
Maryland Good - Green Circle 116,591 116,415 100%
Massachusetts
# Interstate & Intrastate Inspection Records26,474
# Records Reported w/in 21 Days26,385
% Records Reported w/in 21 Days100%
Massachusetts Good - Green Circle 26,474 26,385 100%
Michigan
# Interstate & Intrastate Inspection Records54,581
# Records Reported w/in 21 Days54,043
% Records Reported w/in 21 Days99%
Michigan Good - Green Circle 54,581 54,043 99%
Minnesota
# Interstate & Intrastate Inspection Records37,795
# Records Reported w/in 21 Days37,742
% Records Reported w/in 21 Days100%
Minnesota Good - Green Circle 37,795 37,742 100%
Mississippi
# Interstate & Intrastate Inspection Records61,303
# Records Reported w/in 21 Days60,925
% Records Reported w/in 21 Days99%
Mississippi Good - Green Circle 61,303 60,925 99%
Missouri
# Interstate & Intrastate Inspection Records97,541
# Records Reported w/in 21 Days97,070
% Records Reported w/in 21 Days100%
Missouri Good - Green Circle 97,541 97,070 100%
Montana
# Interstate & Intrastate Inspection Records29,607
# Records Reported w/in 21 Days29,531
% Records Reported w/in 21 Days100%
Montana Good - Green Circle 29,607 29,531 100%
Nebraska
# Interstate & Intrastate Inspection Records30,148
# Records Reported w/in 21 Days29,447
% Records Reported w/in 21 Days98%
Nebraska Good - Green Circle 30,148 29,447 98%
Nevada
# Interstate & Intrastate Inspection Records33,955
# Records Reported w/in 21 Days33,721
% Records Reported w/in 21 Days99%
Nevada Good - Green Circle 33,955 33,721 99%
New Hampshire
# Interstate & Intrastate Inspection Records9,614
# Records Reported w/in 21 Days9,607
% Records Reported w/in 21 Days100%
New Hampshire Good - Green Circle 9,614 9,607 100%
New Jersey
# Interstate & Intrastate Inspection Records40,338
# Records Reported w/in 21 Days37,587
% Records Reported w/in 21 Days93%
New Jersey Good - Green Circle 40,338 37,587 93%
New Mexico
# Interstate & Intrastate Inspection Records89,826
# Records Reported w/in 21 Days87,789
% Records Reported w/in 21 Days98%
New Mexico Good - Green Circle 89,826 87,789 98%
New York
# Interstate & Intrastate Inspection Records116,917
# Records Reported w/in 21 Days109,202
% Records Reported w/in 21 Days93%
New York Good - Green Circle 116,917 109,202 93%
North Carolina
# Interstate & Intrastate Inspection Records95,426
# Records Reported w/in 21 Days95,182
% Records Reported w/in 21 Days100%
North Carolina Good - Green Circle 95,426 95,182 100%
North Dakota
# Interstate & Intrastate Inspection Records14,190
# Records Reported w/in 21 Days13,967
% Records Reported w/in 21 Days98%
North Dakota Good - Green Circle 14,190 13,967 98%
Ohio
# Interstate & Intrastate Inspection Records88,590
# Records Reported w/in 21 Days88,519
% Records Reported w/in 21 Days100%
Ohio Good - Green Circle 88,590 88,519 100%
Oklahoma
# Interstate & Intrastate Inspection Records31,693
# Records Reported w/in 21 Days31,646
% Records Reported w/in 21 Days100%
Oklahoma Good - Green Circle 31,693 31,646 100%
Oregon
# Interstate & Intrastate Inspection Records33,128
# Records Reported w/in 21 Days32,792
% Records Reported w/in 21 Days99%
Oregon Good - Green Circle 33,128 32,792 99%
Pennsylvania
# Interstate & Intrastate Inspection Records105,435
# Records Reported w/in 21 Days104,642
% Records Reported w/in 21 Days99%
Pennsylvania Good - Green Circle 105,435 104,642 99%
Rhode Island
# Interstate & Intrastate Inspection Records2,814
# Records Reported w/in 21 Days2,697
% Records Reported w/in 21 Days96%
Rhode Island Good - Green Circle 2,814 2,697 96%
South Carolina
# Interstate & Intrastate Inspection Records37,702
# Records Reported w/in 21 Days36,921
% Records Reported w/in 21 Days98%
South Carolina Good - Green Circle 37,702 36,921 98%
South Dakota
# Interstate & Intrastate Inspection Records30,170
# Records Reported w/in 21 Days29,891
% Records Reported w/in 21 Days99%
South Dakota Good - Green Circle 30,170 29,891 99%
Tennessee
# Interstate & Intrastate Inspection Records71,157
# Records Reported w/in 21 Days69,814
% Records Reported w/in 21 Days98%
Tennessee Good - Green Circle 71,157 69,814 98%
Texas
# Interstate & Intrastate Inspection Records431,610
# Records Reported w/in 21 Days421,650
% Records Reported w/in 21 Days98%
Texas Good - Green Circle 431,610 421,650 98%
Utah
# Interstate & Intrastate Inspection Records35,977
# Records Reported w/in 21 Days35,659
% Records Reported w/in 21 Days99%
Utah Good - Green Circle 35,977 35,659 99%
Vermont
# Interstate & Intrastate Inspection Records6,515
# Records Reported w/in 21 Days6,415
% Records Reported w/in 21 Days98%
Vermont Good - Green Circle 6,515 6,415 98%
Virginia
# Interstate & Intrastate Inspection Records31,605
# Records Reported w/in 21 Days31,544
% Records Reported w/in 21 Days100%
Virginia Good - Green Circle 31,605 31,544 100%
Washington
# Interstate & Intrastate Inspection Records101,338
# Records Reported w/in 21 Days98,991
% Records Reported w/in 21 Days98%
Washington Good - Green Circle 101,338 98,991 98%
West Virginia
# Interstate & Intrastate Inspection Records15,820
# Records Reported w/in 21 Days15,630
% Records Reported w/in 21 Days99%
West Virginia Good - Green Circle 15,820 15,630 99%
Wisconsin
# Interstate & Intrastate Inspection Records35,776
# Records Reported w/in 21 Days34,757
% Records Reported w/in 21 Days97%
Wisconsin Good - Green Circle 35,776 34,757 97%
Wyoming
# Interstate & Intrastate Inspection Records12,068
# Records Reported w/in 21 Days12,004
% Records Reported w/in 21 Days99%
Wyoming Good - Green Circle 12,068 12,004 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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