To focus Agency resources and reduce crashes, FMCSA relies on our State partners to provide accurate, comprehensive data. Each month, FMCSA rates States on their reporting of safety data. This page allows States to view their ratings and measures and learn how to improve data quality performance.
FMCSA recently re-evaluated the SSDQ measures and identified changes to ensure the data used to inform safety are of the highest quality possible. Log in with your FMCSA Portal user ID and password to preview these changes.
Rating thresholds and timeliness standards.
How to Preview Changes
Click the “State Rating: Preview” button below. To compare to your current rating, open the preview in a new browser window.
Download an overview of the changes.
Download Overview PDF
The Fatal Crash Completeness Measure evaluates a full calendar year of fatal crash records to determine your State’s rating. A record is evaluated if the date of the crash event—not the date of upload to FMCSA—falls within that calendar year. (This differs from the other State Safety Data Quality (SSDQ) measures, which evaluate a rolling 12-month period.) This evaluated calendar year is the most recent year for which Fatality Analysis Reporting System (FARS) data is available to the public. The evaluation period is updated when the next full year of FARS data becomes available.
This measure evaluates fatal crash records representing interstate, intrastate, and non-motor carriers, and includes only large trucks. It determines a rating based on a comparison of the number of State-reported fatal crash records in the Motor Carrier Management Information System (MCMIS) to the number of your State’s crash records in FARS.
FARS is the national database of fatal motor vehicle crashes maintained by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA).
If the percentage of State-reported records in MCMIS as compared to the number in FARS is