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State Data

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.

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Data current as of May 31, 2024
Alabama

Inspection VIN Accuracy

Current Rating
100%
Leading Indicator 100%

Your rating is

Good (100-95)
Fair (94-85)
Poor (84-0)
Why is This My Rating?
Your Inspection VIN Accuracy rating rating is good because your percentage is between 95-100%.
How is This Calculated?
100% of your State's evaluated inspection records have a valid VIN for the first vehicle unit. These inspections were first uploaded between 03/01/2023 and 02/29/2024. Learn more about how this rating is calculated.
How to Improve My Inspection VIN Accuracy?
Use the data dashboard below to dig deeper into your data or access the following supplemental reports:
Data Source: MCMIS inspection records for 12 months representing interstate and intrastate carriers, and includes large trucks and buses.

The Inspection Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) Accuracy measure evaluates 12 months of data to determine your State's rating. A record is evaluated if the date of the initial upload 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 records. These records were used to calculate the leading indicator, which forecasts where measures may be trending.

In the example, the July 2022 evaluation looks at 12-months of uploads from May 1, 2021, through April 30, 2022. Crashes that were uploaded after April 30, 2022, were used to calculate the leading indicator.

evaluation period

This measure evaluates roadside inspection (Levels 1-6) records representing interstate and intrastate carriers, and includes large trucks and buses. It analyzes the VIN of the first vehicle unit only–all trailing units are excluded. A VIN is invalid if it is less than 17 characters, contains invalid character(s), or does not pass a checksum analysis; for this measure, a VIN that contains the same 17 numbers, such as all 9’s, is considered invalid.

The rating percentage is determined by dividing the number of records with valid VINs by the number of total records evaluated. If the percentage of accurate records is

  • 95% or more, the rating is GOOD
  • Between 85% and 94%, the rating is FAIR
  • Less than 85%, the rating is POOR.
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