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Data-driven safety systems are vital to informing decisions that improve safety on the Nation’s roads—FMCSA relies on the States for accurate and comprehensive data on eligible crashes and inspections to focus resources to further reduce crashes. We can’t do it without you.

Each month, States are rated on reporting of safety data—this page provides States with a robust resource to view their ratings and measures, and learn how to improve data quality performance.

FMCSA & State users:

Data current as of October 26, 2018

Measures: Inspection Timeliness

99% of your State's evaluated inspection records were reported within 21 days of the inspection. These inspections occurred between 08/01/2017 and 07/31/2018. Your rating is good because your percentage is greater than or equal to 90%. Learn how this rating is calculated.
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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Make sure that you understand this measure and your State's rating. Use the following analysis reports to identify and address issues that could be affecting your data quality. Remember, even good ratings often have room for improvement.

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South Dakota: Inspection Timeliness
Monthly Results/
MCMIS Run Date
Event Date Range Rating # Interstate & Intrastate inspection Records # Records Reported
w/in 21 days
% Records Reported
w/in 21 days
Oct '18
08/01/2017 - 07/31/2018 Good - Green Circle 29,947 29,711 99%
Sep '18
07/01/2017 - 06/30/2018 Good - Green Circle 30,708 30,455 99%
Aug '18
06/01/2017 - 05/31/2018 Good - Green Circle 30,611 30,349 99%
Jul '18
05/01/2017 - 04/30/2018 Good - Green Circle 30,170 29,891 99%
Jun '18
04/01/2017 - 03/31/2018 Good - Green Circle 29,782 29,496 99%
May '18
03/01/2017 - 02/28/2018 Good - Green Circle 29,744 29,452 99%
Apr '18
02/01/2017 - 01/31/2018 Good - Green Circle 30,043 29,741 99%
Mar '18
01/01/2017 - 12/31/2017 Good - Green Circle 30,370 30,078 99%
Feb '18
12/01/2016 - 11/30/2017 Good - Green Circle 30,959 30,670 99%
Jan '18
11/01/2016 - 10/31/2017 Good - Green Circle 31,116 30,848 99%
Dec '17
10/01/2016 - 09/30/2017 Good - Green Circle 31,107 30,841 99%
Nov '17
09/01/2016 - 08/31/2017 Good - Green Circle 29,315 29,081 99%
Oct '17
08/01/2016 - 07/31/2017 Good - Green Circle 28,571 28,369 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%

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: FMCSA experienced system issues from July 8 to July 20, 2018 that may have caused a delay in State SAFETYNET record uploads. As a result, States will not be held accountable for late records during this time - only records reported on-time will count towards the State 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.
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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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