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FMCSA Customer Service Dashboard

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Monthly Dashboard - November 2019

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Phone Volume: 42,890

*Email Volume: 18,411

Fax Volume: 6,069Print Mail Volume:
Chat Volume: 8,552
Average Wait Time (Minutes): 5

Average Resolution Time (Hours):    12.61

Average Resolution Time (Hours): 12.03Average Processing Time (Hours): 11.5Average Wait Time (Seconds): 40
Goal: 10 minutesGoal: 48 hoursGoal: 48 hoursGoal: 48 hoursGoal: 60 seconds

*"Email" includes both email and web form messages.

Note: Mid-day (especially Tuesday - Wednesday) has the highest call volume and is the busiest time for the Contact Center. Wait times and processing times can be much longer during these periods.

Customer Service Volume and Resolution Time

The FMCSA Contact Center serves customers via phone, electronic (email, web form, chat), fax and print mail. The Office of Registration and Safety Information’s mission is to provide the best possible registration and operating authority customer service to the CMV industry and to external and internal partners, with a focus that raises the bar for entry into the motor carrier industry. The contact center not only provides customers with information on how to register or update their registration with FMCSA, but the staff also process forms, generate and mail official notifications, and maintain a customer information portal. Each month, MC-RS receives a total of 55,000 to 75,000 requests, about 2/3 of which are phone calls, from the motor carrier industry and related groups. This page provides data on the volume and timeliness of customer service activities by contact method. In addition to calling the contact center, customers can submit questions via web form or chat, or view FAQs at this site.

FMCSA Customer Service Annual Summary - Fiscal Year 2018

Annual Dashboard (October 2018 – September 2019)

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Phone Volume: 636,845Email Volume: 207,979Fax Volume: 95,881Print Mail Volume: 11,300Chat Volume: 120,464
Average Wait Time (Minutes): 2.70 Average Resolution Time (Hours): 9.38 Average Resolution Time (Hours): 6.74Average Processing Time (Hours): 7.53Average Wait Time (Seconds): 43
Goal: 12 minutesGoal: 48 hoursGoal: 48 hoursGoal: 48 hoursGoal: 60 seconds

*All annual averages are calculated by utilizing the raw data from October 2018 to September 2019.

The above Annual Summary provides customer service data based on Fiscal Year 2019 (FY19).  In the spirit of transparency, we will also post a Quarterly Scorecard, like the one below, to show our customer service performance over the previous 3 months.  FMCSA is committed to providing timely and quality customer service to new applicants and our over 500,000 registered customers.

FMCSA Customer Service Quarterly Scorecard

Quarterly Scorecard - July-September 2019

Column Header: Contact MethodColumn Head: StatusColumn Head: Trend
Phone - Avg. Wait Time 
3.33 Minutes
Status: Green
Email - Avg. Resolution Time 11.22 Hours
Status: Green
Fax - Avg. Resolution Time 5.16 Hours
Status: Green
Mail - Avg. Resolution Time
5.49 Hours
Status: Green
Chat - Avg. Wait Time
44 Seconds

*Arrows indicate upward or downward trend from last quarter.

Updated: Tuesday, December 3, 2019
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