These reports will be worth its weight in gold if the driver should end up in an accident. Plaintiff attorneys check for things like this. If you didn't do your due diligence when hiring your drivers, you are setting yourself up for a potential financial disaster.
A Motor Vehicle Record (MVR) is a report of your driving history, as reported from your state Department of Motor Vehicles. Information on this report may include Drivers License information, point history, violations, convictions, and license status on your driving record. Some states include other information, such as Name, Date of Birth, Height, and Weight.
Most states report driving records for the past three years, although some states may report five or more years of history.
Most insurance companies consider the information in MVR reports, along with other factors, when determining insurance eligibility and insurance premiums.
Each year you must keep a current copy of each driver's MVR in the DQ file. This is an annual requirement.
CDLIS was created as a result of the Commercial Motor Vehicle Safety Act of 1986 (CMVSA). CDLIS was intended to serve as a clearinghouse of information related to driver licensing of commercial drivers. The main issue to be addressed, at least at the beginning, was the problem of commercial drivers holding multiple licenses from different states.
The goal of CMVSA was to insure "that each driver, nationwide, have only one driver license and one record through the cooperative exchange of commercial driver information between jurisdictions.”
Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s (FMCSA) Pre-Employment Screening Program (PSP). The program helps carriers make more informed hiring decisions by providing secure, electronic access to a commercial driver’s five-year crash and three-year inspection history from the FMCSA Motor Carrier Management Information System (MCMIS).
PSP records are available for commercial drivers and companies conducting pre-employment screening for the carrier industry.
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Don't wait for an audit or an accident for you to scramble to put together the proper documents for your DQ files. Do your due diligence and be sure you've hired the best drivers according to their background and experience. Keeping good drivers is critical these days!