How often is a
motor carrier required to review the motor
vehicle record of a driver that operates a
commercial motor vehicle?
The Federal Motor
Carrier Safety Regulations requires a motor
carrier qualifying a new driver to obtain and
review the motor vehicle record (MVR) of the
driver within 30 days of the date of hire CFR
391.23. As a better business practice, it is
recommended that the Motor
Vehicle Record be obtained and reviewed prior to
making an offer of employment to the driver
After the driver is
qualified, the regulations require that at least
once every 12 months the motor carrier make an
inquiry into the driving record of each driver
it employs, covering at least the preceding 12
months, to the appropriate agency of every State
in which the driver held a commercial motor
vehicle operator's license or permit during the time
period CFR 391.25. The original motor
record that was used to qualify the driver
retained for the duration of employment and 3
years after termination.
The motor vehicle records
can be purged from the files 3
years after the
date of issuance.
those are the regulations regarding
a "Best Practice" and to be proactive in
monitoring violations, a motor carrier should do
a company policy that requires drivers to report
all violations including violations incurred in
their personal vehicles immediately to the
company. Keep in mind that the FMCSA regulations
addressing driver disqualification include
certain violations that occur in any motor
vehicle. CFR 383.51
the Moving Violations section of your CSA report
under the Driver Fitness tab. This will allow
you to see all violation convictions that have
occurred in CMV's with your US DOT number in the
past 24 months. Compare these violations to
those reported by your drivers and the MVR's on
file. Any discrepancy should be reviewed with
running MVR's more often than once every 12
months as required by
you using the Pre-Employment Screening Program
was designed to assist the motor carrier
industry in assessing individual operators'
crash and serious safety violation history as a
pre-employment condition. A carrier will pay $10
for each requested driver history. An annual
subscription fee of $100 also applies. Carriers
with fewer than 100 power units qualify for a
discounted annual fee of $25 per year.
can request a personal driving history for a fee
of $10. No subscription is necessary for
individual drivers because the
program is voluntary. It is not part of CSA.
Motor carriers may request, through a third
party provider, NIC Technologies, driver
information for the purpose of pre-employment
screening. The driver must provide written
consent. Individual dri
may request their own
driver information record at any time. The
information will be retrieved from the Motor
Information System (MCMIS). MCMIS electronic
profiles will contain 5 years of crash data and 3
years of inspection data, however, MCMIS will
not include conviction data.
in the PSP go
for Driving Safely in Work Zones
EXPECT THE UNEXPECTED!
speed limits may be reduced, traffic lanes may
be changed, and people may be working on or near
SLOW DOWN and TURN ON YOUR FOUR WAY FLASHERS.
is one of the major causes of work zone
DON'T TAILGATE! KEEP A SAFE DISTANCE BETWEEN YOU
AND THE VEHICLE AHEAD OF YOU.
most common crash in a highway work zone is
rear end collision. So, don't
KEEP A SAFE DISTANCE BETWEEN YOUR VEHICLE AND
THE CONSTRUCTION WORKERS AND THEIR EQUIPMENT.
PAY ATTENTION TO THE SIGNS!
warning signs are there to help you and other
drivers move safely through the work zone.
Observe the posted signs until you see the one
that says you've left the work zone.)
OBEY ROAD CREW FLAGGERS!
knows what is best for moving traffic safely in
the work zone. A flagger
has the same authority as a regulatory sign, so
you can be cited for disobeying his or
STAY ALERT AND MINIMIZE DISTRACTIONS!
your full attention to the roadway and avoid
changing radio stations or using cell phones
while driving in a work zone.)
KEEP UP WITH THE TRAFFIC
can help maintain traffic flow and posted speeds
by merging as soon as possible. Don't drive
right up to the lane closure and then try to
SCHEDULE ENOUGH TIME TO DRIVE SAFELY AND CHECK
RADIO, TV AND WEBSITES FOR TRAFFIC
delays and leave early so you can reach your
destination on time.)
BE PATIENT AND STAY CALM.
zones aren't there to personally inconvenience
you. Remember, the work zone crew members are
working to improve the road and make your future
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