new regulations

The FMCSA has released new recommendations to change the way that trucking companies review driving records for their employees.

Digital State-Operated Digital Driving Records

All trucking companies are currently required to review their employees driving records every year. The new guidelines will allow trucking companies to use state-operated employer notification systems (ENS) to perform the annual driving records check. The state-operated ENS is used to track a driver’s license status, crash history and record of convictions and regulations.

Reduced Need For Paper Records

Motor carriers would have access to DMV records from every state in which a driver has held a commercial motor vehicle operator’s license or permit. This eliminates the need for trucking companies to keep paper records of driving records.

Sources:
The Hill
DOT