Driver Qualification Files

There are a lot of steps in creating and then maintaining a compliant driver file. The FMCSA has data that proves the motor carriers are having a hard time maintaining these files. FMCSA/DOT driver file fines range from anywhere from $1,200 to $12,000 depending on the violation, making compliance with these regulations important. In the event of a crash or safety investigation, a compliant driver fileis proof that you have ensured that only qualified drivers are operation your equipment.

Avoid these common mistakes with DQ File Management

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Failing to create and maintain a file for each driver

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Failing to perform a Safety Performance Check on employees’ previous employers

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Using Unqualified/Physically Unqualified Drivers

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Maintaining Annual Documents (Motor Vehicle Check, Certificate of Violations, and Annual Review)

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