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CDL & Non-CDL Driver’s Files: What’s the Difference?

If you employ drivers who are required to hold a commercial driver’s license (CDL) and regulated drivers who are not, are you aware of the differences between the two when it comes to driver qualification files?

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6 Steps to Obtain a Medical Exemption

For commercial drivers petitioning the FMCSA for a medical exemption, there are specific procedures that must be followed. Six steps to obtain an exemption are shared.

The role of GVWR and GCWR in Specifying Work Trucks

Understanding GVWR and GCWR is a key part of assessing CDL operator requirements and ensuring employee safety.

Confirming a Driver’s Abilities Through a Road Test

When screening an applicant for a regulated driving position, it is often difficult to know the individual’s true capabilities. Licensing alone is not a tell-all and unless you personally see the applicant in action you may have no idea how he or she will handle your vehicles. This is where a thorough road test comes in.

Top 7 Fed Med Card Questions

Medical certification questions perplex those responsible for qualifying commercial drivers. Share are some of the more frequently posed medical-related questions posed to J. J. Keller’s subject-matter experts.

Roadcheck Should be Business as Usual

During Roadcheck, enforcement will use the same driver and vehicle criteria as any other day of the year. Only the number of inspections performed will be heightened.

Beware of Expunged MVR Records

Expungement is a legal procedure to remove driving infractions from an individual's motor vehicle record. Fleet managers report MVR expungements are occurring with greater frequency -- more so in some jurisdictions than others. The most notorious is Puerto Rico, but there has also been an increase in expungements of DUIs and speeding tickets in other jurisdictions, such as Illinois and Pennsylvania. Fleet managers need to be aware of the negligent entrustment ramifications.

Have Traffic Violations Disqualified Your CDL Driver(s)?

A CDL holder may be disqualified, if convicted of certain violations, while operating any vehicle. It is important to remember that violations that occur in a driver’s personal vehicle could also result in the loss of a CDL.

Re-rating GVWR: Why and How it's Done

Sometimes, it is not in a fleet’s best interests to have a vehicle at a given GVWR. Changing the GVWR to a special value can be done, but the process is complicated.