Checklist For Driver Qualification Files

The 2022 DQ File Checklist You Need to Pass a DOT Audit

Knowing what is on a driver qualification file is crucial. Keeping one is vital for many reasons. First, most plaintiff attorneys are looking for an easy way to make money and will only take on a case if it’s easy for them to win. If you don’t have the proper file, they’ll simply move on to the next victim, who’s easier to sue. But what should you include in your driver qualification file?

List of information required in a driver qualification file

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) requires that commercial motor vehicle drivers have complete Driver Qualification File records. This file contains information about the driver’s driving history and training and any activity received. It is also required for drivers who drive a vehicle that weighs over ten thousand pounds or carries eight or more passengers, including the driver. If you’re a salaried driver, part-time temp, or mechanic, you need to create a complete DQ file. In addition, you should have a DQ file in your trucking fleet, even if you only drive a vehicle once. Check out this link to learn more about DQF. read more

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