On May 9, the FMCSA ruling went into effect that removed the requirement for interstate truck drivers to submit an annual list of their convictions to their motor carriers (Certification of Violations 49 CFR 391.27).
The carrier must continue to conduct an annual inquiry and pull an MVR for every state a driver holds or has held a CMV operator’s license or permit in the previous 12 months. The MVR(s) must be held in the driver’s qualification file. (49 CFR 391.25)
This change requires carriers to request the MVR equivalent from Canadian and Mexican driver’s licensing authorities if applicable.
This new ruling will also change the hiring process as motor carriers must obtain an MVR from the jurisdiction where the driver holds or has held a commercial operator’s license or permit in the preceding 3 years.
In response to this, the application in the TruckRight software will prompt the applicant to declare all driver’s licenses within the previous 3 years.
The Annual Review document will be changing as it will no longer be an expiring document for the driver. It will still be an expiring document for the fleet representatives, so ensure that you have those notifications turned on for that document.