The Tech Wave is Here!!

The Tech Wave is Here!!

The transportation industry is definitely shifting from an old-school approach into the tech era. As devices, such as telematics, become more sophisticated, data capture and sharing are at the heart of mobility solutions. Fleets and trucking companies that have embraced digital transformation are benefitting. The newer technologies have helped reduce operating costs and enabled expansion their core business.

In this article, VLC shares some great tools to help you ride the technology wave for improved business efficiency, time and cost savings.

DQMConnect™ is the leading driver qualification file management solution offering centralized storage and efficient driver communications capabilities. Not only will driver files stay organized, up-to-date, and compliant but the technology approach to hiring will help attract the best candidates.

TripDAWG is a customizable fleet management telematics solution focused on 6 key areas: efficiency, safety, vehicle health and reliability, regulatory compliance, sustainability, and data access/expandability. Start with our Geotab fleet telematics core and expand your TripDAWG solution to meet your business objectives.

Mandates for electronic logging devices by the FMCSA apply to most motor carriers and drivers who are required to maintain records of duty status (RODS). These electronic requirements are propelling the technology wave and giving rise to newer and better features.

If you would like to learn more about how technology can improve your business, contact us. One of VLC’s transportation specialists will be happy to assist. Their years of industry experience are sure to uncover some great ideas to benefit your business!

What is DQ File Management? | Vehicle Licensing Consultants

What is DQ File Management? | Vehicle Licensing Consultants

First, what are DQ Files?

The FMCSA requires commercial motor carriers to maintain a Driver Qualification (DQ) file for each of their drivers (Title 49 CFR 391). Driver Qualification files must contain all the required documentation showing the driver is qualified to operate a commercial vehicle. Failure to comply can be costly.

Here are a few of the required documents for the driver qualification file:

  • Complete DOT compliant employment application
  • A copy of the front and back of the driver’s license
  • MVR (pre-employment and annual motor vehicle reports)
  • Certificate of road test
  • Certificate of violations
  • Previous employment history
  • Safety performance records
  • Pre-employment Drug & Alcohol documents
  • Medical card with any medical exemptions if applicable
  • FMCSA Clearinghouse queries

Additional documents may apply. Contact us for a full list or visit the Code of Federal Regulations for more information.

Driver Qualification File Management

Complete Driver Qualification File records must be maintained. Not only for the entire term that the driver is employed but for 3 years after. Many      requirements, such as MVR require an annual review. Carefully collecting and completing all the required documents for a new hire can be challenging, even daunting. However, the real burden to HR and/or the      Fleet Manager is the maintenance as employers are required to maintain current files. DOT audits are on the rise and many of them without notice. Are you ready?

Fines are Costly for DQ File Violations

As an example, just missing the 2-year requirement for a physical exam can cost over $2,000. And that is just one of many possible violations for just one driver. The costs can be astronomical if not well managed. Therefore, you can see why software tools that help manage DQ Files are an advantage.

DQMConnect™ for your Driver Qualification File Management

DQMConnect™ provides a completely unique solution for DQ File management. You maintain complete control over all your files and the confidence that the DQ files are complete and up-to-date     . When you use DQMConnect™ you’re in the driver’s seat. DQMConnect™ takes care of data availability, backups, as well as early reminders for renewals. DQMConnect™ provides an online eApplication to get the required records BEFORE you hire. You enjoy access 24×7, regular backups, complete security, and HIPAA-compliant data handling.

The DQMConnect™ dashboard provides a quick landscape view of what documents are needed from your driver applicants as      well as anything required by your existing drivers to stay current and DOT compliant.

When you stop to consider the amount of time saved in hiring and maintaining just one set of driver files, you can easily see how a Driver Qualification Management software tool like DQMConnect™ can have a positive impact on your business.

If you would like more information on DQ files or Driver File Qualification management, we are here to assist. With over 50+ years in the industry, we can answer your questions and show you how impactful DQMConnect™ can be on your business. Don’t lose control over your DQ Files, just lose the hassle of filing paper!

Contact Vehicle Licensing Consultants today to revolutionize your DQ File Management!

 

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NCN Shares VLC Announcement of DQMConnect™

NCN Shares VLC Announcement of DQMConnect™

News Channel Nebraska (NCN) shared VLC’s DQMConnect™ product announcement.  DQMConnect™ is a driver qualification file management tool designed to serve fleet managers, HR managers, and safety managers with hiring, qualification, compliance, audits, and management.

The unique value of DQMConnect™ is that it is a self-managed software tool that allows companies to remain in control of their own driver files. The benefits are many and the reviews have been stellar. Visit Southeast Nebraska news and read the article they shared.  Then, visit the VLC website and see what DQMConnect™ customers are saying about the value of this amazing product.

DQMConnect™ – The #1 Driver Qualification File Management Solution

Drive time into your day!

DQMConnect™ – The Top DQ File Management Tool for Your Fleet Management

DQMConnect™ – The Top DQ File Management Tool for Your Fleet Management

DQMConnect™ is not a third-party service, but a software tool that brings an incredible Return on Investment (ROI) from the first day of ownership.

HR, Safety, and Fleet Managers can expect 24% or more in time savings. Your new DQMConnect™ online driver application brings you instant access to DOT-compliant driver applicants. Your potential hires will be guided through the application process which includes all the driver qualification files that are required per FMCSA. DQMConnect™ ensures pre-hire requirements are addressed and allows you to onboard new drivers within hours.

Not only does DQMConnect™ take care of all the online DOT files needed, but it also allows for custom company forms, so your onboarding process is consistent and complete. DQMConnect™ facilitates requests for missing information, simplifies and saves time. It is a huge win for the company, the HR manager, the Fleet manager, and the driver. What a great first impression for new drivers!

DQMConnect™ Keeps You in the Driver Seat

You are in control of all your driver files…always. 24×7 access, backup, and full security, including HIPAA compliance. Here is a list of all the advantages of managing your driver qualification files with DQMConnect™:

  • Smart online application for acquiring new drivers
  • Expedited, consistent, and compliant onboarding process
  • Automated renewal management
  • Secure online file storage and management
  • 24×7 access
  • Driver communication portal
  • Integrations such as Geotab, First Advantage and more.

End You Paperwork Headache

Simply your files, streamline your business. Let DQMConnect™ drive time      into your day. It’s  time to take advantage of this “Game-Changing     ” software!

 

Vehicle Licensing Consultants

A Virtual Projects, LLC Company

Fleet & Driver Compliance…Fleet Tracking Software

https://im4trux.com/

530-384-3884

DOT Driver Management Software: Putting Your Drivers First

DOT Driver Management Software: Putting Your Drivers First

DOT driver management software is designed with drivers in mind. It offers a number of features and solutions to make the driver’s experience better, from self-managed systems to driver communications portal. Here are the five main ways that DOT driver management software puts drivers first.

Completely Self-Managed

You should have complete control over your files. DQMConnect™ gives you a self-managed file management system, so you are in control of how your driver files are organized and stored. Sometimes driver management software will be offered as a service, meaning they have control of your files, and manage everything for you, taking control. Having control of your files gives you the power to put your drivers first.

Handling Recruiting

The best driver management software will have a great recruiting module. This will make it easy to onboard and manage regular and seasonal drivers. Seasonal drivers can be a great addition to your team, but only if they are managed properly. The ability to reactivate an application and just fill in the gaps makes seasonal hiring exceptionally easy. With the right solution, your drivers are always up-to-date on the latest compliance regulations.

Onboarding

The onboarding process can be a nightmare for drivers, but it doesn’t have to be. The best driver management software will have an onboarding module that makes it easy for drivers to get started. This module will walk them through all the necessary steps, from completing DOT compliance requirements to understanding the company’s policies. An automated onboarding process will save you time and headaches and put your drivers first by making them feel like a part of the team faster.

Compliance

Compliance is a mandatory requirement for all drivers. The best driver management software will have a compliance module that makes it easy for drivers and your business to stay compliant. This module will keep track of all the latest regulations and ensure that drivers are always up-to-date and ensuring your company avoids costly penalties.

Driver Portal

This is an important aspect of DQMConnect™ as drivers are typically on the road a fair bit. The driver communication portal eliminates the need for email, texts, and phone call. Driver can receive automated notices and complete necessary task for renewals from their phones or tablets.

Implement DOT Driver Management Software from Vehicle Licensing Consultants and Take Control!

DOT driver management software is a great way to put your drivers first. With the right solution, you can take control of your files, recruiting, onboarding, compliance, and training. Contact Vehicle Licensing Consultants today to learn more about how we can help you implement the best DOT driver management software for your business, DQMConnect™. We’re here to help you put your drivers first!

 
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