DOT Requirements for Non-CDL Drivers

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Are you aware that you may be required to keep driver qualification files for your non-CDL drivers?

Yes, it is true. DOT requirements are not limited to CDL drivers. DOT compliance is determined by vehicle weight. So, even if you only have non-CDL drivers, you may still need to maintain driver qualification files.

At VLC, we understand the challenges of sifting through all the rules and regulations necessary for your company to stay in compliance. So, we are covering a few important points and urging you to contact us if you have any more details questions or concerns.

While you only need a CDL for a vehicle that is 26,001 pounds or greater, there are circumstances that require you to maintain driver qualification files for non-CDL drivers. Here is the list to help you stay in compliance:

  1. Any interstate driver of a vehicle that has a GVW (gross vehicle weight) of over 10,000 pounds.
  2. Any interstate driver of a vehicle that has a GVWR (gross vehicle weight rating) of over 10,000 pounds.
  3. Any interstate driver of a vehicle that has a GCW (gross combination weight) of over 10,000 pounds.
  4. Any interstate driver of a vehicle that has a GCWR (gross combination weight rating) of over 10,000 pounds.
  5. Any driver transporting hazardous materials.
  6. Any driver transporting more than 8 people for compensation (count includes the driver)
  7. Any driver transporting more than 15 people with no compensation (count includes the driver).

.. Therefore, you might only have non-CDL drivers and still need to maintain DOT compliance.

As a word of caution, requirements do change slightly from state to state. Contact VLC for your state’s commercial motor vehicles requirements. In summary, even if you only have non-CDL drivers, you may still need to maintain driver qualification files. Let us show you how to get started, quickly and easily with DQMConnect™. Driver qualification file management (including hiring, onboarding, secure storage, and renewals) has NEVER been easier!

 

Vehicle Licensing Consultants

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https://im4trux.com/

530-384-3884

 
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