Businesses that are regulated by the Department of Transportation (DOT) need to maintain a Driver Qualification file in addition to standard employee documents. Driver Qualifications are required for all drivers who operate a vehicle with a Gross Vehicle Weight Rating (GVWR) or Gross Combination Weight Rating (GCWR) of 10,001 pounds or more.
Driver Qualification files hold records and documents that ensure the employee meets the safety, health, and qualifications necessary to operate a Commercial Motor Vehicle (CMV), including owner-operators as they are considered both employers and employees.
While building and maintaining driver qualification files is time consuming, it is required by the DOT to maintain compliance. Save time and resources by having DISA manage your DQ file process. DISA leverages our experience to make sure your DQ files are always compliant and up to date.
Drivers with more than one (1) year of experience as outlined above may be "Grandfathered" into compliance if certain safety performance standards are met by the driver.
DISA’s DQ services will ensure that you only hire the safest drivers, while helping you maintain FMCSA requirements and manage driver files.