Safety group recommends FMCSA gather driver history, make carriers use it

Published February, 04 2013
The National Transportation Safety Board sent a letter last week to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration making recommendations on driver hiring and pre-employment screening, which would essentially require fleets to delve into a potential hire's employment history and records dating back 10 years.  That is the second recommendation NTBS offered, following up its first recommendation that FMCSA "create a mechanism" of gathering that employment history and recording it in a data base of sorts, which would be available to all prospective carriers and employers.  The third recommendation would require fleets to get records from the Commercial Driver's License Information System and the National Driver Register "for ...
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