Driver Qualification File (DQF)

Operators of commercial motor vehicles are subject to the Department of Transportation Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations (FMCSR). As a requirement under 49 CFR part 391 employers and individual owner-operators are required to establish and maintain a DQF for each driver.

Safety Professionals LLC

  • Creates an electronic Drivers Qualification File for each driver
  • Performs daily auditing of your file contents to ensure compliance
  • Identifies missing, expired, expiring and incomplete documents
  • Provides 24/7 electronic access to your documents and reporting
  • Links to a Drug and Alcohol program to ensure compliance with part 382

Compliance Requirements

  • The driver's application for employment completed in accordance with 391.21
  • A copy of the motor vehicle record received from each State record pursuant to 391.23(a)(1)
  • The certificate of driver's road test issued to the driver pursuant to 391.31(e), or a copy of the license or certificate which the motor carrier accepted as equivalent to the driver's road test pursuant to 391.33
  • The motor vehicle record received from each State driver licensing agency to the annual driver record inquiry required by 391.25(a)
  • A note relating to the annual review of the driver's driving record as required by 391.25(c)(2)
  • A list or certificate relating to violations of motor vehicle laws and ordinances required by 391.27
  • Drug and Alcohol testing information for previous 3 years*

*Drug and alcohol forms required by Part 382 are not kept in your DQF as they are subject to recordkeeping controls as per section 382.401

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