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The faster you're aware of your drivers' citations, suspensions and other negative events, the faster you can address the problem. J. J. Keller® Compliance Specialists will continuously monitor your drivers' records for negative events so you can remove unsafe drivers from the road faster for immediate coaching. Drivers with negative events can be enrolled in high-impact J. J. Keller online training courses targeted to correct the negative behavior.
Keeping your driver qualification files for your non-CMV drivers is a best practice that can help protect your company by showing due diligence in an accident or litigation situation. Your Compliance Specialist will monitor and audit each driver's license, motor vehicle record (MVR), and MVR release consent, checking the accuracy and integrity of each item. Your CS can also manage your company-specific policies such as cell phone, alcohol and drug, and company car use, as well as proof of insurance.
Running an effective, compliant training program involves a tremendous amount of work, including identifying courses required and taken, verifying test scores, scheduling refresher training, and auditing and retaining documentation. Your dedicated Compliance Specialist will act as a key member of your team by auditing your training records to uncover compliance gaps and providing ongoing oversight of your program's records. They will even provide support in the event of an OSHA inspection or contractor/vendor audit.
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All drivers operating a CMV as the term is defined in §390.5 are subject to the FMCSRs.
Before the CMV definition describes the types of vehicles, it states the vehicle is operated in interstate commerce on a highway. Interstate commerce and highway are defined in the same regulatory section.
The definition then describes the in-scope vehicles, starting with vehicles weighing over 10,000 pounds as a gross weight, manufacturer's weight rating, combination weight, or combination weight rating. It really doesn't matter how the vehicle or combination gets to be 10,001 pounds or more. The definition also describes certain passenger-carrying vehicles and vehicles with a placardable amount of hazardous materials onboard.
There are three regulation parts that apply only to CDL drivers, and therefore do not apply to non-CDL drivers. They are:
Virtually all of them. Non-CDL drivers must receive and complete a driver's application, the carrier must complete and document the safety performance history and road test the driver unless a previous employer's road test and documentation can be used. In addition, all drivers must be medically certified by a medical examiner on the national registry and have a complete driver qualification file.
The hours-of-service rules apply equally to CDL and non-CDL drivers. There are no special limits for non-CDL drivers. Operators of vehicles that do not require a CDL can qualify to use a slightly more permissive short-haul exception allowing the use of a time record to document hours-of-service compliance. Any operators of a non-CDL CMV that does not qualify for the short-haul exception (or another exemption that excuses the driver from loggin) must adhere to the hours-of-service limits and reocrd their hours. Most drivers that are required to log must do so with an ELD.
While you're allowed to have a policy to test non-CDL drivers, those drivers must not be in your CDL testing pool nor be tested using a DOT chain of custody. Part 40 and Part 382 do not apply to non-CDL drivers. All non-CDL testing policies must follow state and federal employment rules.