Hiring the right drivers and ensuring they also comply with driver qualification regulations is critical for the successful and safe operation of any company.
Quality hires are the first step. Making sure they're qualified in accordance with FMCSRs.
Whether you need to hire someone new, rehire a driver, or maintain the driver qualification files of an experienced, veteran driver, BPL can help with a wide variety of information, including:
Ensuring compliance with DQ requirements starts with good hiring practices and continues with ongoing maintenance of DO files.
According to BPL, the initial Driver CPC qualification is split into four parts. These include the theory and practical tests drivers will need to pass before they can gain their full vocational driving license.
The other two parts are optional, and only need to be taken if the driver wants to get the full Driver CPC that will allow them to drive buses, coaches or Lorries professionally.
To get the full Driver CPC qualification, drivers will need to pass all four parts. If they want to get a vocational license, but will not be driving for a living, they will only need to take and pass part one and part three.
· Speak and read English well enough to converse with the general public, understand highway traffic and signals, respond to official questions, and be able to make legible entries on reports and records.
· Provide an employing motor carrier with a list of all motor vehicle violations or a signed statement that driver has not been convicted of any motor vehicle violations during the past 12 months. A disqualified driver must not be allowed to drive a commercial motor vehicle for any reason.
Drivers do not need a Driver CPC if the vehicle they drive:
The following documents are to be included in a DQ file for each regularly employed driver: