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FMCSA MVR requirements: 3 Tips to Minimize Risk

Motor carriers and companies who employ drivers with a Commercial Drivers License (CDL) must comply with basic FMCSA MVR requirements. The guidelines were created with hopes of improving public safety. However, they do very little to protect your companies’ bottom line and litigation risk. Here are 3 tips to boost your DOT compliance and minimize...
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I’m not getting MVRs from Insurance. Now What?

At least five times weekly, we hear this exact statement: “My Insurance Agent advised me to monitor my employee’s MVRs, so I Googled you.” If you are confused about Insurance MVRs, you are not alone. Insurance MVRs First, don’t be upset with your insurance agent.  Understand that Insurance MVRs can only be used for underwriting...

What is the Annual MVR?

The Annual MVR refers to the Federal law that requires companies with commercial drivers (CDL) to check their Motor Vehicle Record (MVR) every 12 months. Carriers must review the driving records to ensure drivers meet minimum requirements for safe driving. MVRs give employers insight into their employees driving profile. The report includes information about current...

How does your company control non-owned auto liability exposure?

There are about 30-40 million drivers who run errands for their employers using their own vehicle. This is the so called “Grey Fleet” because their cars are not company branded. This group of drivers represents one of the single most at-risk groups in business. Employers often don’t realize they actually have a “fleet.” However, companies...

What’s Motor Vehicle Record Monitoring?

Motor Vehicle Record (MVR) Monitoring is a service that checks driver license records continuously (i.e. every day, or every month) to find new suspensions, violations, convictions, etc. The service allows companies to stay informed on their employees’ driving eligibility and risk profile. Why is Motor Vehicle Record Monitoring important? Previous violations/suspensions on an employee’s driver...
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MVR Monitoring Cost vs. Annual MVRs

Wondering what the cost for MVR Monitoring is? If you are considering implementing a driver record monitoring service, we have done some research for you to compare the costs and benefits. The Current Requirement: One MVR a Year The Department of Transportation requires companies with CDL drivers to check their employees’ MVRs every 12 months...
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