Trucking Companies: Here’s Everything You Need to Include in an Employee’s Driver Qualification and Hiring Files
For trucking companies, compliant driver qualification practices have two basic components: people and paperwork. Your fleet’s employees do the heavy lifting (literally, in some cases) of compliance, and DQ paperwork proves it.
No doubt people are the more important part of this equation. You need to hire and retain qualified drivers to keep your company running safely and efficiently. In the eyes of regulators, however, those people could have might as well stayed home if there’s no documentation to back up their actions and capabilities as truckers. Qualifications are more than what someone tells you in an interview; for legal purposes, they’re also a very specific set of records.
Depending on the individual’s physical status and level of experience, you may need to capture supplementary medical documentation and training certification as well. Longer Combination Vehicle drivers also need certification as such. Finally, your state may require additional files and forms—contact us if you have further questions or need more information!