El Segundo, CA (PRWEB) February 24, 2014
Corra Group is now offering the new CDLIS to accommodate its trucking and transportation clients so that they may determine their driver’s past history of where he possessed commercial driver’s license. According to the FMCSA, the Commercial Driver's License Information System (CDLIS) plays a critical role in this effort by providing the information technology platform which all States and the District of Columbia use to transmit conviction, disqualification, and other driver history record information for CDL holders.
“We have a great number of trucking and transportation clients and the trucking package they need,” said Nick Gustavson, Corra Group Co-Founder. “To be compliant with Department of Transportation regulations, it is necessary that they run the Motor Vehicle Records search at least once a year for every commercial driver. Additionally, it’s important for a trucking company to know employee’s driving records in order to calculate insurance premiums that are based on driving performance."
“We see scenarios where, despite the legal conflict, sometimes drivers will carry more than one driving license and not tell their employers,” said Gustavson. “They will have a driver’s license in one state and a driver’s license in yet another. We have had clients who are mystified when rivers are stopped for a violation and in worse case scenarios they are arrested and their trucks impounded. It costs many thousands of dollars to bail out the driver and get the truck out of the pound."
“Naturally, they want to know why,” said Gustavson. “'What happened?' they ask as they had run the MVR search in Corra Group’s system and the record came up as valid with no current suspensions. A quick check of the CDLIS reveals the driver was holding a license in a different state. That license had been suspended for violations for which there are outstanding warrants. Mystery solved.”
Gustavson pointed out that it is always best to conduct the CDLIS concurrently with the MVR search. He indicated that way clients know up front whether the driver is compliant with DOT regulations or whether he is carrying another license from a different state.
In addition to the CDLIS, Corra Group has increased its services to become a one-stop for all DOT related compliance services. “At Corra Group, our trucking clients will find a full array of background checks and trucking packages,” said Gustavson.
“We offer DOT related employment verification services, criminal background checks, and DOT compliant drug testing. Recently, Corra Group introduced PSP reports and Fleet Alert,” said Gustavson. “Should a driver have an accident, get a ticket, or have his license suspended, Fleet Alert will report it to the client in real time.”
BACKGROUND: Corra operates as Corra Group and specializes in pre-employment and corporate research and investigation. It is one of the few companies that will answer the phone. You can review the website at http://www.corragroup.com.