September 2014

Driver Qualification Files: The Complete Package

Of the many regulatory requirements that fleet operators must navigate, the rules under 49 CFR Part 391.51 must be followed on a frequent basis. Although this code may not be recognizable by its regulatory part number, many carriers are familiar with its contents: the general requirements for driver qualification files. Every motor carrier must maintain a driver qualification file for each driver it employs. Sounds easy, right? Well, it can more difficult than you think.