Fleet safety managers and consultants have long recognized the benefits in using an automatic notification service as a best practice when it comes to managing fleet vehicle operators’ Motor Vehicle Records. What can be better than nearly “real time” notification of changes in one of your driver’s MVRs?
Even if you follow the recommended practice of checking MVRs once a year, you could face a potential 11- or 12-month window when a driver’s record could change without your knowledge. While you don’t want drivers with suspended licenses or less than stellar records operating vehicles on behalf of your business, you may lack the means to obtain current information.
Now 19 states offer direct Automatic Notification Service or “Employer Notification Service.” ENS automatically sends updates to the employer when a driver’s license status changes, if there is a crash or if a conviction is posted to the driver’s record. While many third-party vendors provide this service as well, these states provide the service directly. This saves employers the expense and extra effort of using a third-party service provider.
If you have drivers based in the following states, this could be a great tool in your fleet management practices:
|* Arkansas||* California||* District of Columbia||* Idaho||* Louisiana|
|Maine||* Maryland||*Massachusetts||* Michigan||* Nebraska|
|* New Mexico||* New York||* North Carolina||North Dakota||* Oregon|
|* South Carolina||* Utah||* Virginia||* Wisconsin|
*States whose systems satisfy the federal requirement to obtain annual MVRs.