Top 10 Most Common FMCSA Driver Qualification Violations

Here are the Top 10 most common DOT FMCSA Driver Qualification Violations.

Top 10 Most Common Violations:

  1. Non-English speaking driver 391.11
  2. Incomplete driver qualification file 391.51
  3. Operating a property-carrying vehicle without possessing a valid medical certificate 391.41
  4. Driver does not have a valid operator’s license for the CMV being operated 391.11
  5. Expired medical examiner’s certificate 391.45
  6. Driver lacking physical qualification(s) 391.11
  7. Driver operating a CMV without proper endorsements or in violation of restrictions 391.11
  8. Driving a CMV while disqualified—suspended for safety-related or unknown reason and in the State of driver’s license issuance 391.15
  9. Driving a CMV while disqualified—suspended for non-safety-related reason and in the State of driver’s license issuance 391.15
  10. Driver lacking valid license for type vehicle being operated 391.11

If you have committed any of these violations or are concerned that you may have, then you should take action now to correct the issue and implement policies and procedures to ensure it does not happen in the future. It is also essential to document when the violations were discovered and that you have both corrected the violation and taken steps to prevent it from reoccurring.

View the Top 10 Drug and Alcohol Testing violations along with the related regulation. If you are not sure if your Drug and Alcohol Testing Program or your current service providers are compliant, contact us to review your program. National Drug Screening provides compliant drug & alcohol testing services and program management for all DOT modes including:

Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA), Federal Railroad Administration (FRA), Federal Transit Administration (FTA), and also for United States Coast Guard (USCG).

Do you still have questions or need assistance? Contact our team as we are happy to answer your questions and assist you in better managing your Drug and Alcohol Testing Program.