DOT OIG: Reporting delays still plague CDL program

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Although the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has taken measures to strengthen the commercial driver’s license program, several significant problems remain, the Department of Transportation’s Office of Inspector General reported July 30.

State departments of motor vehicles (DMV) are still experiencing delays in posting convictions for their driver history records for Commercial Driver’s License Information System (CDLIS) users’ access, the OIG said. Also, security controls remain deficient because system certification and accreditation reviews have not been completed and states lag in developing and implementing comprehensive security policies and procedures. Enhanced contingency planning and testing of both CDLIS-Access and state DMV systems has not fully occurred, the OIG said.

The OIG made several recommendations to address these problems, and it said that FMCSA’s acting deputy administrator concurs and has provided plans to implement them.

For a copy of the OIG’s audit report, click here.