Disqualifying Commercial Drivers
This audit, the first in a series, focuses on actions leading to disqualifying a commercial driver after a CDL is issued. Disqualification means the suspension, revocation, or cancellation of an individual’s license to drive a CMV. The audit objective was to determine the adequacy of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s (FMCSA) oversight to ensure that states 3 take action to appropriately disqualify commercial drivers. Although the issuance of a CDL was not part of this audit, it has been the subject of an ongoing Federal investigation in the state of Illinois. This investigation has resulted in more than 30 people being charged in schemes of selling CDLs to unqualified people.