WHO NEEDS A DRIVER QUALIFICATION FILE?
Drivers operating the following vehicles - as defined in Section 390.5 - in interstate commerce need to have a completed DQ file:
- Vehicles with a gross vehicle weight (GVW) or gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR), or gross combination weight (GCW) or gross combination weight rating (GCWR) of 10,001 pounds or more; or
- Vehicles designed to transport more than 8 people (including the driver) for compensation, or more than 15 people (including the driver) not for compensation; or
- Vehicles transporting hazardous materials that require the vehicle to be placarded.