CVSA Adds New Inspection Bulletin Providing Roadside Inspection Guidance on FMCSA’s Under-21 Military CDL Pilot Program

On Dec. 10, 2019, the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA) Board of Directors approved a new inspection bulletin on the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s (FMCSA) Under-21 Military CDL Pilot Program and enhancements the agency made to Query Central (QC) to allow roadside enforcement personnel to verify a carrier and driver’s participation in the pilot program. The bulletin is also available in Spanish.

FMCSA began accepting applications from motor carriers to participate in its Under-21 Military CDL Pilot Program on June 3, 2019. The pilot program is expected to run for up to three years. CVSA’s new inspection bulletin provides directions on how inspectors can verify motor carrier and driver pilot program participation through QC.

QC provides state and federal law enforcement personnel with access to motor carrier safety information. It is an intelligent web-based query application that retrieves safety compliance and enforcement data on commercial motor vehicle drivers, vehicles and motor carriers from the following sources: Motor Carrier Management Information System (MCMIS), Commercial Drivers’ License Information System (CDLIS), Safety and Fitness Electronic Records (SAFER), Licensing and Insurance (L&I) and Performance and Registration Information Systems Management (PRISM).

CVSA’s inspection bulletins provide important information to inspectors to augment the North American Standard Inspection Program. CVSA reminds all certified roadside inspectors to visit the CVSA website for the latest versions of all inspection bulletins. We want to ensure all inspectors are conducting roadside inspections using the most up-to-date version of each bulletin. The CVSA website will always contain the current version of each bulletin, which should be used by CVSA-certified roadside enforcement personnel.