One-third of commercial drivers submit incomplete applications: report

Atlanta About 31 percent of applications used to screen and qualify commercial drivers were submitted with missing or inaccurate information, according a 2011 report issued by LexisNexis, a provider of information sources.

The Commercial Driver Safety Report looked at driver qualification files, Department of Transportation physical examinations, DOT substance abuse testing, DOT employment verification and motor vehicle reports.

According to the report, about 50 percent of the motor vehicle reports from commercial drivers contained adverse findings that could indicate one or more violations, such as a revoked license.

Forty-one percent of the Department of Transportation physical examinations used to determine driver fitness had issues regarding compliance or certifications, the report stated. In nearly half of those cases, the report found, the medical card was incorrectly issued and guidelines were not considered.

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