Employer Notification Services by State
Motor carriers, do you have drivers licensed in a State that has an Employer Notification Service (ENS)?
An ENS is a program that automatically sends updates to the requestor when a driver’s license status changes, there is a crash, and-or a conviction is posted to the driver’s record. The use of these services, in particular, those with “push” notifications, satisfies the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s (FMCSA) requirement for a motor carrier to make an inquiry into each driver’s record. As of today, there are 17 States, identified with a red asterisk (*) in the above document, that have an ENS system.
Other jurisdictions have programs that provide easy, periodic access to driving records, but do not automatically send updates (or “push” notifications) on a driver’s license status. A motor carrier using these systems must still check the driving record annually as required by 391.25. FMCSA has pulled together information on these jurisdictions for your convenience. The list provides summary information on the ENS, or other systems, that each of these 19 States offer.