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FMCSA Employer Notification Services (ENS) Best Practices and Recommendations

Overview

Currently, 18 States have Employer Notification Services (ENS) that notify employers when the driving statuses of their employees change.  Prompt notification of suspensions and revocations, crashes, and other violations allows motor carriers to ensure drivers do not operate illegally.  The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) has supported the development and implementation of ENS for over 10 years.  Through FMCSA’s work, ENS has been piloted and studied and the American Association of Motor Vehicle Administrators (AAMVA) has provided ENS design and implementation recommendations to FMCSA through a grant.

Building on the years of work on this issue, FMCSA provides this document as a resource for States to use when considering implementing or updating an ENS.  This document will guide States through the voluntary development and implementation process, including the types of data to include, the types of service, and other program considerations.  In addition, this document provides information on the States with ENS already in place, so that those organizations may be resources too.

FMCSA is making this information available to promote information sharing among all stakeholders, as FMCSA continues to investigate other potential solutions.  FMCSA will provide additional information as it becomes available

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