The difference between MVR vs. CDR

MVR - Motor Vehicle Driving Records are reported by each State’s Department of Motor Vehicles (“DMV”, or similar State agency), and there is no National Database storing driver records.

MVR provide the Driver’s:
Driving history as reported by a given State’s DMV
Citations, warnings, and tickets settled in the Courts.

CDR - Commercial Driver Reports are generated by different sources including State and Local Agencies, DOT and the FMCSA. Which DOT and FMCSA data is stored on the national database?

CDR provides the Driver’s information in Real Time:

  • Hours of Service (H.O.S.): Limits how long a Commercial Driver can operate a CMV; however, this information is not shared with the State's DMV nor Local Agencies.
  • Driver Out of Service (O.O.S.): This violation will take a Driver off the Road immediately, however; it is not required that the information be sent to the DMV, nor to any Local Data Base; therefore this prevents any updates on their Local Data Base; preventing MVR from reporting accurate information, which allows the Driver’s License to reflect valid, when in actuality it is not.
  • Accident History: A driver's history of accidents for the last 6 years with fatalities and injuries.
  • Suspended License: This is reported regardless of Court Settlement.
  • Citations, Violations, DUI and Accidents: which are reported immediately; prior to Court settlements and remain on the CDR regardless of the outcome.
  • Carriers Employment History: This allows Brokers and Logistic Companies the opportunity to screen the Driver for better decision making.
How do I Get Legal Liability Protection?
Monitoring and Managing Risk Factors will provide Legal Liability Protection.