commercial driver’s license searches

Commercial Driver’s License Information System

Search of database maintained by the American Association of Motor Vehicle Administrators to ensure single license issuance nationwide. Enables employers to comply with Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) requirements and helps identify a candidate who does not hold a valid CDL. Provides name, DOB, S.S. # match, AKA information, present jurisdictional state and license number and up to three previously held CDL numbers.

State driver licensing agencies (SDLAs) across the country can make sure that each commercial driver (CDL) has just one driver’s license and one full driving record thanks to the Commercial Driver’s License Information System (CDLIS), a statewide computer system. The CDLIS is used to conduct commercial driver license (CDL) operations, such as:

  • Transmitting out-of-state convictions and withdrawals
  • Transferring the driver record when a CDL holder transfers to another state
  • Responding to inquiries on the status and history of drivers

Based on the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations in 49 CFR 383 and 384, CDLIS was created in accordance with the Commercial Motor Vehicle Safety Act (CMVSA) of 1986.

In order to verify the driver’s current state, license number, and up to three prior CDLs, searches for commercial driver’s licenses are made in the American Association of Motor Vehicle Administrators (AAMVA) CDLIS database.

  • Validates whether a driver holds a current CDL license
  • Lists additional states where MVRs should be ordered
  • Auto-ordering of MVR and PSP reports available