National Driver Register

Turnaround Time: The NDR is required by law to furnish records
that have been requested from them, no later than 30 days after receiving the request;
however, results are generally received in 1 to 2 business days.

The National Driver Register (NDR) is a division in the National Center for Statistics and Analysis under the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). The NDR maintains the computerized database known as the Problem Driver Pointer System (PDPS) which contains information on individuals whose privilege to operate a motor vehicle has been revoked, suspended, canceled or denied or who have been convicted of serious traffic-related offenses. Based on information received as a result of an NDR search, PDPS will “point” the State of Inquiry (SOI) to the State of Record (SOR), where an individual’s driver status and history information is maintained. If the NDR returns an adverse status, Info Cubic will add an MVR for the State of Record (if not already ordered) to obtain additional details.

Did you know

Between 1987 and 1994, US Air Carrier industry suffered at least 7 fatal commercial airline accidents due to the absence of background checks being conducted on pilots. Reviews later revealed that the Pilots involved had prior safety violations and/or training problems. As a result, Congress passed the Federal Aviation Reauthorization Act of 1996, commonly referred to the Pilot Records Improvement Act of 1996 (PRIA). PRIA Authorizes the mandatory gathering and sharing of records from the FAA and previous employers, which allows an air carrier to make an informed decision before extending a firm offer of employment to a pilot applicant.

Recommended for

PRIA requires that a hiring air carrier under 14 CFR parts 121 and 135, or a hiring air operator under 14 CFR part 125, request, receive, and evaluate certain information concerning a pilot/applicant’s training, experience, qualification, and safety background, before allowing that individual to begin service as a pilot with their company.

Sources

State Department of Motor Vehicles.

Turnaround Time

The NDR is required by law to furnish records
that have been requested from them, no later than 30 days after receiving the request;
however, results are generally received in 1 to 2 business days.

Information Required

  • Full Name
  • Notarized FAA Form 8060-13

Results Guidelines

Results will include:

  • That the NDR does not contain a record matching the candidate; or
  • That the NDR has a probable identification (pointer record) from one or more states, which will be named on the report.

Potential Outcome (Result)

Clear: the applicant was not found in the Problem Driver Pointer System
No Visible Disposition: The applicant was found in the Problem Driver Pointer System with a status of "ELIGIBLE" or"LICENSED"
Review: The applicant was found in the Problem Driver Pointer System with a status of "MATCH", "NOT ELIGIBLE".

Sample Report

National Driver Register - Review
The Oregon Department of motor Vehicles performed a search of the National Driver Registry (NDR) and determined that the above-named individual has a record on the Problem Driver Pointer System (PDPS). A Motor Vehicle Report for TX will be ordered to obtain additional information.
 
Status:          MATCH
State of Record:                   TX
 
   

FAQ

Q: The NDR came back with a status of "MATCH" from the state of Texas. How do we know what type of adverse records are on the driver's Texas Driving Record?
A: Per PRIA, Air Carriers are only required to check the Pilot Candidate against the Problem Driver Pointer System through the NDR. Though Driver History checks are not required, they are recommended. If an adverse status is returned on the NDR, Info Cubic will automatically add an MVR to the order for the State of Record to obtain details (if not already run).

 

Q: Why do we need to order a National Driver Register search when we are already running a Motor Vehicle Record search?
A: A Search if the National Driver Registry to check the candidate against the Problem Driver Pointer System is a requirement of the Pilot Records Improvement Act (PRIA) prior to an Air Carrier hiring a new Pilot. While an MVR provides driving records for the state of license only, the NDR will "point" us to any and all states where a driver's privileges to operate a motor vehicle has been revoked, suspended, canceled or denied or who have been convicted of serious traffic-related offenses.

 

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