National Driver Register
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.
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.
State Department of Motor Vehicles.
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.
Results will include:
|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".|
|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.|
|State of Record:||TX|
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 of the National Driver Registry to check the candidate against the Problem Driver Pointer System is a requirement of the Pilot Records Improvement Act (PRIA) before an Air Carrier hires a new Pilot. While an MVR provides driving records for the state of license only, the NDR will "point" us to 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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