Motor Carrier Safety Improvement Act (MCSIA)
Important Information About the National Driver Register
If you have not reconciled an outstanding sanction(s) in
another state(s), PennDOT is unable to issue you any driver’s license
product. For more information, please see:
National Driver Register Fact Sheet (PDF)
National Driver Register Problem Driver Pointer System Frequently Asked Questions
Important Reminder for CDL Drivers
Commercial drivers, under the Motor Carrier Safety
Improvement Act (MCSIA) requirement, you must provide the names of all
states where you have been licensed (either for commercial or
non-commercial driving) within the past ten years. This is to be done
at the time of applying for initial issuance, renewing or transferring
your commercial driver’s license (CDL). Federal regulations require
PennDOT to obtain your driver history from each state and make it part
of your Pennsylvania driver record.
PennDOT must adhere to these federal requirements. Consequently,
you will not be able to renew your Pennsylvania commercial driver’s
license unless you complete this licensing requirement. Depending on
the histories obtained from the other states, sanctions may be imposed.
To update your record via our website, you will need your driver’s
license number, date of birth and last four digits of your social
security number. All commercial drivers must complete this information
requirement in order to renew.
Provide 10 year history (for CDL holders only).
Motor Carrier Safety Improvement Act FAQ