New website creates online access to Commercial Driver License documents
Drivers can quickly, conveniently verify documents are up to date
FRANKFORT, Ky. (Oct. 28, 2015) – Commercial vehicle drivers now can go online to quickly and conveniently verify that their certifications for a commercial driver license (CDL) are up to date.
It’s all thanks to a new website (drive.ky.gov/CDL/verify), launched by the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet’s Division of Driver Licensing.
“With our new website, drivers can access records 24 hours a day,” said Rodney Kuhl, Commissioner of the cabinet’s Department of Vehicle Regulation. “We realize most CDL drivers don’t work on a 9-to-5 schedule. The website will allow them access when the time is right for them.”
Kentucky requires multiple documents in order to be issued and hold a CDL. They include a self-certification form identifying the type of driving the operator expects to engage in once a license is in hand. In addition, CDL holders must have a valid medical certification card on file at all times. A commercial application must also include a 10-year driver history, listing all states in which the driver had a license.
The information must be forwarded to the Division of Driver Licensing and posted prior to a driver applying for a license at a circuit court clerk’s office.
The website, which is for informational purposes only, will allow drivers to ensure everything has been received and on file, keeping them current on all requirements.
Checking a driver’s status on the website requires the driver’s name, Kentucky license number and date of birth. User instructions can be found on the website.
The new website is but the latest in a series of innovations undertaken by the cabinet during Gov. Steve Beshear’s administration to enhance customer service, convenience and public transparency:
· The cabinet’s Customer Service Center, launched in 2010, recorded its 2 millionth customer incident resolution in July.
· The cabinet’s “DataMart” Web portal, launched in 2013, puts a world of information about Kentucky’s transportation system at the public’s fingertips. http://datamart.business.transportation.ky.gov/