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Federal Convictions and Withdrawal Database (FCWD)

The Department of Transportation’s Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s (FMCSA) mission is to reduce commercial motor vehicle (CMV)-related crashes and fatalities. To further this mission, the FMCSA was provided authority under the 2012 Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century Act (MAP-21) Subtitle B – Commercial Motor Vehicle Safety (codified at 49 USC § 31310, 49 CFR § 383.51 and 49 CFR § 32204) to create a new subsystem under the Commercial Driver’s License Information System (CDLIS)-Gateway called the Federal Convictions and Withdrawal Database (FCWD). FMCSA enters convictions of violation(s) in 49 CFR § 383.51 for foreign Commercial Drivers License (CDL) holders issued by the 50 States and the District of Columbia into the FCWD. Authorized users query the FCWD via the CDLIS-Gateway to retrieve the combined results of the driving status from the Canada or Mexico-domiciled CDL holders licensing jurisdiction and any convictions in the FCWD. This Privacy Impact Assessment (PIA) was conducted because the FCWD maintains personally identifiable information on foreign CDL holders. This PIA focuses on Canada or Mexico-domiciled CDL holders as the United States has reciprocal recognition of CDLs from Mexico and Canada.

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Last updated: Monday, October 19, 2020