FAQs: Texas Driver Record Monitoring Service

FAQs: Texas Driver Record Monitoring Service

A new driver monitoring service will soon be available to employers that do business in Texas. Here are some frequently asked questions about the specifics of the program and how to participate.

Q. What is the Texas Driver Record Monitoring Service (DRMS) program?

A. The Texas Department of Public Safety is implementing a new program aimed at increasing access to driving information and improving public safety. The new service will enable employers to monitor driver records for adverse activity, which may include a driver’s license status change or a new moving violation. iiX was selected to facilitate industry access to the information for a period of one year.

Q. When will the Texas DRMS pilot start?

A. The state expects a June 26 launch. iiX has been working with the state to test infrastructure and is prepared for the anticipated go-live date.

Q. How will the Texas DRMS program benefit employers?

A. The Texas DRMS program will allow employers to take fast action, in accordance with their driver safety rules, when adverse driving activity is identified.

Q. What does the DRMS program cost?

A. Interested employers should contact iiX for information on pricing.

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Robby Hobbs is vice president of auto operations for the Verisk Analytics iiX unit, a premier provider of motor vehicle reports (MVRs) and preemployment screening services. He began his career with iiX more than 20 years ago. Throughout his career, Robby has served a number of roles, including account manager and account executive, and he has also managed sales and marketing initiatives. Robby completed his bachelor’s degree in business management from Sam Houston State University in Texas