FMCSA Launches Pre-Employment Screening for Truck Drivers

The U.S. Department of Transportation's Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) has launched its Pre-Employment Screening Program (PSP), which allows commercial motor carrier companies to electronically access driver inspection and crash records as a part of the hiring process.

The PSP offers access to up to five years of driver crash data and three years of inspection data regardless of the state or jurisdiction. By using driver safety information during pre-employment screening, commercial carriers will be able to better assess the potential safety risks of prospective driver-employees.

PSP also gives drivers additional opportunities to verify the data in their driving history and correct any discrepancies. A driver's records will be protected in accordance with federal privacy laws.

The PSP is populated monthly by FMCSA's Motor Carrier Management Information System (MCMIS). The MCMIS is comprised of driver performance data, including inspection and compliance review results, enforcement data, state-reported crashes and motor carrier census data.

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