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Monitoring Service Introduced for FMCSA Pre-Employment Screening Program

| June 10, 2019

Service notifies drivers about updates to their safety records

NIC Federal, LLC launched a monitoring service for the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s (FMCSA) Pre-Employment Screening Program (PSP) that automatically notifies drivers when their PSP safety records are updated. Drivers can sign up to receive emails every time information is added to or removed from their records.

PSP provides instant online access to commercial drivers’ safety histories, with the drivers’ written authorization, to assist motor carriers with the hiring process. FMCSA contracts with NIC Federal, LLC to develop and maintain PSP. FMCSA is responsible for the PSP data and program leadership, while NIC Federal handles daily operations, customer service, and technology development and maintenance.

PSP data is updated approximately every 30 days with a new data snapshot from the FMCSA Motor Carrier Management Information System (MCMIS) database, which means a driver’s PSP records could change frequently. The optional monitoring service automatically notifies drivers when information changes on their individual PSP records, eliminating the need for drivers to check their records constantly. Registered drivers can easily subscribe for the monitoring service from their account dashboards at www.psp.fmcsa.dot.gov. After drivers receive an email from the monitoring service, they can log in to their accounts to obtain their latest PSP records immediately.

“The PSP monitoring service simplifies the process for drivers to understand the latest status of their PSP records,” said Laura Johnson, NIC Federal General Manager. “Thousands of trucking companies use PSP records to assess a driver’s safety performance when making hiring decisions. It’s important for drivers to know what their prospective employers see on their individual records.” According to a study released by FMCSA, PSP positively impacts the safety of America’s roadways. The study shows that motor carriers using PSP have, on average, decreased crash rates by 8 percent, and driver out-of-service (OOS) rates by 17 percent. It is estimated that in the 12 months studied, the motor carrier group using PSP prevented 863 crashes and more than 3,500 driver OOS incidents. The results of the study can be found at: http://www.psp.fmcsa.dot.gov/psp/Documents/PSP-Safety-Impact-analysis-brief.pdf

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