FMCSA expands Pre-Employment Screening Program, launches PSP app

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Updated Oct 6, 2012

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration on Friday, Oct. 5, introduced an expanded version of its Pre-Employment Screening Program intended to make it easier for more motor carrier companies, with the driver’s consent, to access PSP records. A PSP record includes three years of crash history and five years of roadside inspection history for a commercial driver.

The agency said the expanded PSP now is available to eligible intrastate motor carriers and companies directly involved in the pre-employment screening and hiring of commercial drivers, meaning that driver safety data now is more easily available to companies that are responsible for hiring drivers.

FMCSA also has launched an iPhone application for PSP, allowing account holders to securely access a PSP dashboard on an iPhone or iPad and review a PSP record in a mobile-friendly format. The application is available for free download by searching “DOT PSP” in the Apple iTunes store.

For more information on the Pre-Employment Screening Program, go to www.psp.fmcsa.dot.gov.