Editor to discuss pre-employment program

| October 06, 2010

Overdrive Senior Editor Todd Dills will discuss the new Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration Pre-Employment Screening Program Wednesday, Oct. 6, on driver and AsktheTrucker.com proprietor Allen Smith’s “Truth About Trucking” online radio show. The show begins at 6:30 p.m. EDT.

The PSP has become popular with carriers, as well as owner-operators and drivers, since its launch in May. More than 2,200 motor carriers have subscribed to the service, says Elizabeth Pemmerl, representative of Olathe, Kan.-based NIC Technologies, which administers the program for FMCSA. 

While the familiar DAC reports focus on employment history, the PSP offers a history of U.S. Department of Transportation contact with drivers. This includes three years of driver, vehicle and hazmat inspections and five years of crash incidents. Based on data contained in the Motor Carrier Management Information System database, the PSP live reports give carriers their first opportunity to look at an individual’s inspection history, which will be important in the upcoming CSA 2010 safety scoring methodology.

See Dills’ “Exposed” story in the October edition of Overdrive, and tune into Smith’s program on http://blogtalkradio.com/truthabouttrucking.

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  • Jay

    About the psp, how long does it take to get a copy of the drivers own report??? One friend paid for his in Feburary and I paid for my copy about a month ago. And still no copies sent to either one of us. Is this another thing the companies can put on our reports and we can not response to it. I’ve had companies that has this already are saying things I just understand About an accident I had 2yrs ago and I wasn’t even charged for it. The company I worked for ruled non-preventable. No citation was issued and I didn’t even give a statement that I recalled to the officer.

  • http://overdriveonline.com/channel19 Todd Dills

    Jay, You could only receive your PSP report, as far as I know, as of May — Did you go through http://www.psp.fmcsa.dot.gov where, as far as I’ve been able to determine working with other driver sources, access to the report was near instant, delivered online via a web page or as a pdf document you could save to your computer or print out?

    Find more about it in the current edition of Overdrive and at my blog in this piece: http://overdriveonline.com/complimentary-advertisement-and-psp-unlikely-to-be-the-new-dac/

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