pre-employment screening

Drivers sue FMCSA over pre-employment report information

Six drivers have filed a class-action lawsuit against FMCSA claiming the agency “disparaged” their safety records and diminished their value as truck drivers by oversharing information on the drivers’ Pre-Employment Screening Program reports.

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Board says FMCSA should gather driver employment history, give to carriers

In what would essentially be another roadblock for drivers looking at finding a new driving job, the NTSB has recommended FMCSA to gather driver employment history and require carriers to use it.

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OOIDA sues over accuracy of safety records

OOIDA has sued FMCSA over the accuracy of its Pre-Employment Screening Program information.

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Feature Article: New tools help power CSA 2010

Although Comprehensive Safety Analysis 2010 on its own represents a major advance in enforcing federal motor carrier safety regulations, a couple of new information tools add teeth to the process.

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DOT plans to ban trucker texting Truck and interstate bus drivers would be prohibited from using text messaging while driving under a rulemaking planned by the U.S. Department of Transportation. In addition, DOT plans to place restrictions on the use of cell phones while driving. U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood’s Oct. 1 announcement came after a two-day summit on distracted driving. DOT recognizes distracted driving as a problem among all drivers, but the department currently has authority ...

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