Pre-Employment Screening Program details on website

March 9, 2010
The US Department of Transportation’s Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), in partnership with NIC Technologies, has launched www.psp.fmcsa.dot.gov, offering the latest information on the federal motor carrier Pre-Employment Screening Program

The US Department of Transportation’s Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), in partnership with NIC Technologies, has launched www.psp.fmcsa.dot.gov, offering the latest information on the federal motor carrier Pre-Employment Screening Program (PSP).

This site provides details and updates on PSP and offers motor carriers the opportunity to enroll for the program in advance of PSP system launch. NIC Technologies is part of eGovernment firm NIC’s family of companies.

PSP is the result of federal legislation requiring FMCSA to provide employers of commercial drivers with electronic access to crash and inspection data in FMCSA’s Motor Carrier Management Information System (MCMIS). The information will assist employers when assessing a driver’s safety history as part of the pre-employment screening process. The new PSP website provides details about PSP data, the PSP online system, and answers to frequently asked questions.

The website also offers enrollment documents for motor carriers that plan to access PSP records. Motor carriers are encouraged to enroll now so they may obtain access to credentials in advance of the PSP system launch. There is no fee for the required initial enrollment.

Once the PSP system is launched and motor carriers are able to pull records, motor carriers will pay an annual subscription fee and $10 per PSP record purchased. Motor carriers will be required to obtain a driver’s written consent prior to accessing a driver’s record.

Individual drivers will be able to access their personal PSP record at any time through the PSP system. A driver will pay $10 to purchase his or her record, but no annual subscription fee will apply, and no enrollment is necessary.

Drivers, motor carriers, and industry representatives are encouraged to visit www.psp.fmcsa.dot.gov frequently for additional information and news.

Additional information is available at www.nicusa.com.

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