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FMCSA begins phase-in of driver screening program


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Expected to fully launch this summer, the PSP will be populated with drivers’ crash and safety inspection history. In accordance with federal privacy laws, drivers must first give written consent in order for their records to be released to a prospective motor carrier-employer, FMCSA said. (The Trucker/Barb Kampbell)
Expected to fully launch this summer, the PSP will be populated with drivers’ crash and safety inspection history. In accordance with federal privacy laws, drivers must first give written consent in order for their records to be released to a prospective motor carrier-employer, FMCSA said. (The Trucker/Barb Kampbell)

WASHINGTONThe Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) said Friday it has launched the first phase of its Driver Pre-Employment Screening Program (PSP). When fully active, the program will allow commercial motor carrier companies to electronically access driver safety inspection and crash records as a part of the hiring process.

The first phase provides motor carriers the opportunity to visit the PSP website at www.psp.fmcsa.dot.gov and pre-register for the program by submitting their company contact information.

Expected to fully launch this summer, the PSP will be populated with drivers’ crash and safety inspection history. In accordance with federal privacy laws, drivers must first give written consent in order for their records to be released to a prospective motor carrier-employer, FMCSA said.

Kevin Jones of The Trucker staff can be reached for comment at kevinj@thetrucker.com.

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