$581,000 Verdict in Truck Crash Underscores Importance of Driver Pre-Employment Screening

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If the background check had been conducted in accordance with the FMCSA regulations, the company would have discovered that the driver previously had been at fault for causing two rear-end collisions while driving a commercial vehicle; two citations were issued for following closely in those accidents; his commercial driver’s license had been suspended for 60 days, and he had received a speeding citation while operating a tractor-trailer two months prior to the 2007 collision.

FMCSA Adds New Data to Pre-Employment Screening Program

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In 2010, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration was mandated by Congress to begin providing individual driver performance records from its Motor Carrier Management Information System via the Pre-employment Screening Program (PSP). The PSP provides up to three years of valuable roadside inspections data and five years of DOT-recordable accident data.  On February 28, 2011, […]

FMCSA Issues Regulatory Guidance on e-Signatures

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The FMCSA issued new regulatory guidance, which went into effect on January 4, 2011, on the use and retention of electronic signatures and electronic documents. In effect, the guidance establishes parity between paper and electronic documents and signatures, thus improving efficiency of the employment screening process for employers in the transportation industry. The American Trucking […]

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Driver Monitoring Critical in Light of CSA Scoring

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Recently, an Indiana-based tanker truck driver was charged with several criminal and moving violation counts after causing an accident that killed a young man, among which were reckless homicide and causing death when operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated. Police discovered the driver had been previously cited three times for operating a vehicle while intoxicated […]

Improve CSA 2010 Compliance with an Effective Drug and Health Screening Program

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Many motor carriers today are asking what CSA (Comprehensive Safety Analysis) 2010 means to their organizations. While the fundamental safety requirements for motor carriers and drivers have not altered appreciably under CSA 2010, the method for evaluating and rating how a company meets those requirements has changed dramatically. HireRightHireRight is a leading provider of on-demand […]

FMCSA Clarifies Timing for Ordering the Pre-Employment Screening Report (PSP)

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As part of the CSA 2010 initiative, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) was mandated by Congress to provide motor carriers access to driver information contained in their Motor Carrier Management Information System (MCMIS) so that it can be used when background screening new applicants. This new program is called the Pre-Employment Screening Program […]