The Pre-Employment Screening Program (PSP) allows carriers, individual drivers, and industry service providers access to commercial drivers' safety records from the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration's (FMCSA) Motor Carrier Management Information System (MCMIS). Records are available 24 hours a day via the PSP web site.
PURPOSE The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) established the Pre-Employment Screening Program (PSP) to comply with Federal legislation requiring the Agency to provide information on driver safety performance to persons conducting preemployment screening for the motor carrier industry. The PSP was launched on May 11, 2010, and is a voluntary program. Motor carriers can use the information provided through the PSP—comprised of 5 years of crash data and 3 years of inspection data on the driver—to assist in determining if a driver applicant should be hired. FMCSA embarked on this analysis to determine if using the PSP has a positive impact on CMV safety.