Companies using PSP to screen new hires lower their crash rate by 8% and driver out-of-service rates by 17%, on average, compared to those that do not use PSP.
The Pre-Employment Screening Program (PSP) provides 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).
Through the Pre-Employment Screening Program (PSP), the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s (FMCSA) Motor Carrier Management Information System (MCMIS) makes commercial drivers’ safety records available to carriers, individual drivers, and industry service providers. The PSP website offers constant access to records.
The PSP record from the FMCSA MCMIS database includes both the most recent three years of roadside inspection data and the most recent five years of collision data. MCMIS is a federal government database, as opposed to the state data sources used to compile motor vehicle records (MVRs).
The PSP record includes information about the company that the driver was operating for at the time of an accident or inspection. It also shows the date and location of the accident or inspection. Additional safety data on crashes, including injuries, fatalities, and towaways, can be found in a PSP record.
Congress mandated the development of a system to make safety performance data electronically accessible for pre-employment screening purposes in the Safe, Accountable, Flexible, Efficient Transportation Equity Act: A Legacy for Users, Title 49 U.S. Code, section 31150, Public Law 109-59 Section 4117.