FMCSA pre-employment screening program wins marketing award

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s (FMCSA) Pre-Employment Screening Program (PSP) received an honorable mention MarCom Award for marketing and promotion materials. The MarCom Awards recognize outstanding achievement by creative professionals involved in the concept, direction, design and production of marketing/communication materials and programs.

With the authorization of listed drivers, PSP provides immediate online access to commercial drivers’ safety histories to assist motor carriers in hiring. FMCSA contracts with NIC Federal LLC to develop and maintain PSP.

The PSP Monitoring fact sheet helps FMCSA and NIC Federal educate drivers about the service, which was launched earlier this year. PSP data is updated approximately every 30 days with a new data snapshot from the FMCSA Motor Carrier Management Information System (MCMIS) database, many times updating a driver’s PSP record. The monitoring service automatically notifies drivers when information changes within their individual PSP record, eliminating the need for drivers to check their records constantly.

Over 6,500 entries were submitted to the competition from the United States, Canada and 18 other countries.

An FMCSA study found that PSP has improved safety, the agency reported. “The study shows that motor carriers using PSP have, on average, decreased crash rates by eight percent and driver out-of-service rates by 17 percent. It is estimated that in the 12 months studied, the motor carrier group using PSP prevented 863 crashes and more than 3,500 driver OOS incidents.”


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