Editor to discuss pre-employment program

Truckers News Senior Editor Todd Dills will discuss the new Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration Pre-Employment Screening Program Wednesday, Oct. 6, on driver and AsktheTrucker.com proprietor Allen Smith’s “Truth About Trucking” online radio show. The show will begin at 6:30 p.m. EDT.

The PSP has become popular with carriers, as well as owner-operators and drivers, since its launch in May. More than 2,200 motor carriers have subscribed to the service, says Elizabeth Pemmerl, representative of Olathe, Kan.-based NIC Technologies, which administers the program for FMCSA. 

While the familiar DAC reports focus on employment history, the PSP offers a history of U.S. Department of Transportation contact with drivers. This includes three years of driver, vehicle and hazmat inspections and five years of crash incidents. Based on data contained in the Motor Carrier Management Information System database, the PSP live reports give carriers their first opportunity to look at an individual’s inspection history, which will be important in the upcoming CSA 2010 safety scoring methodology.

Smith’s program will air on http://blogtalkradio.com/truthabouttrucking.

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