What is PSP?
PSP is the pre-employment screening program run through the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration. PSP gives access to a commercial driver’s five-year crash and three-year inspection history from the FMCSA Motor Carrier Management Information System (MCMIS). Records are accessible for commercial drivers, motor carriers, and companies performing pre-employment screening in the trucking industry.
Why does PSP matter for carriers?
Keeping drivers with excellent PSP records on the road and those with lower scores off the road, allows drivers and carriers to ensure quality and optimal work performance. On average, companies using PSP to screen new hires lower their crash rate by almost 10% and driver out-of-service rates by nearly 20% compared to those that do not use PSP.
Why does PSP matter for drivers?
Your PSP record is an impartial reference check that reports on the facts. It is important to know your PSP record status to ensure its accuracy and make sure it’s up to date.
Can Drivers Access Their Own PSP Record?
Your PSP record is an impartial reference check that reports on the facts. It is important to know your PSP record status to ensure its accuracy and make sure it’s up to date. Drivers can request and review their PSP record at any time by going to https://www.psp.fmcsa.dot.gov/psp/applicant/1 . The fee to request a PSP record is $10. Drivers may also obtain their own information free of charge from FMCSA by submitting a Privacy Act request.
Is PSP monitoring free?
Yes. Drivers are able to request automated notifications with PSP monitoring each time their record is updated.
Who Can Request a PSP Record?
Aside from the FMCSA itself, only the driver and an organization performing a pre-employment screening with a signed release form, can access a driver’s PSP record.
What is a PSP Release Form?
The PSP release form is an authorization from the driver allowing a company to pull the driver’s PSP record.
How Do You Clean Up a PSP Report?
The best course of action is to check your PSP for any errors and if so, dispute them with the FMCSA. If the violations are correct, the best thing to do is to try to stop receiving violations. In addition, some states allow you to expunge records after a certain period of time. Follow our tips to keep a clean PSP and MVR.
How to Dispute PSP Report?
To dispute an error on your PSP report visit: https://dataqs.fmcsa.dot.gov and fill out a request for data review.