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DOT Employment Screening

Alliance 2020 offers a full suite of employment and drug testing services to DOT-regulated companies. Whether you‘re an airline, marine services, interstate or local trucking company we have the experience to understand your needs. A DOT background check is your business’ safety net against unsafe hires.

DOT Random Drug and Alcohol Programs

Employers that are regulated by the United States Department of Transportation (DOT) are required to implement comprehensive drug and alcohol testing programs. If you employ safety-sensitive workers who must have Department of Transportation drug and alcohol tests. Alliance 2020 can manage for you a thorough program that meets DOT requirements.

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While helpful for any employer who wishes to maintain a safe and transparent workplace, this service is especially vital for businesses and industries that have a contractual or legal obligation to know the ongoing criminal record status of their employees.

DOT Pre-Employment Screening Program (PSP)

What is it?

What is a PSP?
The DOT Pre-Employment Screening Program (PSP) provides carriers a driver’s most recent 5 years of crash data and the most recent 3 years of roadside inspection data from the FMCSA MCMIS database. MCMIS is a federal government database, which is different from the state data sources used to generate Motor Vehicle Records (MVRs).

Studies have shown Motor Carriers using the PSP program 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 the PSP Program.

Alliance 2020 offers electronic PSP Reports to those who have a properly executed authorization.

What's in a PSP record?

A PSP record contains a driver’s most recent 5 years of crash data and the most recent 3 years of roadside inspection data from the FMCSA MCMIS database. MCMIS is a federal government database, which is different from the state data sources used to generate Motor Vehicle Records (MVRs

A PSP record displays the motor carrier for which the driver was operating for at the time of the crash or inspection. It also shows the location and date that a crash or inspection occurred. Additional safety details about crashes such as injuries, fatalities, and towaways are included in a PSP record. Likewise, inspections show details like whether a vehicle was placed out of service. The PSP record does not contain a score

The record displays a snapshot in time, based on the most recent MCMIS data load to the PSP system. A new snapshot is uploaded approximately once per month. The current snapshot date is posted on the PSP homepage.

Can an account holder purchase PSP records for a motor carrier's current employees?
No. Records may be requested exclusively for the purpose of pre-employment screening.

Disclosure & Compliance

Who can request a PSP record?
Clients with a permissible purpose may request PSP records from Alliance 2020 solely for the purpose of conducting pre-employment screening and only with the driver’s written authorization. Please remember that all account holders must use the specific disclosure and authorization form provided in the account holder agreement.

Drivers may request their own PSP records at any time.

Is the "Disclosure and Authorization" form mandatory for a PSP?

Yes. The template provided in the enrollment agreement contains the mandatory disclosure and authorization language that FMCSA requires all account holders to use.

What if a driver has held a CDL in more than one state?
If, for example, a driver has lived in more than one state in the past five years, the PSP system allows account holders to search a driver’s complete history. This means the account holder should, and is encouraged to, search any CDL currently held by the driver, as well as licenses held in the last five years. The fee is $25 regardless of the number of licenses queried for a driver, as long as all licenses are provided in the same request.

FMCSA Requirements

Background Checks & DOT Regulations
As a company that has to comply with the Department of Transportation (DOT) regulations, you are challenged not only to comply but to hire drivers to keep your services moving as quickly as possible. The differences from administration to administration can make it difficult to find one company that has everything you need.

When conducting an FMCSA background screening, the following is required:

Motor Vehicle Records (MVRs)

The FMCSA requires carriers to obtain motor vehicle records from each state in which the applicant has held a CDL license or permit in for the last three years. Procurement of a CDLIS report can provide the states where MVRs should be obtained.

Within 30 days of employment, copies of the records must be added to the applicant’s driver qualification file. If none were collected, it must be documented that no such MVRs exist. An annual MVR is also required during the driver’s continued employment.

Contact info@alliance2020.com to learn more about our MVRs and ordering.

Previous Employment History

Each carrier is required to investigate the applicant’s past three years of work history for the following:

  • Verify previous employment, which may include letters, interviews, and/or other methods of verification.
  • Determine if the driver has been involved in any crashes.
  • Gather information regarding minor accidents or incidents.
Drug Testing History
The FMCSA requires that employers look at the previous three years of drug history checks to determine if the driver had any drug or alcohol violations. This includes whether the driver has ever tested positive on a drug or alcohol test, refused to test, or completed or failed a substance abuse rehabilitation program.
Pre-Employment Drug Test

The driver must complete and pass a pre-employment drug test, or they cannot be hired under FMCSA regulations. The DOT drug test will test for marijuana, cocaine, expanded opiates (opium and codeine derivatives), amphetamines and methamphetamines, and phencyclidine (PCP).

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