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.
DOT Pre-Employment Screening Program (PSP)
What is it?
What is a PSP?
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?
Disclosure & Compliance
Who can request a PSP record?
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?
Background Checks & DOT Regulations
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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
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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