Safety Analysis and Industry Impacts of the Pre-Employment Screening Program

In this report, Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) analyzes the safety impacts of the Pre-Employment Screening Program (PSP) and presents metrics and anecdotal information on attitudes of carriers using PSP. The safety impacts are examined by comparing the crash rates and driver out-of-service (OOS) rates during the 12-month time periods prior to and after the start of PSP use. These data are then compared to the general carrier population. This analysis finds that the carriers using PSP reduced their crash and driver OOS rates over the general carrier population. FMCSA also provides metrics indicating that motor carriers are the most active users of the PSP, and use of the PSP has been steadily increasing since the PSP began distributing information in May 2010. An informal query of some carriers using PSP reveals that carriers like the system, use it for determining the accuracy of potential drivers’ resumes, and use it for every newly hired driver.

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    Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration

    Office of Analysis, Research, and Technology
    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Authors:
    • Johnsen, Michael
    • Rears, Johnothan
    • Gruberg, Richard
  • Publication Date: 2013-10


  • English

Media Info

  • Media Type: Digital/other
  • Edition: Final Report
  • Features: Appendices; Figures; Tables;
  • Pagination: 35p

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01499594
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: FMCSA-RRA-13-003
  • Created Date: Nov 5 2013 9:39AM