Stay Complaint with DOT and FMCSA
Companies regulated by the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT), are required to have specific background checks performed to meet federal guidelines.
What screening is required for the transportation industry?
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), an agency of the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT), enforces the standards for a DOT background check as well as drug and alcohol tests as described in the FMCSA regulations, Section 49 Code of Federal Regulations Part 391.
Global can assist clients meet the FMCSA requirements by offering the following services:
Obtaining a copy of the driver’s State Motor Vehicle Driving Record for the past 3 years from each State in which a motor vehicle driver’s license or permit has been obtained. (§391.49) Global offers Driving Record Reports as well as the Commercial Drivers License Information System Report.
Conducting DOT Employment History for the past three (3) years, which includes previous employer-provided investigative information consisting of accidents in addition to alcohol and controlled substance abuse. (§391.23).
FMCSA – Pre-Employment Screening Program (PSP) helps carriers make more informed hiring decisions by providing secure, electronic 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 available for commercial drivers, motor carriers, and companies conducting pre-employment screening for the carrier industry.
Commercial Driver’s License Drug and Alcohol Clearinghouse. – Identify drivers who commit a drug and alcohol program violation while working for one employer, but who fail to subsequently inform another employer (as required by current regulations).
DOT Drug Tests – The DOT requires transportation employers and safety-sensitive transportation employees to comply with Federal Regulations Title 49 Subtitle A Part 40. These regulations require transportation employers to conduct pre-employment and administer random drug and/or alcohol testing programs as well as conduct reasonable suspicion drug and alcohol tests when warranted.
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