NIC Technologies Press Release - Elizabeth Pemmerl
McLean, Va., - March 16, 2010 - The US Department of Transportation, Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), in partnership with NIC Technologies, has announced the launch of www.psp.fmcsa.dot.gov, offering the latest information on the federal motor carrier Pre-Employment Screening Program (PSP). The site provides details and updates on PSP, and offers motor carriers the opportunity to enroll for the program in advance of PSP system launch. NIC Technologies is part of eGovernment firm NIC's (NASDAQ: EGOV) family of companies.
The Pre-Employment Screening Program is the result of federal legislation requiring FMCSA to provide employers of commercial drivers with electronic access to crash and inspection data in FMCSA's Motor Carrier Management Information System (MCMIS). The information will assist employers when assessing a driver's safety history as part of the pre-employment screening process. The new PSP Web site, www.psp.fmcsa.dot.gov, provides details about PSP data, the PSP online system, and answers to frequently asked questions.
The PSP Web site also offers enrollment documents for motor carriers who plan to access PSP records. Motor carriers are encouraged to enroll now so they may obtain access credentials in advance of the PSP system launch. There is no fee for the required initial enrollment.
Once the PSP system is launched and motor carriers are able to pull records, motor carriers will pay an annual subscription fee and $10 per PSP record purchased. Motor carriers will be required to obtain a driver's written consent prior to accessing a driver's record.
Individual drivers will be able to access their personal PSP record at any time through the PSP system. A driver will pay $10 to purchase his or her record, but no annual subscription fee will apply, and no enrollment is necessary.
Drivers, motor carriers and industry representatives are encouraged to visit www.psp.fmcsa.dot.gov frequently for additional information and news, including updates on the anticipated PSP system launch date.
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Posted on Sun, March 21, 2010