A PSP report is the FMCSA’s grade card on you as a driver. The contents of that report can dictate whether or not you get hired. Have you ever seen a copy of your PSP? If not, here’s what it looks like.
This is a sample report from the FMCSA.
How Do I Access My PSP?
At the federal level, there are two ways to find out exactly what’s on your record.
- A driver can obtain a copy of their PSP record through the PSP service online. There is a $10.00 fee.
- Drivers who don’t want to pay can get free report by submitting a Privacy Act request.
FMCSA’s Pre Employment Portal can be accessed here.
About the Service
According to the FMCSA, the Pre-Employment Screening Program (PSP) provides carriers, and industry service providers access to commercial drivers’ safety records from the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s (FMCSA) Motor Carrier Management Information System (MCMIS).
The FMCSA says the PSP is designed to “assist the motor carrier industry in assessing individual operators’ crash and serious safety violation history as a pre-employment condition.”
A PSP report shows a driver’s most recent 5 years of crash data and most recent 3 years of roadsides.
The report shows all information regarding a crash — such as time, date, state, injuries, fatalities, stowaways, etc.
The report also shows a carrier whether the FMCSA declared the crash preventable or non preventable.
How do I dispute an error on my PSP?
To dispute an error on your PSP, visit: https://dataqs.fmcsa.dot.gov. You will be prompted to file a request for data review (RDR).
Violations that are adjudicated in court will be removed from a driver’s PSP if the driver has been found “not guilty” or the violation has been dismissed. If the driver is convicted of a different charge that what was stated on the driver’s PSP, the update will be made on the PSP, as well.