Frequently Asked Questions
The Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) are questions and answers about Compliance,
Safety, Accountability (CSA) that the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration
(FMCSA) compiled to assist the public. As questions come in through the website,
FMCSA adds them to the database along with their answers. If you do not see your
question or topic addressed, please
by submitting a feedback form. We will respond to you directly and consider your
question for inclusion in the FAQs.
The FAQ area has recently been enhanced. Users can now search FAQs by stakeholder
group, topics (displayed on the left side of the page), or by entering a keyword
below. Choosing “Show All” will display the entire collection of FAQs.
What is the Pre-Employment Screening Program (PSP), who can access it, and how?
PSP is a Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration program mandated by Congress
that is designed to assist the motor carrier industry in assessing individual operators'
crash and serious safety violation history as a pre-employment condition. The program
is voluntary and is not part of the Compliance, Safety, Accountability program.
Motor carriers may request driver information for the purpose of pre-employment
screening. The driver must provide written consent. Individual drivers may request
their own driver information record at any time. The information will be retrieved
from the Motor Carrier Management Information System (MCMIS). Electronic profiles
contain five years of crash data and three years of inspection data; however, MCMIS
does not include conviction data. There is a fee for this service.
For a carrier to enroll in PSP, visit the
enrollment page. For additional questions about PSP, visit the PSP Website's
FAQs page or the PSP "Contact Us" page.