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FMCSA releases privacy rules for pre-employment screening program

March 11, 2010

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A Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration notice published in the March 8 Federal Register outlines employer requirements for accessing commercial motor vehicle drivers' crash and safety inspection histories.

According to the notice, the pre-employment screening program will provide access to a secure Website as an alternative to submitting a Freedom of Information Act request or Privacy Act request to FMCSA for a driver's crash and inspection history. Motor carriers will pay a fee to access the data.

FMCSA on Feb. 26 announced the launch of Phase I, which gives motor carriers the opportunity to visit the Pre-Employment Screening Program Website and preregister for the program. In accordance with federal privacy laws, drivers first must give written consent for their records to be released to a prospective motor carrier employer. FMCSA expects to fully launch the program this summer.



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