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Corra Group Adds PSP Background Checks for DOT Employment Screening

October 25, 2013 posted by Steve Brownstein

Corra Group is now offering the expanded Pre-Employing Screening or PSP reports for the Trucking and Transportation Industry. The expanded PSP Report is put out by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) and includes three years of crash history and five years of roadside inspection history for commercial drivers.

“We are happy to be adding the expanded PSP report to our list of background checking services we offer to the trucking and transportation industry,” said Corra Group Co-Founder, Nick Gustavson. “While the PSP report is not DOT mandated it makes driver safety data available to the human resources personnel responsible for hiring drivers of large trucks and busses.

“In addition to the PSP report, Corra Group offers Motor Vehicle Driving Records, or MVRS, as well as criminal background checks, DOT compliant drug screening and a DOT random management drug consortium.” said Gustavson. “Corra Group is a one-stop for nearly all DOT compliance mandates.”

Gustavson pointed out the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration recently completed a safety impact analysis on the Pre-Employment Screening Program (PSP). FMCSA evaluated transportation companies that used PSP to screen commercial drivers on at least a monthly basis between 2010 and 2012. The study findings revealed that companies that use the PSP reports, on average, lowered their crash rates by 8% and driver out-of-service rates by 17%.

“The trucking industry is experiencing a lot of growth right now,” said Gustavson. “For many of the startup trucking companies, this is their first business in the field. They are often on a learning curve, and when they become clients they are often asking for our assistance in establishing DOT compliance. We help them by explaining what kind of background checks they need and what each one does to help them meet the DOT compliance standards. For easy review, we have posted a trucking and transportation package on our website.

“For the larger trucking outfits we offer volume pricing,” said Gustavson. “We can provide them with Fleet Alert that through user friendly software reports driver infractions in near real time. Should a driver have an accident, get a ticket, or have his license suspended, Fleet Alert will report it to the client.”

Gustavson noted that there is a severe shortage of qualified truck drivers. The economic recovery and the burgeoning energy market, oil and gas, has created an increased demand for qualified truckers.

“Our clients go begging for decent truck drivers,” said Gustavson. “To get people onboard, many of our clients are willing to overlook past indiscretions, such as certain criminal records as long as their employment candidates are decent drivers. The expanded PSP report helps establish whether will be a safe bet. For a few dollars for the PSP report you can save a lot of grief. You can save a lot of money. And in this fragile economy every dollar you can save by conducting background checks, you can add to the bottom line.”

BACKGROUND: Corra operates as Corra Group and specializes in pre-employment and corporate research and investigation. It is one of the few companies that will answer the phone. You can review the website at http://www.corragroup.com.


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