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What You Need to Know About PSP, Background Checks, and Health Checks

Here at Triangle J Inc, we take background checks very seriously. Each carrier is put through an intensive background check before they will qualify to pull one of our loads. Each carrier will also have to pass through an annual review process. If you are a client or potential client, you should read this and feel relieved that your cargo is in the best hands. If you are an employee or potential employee, you should know what is expected of you and what steps will happen next.

Pre-Employment Screening Program (PSP) Information and Benefits

PSP records allow companies like Triangle J Inc to gather data about a driver’s past highway crash and inspection history. Drivers who have records of frequent accidents and violations found during inspection may continue in this pattern, so it is vital for us (and ultimately our clients) to find out about it during the application process. Knowing this information will either help us avoid a bad hiring decision or enable us to put a proactive training program in place to combat future occurrences. A study conducted by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) showed that carriers who use the PSP for hiring decisions showed an improvement in crash rates and also experienced a decrease in driver out-of-service rates.

Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMSCA) Medical Certification

This is not the end of our involvement in making sure our drivers are the best. Everyone knows that being healthy enough to drive safely is important. Because of this, the FMCSA sets medical standards that most truck drivers in the United States are required to meet in order to drive as a professional, including ours. This medical certification is meant to ensure drivers are healthy enough to safely operate a heavy truck and perform their day-to-day duties. It includes checks on the drivers’ vision, hearing, blood pressure, physiological impairments, and more. If a driver is a regular drug or alcohol user, the tests will show this.

At Triangle J Inc, we know that our trucks and drivers are sharing the roads with your family and ours. Using PSP helps us make more informed hiring decisions and reduces liability and risk for drivers of company vehicles. This is great news for everyone! We encourage you to reach out to us, by calling 1-866-358-7695, to learn more about our trucking services and how you can be a part of our team.


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