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HireRight Can Monitor Truck Drivers MVR Records

Dec
20,
2010
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HireRight, the company behind the corrupt DAC reporting system, is now offering a new service to motor carriers which will monitor the MVR records of truck drivers on a monthly basis.

Launched in late 2009, the Driver Violation Alert program is a screening tool available to employers with fleets of drivers, designed to alert the company when a driver commits a traffic violation.

Truck drivers are required to report any traffic violations within 30 days, but according to HireRight, many drivers fail to do so.  Under the pretense of safety, HireRight states:   “Proactive monitoring of driver performance means faster notification of traffic violations and CDL disqualifications, giving motor carriers increased opportunity to improve the safety of their programs while also making the roads safer for motorists across the country.”

The Driver Violation Alert program is HireRight’s response to the implementation of the CSA by the FMCSA, in order to help trucking companies maintain the highest level of safety scores.  HireRight justifies this program by stating:

“Driver monitoring can assist motor carriers in maintaining a higher CSA score by remaining alert to any changes in a driver’s MVR. These alerts provide a critical “heads up” when a violation could potentially impact a carrier’s CSA score. Since motor carriers cannot use the Pre-Employment Screening (PSP) report for current drivers, driver monitoring can serve as a predictor for how a carrier’s score might change as a result of the violations, once the carrier establishes a scoring baseline.”

Drivers need to keep in mind that an employer cannot pull a drivers PSP if they are already employed.  It is strictly for Pre-Employment only and shows only violations and roadside inspections.   Currently, under the CSA, drivers do not have scores.  If a driver is given a “conditional” job offer, the motor carrier can request a PSP record as long as:

  • The driver understands that the offer will be rescinded if they do not meet company standards; and
  • The driver provides the carrier with a “written consent.”

The Driver Violation Alert (DVA) is currently available in 30 states.  I find it ironic that the hard working American truck driver continues to be the target of all that is wrong with safety within the trucking industry.  Forced dispatch, false dac reports used for retaliation by trucking companies, pushing drivers to operate faulty and unsafe equipment . . . all the illegal behavior by the companies themselves that have been taking place for years against the professional truck driver and new regulations and programs continue to come out targeting the driver as the reason for non-safety issues.

The American Trucking Association (ATA) has petitioned the FMCSA to allow motor carriers to register their drivers with state licensing agencies which, in turn, would notify the trucking company when a driver receives a traffic violation, conviction or change in commercial driver’s license status. The ATA is proposing establishing a mandated national Employer Notification System in which all states must participate.  It should be noted here as well, that the ATA and HireRight work closely together and consider each other as “trusted partners.”

Like so many other companies, HireRight has figured out a way to turn the CSA into another money-maker program.

So there you have it, drivers.  HireRight, the company behind the Dac Reporting Services, can now be monitoring your personal MVR records for their paying customers . . . the trucking companies.

© 2010, Allen Smith. All rights reserved.

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By: Allen Smith

Allen Smith is a 34 year veteran ( started at an early age in family moving business) of the trucking industry, many of those years spent over the road. He has been an owner operator, company driver, operations manager, and has owned and operated a moving company, taking many of the long haul moves himself when needed. One thing though that most will say is that the reason and motivation behind the author, Allen Smith, is the fact he is driven by the desire to help others succeed within an industry where injustice, unrewarded sacrifice, and lack of respect and recognition exists. As you read many of the blog posts you’ll discover that he is opinionated and speaks openly about the ongoing issues of the trucking industry. He supports other fellow advocates who are also stepping up to the plate to help those who are in need of honesty, guidance and direction. The list of supporters and like minded people grows daily and their ability to network together and share their thoughts and ideas for the betterment of others within trucking, has allowed the forward movement of... "Raising the standards of the trucking industry"

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5 Responses to HireRight Can Monitor Truck Drivers MVR Records. - Post a Comment

  1. Teamster

    Fellow Drivers, I read this article about the “Driver violation alert program”, and just add it to my list of practices coming from government, trucking companies, shippers, and receivers that are hurt-full to us as drivers. More and more Drivers are becoming the dumping ground (scapegoat) for everyone else’s problems. Truck Drivers are actually driving their lives away for what amounts to nothing more than basic sustenance. When I speak to drivers about organizing into the Union it’s often met with apprehension and fear of losing what they have. Well, guess what Drivers, the way things are going, you are about to lose even the little you have with all these regulations coming down on the driver. I have often heard it said that the best Union organizer is bad treatment of the worker. Well get ready for the 2010 regs, things are going to get worse. Consider organizing into the Teamsters. Not to make anyone feel bad, but our treatment, pay , and benefits are considerably higher than the average drivers out there. As for individual efforts, small groups and other larger ones such as “OOIDA” fighting against the DAC, unfair Gov regs, screening programs, safety issues dumped unfairly on drivers, it all helps. I also will continue fight against these things. Thank you, Don

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  4. World Spinner

    HireRight Can Monitor Truck Drivers MVR Records…

    Here at World Spinner we are debating the same thing……

  5. lady

    as to the pre employment screening, they state that an employer cannot pull a drivers PSP if they are already employed. It is strictly for Pre-Employment only and shows only violations and roadside inspections. Currently, under the CSA, drivers do not have scores. If a driver is given a “conditional” job offer, the motor carrier can request a PSP record as long as:
    ?The driver understands that the offer will be rescinded if they do not meet company standards; and
    ? The driver provides the carrier with a “written consent.”

    THAT’S BULLSHIT!!! Just recvd my report from hire rite, company I no longer worked for requested and was sent a complete report without question! Written consent? that laughable, apparently verification of legal documents such as a Signed consent form isn’t part of there procedures!

    What recourse do I have, complain sure, positive that I’m not the only driver they have done this to and I surely won’t be the last.
    Changed the Name and the Outward Appearance, but its business as usual for DACHHIRERITE!! Drivers just assume the position, the more things change the more they stay the same…….in a perfect world we would be heard, wrongs would be righted, Ethics, Truth, Justice and Honor would be Standard Business Practice Once Again!!!!!!!!! Now back to reality, LOL

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