WHEN TO START TRACKING DRIVER PERFORMANCE
- “The best time to plant a tree was 20 years ago. The second-best time is NOW.” If you want success and growth in the future, the best time to act is today.
- Driver performance monitoring should begin before you ever agree to hand over the keys to your tractor and trust someone with your company’s reputation.
- FMCSAFETY urges and assists all clients to enroll in FMCSA’s Pre-Employment Screening Program to rule out unruly drivers.
- The Pre-Employment Screening Program (PSP) provides carriers, individual drivers, and industry service providers access to commercial drivers’ safety records from the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s (FMCSA) Motor Carrier Management Information System (MCMIS). Records are available 24 hours a day via the PSP website.
- A PSP record contains a driver’s most recent five years of crash data and the most recent 3 years of roadside inspection data from the FMCSA MCMIS database. MCMIS is a federal government database, which is different from the state data sources used to generate Motor Vehicle Records (MVRs).
- A PSP record displays the motor carrier for which the driver was operating under at the time of the crash or inspection. It also shows the location and date that a crash or inspection occurred. Additional safety details about crashes such as injuries, fatalities, and towaways are included in a PSP record. Likewise, inspections show details like whether a vehicle was placed out of service.
- PSP records contain descriptions of any FMCSA-reportable crashes that occurred in the last five years or roadside inspections that happened in the last three years.
FMCSAFETY monitors all CSA violations FMCSA places against your SMS BASICs. Using this data, we identify drivers who receive the highest total amount of violations, are responsible for the majority of CSA points on your profile by severity weight, and are habitual offenders of the same Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations (FMCSRs). Conversely, this data can also be used to reward safe drivers. These reports can be requested and provided to you as often as needed.
Our reports do not only track DOT Inspection data. Crashes and damage claims can have a negative impact on your bottom line, so it only makes sense to know which drivers may be affecting your P&L. We provide you information regarding reported crashes, damage claims, and insurance losses by drivers.
Once the reports are submitted to you, we encourage our clients to schedule a phone call to discuss disciplinary action or incentives. Disciplinary actions can range from termination to a performance plan created for your driver’s specific retraining needs to get him back on the road toward a successful career with your company.
Our consultants are highly trained in reviewing MVRs and identifying potential red flags for insurance companies. We also encourage our clients to submit their driver’s annual Motor Vehicle Records and arrange a conversation to discuss any questionable violations found. And all of this is available to you for no additional expense.