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What’s the difference between a MVR, PSP and CDLIS Record?

Many motor carriers and business owners which employ drivers need to screen their employees for insurance of employment purposes. Here at StarPoint we offer a few different driving records including MVRs (Motor Vehicle Records), PSP (Pre-employment Screening Program), and CDLIS (Commercial Driver’s License Information System) reports.

With so many reports you may not be sure which one you need or if you need all 3.

Our MVR (Motor Vehicle Record) is our most popular report and it allows you to search DMV records online to identify driver’s license class (CDL) and driving violations instantly. Almost all employers need this report for CDL and non-CDL drivers to make sure they can insure their drivers and to know that they are placing safe, licensed drivers in their company vehicles.

The FMCSA PSP (Pre-Employment Screening Program) is a screening tool that allows motor carriers and individual drivers to purchase driving records from the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s (FMCSA) Motor Carrier Management Information System (MCMIS). Each PSP report contains the most recent 5 years of crash data and the most recent 3 years of roadside inspection data on CDL drivers, including serious safety violations, from the FMCSA MCMIS system for an individual driver. Only commercial drivers who have had crashes and/or road side inspections are in the MCMIS system. Some insurance providers require a PSP record but not all.

StarPoint Driver Screening’s CDLIS report allows employers to check the “Commercial Driver’s License Information System” for prior licenses, to verify their current CDL and review up to three prior licenses held by the driver. The CDLIS allows employers to be compliant with FMCSA requirements (§ 391.21-391.27). If you order a CDLIS report on a driver and find that he or she has had additional driver’s licenses in other states, you will then have the option to order another Motor Vehicle Records on that driver.