March 1, 2019 | SambaSafety
Stay In Your Lane: Ensuring Compliance with Driver Screening and Monitoring

Stay In Your Lane: Ensuring Compliance with Driver Screening and Monitoring

Background checks have become a standard part of the U.S. hiring process. According to a 2017 study conducted by the National Association of Professional Background Screeners (NAPBS), 96 percent of employers conduct pre-hire background screening.

For many companies, however, a one-time, pre-hire glimpse into an employee’s driver history doesn’t provide the legal protection companies need. With 83 percent of Americans reporting they drive at least several times a week, employers are developing robust safety policies that include standardized employment eligibility and continuous employee monitoring.

Although most organizations have a defined safety policy for employees who drive for work-related purposes, many lack the means to enforce that policy and lose visibility into their employees’ driving behavior as a result. When risk is identified, oftentimes it is too late.

Of the employers who participated in the NAPBS study, two thirds called out the time it takes to receive screening data as a significant challenge. This time delta impacts not only companies looking to hire, but also those applying for jobs.

Due to the importance of knowing how your drivers behave behind the wheel, background screeners are now offering FCRA-compliant* continuous driver monitoring, which provides driver transparency in real time. Employers can now receive alerts for every incident and status change, as well as insight into employee data trends.

With access to rich employee information, however, companies must acknowledge, and comply with, consumer data regulations lest legal action be taken due to improper handling and use of employee screening and continuous monitoring information.

 

Interested in Learning More?

Register for our upcoming webinar April 2, 2019. Understand how you can take simple steps to identify risk and protect your company, your employees, and your community – and do so in a compliant manner using a consumer reporting agency.

 

*Enforced by the Federal Trade Commission, the FCRA is a federal law that governs the collection, assembly, and use of consumer information.

2019 Truckload Carriers Association Annual Conference

2019 Truckload Carriers Association Annual Conference

SambaSafety is proud to be here in force as one of your Allied partners.  We’re exhibiting, presenting, and sponsoring at what is one of our favorite events of the year.

Almost everything you know about CSA is changing, and Sambasafety is at the forefront of helping carriers understand those dramatic changes and the new methodology called Item Response Theory (IRT).  IRT produces a new generation of CSA Scores including a new single Safety Culture Score. For TCA Attendees only, stop by and visit us at booth 428, drop off your business card, and we’ll follow up after the show and give you a free, sneak peek at your new scores.  Just write “Sneak Peek” on your business card and drop it with us at the booth.

We love Vegas, but don’t gamble on being caught off guard when the new scores release later this year.  Let us show you how it all works and how the new IRT/CSA will evaluate your safety culture.