Trucking companies that don't run PSP?

Discussion in 'Motor Carrier Questions - The Inside Scoop' started by LimpyLegs, Jan 25, 2023.

  1. LimpyLegs

    LimpyLegs Medium Load Member

    Aug 26, 2008
    I'm not going into any lengthy detail about why I'm asking this, but I'm wondering if anybody knows which trucking companies don't run PSP reports?
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  3. runningman0661

    runningman0661 Road Train Member

    Mar 5, 2009
    Clover, South Carolina
    Just about every legitimate company runs a PSP, it might even be required by law. Maybe some of those white Volvo companies out of Illinois that are fronts for the Russian mob might not.
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  4. bryan21384

    bryan21384 Road Train Member

    Sep 18, 2009
    1918 Anywhere, USA 90210
    Every single company looks at that to some degree. If you have crashes, drug and alcohol issues, that's going to make it difficult to get in with reputable companies once they see your PSP. Some companies like Magnum take your roadside inspections more seriously. I went to apply to them some years back and they turned me down because I had a bad CSA score. They require it to be a 30 or under and mine at the time was a 46. I wasn't working for the best company at the time I gained all those points. Cheap owners. I should have left sooner. Anyway, I ain't gonna pry into your business, but if you have some accidents or tickets, they will find out. Even the with 1099 companies in Chicago, that's a crapshoot. If that PSP is crap, it's a chance the insurance companies won't even touch you. Basically, in a nut shell, don't hold your breath on any company skirting that portion of the vetting process.
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    DRTDEVL Road Train Member

    Jan 27, 2013
    Austin, MN
    Just sat in a meeting with our insurance company's risk mitigation agent... one of the first questions he asked was "are you guys still running their PSPs before hire?"

    So yes, in this insurance-driven world, just about every reputable employer is running them, no citation but a warning is just as bad to the insurance actuaries and still shows the pattern for disregard of the law in their eyes... especially speeding, electronic device and improper lane change warnings.

    As for vehicular mechanical violations, we place much less weight on those as you could have been working for a crappy employer with bad equipment.
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  6. Trucker42BC

    Trucker42BC Light Load Member

    Dec 27, 2014
    I got a speeding violation in Cali 16mph over.

    Never hit my mvr.

    They're checking
  7. JohnBoy

    JohnBoy Road Train Member

    Apr 24, 2009
    Lake Worth, FL.
    It’s just not the PSP, it’s also the drug clearing house that is also checked.
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