Driver Qualification and Screening Policy

Jasko Enterprises Inc. is committed to hiring only the best and most qualified available drivers. To that end Jasko Enterprises Inc. has established the following Driver Qualification and Screening Policy. The goal of the policy is threefold: to meet or exceed Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations; maintain a positive CSA* carrier profile; and hire and retain experienced, safe, professional drivers.

1.1 Age/Experience: All driver applicants are to be a minimum of 23 years of age, and have a minimum of 2 years verifiable driving experience.

1.2 Accident Experience: Only those driver applicants with no more than one chargeable or preventable motor vehicle accidents within the past 3 years will be considered for employment.

1.3 Violation History: Only those driver applicants with four or fewer violations of motor vehicle laws (other than violations involving parking only) within the past 2 years will be considered for employment.

1.4 Disqualifying Offenses: Driver applicants will not consider for employment if convicted of any offense involving the operation of a motor vehicle while impaired by alcohol. Driver applicants will not be considered for employment if convicted of any careless or reckless driving of a motor vehicle offense. Driver applicants who have been convicted of a criminal offense involving a commercial vehicle, including operating while under the influence of a controlled substance, transporting a controlled substance, or a felony involving the use of a commercial motor vehicle will not be considered for employment.

1.5 Only those drivers with an acceptable Pre-Employment Screening Program (PSP)** history will be considered. Information provided from the PSP includes data on individual driver roadside/scale inspection results, DOT recordable accident history and reasons for probable cause traffic stops.

2.1 Company policy requires all driver applicants to be able to read and speak English sufficiently to be able to perform all duties and functions of the job. (Sec. 391.15(b)(2))

2.2 All driver applicants shall complete an personal biography (application for employment), furnished by Jasko Enterprises Inc., with the form containing all of the information required under section 391.21 of the FMCSRs.

2.3 Company hiring standards require that driver applicants list all former employers for the past 3 years and all driving experience for the past 7 years prior to that, for a total of 10 years. Any gaps in employment for more than a one-month period must be satisfactorily accounted for on the application.

2.4 Jasko Enterprises Inc. conducts criminal background checks on driver applicants. Procedures follow all State and Federal equal employment laws.

3.1 Drivers will be notified of their due process rights as specified in Sec. 391.23(i) regarding the information received as part of the background investigation. This notification will be given to the driver prior to a hiring decision in the form of a written statement, stating his/her right to review and refute erroneous information. The applicant will be required to sign and date the form as acknowledgment of his or her receipt and understanding. The written notification will also appear on the driver personal biography/application, requiring a signature immediately below the information by the driver applicant as acknowledgment of his or her receipt and understanding.

3.2 Driver applicants will be given a copy of the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) Disclosure Statement. If an applicant is not hired based on background information obtained, the applicant will receive a copy of the record and the summary of consumer rights.

4.1 Jasko Enterprises Inc. will require a legible copy of the license of all driver applicants to be certain it is valid, has not expired, is the appropriate class, has the appropriate endorsements, and is issued by the applicant's current state of residence. Jasko Enterprises Inc. will verify that the applicant possesses only one license. (Secs. 383.21, 391.23 and 391.11 (b)(7)).

5.1 Jasko Enterprises Inc. will request an MVR for driver applicants from every state the applicant has lived in during the past ten years. If an MVR request comes back indicating "no record found," the MVR request will be placed in the driver's qualification file (if hired) as verification that Jasko Enterprises Inc. attempted to obtain the information.

5.2 Jasko Enterprises Inc. will review MVRs to determine whether the driver applicant meets company hiring standards regarding driving records, and will compare the MVRs against the personal biography to check for completeness and accuracy. (Sec. 391.23)

6.1 Jasko Enterprises Inc. will contact all former and current DOT-regulated employers of the driver applicant for the previous years to verify as much of the following as possible:

  • Employment verification including driver identifying data, dates of employment and type of vehicle operated;
  • Three years of accident information;
  • Information concerning the applicant’s alcohol and drug testing violations over the past three years.

6.2 Driver applicants must provide written authorization to Jasko Enterprises Inc. to obtain the DOT drug and alcohol testing information. All former and current employer information gathered under Company inquiries must be in writing and retained in the driver’s investigation history (DIH) file, if hired. In the event a former or current employer refuses to release information, a note stating this will be placed in the DIH file. This DIH file will be stored in a secured location with access limited to those involved in the hiring process.

6.3 Jasko Enterprises Inc. will review all former and current employer information to determine if the driver applicant meets company hiring standards regarding past and current employment, and to determine if the applicant was truthful about information listed on the employment application. (Sec. 391.23)

6.4 Jasko Enterprises Inc. may review a driver's PSP history for acceptability.

7.1 Jasko Enterprises Inc. requires driver applicants to provide written authorization to Jasko Enterprises Inc. to obtain drug and alcohol test information for each previous and current employer during the preceding (enter your procedures) years.

7.2 All information from former employers regarding drug and alcohol test results must be in writing and will be retained in a separate file for the driver (if hired). In the event no response is received from a former or current employer, a note stating this will be placed in the file. (FMCSR, Sec. 382.413)

7.3 Jasko Enterprises Inc. will not consider for employment any driver applicant who, under a DOT-required drug and alcohol testing program, refused a drug or alcohol test or failed a random, reasonable suspicion, post-accident, return-to-duty, or follow-up alcohol test, or tested positive for controlled substances while with a previous employer.

8.1 A driver applicant will be asked whether he or she has tested positive, or refused to be tested, on any pre-employment drug or alcohol test administered by a DOT-regulated employer to which the employee applied for, but did not obtain, safety-sensitive transportation work covered by DOT agency drug and alcohol testing rules during the past two years.

8.2 A copy of this statement will be retained in the driver’s confidential drug and alcohol testing information, along with any supporting documents.

8.3 A driver who failed or refused a DOT pre-employment drug or alcohol screen in which he or she was not hired will not be considered for employment.

9.1 Jasko Enterprises Inc. requires driver applicants to be fully qualified physically to perform all duties and functions of driving and safely operating a commercial motor vehicle. A Pre-employment physical exam will be required. Medical examinations will be performed as defined in Sec. 391.41.

9.2 Applicants who successfully pass the physical examination will be issued a Medical Examiner's Certification card. A copy of the Medical Examiner's Certification card will be placed in the driver's qualification file, and the original will remain in the possession of the driver at all times while on duty or operating a company vehicle. (Sec. 391.41, 391.43, and 391.45)

10.1 Jasko Enterprises Inc. requires driver applicants to submit to a DOT pre-employment drug screen to be conducted at a collection site designated by Jasko Enterprises Inc.. These driver applicants shall not be offered employment until a negative test result has been reported. (Sec. 382.301)

The Pre-Employment Screening Program (PSP) is a screening tool that allows motor carriers and individual drivers to purchase driving records from the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration's (FMCSA's) Motor Carrier Management Information System (MCMIS). Records are available 24 hours a day via Web request.

What information does the Driver Information Resource record (DIR) contain?

Driver Information Resource records purchased through PSP contain the most recent five years of crash data and three years of roadside inspection data from the FMCSA MCMIS system.

For more information regarding this program, contact Sentry Safety Services or visit the FMCSA home page (

Compliance, Safety, Accountability (CSA) is a Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) initiative to improve large truck and bus safety and ultimately reduce crashes, injuries, and fatalities that are related to commercial motor vehicles. It introduces a new enforcement and compliance model that allows FMCSA and its State Partners to contact a larger number of carriers earlier in order to address safety problems before crashes occur. Rolled out in December 2010, the program establishes a new nationwide system for making the roads safer for motor carriers and the public alike.

In the development of the CSA program, FMCSA sought to incorporate several key attributes.

FLEXIBILITY - Adapt to a Changing Environment. Accommodates changes to the transportation environment, such as evolutions in technology and changes in program responsibilities.

EFFICIENCY - Maximize Use of Resources. Improves Federal and State enforcement staff productivity, as well as the safety performance of members of the motor carrier community.

EFFECTIVENESS - Improve Safety Performance. Identifies behaviors associated with safety risk; focuses compliance, enforcement, and remediation efforts on those unsafe behaviors.

INNOVATION - Leverage Data and Technology. Improves safety through the innovative use of technology to track and update safety performance data.

EQUITABILITY - Be Fair and Unbiased. Assesses and evaluates motor carrier safety and enforces Federal laws and safety regulations to ensure consistent treatment of similarly situated members of the motor carrier community.

For more information regarding the CSA 2010 program, please contact Sentry Safety Services or visit the FMCSA home page at