The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s (FMCSA) Pre-Employment Screening Program (PSP) earned a Gold Hermes Award in the Electronic Media/Social Media/Interactive Media category for its redesigned home page, www.psp.fmcsa.dot.gov. The award marks the second gold win for PSP.
With the driver’s written authorization, PSP provides immediate online access to commercial drivers’ safety histories to assist motor carriers with the driver hiring process.
According to a study released by FMCSA, PSP positively impacts the safety of America’s roadways. The study shows that motor carriers using PSP have, on average, decreased crash rates by 8% and driver out-of-service (OOS) rates by 17%. It is estimated that in the 12 months studied, the motor carrier group using PSP prevented 863 crashes and more than 3,500 driver OOS incidents.
FMCSA contracts with NIC Federal, LLC to develop and maintain PSP. FMCSA is responsible for all PSP data and general oversight, while NIC Federal handles daily operations, customer service, and technology development and maintenance.
“PSP receives frequent updates to incorporate the latest user-centered design principles,” said Laura Johnson, NIC Federal General Manager. “Our team ensures that the PSP website is simple to use and reliable, because it supports FMCSA’s goal to increase safety on America’s roadways.”
The Hermes Creative Awards, one of the oldest and largest creative competitions in the world, is an international competition for creative professionals involved in the concept, writing and design of traditional and emerging media. Approximately 6,000 entries were submitted from throughout the United States, Canada and dozens of other countries. Judges are industry professionals who look for companies and individuals whose talent exceeds a high standard of excellence and whose work serves as a benchmark for the industry.
About the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration
The FMCSA was established as a separate administration within the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) on Jan. 1, 2000. Its primary mission is to reduce crashes, injuries and fatalities involving large trucks and buses. To learn more about FMCSA, visit www.fmcsa.dot.gov.
About Hermes Creative Award
Hermes Creative Awards is administered and judged by the Association of Marketing and Communication Professionals (AMCP), one of the largest, oldest and most respected evaluators of creative work in the marketing and communication industry. Hermes Creative Awards honors the messengers and creators of the information revolution. Each year, competition judges evaluate the creative industry’s best publications, branding collateral, websites, videos, advertising, marketing and communication programs. More information is available at www.hermesawards.com.
About NIC Federal, LLC
NIC Federal partners with U.S. federal departments and agencies to transform how citizens and businesses interact with government. Focused on delivering a comprehensive user experience, NIC Federal builds digital services and solutions that exceed the expectations of government and its constituents. Headquartered in Arlington, VA, NIC Federal is a wholly owned subsidiary of NIC (NASDAQ: EGOV). For more information, please visit www.nicfederal.com.
About NIC Inc.
NIC Inc. (Nasdaq: EGOV) launched the digital government industry in 1992, and continues to lead it, providing a secure payment engine and thousands of digital government solutions across a network of more than 6,000 federal, state, and local government agencies. In addition, NIC is a leading provider of outdoor recreation solutions, with 1 out of 6 hunting and fishing licenses in the United States sold using an NIC service. The company created the nation’s first personal assistant for government and comprehensive mobile platform, Gov2Go®, as well as the innovative, data-driven prescription drug monitoring platform, RxGov®. More information is available at www.egov.com.