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September 5 2014

OOIDA Members Challenge FMCSA's Pre-Employment Screening Program

"Six members of the Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association, OOIDA, filed a class-action suit against the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration under the Federal Privacy Act charging that the agency is unlawfully disseminating reports of driver safety records to potential employers. According to the complaint, FMCSA is only allowed to report ""serious driver-related violations"" under its Pre-Employment Screening Program. However, the agency is releasing reports that go far beyond its statutory authority. The plaintiff truck drivers allege that FMCSA is acting willfully to disparage the safety records of individual drivers and each seeks statutory damages of $1,000. "