J.J. Keller's new service handles DOT safety performance verification requests from other fleets on former truck drivers. - Photo via J.J. Keller & Associates

J.J. Keller's new service handles DOT safety performance verification requests from other fleets on former truck drivers.

Photo via J.J. Keller & Associates

J.J. Keller & Associates is now offering the DOT Previous Employer Verification Service, designed to provide prospective employers of former drivers with a safety performance history record.

Under The Department of Transportation rule §391.23(g), fleets must respond to these requests within 30 days of receipt. With high driver turnover, it can be an administrative burden for fleets to manage these requests from fleets hiring former drivers.

This service provides fleets with a J. J. Keller Compliance Specialist who completes all safety performance history records requests (SPHRRs). It includes verifying that the former driver served in a DOT role; completing the drug and alcohol and accident history sections; creating an electronic file of the document for the client’s records; and then sending the completed SPHRR to the driver’s prospective employer.

The DOT Previous Employer Verification Service is offered exclusively to clients of J. J. Keller’s DOT Drug & Alcohol Testing Program Management and Driver Qualification File Management services.

“This new offering relieves our clients of the time-consuming task of handling all of these requests themselves,” said Shaun Gunderson, vice president of managed services at J. J. Keller. “With the current rate of drivers changing employers, our service saves countless hours of work for fleets, and it helps them be confident they’re satisfying the regulatory requirements.”