Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s Pre-Employment Screening Program Receives Gold Hermes Award

Enhanced PSP home page honored for outstanding design

WASHINGTON--()--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 Hermes Creative Awards (www.hermesawards.com) is an international competition for creative professionals involved in the concept, writing and design of traditional and emerging media. Hermes Creative Awards recognizes outstanding work in the industry while promoting the philanthropic nature of marketing and communication professionals.

Approximately 6,500 entries were submitted from throughout the United States and 21 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.

PSP provides immediate online access to commercial drivers’ safety histories, with the drivers’ written authorization, to assist motor carriers with the driver hiring process. FMCSA contracts with NIC Federal, LLC to develop and maintain PSP. FMCSA is responsible for all of the PSP data and general oversight, while NIC Federal handles daily operations, customer service, and technology development and maintenance.

“I am glad to see PSP’s home page recognized for its updated design,” said Laura Johnson, NIC Federal General Manager. “The home page is the first stop for motor carriers and drivers to learn more about the program. It’s informative and inviting, which leads to more participation. Effective design supports FMCSA’s goal to increase usage and awareness of this important program.”

FMCSA and NIC Federal dedicate creative resources to encouraging PSP adoption because the program has proven safety benefits. 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 percent, and driver out-of-service (OOS) rates by 17 percent. 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. The results of the study can be found at:

http://ntl.bts.gov/lib/51000/51200/51257/13-003-PSP-Safety-Impact-analysis-brief.pdf.

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 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) is the nation’s premier provider of innovative digital government solutions and secure payment processing, which help make government interactions more accessible for everyone through technology. The family of NIC companies has developed a library of more than 13,000 digital government services for more than 6,000 federal, state, and local government agencies. Among these solutions is the ground-breaking personal assistant for government, Gov2Go, delivering citizens personalized reminders and a single platform for all government interactions. More information is available at www.egov.com.

Contacts

NIC Federal, LLC
Laura Johnson
General Manager
(877) 642-9499
ljohnson@egov.com

Release Summary

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s Pre-Employment Screening Program earned a Gold Hermes Award for its redesigned website home page.

Contacts

NIC Federal, LLC
Laura Johnson
General Manager
(877) 642-9499
ljohnson@egov.com