Women in Buses: Pre-Employment Screening Program

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Session Information

Operations & Maintenance Committee Meeting presents Pre-Employment Screening Program | The Pre-Employment Screening Program (PSP) is a U.S. Department of Transportation Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) program. PSP helps motor carriers make more informed hiring decisions by providing secure, electronic access to a commercial driver’s five-year crash and three-year inspection history. Background screening companies may access the data on behalf of the employer during the hiring process.  In the past year PSP has undergone changes. This presentation will inform the audience of program enhancements including a new service called PSP Monitoring; as well as the inclusion of not preventable crash data in PSP records.


Amara Charles currently serves as the Marketing & Outreach Manager for NIC Federal, LLC. She is responsible for the marketing and outreach efforts to help motor carriers and drivers understand the value of using the Pre-Employment Screening Program.

Mrs. Charles began her career as an account manager, supervising and facilitating a portfolio of top agency and direct clients, helping her team achieve the President’s Club Award.   Her professional experience has focused on workforce and leadership development through education and training as well as implementing best practices and preventive measures to improve operations in the healthcare industry.

Prior to beginning her role with NIC Federal, Mrs. Charles served as a program analyst and consultant to the United States Marine Corps, Training and Education Command. Her efforts focused on assessing performance data and analyzing the effectiveness and efficiencies of learning strategies.

Mrs. Charles holds a BS in Accounting and Business Administration from Houghton College, where she presently serves on the Alumni Board, and an MBA in Organizational Leadership from Regent University.


Motor Coach Industries

Committee Information

The focus of this committee would be to work on issues of importance to the safe operation and maintenance of the motorcoach fleet.

  • Create a network of women bus operators and the vendors that supply equipment and services necessary to the operations of the fleet.
  • Provide education/training on new motorcoach products and services.
  • Identify best practices for the safety and security of the motorcoach fleet.
  • Develop resources to assist in the maintenance and options of the motorcoach fleet.
  • Build a network of resources for equipment breakdowns, driver needs, etc.

This committee may interest the following members:

  • Bus Operator Operations & Maintenance Staff
  • Bus Manufacturers
  • Associate (Products & Services) Members
  • Bus Operator Executives
  • Bus Operator Safety Staff

Visit http://www.buses.org/wib for more information on the Women in Buses Council.

Registration is closed for this event.