PSP Converter FAQs

Please see below for answers to common questions regarding the PSP Converter.


What are the differences between the Vigillo PSP Converter Record and the FMCSA PSP Record?

Some of the differences between the Vigillo Pre-Employment Screening Program (PSP) Converter Record and the FMCSA PSP Record are as follows:

  • Cost: There is no additional cost for the use of the Vigillo PSP Converter Record, while the FMCSA PSP Record costs $10 per report. The Vigillo PSP Converter Record is sold as an annual license fee with unlimited use.
  • ‚ÄčCSA Analysis: The FMCSA PSP Record shows raw inspections and does not provide CSA scores, points, or BASIC performance. The Vigillo PSP Converter accomplishes this for you. This new tool takes the FMCSA PSP Record on inspections, violations and crashes attributed to each driver and applies the CSA Driver Safety Measurement System (DSMS) methodology.
  • Graphical Visualization: When you purchase a PSP record from the FMCSA, you receive a PDF file that does not provide any graphical visualization of driver data or CSA points. The Vigillo PSP Converter generates a Scorecard on each driver that includes CSA points by BASIC (Behavioral Analysis and Safety Improvement Categories), and Average CSA Points per Inspection (APPI), as well as a safety event timeline that graphically displays an applicant’s roadside performance history.
  • Comparative Analysis: The FMCSA PSP Record generates records for individual drivers. Using the Vigillo PSP Converter, you can process batches of PSP records and rank all drivers in that batch using CSA points. It takes just seconds to run a comparative analysis on all of your driver candidates using CSA as the benchmark. Carriers may even apply their own custom weights to the BASIC's if they desire to put higher or lower weights as may be appropriate for their unique hiring needs.


Does the PSP Converter use data from the FMCSA database?

The Vigillo PSP converter works by taking the PDF records from the FMCSA and converting them into a CSA format. Watch a demo video.


What about Data Security with the PSP Converter?

Every Motor Carrier who enrolls in FMCSA's PSP service enters an agreement to not share PSP data with any outside party, or in fact, anyone not an employee directly involved in the hiring process. Vigillo has developed this converter to be in compliance with those privacy terms. No personal information on drivers or violation, inspection or crash data is ever made available to Vigillo. The Vigillo PSP Converter is a downloadable application that runs locally on the Motor Carrier employee's PC and no prohibited data is ever sent to Vigillo or any other third party.
Vigillo's paramount concern with Subscribers and Affiliate Members is the privacy and security of the data entrusted to us. Vigillo has built a state of the art cloud computing environment with the highest levels of data security and redundancy measures in place.
Please review Vigillo's Privacy Policy.