July 30, 2013 -
MorphoTrust has announced it has now enrolled a total of 1.5 million commercial drivers at 135 enrollment centers for the TSA’s Hazardous Materials Endorsement Threat Assessment Program.
According to the company — as the exclusive enrollment services provider to the TSA in support of its Hazardous Materials Endorsement Threat Assessment Program (HTAP) — screens, trains and vets trusted agents collect the biographic and biometric data for the 200,000 truck drivers who require a hazardous materials endorsement on their commercial driver licenses each year.
In 2004, TSA launched the HTAP program in response to the USA PATRIOT Act. With this law, Congress directed TSA to perform fingerprint-based background checks for truck drivers who haul hazardous materials. TSA created HTAP as an “agent service” offering that allows states to either participate or create their own solutions to meet this mandate.
40 states have elected to use the service since its inception. South Carolina is the latest.
“Universal Enrollment Service is the embodiment of MorphoTrust’s commitment to simplify, protect and secure the lives of Americans as we ensure the identity of transportation workers in a highly secure, yet convenient way,” said Bob Eckel, MorphoTrust CEO. “With our experience with these programs, and others that require the vetting of individuals with multiple biometrics, MorphoTrust is well positioned to deliver solutions of this significance and sensitivity.”
Reported previously, MorphoTrust also recently received authorization from the TSA to support employee screening and badging at U.S. airports under an agreement with the administration.