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Employment & Licensing: Transportation

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Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC)

Transportation Worker Background Checks

An overview of federal mandates in place to screen transportation workers post-September 11, including links to specific self-help materials.

A Worker's Guide to the Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC) Application, Appeal and Waiver Process

Detailed information on obtaining a TWIC if you have a criminal record.

A Scorecard on the Post-9/11 Port Worker Background Checks

Updated information on the basics of port worker background checks and recommendations for TWIC reform.

Know Your Rights to the Transportation Security Administration's TWIC Background Checks of Port Workers and Truck Drivers

Fact sheet on the legal restrictions and appeals procedures.

Transportation Security Administration: Obtaining Transportation Worker Identification Credentials ("TWIC")

Answers to frequently asked questions about obtaining TWIC cards when one has a criminal record.

Hazmat Drivers

49 C.F.R. 1572.103

Individuals with commercial drivers licenses who have a hazardous materials endorsement (HME) can have their HME taken if they are convicted of a wide variety of offenses.

Transportation Security Administration Regulations Governing Port Workers and Hazmat Drivers

Sets out criminal record restrictions for obtaining a Hazardous Materials Endorsement, required to transport hazardous materials by land or maritime travel The TSA also regulates the appeals process for the denial of travel security credentials due to a negative security threat assessment.

Railway Work

New Appeals Procedures for Railway Workers

E-Railsafe Know Your Rights Flyer

Know-Your-Rights to E-RAILSAFE’s New Criminal Background Checks of Rail Workers

NELP January 13 Memo on e-RAILSAFE


49 U.S.C. § 44935

49 U.S.C. § 44936

Mich. Admin. Code R. 338.3145

Individuals with a wide range of felony convictions are barred for ten years from most aviation-related occupations.

Other pages in this section: Legal Overviews - Materials for Employers - Policy Reports & Recommendations - Occupational Licensing - Disparate Impact Claims Under Title VII - Sex Offender Restrictions - Parole and Probation Restrictions

Restrictions for Specific Jobs: Accounting - Banking - Childcare - Education - Firefighters - Gaming - Government Employment and Government Contracting - Health Professionals - Insurance - Labor and Employee Benefits - Long-Term Care - Military Service - Security Guard and Private Security - Transportation

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