Delivery Driver Employment Background Checks
Delivery Business owners and operators must take the proper steps to insure that their drivers do not harm anyone through an auto accident or an assault, theft or other crime .
An employment background check that includes an instant driving record report and a comprehensive nationwide criminal record background check is an employer’s best protection to prevent hiring risky employees and in the event of being sued for negligent hiring.
Delivery Driver Driving Record Qualifications
To qualify to be a delivery driver, most delivery companies require that you must be at least 18 years old and have a clean record.
Typically, you cannot have any major violations in the last seven years.
These may include but are not limited to DUI, driving with a suspended or expired license, and failing to stop and report an accident. Certain violent crimes will also disqualify you from driving for a food or other delivery companies.
Most companies require that its drivers do not have more than three “incidents” in the last three years.
For example, most companies will count each time you have been involved in an accident or cited for a moving violation that cannot be classified as a major violation, as an incident.
The main exception to this policy is made if you receive a citation for a minor moving violation when you are involved in an accident. This may be combined and therefore the accident and citation may be considered as one incident.
As the first step in this process, our instant three year driving record report will eliminate time and money spent on unqualified or undesirable applicants. Unlike the driving history done by an insurance company that merely passes or fails and applicant, our extensive driving history record reveals a great deal about the applicant.
Our criminal record “Smart Search Plus®” includes all searches included in the criminal record smart search, but also includes an unlimited check of Federal criminal records. It is increasingly important to check these added Federal records as they now make up as much as 10 percent of all criminal records. And, those charged in the Federal criminal system have been charged with some of the most serious crimes.
Our criminal record “Smart Search®” is an excellent and comprehensive criminal record background check that provides a thorough background screening criminal records search of state and county criminal record repositories, but does not include a check of the Federal criminal records in each state as included in our criminal record “Smart Search Plus®” .
For an example of an applicant with a Federal criminal record but no state or county arrest record,
This record would not have been found without a check of the separately maintained Federal criminal records systems which contains about 10 per cent of all arrest records.