In order to speed up the hiring decision process, many employers order a driving first.And since the results are instant, they can quickly decide whether or not to proceed with the hiring process.
Companies should order driving records/MVRS on all employees that might ever drive on behalf of the company.
Many times companies may overlook the driving liability associated with employees that may be making bank deposits, picking up the mail or running errands on behalf of the company.
Driving records or MVR reports are the preferred way to identify applicants or employees with unsafe or unacceptable driving records.
Often, convictions for driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs won’t be found on the criminal court record and will only be shown with a driving record search.
The Department of Transportation (DOT) are requires certain companies to request up to date Driving reords/MVR reports annually on their drivers.
It should be noted that California requires a driving record can only be ordered as part of of an employment screening background check, so another search must be added to the order.
This search provides a summary of the applicant’s driving record for 3 years or more which may include traffic violations, driving related offenses, and restrictions/suspensions/revocations.
This search may also reveal misdemeanor and felony DUI convictions which are sometimes not included in the criminal histories of all jurisdictions.
The States listed below provide Instant driving records Access
Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Maine, Massachusetts, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Virginia, Vermont, West Virginia, Wisconsin, Wyoming.
Driving records are accessed in compliance with the Driver’s Privacy Protection Act and various state laws.
The National Driver Register (NDR) is a division in the National Center for Statistics and Analysis under the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA).
The NDR maintains the computerized database known as the Problem Driver Pointer System (PDPS) which contains information on individuals whose privilege to operate a motor vehicle has been revoked, suspended, canceled or denied or who have been convicted of serious traffic-related offenses.
Problem Drivers National Driver Register Click Here
For information on the Drivers Privacy Protection act: Click Here
DOT Maintenance Compliance The Federal Department of Transportation requires CDL (commercial drivers license) drivers to stay in compliance with the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration.
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