Importance of Driving Records Screening

WHO – Anybody applying for a position of employment or volunteer services in which driving will be required.

WHAT – State licenses held by commercial and non-commercial drivers.  Here are a few examples of common databases and departments searched:

  • State Level

  • CDLIS Search

  • DOT Search

  • Plus Many More

WHEN – Driving histories are typically performed when an offer of employment or volunteer position is made.

WHERE – With Stellar Background Checks, these searches can be conducted from any where in the world with a laptop, desktop or mobile device.

WHY – Employers are required by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) to collect and review a commercial driver’s motor vehicle record from each state where he or she has held a license in the past three years. Furthermore, companies must get motor vehicle records from any state where their drivers hold licenses at least once every 12 months.

HOW – Disclosure and consent must be obtained in cases of employment then, the applicable databases are searched along with federal, state and local jurisdictions.

When employees drive for business purposes, companies are usually held accountable. Even a single employee-caused accident can raise your insurance costs or result in expensive litigation and damage your reputation.  Employers often search for the following issues on a driving history.  Here are a few examples: 

  • Moving violations

  • Reckless driving

  • Suspensions


  • Driving Hours Violations

When recruiting employees for driving roles, employers should study all relevant driver safety data before making an offer of employment.

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