Adding a driving records report to your background screening package can be helpful for several reasons. Beyond the obvious need to run a driving records report for employess who drive as part of their employment and for insurance related reasons, a driving records report may provide an additional insight into the personality of the applicant you are considering.
What Do Driving Records Cover?
Driving records report covers driving records individually in each state. These driving records can include records of: driving under the influence, revoked license, suspended license, accidents, and minor traffic violations. Because driving records are held in State bureaus and have access to all counties in the state and sometimes other states, they can be very useful for general background screening purposes. Unless otherwise specified and an additional fee is paid, driving records are only searched back 3 years. Some State impose a fee for driving records that vary be individual State. Driving records are available in most States and most Canadian Provinces.
State Driving Records History - Turn around: Instant
(State driving records with longer turn around time: Alaska, Georgia: 24 hours; Pennsylvania: 16 days + requires notarizes affidavit).
Commercial Driving Records History / Commercial Driving License Information System (CDLIS) - Turnaround: Instant
The Commercial Driver's License Information searches commercial driving records for any prior licenses, current CDL and up to three prior licenses held by said individual. Provides user with: Present Jurisdictional State and Driver’s License Number, Name, DOB, Social Security Number Match, Up to Three Previously held CDL Numbers, AKA Information. Complies with FMCSA requirements (§ 391.21-391.27).
Note on Commercial Driving Records: Mandated by the Commercial Motor Vehicle Safety Act (CMVSA) of 1986, CDLIS driving records supports the issuance of commercial driver licenses (CDLs) by the jurisdictions, and assists jurisdictions in meeting the goals of the basic tenet "that each driver, nationwide, have only one driver license and one record through the cooperative exchange of commercial driver information between jurisdictions".