Transportation Background Checks

Safety is the number one concern when it comes to the transportation industry. In order to comply with safety you need to conduct a background check on every new hire.

Organizations in the transportation industry have specific types of background checks with DOT requirements for commercial vehicle operators.

The Department of Transportation has trucking regulations in place, as do individual states. DOT background checks investigate a job candidate’s driving record, health, and employment history, to determine the candidate’s ability to operate a commercial vehicle safely. 

Company owners need to ensure their drivers are up to the job, as they are driving semi-tractor trailers, which can cause much damage and fatalities if involved in an accident. They are also hauling a load of valuable merchandise, and at times hazardous materials.

The transportation industry also includes ridesharing, such as Uber and Lyft. In this business, you must ensure the safety of the passengers.

Legal Locator Service offers DOT background screening that will satisfy all federal and state regulations, plus offer peace of mind.

We offer Continuous Criminal screening. With Continuous Criminal screening Human Resources will receive updates about drivers’ records, including new criminal violations and license suspensions.

Recommended Transportation Background check products for this industry include:

  • Globally Criminal Database Search (includes 7-years of history address.)
  • Sex Offender Registry
  • County or Statewide Criminal Records Search (All counties within the last 7 years)
  • Employment Verification
  • Education Verification
  • Federal Criminal Records Search
  • MVR, CDLIS, and/ or PSP
  • DOT Employment Verification – A DOT background check needs specific details from the past 3 years. DOT employment verifications must be completed within 30 days of the candidate being hired, per the U.S. Department of Transportation.
  • Drug Screening Drug and Alcohol Testing (annual testing and random testing)

Legal Locator Service has an easy‐to‐use online system. Access the information you want when you need it with our responsive platform that adjusts to your tablet or phone. Order in 3 easy steps. Click on your background check package, add name, email address, and click send. The applicant receives an email to fill out all personal information and signs authorization and disclosures forms on our secure portal. All authorization and disclosure forms the applicant signs are stored under your login account. When the background check is finished the client receives an email that the background check is complete.

Hundreds of millions of background checks have been processed through our Instascreen™ platform. Transparent services and one single sign-on. Send adverse letters with a click of the mouse.

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