The transportation industry is a vital component of society with the responsibility of delivering goods and supplies across great distances. At TruDiligence, we perform employment DOT truck driver background history checks and searches to provide trucking and transportation agencies with the information they need to make confident decisions about who to hire.
DOT Background Check and Candidate Pre-Screening
When hiring drivers to represent your business out on the road and transport products across the country, it is important to be certain of their ability to perform the work safely and without cutting corners. Our trucking and transportation pre-screening services involves searching through Motor Vehicle records, confirming commercial driver’s license information and conducting all DOT- regulated clearinghouse searches and employment verifications so the right choices can be made for hiring.
TruDiligence is a Third Party Administrator and happy to assist in all areas of DOT screening to include:
- FMCSA Drug and Alcohol Clearinghouse Searches
- FMCSA PSP Crash and Inspection Reports
- DOT Employment Verifications
- DOT Drug Testing with Randoms Management
- Motor Vehicle Driver Records (CDL / CDLIS)
Background Screening for Compliance
Drivers who possess a CDL are required to pass a DOT Background Check including drug and alcohol screening as well as a thorough employment screening process before they can transport materials. The FMCSA requires that employers obtain at least three years’ worth of work and driving experience on potential employees. We help trucking and transportation companies meet compliance requirements and avoid the hassle of hefty fines and penalties. We also conduct ongoing screening and criminal background checks to protect you from potential litigation.
Truck Driver Background Checks and Core Screening
CDL drivers are subject to a core screening process that includes a search of the FMCSA Drug and Alcohol Clearinghouse, a review of state motor vehicle records for the past three years, in addition to employment information that includes prior drug and alcohol abuse violations for positions held at each previous employer over that timeframe. Our goal is to establish whether there are discrepancies between reported and recorded information. We also do a criminal record search and address history to keep business owners safe from hidden issues down the road.
Our ongoing screening services help to streamline compliance with FMCSA regulations.
- Annual recheck through the FMCSA Drug and Alcohol Clearinghouse
- Annual CDL Drivers Records
- Random Drug Test Management
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Association publishes a wealth of information of regulations as they apply to carriers employing DOT regulated drivers and transportation background checks.
The FMCSA Drug and Alcohol Clearinghouse went into effect January 2020 and stipulates new guidelines requiring searches both pre-employment and annually thereafter when conducting truck driver background checks.