Pre-Employment Background Checks for the Transportation Industry

In the Transportation Industry, employee background checks can help:

  • Ensure the safety of cargo and passengers – Prevent theft from drivers who will be handling company cargo. Screen drivers who will be in contact with the public such as delivery drivers and public transportation drivers.
  • Maintain Safety on the Roads – Check employees who will be operating company vehicles to identify and screen out unsafe drivers.
  • Safeguard Reputation – Properly screening drivers can help protect the reputation of the company and guard against negligent hiring lawsuits.

Common Background Checks Requested:

Motor Vehicle Records (MVR) Search

An MVR Check screens drivers of company vehicles in order to prevent on-the-job accidents and secure the safety of passengers and cargo.

Drug Screening

Be sure applicants are free of illegal drugs to guard against hazardous drivers and ensure the safety of others on the road.      

Criminal Records Check

Verify that drivers have not been convicted of a crime. Guard the company from theft and workplace violence.

Sex Offender Search

For employees who may have contact with the public, identify convicted sex offenders who may be applying for employment in your organization.

Companies in the Transportation industry may also wish to conduct other background searches such as employment verification, social security administration searches and/or I-9 Employment Eligibility Verification (E-Verify) searches.