Motor Vehicle Reports
Motor Vehicle Records
The below three valuable background checks provide optimal transparency into an individual’s driving history. The result? Companies are empowered to make smart hiring decisions, reduce on-the-job accidents and liabilities, comply with FMCSA requirements, and generally have more peace of mind.
Motor Vehicle Records Check?
Reviewing your candidate’s driving records and public safety data is important for positions where employees, volunteers, or contractors will operate motor vehicles for business purposes. An MVR check provides insight into whether a candidate is a safe driver.
- Hire qualified candidates with safe driving records
- Maintain safety protocols and minimize risk
- Safeguard company assets, employees, and customers
- Maintain your organization’s reputation and trust within the community
- Protect your organization against liability claims and higher insurance premiums.
The MVR report includes a variety of information, including:
- License expiration
- Current status
- License classification
- Driving endorsements
- Traffic violations
- Car accidents
- Vehicular crimes
- License suspensions
- Unpaid parking tickets
FMCSA’s PSP Report
Though not mandatory, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s (FMCSA) Pre-Employment Screen Program (PSP) report supplements the MVR, providing extra data that improves transparency during the hiring process.
While MVR reports only cover incidents that occurred in a specific state, PSP reports cover incidents that occurred nationwide. Additionally, PSP reports include information about safety inspections, which can provide valuable insight into a driver’s safety habits.
These reports contain the following information about drivers:
- 5-year history of crash data
- 3-year history of roadside inspection data
- Safety details about crashes, such as injuries, fatalities, towaways, and whether a vehicle was placed out of service
PSP reports can also help employers identify areas where a driver may need additional training or coaching to improve their performance on the road.
According to the FMCSA, “companies using PSP to screen new hires lower their crash rate by 8% and driver out-of-service rates by 17%, on average, compared to those that do not use PSP.”
CDLIS stands for Commercial Driver’s License Information System. It is a nationwide database managed by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) in the United States. CDLIS contains records of commercial driver’s licenses (CDLs) and commercial learner’s permits (CLPs) issued by various states. This system helps ensure that individuals do not hold multiple CDLs in different states and provides a way for states to share information about a commercial driver’s licensing history, convictions, and disqualifications across state lines. CDLIS plays a crucial role in maintaining the integrity and consistency of commercial driver’s licensing information throughout the country.