Background Screening for the Transportation Industry

Because the roads are dangerous enough.

Service Overview

Cars driving on two-sided roadway at sunset. DOT background screening concept.

In 2019, the United States reported 33,244 fatal motor vehicle crashes— about 11 deaths per 100,000 people. In addition, there are millions of non-fatal accidents across the nation resulting in injury and costly repair each year. The road is a dangerous place where we often put our lives in the hands of other people. When hiring individuals who will be taking to the road, make sure they’re fit for the job, possessing the requisite skills, credentials, and record for the position.

Safety and Deadlines

Over the years, Peopletrail has worked with many organizations within the transportation industry. We know that safety and meeting deadlines are of high importance when it comes to your business. We are here to help you with both as proper screening can mitigate a number of considerable risks and save you time. Peopletrail alleviates the hiring difficulties of this highly-regulated industry. We offer specific solutions tailor-made for the transportation sector, understanding exactly what your business needs to be DOT and FAA compliant.

Recommended Screening for Transportation

Commercial Driver’s License Check

Peopletrail conducts thorough checks for prospective applicants that are required to have a valid Commercial Driver’s License (CDL). Our checks include confirming various particulars and verifying license authenticity. We also investigate relevant issues regarding the CDL such as violations, driving restrictions, and suspensions.

Drug and Alcohol Testing

Habitual drug use can lead to serious injury and death on the road. For this reason, many employers in the transportation industry implement drug testing programs in order to avoid accidents and other misconduct. Such programs typically include pre-employment drug screening, random drug screening, and post-accident drug screening.

Criminal Records Checks

Criminal record screening is a fundamental part of any driver background check. Peopletrail can help you determine whether your candidate or employee has a criminal history at the county, state, or federal level as well as any civil or otherwise pending charges. This information can help you have a better idea of who is behind the wheel for your company.  

DOT Employment Verification

Certain industries are regulated by title 49 transportation and therefore required to perform mandatory pre-employment, periodic, and random record checks. As part of these checks, DOT employment verifications help provide employers with insights into their candidates and new hires. As stipulated by the US Department of Transportation, it is necessary to complete DOT employment verifications within 30 days of the applicant being hired.

Health Screening

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) and DOT have outlined minimum health requirements for Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) holders. This ensures that drivers are up to the demands of their job. Peopletrail has a comprehensive health screening solution for those regulated by the FMCSA and DOT, enabling us to ascertain whether or not the candidate meets your expectations as an employer.

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Helping You With Your Unique Hiring Needs

As part of the accredited elite, only Peopletrail® combines superior customer service and efficient, state-of-the-art technology integration to deliver on-demand, accurate, and timely consumer reporting results. With over 20 years of expertise, we work with organizations large and small, including many in the transportation industry. When you partner with Peopletrail, you work with a top background check company that is invested in your hiring success. We keep things simple, compliant, and effective.