Motor vehicle records (MVRs) are an excellent way to evaluate job applicants and review the status of current employees by identifying those with unsafe driving records. This type of employee screening is critical for all employees who will drive vehicles or operate equipment as part of their job duties, because it can lower the company’s liability risks.
MVR reports can also provide information that might be missed in a traditional background check. Employee driving license verification can show vital information, for example, in some states, convictions for driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol are documented in the motor vehicle report, not the criminal court record. In these states, a criminal record check alone will not provide complete or accurate information about the driver.
Annual MVR records are also required on all employees of companies regulated by the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT).