Transportation & Logistics Background Checks
Transportation and logistics employers should consider criminal activity and safety throughout the supply chain. Truck driver background checks and DOT driving record reports are crucial to protecting company liability.
DOT background checks and health assessments for CDL drivers ensure the safety of the company, customers, and other employees. This is especially critical following the COVID-19 pandemic. During this time, trucking and transportation employers found themselves at risk for theft as consumers purchased large amounts of consumables out of fear. By providing truck driver background checks, employers can ensure their employees and applicants have the necessary qualifications and can be trusted with the equipment and merchandise.
Employers must follow federal laws and regulations with applicants and employees, including DOT background check compliance and the Fair Credit Reporting Act.
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What Background Checks Does Health Street Offer in the Transportation and Logistics Industry?
Criminal Background Check Packages
Every criminal background check ordered through Health Street always begins with a Social Security Number Trace. From there, you can add specific background checks, choose from one of our most popular packages, or build your own.
Triple Database Package
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Platinum Background Check Package
Includes Everything in Triple Database Package (above) plus Courthouse Repository (State and/or County level).ORDER BACKGROUND CHECK
Includes Everything in Platinum Package (above) plus a 10 panel drug test.ORDER BACKGROUND CHECK
Build Your Own Package
Customize your background check package to create the perfect package. Options include criminal database checks, sanctions, resume verifications, and drug tests.BUILD YOUR OWN PACKAGE
(starting at $39)
Background screening services to check a person’s job history, degrees, and references.ORDER RESUME VERIFICATION
DOT Background Check
(starting at $39)
Ensure DOT compliance with Health Street’s driver screening services.ORDER BACKGROUND CHECK
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Transportation and Logistics Background Check Laws and Regulations
To reduce theft in the transportation and logistics industry, employers should run DOT background checks, offer security training to employees, conduct background checks and provide training to transportation partners, implement in-transit security measures, conduct audits, and install surveillance systems.
DOT background checks are a crucial component of the industry’s safety by allowing employers to hire reliable, qualified employees. However, there are federal laws employers must comply with to protect the business from legal issues, to hire safe drivers, and to protect the employer and employees.
In addition to criminal background checks, employers must also look at the applicant’s performance history. Each year, more than 400,000 accidents occur involving large commercial vehicles, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). The Department of Transportation regulates the safety of the transportation industry.
49 CFR § 391.51 requires all motor carriers to maintain a driver qualification file for every driver which may be combined with the personnel file. The file must include a medical examiner’s certificate.
According to 49 CFR § 391.23, transportation employers are required to run specific truck driver background checks for every applicant. Background checks for truck drivers go back three years in each state where the driver was licensed.
All employers must remain compliant with the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA), allowing applicants and employees the right to explain inaccuracies in background check results before a hiring decision or adverse employment action occurs. The FCRA protects the rights and privacy of applicants and employees.
If any information from a background check will cause adverse employment action, the applicant or employee must be notified and provided with the name, address, and phone number of the background check agency. Upon request, employees and applicants must be given their background check information and have the right to dispute or explain any inaccurate or incomplete information found in the report.
Frequently Asked Questions
What does DOT mean on a background check?
Department of Transportation (DOT) background checks ensure safety by determining that commercial drivers are qualified. Transportation employers regulated by the DOT must follow DOT compliance and conduct DOT background checks during the hiring process.