Employers Utilizing Drivers Should Obtain Motor Vehicle Reports

In an effort to protect the city of Philadelphia from the risk of fires, Ben Franklin famously once said, “An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.” As a Founding Father of the United States, Franklin created America’s first volunteer fire company, the first fire insurance company, and obtained a charter for the first hospital, according to PBS and The American Experience. Through this idiom and these accomplishments, Franklin taught us long ago that stopping a problem from happening is better than having to deal with it after it’s too late. But sadly, not everyone has followed his important advice.

A Recipe for Disaster

There are over 3.5 million working truckers in our country today, per the most recent Census. Add to the mix the over 13,000 package delivery drivers currently employed in the United States, and subcontractors, like the 6000 people working for DoorDash, and you may just have a recipe for disaster on your hands. After all, if your company employs or subcontracts a driver and they cause an accident while on duty, you can be found liable for damages. If you aren’t obtaining motor vehicle reports through VerifyProtect when hiring, now is the time to start—before your business insurance increases across the board!

An Ounce of Prevention

When the people you hire are required to drive a personal or company vehicle as part of their job duties, it’s crucial to make sure they have a clean driving record. Dependable workers who have proven to be safe and responsible drivers in the past can lower your company’s liability risk and may even help you catch a break on your company’s liability insurance. At VerifyProtect, we offer a variety of Driver’s Record Employment Screening Services to help you properly check applicants, before you spend time, money, and resources to onboard a new worker that isn’t a safe bet.

Get the Full Picture

Not all traffic incidents are easily discoverable as a matter of public record. For example, did you know that even a DUI/DWI conviction may not be easily discovered on a typical background check? This is where it can really come in handy to run a driver history record for potential new hires who will be behind the wheel as part of their job. MVR options through VerifyProtect include a Standard Driver’s License Record Search, Commercial Driver’s License Record Search, and Federal Commercial Driver Safety Search. To learn more about each one, click here.

It is easier to prevent a fire than to put one out! That is why employers utilizing drivers should always obtain motor vehicle reports. If you are interested in having a driving record screening done for any of your applicants, contact us at VerifyProtect today, and visit our website to learn more about the other Employment Screening Services we offer.

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Kristina Taylor
In 1989, Kristina began her career as a customer service representative at the newly formed American Tenant Screen, Inc. Ten years later, she pioneered tenant background screening on the Internet. As a long-standing member of the National Multifamily Resident Information Council (formerly the National Association of Screening Agencies) Kristina gains insight into the trends of the tenant screening industry to better understand the current and future needs of their clients.

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