The different types of driving records that hiring managers should know
What is a driving record? It’s a history of violations, convictions, collisions, and departmental actions incurred by a driver over a period of time. A copy of the record is referred to as either an Abstract of Driving Record (ADR) or Motor Vehicle Record (MVR). A driving record check is an important part of the recruitment process when you’re hiring someone for a job that requires driving. Not only do you need to ensure that their license is current, but you also want to make sure that they’ll be safe on the road. Hiring safe drivers improves your company’s reputation, and it can even reduce your insurance rates. Here are the types of driving records you should be aware of as a hiring manager:
Full driving record: A full record provides all the available information about an individual’s driving history, including convictions, violations, collision suspensions, revocations and disqualifications, deferred prosecutions, and failures to appear (FTA). In addition to the person named on the driving record being able to get a copy, so can attorneys, law and justice agencies, governmental agencies, and their agents.
Insurance record: You can use these records to create and renew commercial, noncommercial motor vehicle insurance, and life insurance policies. Both the individual on the record and the insurance company, as well as their agents, can get a copy of the record. Inside you’ll find a 3-year history of convictions, violations, collisions, and failures to appear (FTA).
Employment record: This type of record is used for employment purposes. Along with the person named on the driving record, a copy can also be provided to the employer, prospective employer, volunteer organizations, transit authorities, and school districts. The type of information you’ll get is extensive, including convictions, violations, collisions, suspensions, revocations and disqualifications, deferred prosecutions, and failures to appear (FTA).
When hiring a driver for your company, you will most likely use their driving record to confirm that they’re a safe and legal driver. Each report offers different information, though, so it’s important to consider what the candidate’s job responsibilities will be to determine what you need to know about their driving history. At Private Eyes, we can supply an employer driving record normally within 15 minutes unless it was issued by a state that requires additional documentation. If more information is required by the state, we will supply the document(s) and will walk you through the process.
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