Driving Record Report Service

Driving Record Report Service

A motor vehicle background report is used to check the applicant’s driving history including traffic violations, suspensions, revocations, type of license granted, and restrictions on use. This background check is highly recommended for all employees that will be driving vehicles or operating equipment in the performance of their job duties. In some states, convictions for driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs are not on a criminal court record and can only be revealed through a DMV check.

We will obtain the following information:

  • Full Name
  • Current Address
  • Date of Birth
  • Driver’s License Issue Date
  • Driver’s License Expiration Date
  • Class (Operator, CDL, etc.)
  • Status (Valid, Suspended, Expired, etc.)
  • Restrictions
  • Endorsements
  • Accidents
  • Suspensions
  • Revocations
  • Violations
  • Points

All states have instant access to their motor vehicle background check records which means our clients can receive the Motor Vehicle Reports back as soon as they are entered. The only exceptions are Alaska, Hawaii, Oregon and Pennsylvania; these requests can have overnight turn around.

Common Violations

  • Driver Unlicensed
  • DUI
  • DWLS/R (Driving while License Suspended/Revoked)
  • Failed to Signal Lane Change
  • Failure to Carry Proof of Insurance
  • Failure to Yield
  • Improper Equipment
  • No Valid Driver’s License
  • OP MV – Operate Mobile Phone in Motor Vehicle
  • Passed Red Light
  • Reckless Driving
  • Seatbelt
  • Speed
  • Stop Signs
  • Traffic Control Device/Signs
  • Vehicle Stop at Limit Line
  • Window Tint

Common Endorsements

  • Combined Hazmat/Tank
  • Double/Triple Trailers
  • Farm Equipment
  • For Hire
  • Hazmat
  • Motorcycle
  • Passenger
  • School Bus
  • Tank Vehicle
  • Transport Liquids or Gasses in Cargo Tanks

Common Restrictions

  • Cannot Drive Class A Buses
  • Cannot Drive Class A or B Buses
  • Corrective Lenses
  • Daylight Driving Only
  • Interlock
  • No Air Brakes
  • Other (Customized Text Including, Alcohol, Interlock, Etc.)
  • Outside Mirrors

Terms to Know

CDL-A: A commercial driver’s license which authorizes the use of any combination of vehicle with a Gross Vehicle Weight Rating of 26,001 pounds and has the capability of towing in excess of 10,000 pounds.

CDL-B: A commercial driver’s license which authorizes the use of any combination of vehicle with a Gross Vehicle Weight Rating of 26,001 pounds but cannot tow a vehicle in excess of 10,000 pounds.

CDL-C: A commercial driver’s license which authorizes the use of a single or combination of vehicles with a Gross Vehicle Weight Rating of 26,001 or more pounds but does not meet the definition of the Class A or Class B, but is allowed to transport more than 16 passengers or transports hazardous materials.

Chauffeur: A class of license that authorizes the driver to transport passengers for a fee.

Class E: A non-commercial driver’s license which authorizes the driver to operate taxis or livery vehicles.

Endorsement: The authorization to operate a specific vehicle type other than a basic operator which requires additional testing.

Restriction: The mandate that the driver must comply with specific limitations while driving.

Why conduct a driving record check?

It might seem obvious to conduct a driving record check for a candidate that will be driving a company vehicle or driving their own vehicle on company time, but a driving record can also provide great insight into candidates character.  You could learn things about a candidate such as drug and alcohol usage, dangerous driving habits and general irresponsibility.  Driving records generally show the employer the validity of the license, any violations, suspensions, accidents and various other pieces of information.

Will the Motor Vehicle Report distinguish between a driver's license, temporary permit and an identification card?

Absolutely. The Crimcheck Motor Vehicle Report will specify whether a license is valid, suspended or expired, and will identify whether it is a temporary permit or an identification card only.

Will DUI’s show up on the Motor Vehicle Report or as a criminal record?

A DUI will always show up as a criminal offense if it falls in a jurisdiction that is searched. It will most likely show up on the Motor Vehicle Report as well, as long as it has been reported to the Department of Motor Vehicles.

Can you run different licenses from 2 states?

Yes. All you would need to do is provide the second driver’s license number and state and Crimcheck can do the rest!

Driving Record Article Library

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