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Driving Record Checks

We know that you put your people, goods, services, and reputation in the hands of your drivers every time they get behind the wheel. If you're hiring a new driver or someone who will operate a motor vehicle during their employment, pre-screening their driving history, license history, and personal driving record is essential.

Annual rescreens on every driver within your company are also recommended, and we can accept bulk orders via an easy-to-use Excel spreadsheet and CSV file interface or an automated data exporter.

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Driving Record Checks

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Why Driving Record Checks Are Essential

Legal Compliance

Driver history checks are crucial for businesses in the transportation sector, ensuring compliance with Department of Transportation (DOT) regulations. The DOT sets rigorous standards for the safety and integrity of transport services, making MVR checks a legal necessity for roles involving the transport of goods or passengers.

Safety and Integrity

For businesses across all industries, screening driving records is pivotal in upholding the safety and well-being of both employees and customers. It's especially important for companies providing company vehicles for work purposes.

Liability Protection

By conducting thorough driving record checks, employers can shield themselves from potential liability issues. This is particularly vital in situations where company vehicles are involved, helping to maintain a safe working environment.

Informed Decision-Making

Partnering with KRESS for driving record checks ensures that these screenings adhere to DOT standards, offering precise and current insights into the driving histories of current and potential employees. This enables employers to make well-informed decisions regarding hiring and managing their driving force.

Build Your Team with Confidence

  • Reduce the risk of accidents and enhance road safety.

  • Mitigate liability and financial risk associated with negligent hiring practices.

  • Comply with DOT and other regulatory standards to avoid penalties and legal issues.

  • Secure the integrity of your company’s fleet and protect the well-being of other employees and customers.

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Don't allow the past driving infractions of potential hires to compromise the safety and reputation of your business. Initiate driving record checks today to maintain the highest standards of safety and compliance.

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How it Works

The KRESS Driving Records Check Process

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Step 1

Submit Your Request:

Begin by logging into our online portal or submitting a request via email. If you're conducting checks in bulk, you can also utilize our spreadsheet submission method for efficiency. Simply download the template from our website, fill in the employee details, and upload it back through the portal or email it to us.

Step 2

Processing and Verification:

Once we receive your request, our team will immediately get to work. We liaise with the respective state DMVs to obtain the most up-to-date driving records. Throughout this process, we maintain strict compliance with DOT and FCRA regulations to safeguard your organization against potential audits.

Step 3

Receive Comprehensive Reports:

After thorough verification and analysis, we compile the driving records into comprehensive reports. These reports are then made available to you via our secure online portal. Our reports encompass all pertinent information, from minor infractions to criminal convictions, providing you with a complete overview of an individual's driving history.

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Get Driving Record Checks with KRESS

Our tailored driving records check service is designed to support your hiring and risk management strategies, ensuring that your team consists of only the most reliable drivers.

Leveraging advanced technology and our strong partnerships with state DMVs, we offer fast turnaround times, comprehensive reports that provide a full view of a driver’s history, reliable data through rigorous quality control processes, with full compliance.

Whether you are looking to hire a new driver or perform routine screenings on current employees, trust KRESS.

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Your Guide to Motor Vehicle Records Checks

Motor Vehicle Record (MVR) Background Checks

KRESS's driving history screening is the ideal way to identify candidates or employees with unsafe driving records and limit your risk. This includes a Motor Vehicle Record (MVR) check. An MVR reports on a job candidate's driving history as compiled from the relevant state Department of Motor Vehicles.

What shows up on an MVR report?

A Motor Vehicle Report may include the following details over the past three to seven years:

  • Driver's license information: This section provides details about the driver's license, including the driver's name, address, date of birth, and driver's license number.

  • Point history: In this section, you can find a record of any accumulated points on the driver's license. Points are typically assigned for driving violations or other driving infractions.

  • Violations: This section lists specific violations or offenses committed by the driver. It includes information such as the date of the violation, the type of violation, and any associated penalties or fines.

  • Convictions: Here, you can find details about any convictions related to the driver's license. Convictions typically refer to situations where the driver has been found guilty of a traffic offense or other related crimes.

  • License status: This section provides information about the current status of the driver's license. It indicates whether the license is active, suspended, revoked, or expired. It may also include details about any restrictions or conditions placed on the license.

Additional information that may be included in a Motor Vehicle Report includes:

  • Accident history: This section provides details about any accidents the driver has been involved in.

  • DUI/DWI charges: A motor vehicle record check also includes information about any DUI (Driving Under the Influence) or DWI (Driving While Intoxicated) charges against the driver.

  • License endorsements: Endorsements on a driver's license are additional certifications that allow them to operate certain types of vehicles, such as commercial vehicles or motorcycles.

  • License restrictions: This section may include details about any restrictions placed on the license, such as for corrective lenses or a designated geographic area.

  • Medical conditions: Some Motor Vehicle Reports may also include information about any medical conditions that could affect driving ability.

Commercial Driver's License Information System (CDLIS)

CDLIS helps document the issuance of a commercial driver's license (CDL) and the withdrawal of a commercial driver by the State Driver Licensing Agencies (SDLAs) of the CDLIS jurisdictions (the 50 U.S. states and the District of Columbia).

The purpose of the CDLIS is to keep a record of each driver nationwide and help ensure only one driver's license and one record for each driver and to enable authorized users nationwide, such as local law enforcement officials, to check whether a driver is withdrawn through the cooperative exchange of commercial driver information between the CDLIS jurisdictions.

What Information is Maintained by the CDLIS?

The CDLIS maintains various information related to commercial drivers, including:

The Driver's Identification Details

This includes the driver's full name, date of birth, social security number, and the state that issued the CDL.

Medical Certification Status

The CDLIS verifies whether the driver is medically certified to operate a commercial vehicle.

Previous Licenses

The CDLIS can provide information about up to three previous commercial driver's licenses held by the driver.

Traffic Violations and Convictions

Any driving violations or convictions associated with the driver's commercial license will be included in the CDLIS check.


Withdrawals refer to any suspensions, cancellations, or revocations of the driver's commercial license.

At KRESS, we understand the importance of safe and responsible commercial driving. That's why we offer comprehensive background checks and screening services for employers in the transportation industry. Our screening solutions include CDLIS searches, which thoroughly check a candidate's driver's license and history across all participating states.

With our services, employers can ensure that their drivers are qualified, experienced, and have a clean driving record. This not only promotes safety on the roads but also helps companies avoid potential liabilities and costly legal issues.

FMCSA Compliance

Many of the regulations regarding commercial driving, including the requirement for Motor Vehicle Record (MVR) checks and Commercial Driver's License Information System (CDLIS) checks, are overseen by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), a division of the U.S. Department of Transportation.

The FMCSA establishes and enforces regulations to ensure the safety of commercial motor vehicles (CMVs) on America's roadways. This includes rules about driver qualifications, hours of service, vehicle maintenance, and more. In terms of MVR checks, the FMCSA requires employers to obtain an MVR from every state where a CMV driver holds or has held a motor vehicle operator's license or permit during the preceding three years.

However, it's important to note that while the FMCSA has broad regulatory power over commercial driving in the United States, each state has its own laws and regulations regarding non-commercial driving and driver's licenses. Therefore, not all aspects of MVR checks or driving safety are regulated by the FMCSA.

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