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Transportation companies must quickly identify qualified driver candidates who may benefit from a phased or staged screening program. Unqualified candidates should be eliminated early in the screening process, so you can devote important time and resources to the best candidates. Sedan coverage is available to cover your unique risks. 


Pre-screening helps weed out those candidates who do not meet the basic minimum hiring criteria. First verify a driver’s three-year previous employment history, then obtain their current and up to three year prior commercial driver’s license information. Next, identify whether a SSN may be invalid.

Core Screening

Once you have determined that a candidate meets minimum qualifications, more extensive screening can help to select the most qualified driver.

Motor Vehicle Reports from each state where a driver held a CDL in the prior 3 years will satisfy the three-year driving history requirement. Employers will know which states to order reports from based on the information returned from the CDLIS report.

Then candidates must undergo drug/Alcohol Violation History Verifications, followed by A Pre-Employment Screening Program to gather driver records that show the most recent five years of crash data and three years of roadside inspection.

Next you will want National and County Criminal History Searches to be made. You can also conduct a National Sex Offender Registry Search

Conditional Screening

Regulated employees are often subject to drug testing and health screenings.

You’ll also need to consider medical qualification standards. Validation from a licensed, certified and registered medical examiner can show if a driver is physically qualified to drive a commercial motor vehicle. No matter how extensive and in depth your screening is, gaps or mishaps happen, which is another reason why protecting your business with sedan insurance is so important. 

Ongoing Screening

Regulations require certain screens be performed periodically, including: 

  • Random Selection Drug and Alcohol Testing
  • Post-Accident Drug and Alcohol Testing
  • Reasonable Suspicion Drug and Alcohol Testing 
  • Monthly Motor Vehicle Report Monitoring
  • Annual Driving Record Review 
  • Physical Exams 

It is extremely beneficial to work with a background screening  partner and a Washington D.C. sedan insurance agent who is experienced with the unique requirements of the transportation industry and who has the ability to help identify and close potential screening gaps or inconsistencies in your program.

About American Risk Management, Inc.

American Risk Management, Inc. (ARM), along with its predecessor entities, has provided public auto business owners with coverage for their vehicles and operations since 1938. We provide coverage to taxis, sedans, limousines, ride-sharing vehicles, sightseeing tours, courtesy shuttles, school shuttles, last-mile delivery, and couriers across the Washington, D.C. metro area. Our expertise and experience in the commercial transportation industry allow us to provide our clients solutions that fit their unique risk profiles. To learn more about what we can offer you, call us today at (202) 547-8700.