Why Look at Driving Records?

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The importance of driving records.

When it comes time to pre-screen your job applicants to determine who the best fit for the position is, you are probably preparing to comb through employment records and references. However, the pre-screening shouldn’t stop there! Driving records can be an important indicator of whether or not a candidate could be the right fit for the position.

What Can a Driving Record Tell You?

Driving records are a great indicator of responsibility, whether or not the driver realizes it. If an applicant has a DUI or DWI on their record, especially within the past year or two, it could indicate a whole range of things including a potential drinking problem or a lack of risk assessment skill. If someone is regularly in car accidents, it might be risky for you to employ them, particularly if you have company vehicles they might be in contact with. On the positive side, if an applicant has a clean driving record, it indicates that they take driving and following appropriate laws seriously.


Poor driving records can really tell you a story about the applicant. If they have failed to renew their license or registration in a timely manner, they might not be good at long-range planning or budgeting their time. If someone has a large number of speeding tickets, they might be reckless or feel invincible—something you definitely don’t want when your business’s reputation is on the line.

Why Are Driving Records Important for Businesses That Work with Vehicles?

This might seem a little more obvious, but driving records are necessary when it comes to hiring people to drive vehicles on your company’s behalf. A bad driver behind the wheel can cause damage to your company property, increase your insurance premiums, and negatively affect your brand image. Beyond the literal cost of bad driving, imagine the terrible first impression it would make to have a reckless driver take a client to lunch in a dirty company car.

Pre-Screening to Give You the Best Applicants

AIR Pre-Employment Screening Services is ready to provide you with quality pre-screening for all of your prospective employees, including driving record screening, criminal records searching, drug testing, identity verification, and even screening personal and professional references. We have over 20 years of experience in our field and we pride ourselves on providing excellent customer service, incomparable accuracy, and quick reporting. For more information on our services, give us a call at 1-800-469-4473 or visit us online. For more hiring tips and articles like this, follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, and Google+.

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