Companies are typically liable for employees when they drive for business purposes. Even a single employee-caused accident could increase your insurance rates or result in costly litigation and damage to your company’s reputation. To make more informed decisions when hiring commercial drivers, employers should review all applicable driver safety data before extending an offer of employment.
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) requires employers to obtain and review a motor vehicle record from every state in which a commercial driver has held a license during the previous three years. In addition, at least once every 12 months, companies are required to obtain motor vehicle records from every state in which their drivers held licenses. HirewithSME can help you manage these requirements quickly and efficiently with 24/7 access to our robust product offerings which include license validations and comprehensive accident history reporting.