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28.01.2019 : News
Driving record check: what jobs require it?
An individual’s driving record can reveal a history of offences such as impaired driving, speeding or dangerous driving. It also includes details of the driver’s licence and its history for a defined period, current status, active suspensions and fines.
For some recruiters, an in-depth check of a candidate’s driving record is particularly useful in assessing whether a candidate meets industry standards, corporate insurance requirements and can reliably drive a company vehicle.
Here are some examples of jobs that have an interest in requesting a driving record check.
Jobs that require driving a passenger transport vehicle
Jobs that involve transporting passengers by motor vehicle are among the occupations that have an interest in checking an applicant’s driving record. Indeed, in this type of position, the driver will be responsible for driving a certain type of clientele to their destination, without jeopardizing their safety.
For example, an applicant’s driving record is generally required for employment as a school bus driver or public transit company and should clearly demonstrate that they are a responsible driver and not a threat to the well-being of their passengers.
Jobs in the freight transport sector
A driving record review is also quite common in the case of freight transport jobs. One of the reasons for this is that these types of vehicles and even some shipments can be dangerous to all highway users if the driver behaves in a reckless manner.
A driving background check service therefore allows the employer to ensure that the candidate for the heavy vehicle driver position is qualified to drive a truck legally. This can be confirmed by checking the class of driver’s licence, which proves that the applicant has been formally tested and has the skills to operate a heavy transport vehicle.
Jobs that involve driving a branded vehicle that reflects the company’s image
Unlike the first two examples of jobs where a driving record check is useful, safety is not the issue when it comes to a position that involves driving a branded vehicle that reflects the company. Rather, it involves preserving the organization’s reputation.
A driver who behaves recklessly when driving a company vehicle risks harming the employer’s reputation because their actions will automatically be attributed to the employer. This is why it is necessary to reinforce the hiring process by checking each candidate’s driving history.
Mintz Global Screening: the specialists to contact for a candidate’s driving record
In conclusion, although checking a candidate’s driving record is particularly relevant to these three types of jobs, there are of course other positions that require impeccable driving ability.
No matter what your sector of activity, don’t hesitate to request a driving record from Mintz Global Screening’s team. They will be happy to provide you with all the information you need to make informed hiring decisions.
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