Driver and Motor Vehicle Report Employment Check

Get your candidates on the road with user-friendly Motor Vehicle Reports (MVR)  that are fast and accurate. 

Let’s start with the basics

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What are Driver and MVR reports?

MVRs, also known as driving background checks or MVR screens, search a persons’ driving record and history as reported from a state Department of Motor Vehicles or similar government entity which issues driver licenses. Oftentimes, MVRs are used to understand driving records for employment purposes, but they can also be used for a variety of other reasons.  

While this may vary from one state to the next depending on local reporting practices, information reported in driving record background checks includes driver’s license status and class, violations, suspensions, restrictions, and other information related to driving records and credentials.


Why is understanding a candidate’s driving history important?

Industry regulations

A driving record check can help identify candidates with unsafe driving records to help you assess the risk of potential and current employees. Certain records are only available on driving records and may not always show up on criminal searches such as driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs. With motor vehicle background checks, meet the standards and requirements set forth by your organization’s and industry’s standards. 

Brand trust

MVR screens help you stay compliant, protect your brand reputation, and assure your customers of safety. Whether you’re increasing hiring volumes or expanding your business with drivers, it’s imperative that you run drivers license background checks to get insight into a candidate’s driving history to understand if they are the right fit for your business.

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What roles typically require an MVR check?

MVR checks are for anyone who operates a vehicle as part of their job, including:

  • Commercial drivers such as bus, taxi, or limo drivers
  • Contract drivers for rideshare or food delivery services
  • Employees who operate company vehicles
  • Care providers who transport clients
  • Truck drivers and delivery drivers

What do you learn from an MVR check?

MVR checks provide information to help you assess if a candidate is currently eligible to drive for work:

  • If their license is currently suspended or expired
  • What types and classes of vehicles they are licensed to drive
  • Recent violations or restrictions
  • Issue and expiration dates for various license types

Driver and MVR Background Screens with Checkr

MVR checks are essential for candidates who will be operating a vehicle. Checkr’s AI-powered platform helps you navigate this highly-regulated industry for at-scale hiring with minimal manual tasks so you can run employment driving record checks and safely grow your teams.

Motor Vehicle Records (MVR) Check

Identify driving violations and verify license status and endorsements. Information returned is typically within the last three years, depending on the seriousness of the incident and the state in which it occurred.

DOT Pre-Hire Screening Package

Pre-employment screening package from DOT and FMCSA meets regulatory requirements with DOT drug tests and physical.

Continuous MVR

Stay on top of incidents, violations, and revoked or suspended licenses. Continuous MVR is a smarter, more efficient way to mitigate risk and stay compliant.

Featured solutions

Go beyond your typical background screening with Checkr’s advanced products and packages. Our offering powers at-scale hiring with less risk and more flexibility.

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Workflow Automation

Achieve more with fewer resources and scale capacity without scaling your team.

Compliance Tools

Combine the power of technology with the confidence of human review, so you can hire faster with less risk.

Continuous MVR

Keep customers safe, cut insurance costs, and lower risk. Continuous MVR monitors for incidents and automatically runs MVR checks as needed.

What to keep in mind when performing driver and MVR screens

Checkr’s platform promotes fair and compliant practices with state of the art tools and technology. We are also your partner in education. When it comes to driver and MVR checks, here are the primary laws and best-practices to consider.

The Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA)

To build a compliant background check process, you must understand the FCRA and regional and local requirements around denying a candidate employment based on a criminal record.

Equal Employment Opportunity Commission

The EEOC helps ensure that candidates are being treated fairly in the hiring process, and provides a framework for individualized assessments of pre-employment background checks.

DOT and FMCSA Guidelines

The DOT and FMCSA are the regulatory bodies overseeing the commercial driving industry, Checkr helps you create a compliant hiring process according to their guidelines.

Insurance Requirements

Insurance requirements weigh heavily when hiring drivers and transporters. Checkr customers can create filters based on carrier conditions for easier candidate conversion.


With MVR checks, up to date information is crucial. A license status could change at any time so it’s important to continuously update these records to boost compliance and safety.


DUIs often appear on criminal record screenings, but not always. In certain cases, depending on the state, driving under the influence may be considered a traffic violation and will only be surfaced on an MVR report.

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Candidate Experience

Build trust during the screening process

Candidates often feel lost or intimidated by the background check process. That’s why Checkr provides online educational tools, live support, and access to report status in our mobile-friendly candidate portal.

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Customer Story

95% reduction in turnaround time in a highly regulated industry

Honk, the roadside assistance company, built a national network of drivers thanks to a 95% reduction in screening turnaround time from three days to just one.

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MVR results are typically available in under 24 hours, with most completed within just a few minutes.