motor vehicle record check

New children’s ride-sharing services target busy parents

HopSkipDrive website: “With HopSkipDrive, you have a reliable way to get your kids to any activity. You can schedule rides weeks in advance or with at least eight hours’ notice. Unlike carpool drivers, HopSkipDrivers are vetted for both childcare experience and driving safety.” Similarly to their ride-sharing predecessors, HopSkipDrive and Shuddle both say they conduct…

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Days after withdrawing from state, Uber, Kansas could reach compromise

Uber packed its bags and watched Kansas fade in its rearview mirror, the ride-sharing company and the state government have begun working toward a compromise that would allow Uber to resume operations in the state. Uber originally shut down its business in Kansas after an over-regulatory bill — which would have required the company to…

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Who should conduct motor vehicle record checks?

Motor vehicle record checks are not as commonly utilized in hiring as other checks, such as criminal record or credit checks, but they are absolutely vital for some businesses, especially ones in the transportation industry. Taxi drivers, cross-country truck drivers, mail carriers, city and school bus drivers, delivery drivers and ride-sharing contractors — just to…

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Uber ‘safe ride’ fee getting taken to court

Uber introduced a “safe ride fee” of $1 per ride, intended to go toward improving safety for riders and pedestrians through driver background checks and drug screening. Two California residents have filed a class-action lawsuit against Uber regarding that safe-ride fee. This suit is just one more thing in light of continued problems for the…

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How Yellow Cab could have avoided a lawsuit

Yellow Cab has recently been under fire for allowing cab drivers to continue working despite causing — or being involved in — multiple accidents. Earlier this month, Yellow Cab owner Jack Bewley announced that all drivers working for the business now have accident insurance, and that the company regularly conducts inspections and background checks on…

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The different types of background checks explained

employment verification. Credit Checks These are not always performed as part of employment verification, and are known as a type of background check saved for specific job roles – such as those in finance, or government positions. Credit checks are a part of staff testing that will recognize any individuals with a poor credit record –…

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What is a motor vehicle record check?

If you’ve just applied for a job involving driving responsibilities, then it is likely that your potential employer will run a motor vehicle record check as part of your pre-employment background screening. When you’re going to be in a position of driving authority, an employer may have larger concerns about safety, driving history and how…

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