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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 you will be representing the company. It is because of this that a motor vehicle record check is a mainstay in the employment check process for any potential drivers, and why it could have an important influence on whether you get the job. The primary reason for a motor vehicle record check is to determine whether an applicant has any past convictions for driving while under the influence of drugs or alcohol. In some states, these convictions cannot be found on the criminal court record and a motor vehicle record check may be necessary for the employer to ensure they have got all the facts. Above and beyond this, a motor vehicle record check can provide driving history information including insurance lapses, license suspensions, revocations, accidents, traffic violations, and unpaid, or unanswered summons. As with all background checks, if you’re an employer then once thing to steer clear of is “free” checks. A lot of companies offer free background checks and, in the same way, a lot of companies also offer free motor vehicle record checks. However, these will all provide you with little to no information, or they are scams. Obtaining this sort of information is not free of charge, and therefore no company can offer it to a client without recovering what they have spent on the information and the resources it took for them to do this. So stay away from these. The best route to go is to hire a professional company – they will ensure accuracy in a cost-effective manner. Mind Your Business can be trusted to get you the information you need at a competitive price. Get in touch now for more information!]]>

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