identify individuals with unsafe driving habits

Motor Vehicle Record Checks

Searches information compiled from state Departments of Motor Vehicles. Reports access 3-7 years of license data (depending on the state) and include such information as license status, suspensions or revocations, moving violations, DUIs, point accumulation, chargeable accidents, court appearances and departmental actions.

Each state Department of Motor Vehicles provides a report on driving history known as a Motor Vehicle Record (MVR). This report may contain information on driver’s license, point history, violations, convictions, and license status. Other details, such name, date of birth, height, and weight, are included in certain states.

Although some jurisdictions may provide a history of five or more years, most states only publish driving records going back three years.

In other words, a motor vehicle report (MVR) is a record that reveals if a person is a trustworthy and safe driver. Traffic violations that aren’t usually available through the background check procedure are provided in this report.

A MVR report must be requested yearly by certain employers under DOT regulation. The government requirement guarantees that CDL drivers have valid licenses and a spotless driving record. DOT-regulated employers must conduct MVR inquiries on new drivers and annually on existing drivers. The MVR check is part of your driver qualification files.

When assessing insurance eligibility and insurance rates, certain insurance firms also take into account the data in MVR reports in addition to other variables.

  • Helps mitigate risk for company drivers
  • Reports available in all states, U.S. Territories and select countries