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The Background Investigation

The regulations mandate that a detailed background check be conducted on any prospective driver. The requirements are quite rigorous, but also quite often not followed properly. A breakdown at this step is often an indicator that a motor carrier has a poorly-functioning safety department. In reviewing documentation of this step in the DQ process, it is important to know whether the required follow-up actions were taken and appropriately recorded. This can be very important where, for example, alcohol or drugs are believed to have been a factor in a wreck. If the motor carrier did not obtain drug and alcohol testing information from an applicant’s prior employers, that is significant evidence of a lax attitude towards safety.

Required Background Investigations and Inquiries

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