An Employer’s Guide to DOT Background Checks

Department of Transportation (DOT) background checks protect businesses, drivers, and other people and vehicles on the road by ensuring that commercial drivers are qualified and safe. These screenings are very specific and are different from standard pre-employment background checks. The DOT and Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) regulate drivers who operate specific weights and types of vehicles. Checks must be completed within 30 days of onboarding a new driver, including driving history, employment verification, FMCSA drug and alcohol screen, DOT drug test, DOT physical, and the road driving test.


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