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DOT employee background checks ramp up with seasonal hires

Wisconsin Drug Testing Consortium employee background checkWisconsin Drug Testing Consortium conducts 50-state background searches

The driver carousel typical of the transportation industry is in high gear this year, meaning DOT employee background checks as part of the hiring process can consume a significant amount of time. Wisconsin Drug Testing Consortium (WDTC) offers employee background checks as a key service for employers looking to streamline administrative operations.

Employers nationwide have reduced workforces in record numbers due to the economic slowdown associated with the pandemic. Some of the 10 million unemployed people are filling openings behind the wheel and will require an employee background check.

Employee background checks as required by the DOT ensure your new hires have acceptable safety records and are qualified commercial drivers. These checks not only keep your business in compliance with government regulations, it also helps minimize driver-related accidents.

DOT employee background check is very thorough

Unlike a standard employment background check, a DOT employee background check delves specifically into a candidate’s driving record. Most employers complete these checks prior to hiring a candidate as a safety measure, but you actually have 30 days after the new hire starts working for you.

A DOT employee background check requires a wide range of information including:

  • The driver’s motor vehicle record (MVR) from every state in which they held a driver’s license or permit over the past three years.
  • Employment verification such as the candidate’s employment history and driving record during the past three years of employment.
  • Query the FMCSA Drug and Alcohol Clearinghouse for violations.

Meeting federal CDL drug testing requirements is another major administrative requirement for employers as well as owner-operators. WDTC offers a competitive pricing structure and simplified monthly invoicing that includes all employee background checks for the period.

Contact WDTC to reduce your administrative workload. New customers receive five complimentary criminal background searches.

About Wisconsin Drug Testing Consortium

Wisconsin Drug Testing Consortium is an accredited, Certified Third Party Administrator (C-TPA), and specializes in consortium management; a variety of drug testing methods, including urine, hair and fingernails; post-accident testing; pre-employment drug tests; criminal background checks; supervisor training programs to keep employees compliant with DOT regulations; pre-employment DOT physicals; and paternity DNA testing. Headquartered in Green Bay, WDTC also has offices in Oshkosh and Appleton, Wisconsin. Call 888-784-8842 or visit for more information.

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