Transportation Industry Background Screening

Tammy Cohen, PHR, SHRM-CP
October 24 2018

InfoMart knows the transportation industry from the local companies with one driver to the largest of global transportation companies. We serve them all. Our experience with transportation companies dates to the inception of the company.

InfoMart’s transportation industry background screening program was designed in accordance with DOT, FAA, and FMCSA regulations, bringing peace of mind to your trucking company background checks. It provides a sense of security for human resources, safety, and compliance departments. No matter what your company’s needs are, InfoMart offers service that moves at the speed of your business.


Drug Testing

The transportation industry has two important goals: delivering goods from place to place in an efficient manner and keeping the public safe while transporting these goods. To achieve these goals, trucking and distribution companies need to employ responsible and reliable drivers.

Companies that hire drivers with criminal backgrounds or a history of substance abuse are at a higher risk of liability for negligence, regulatory sanctions, and the loss of goods. Pre-employment screening and drug tests can reduce these risks.

A significant number of drivers fail unannounced random drug tests. This jeopardizes public and employee safety, increases personnel costs, and delays shipments of goods to customers. Issuing random drug tests to employees mitigates these issues, deters employee drug use, and enables transportation companies to remain in compliance with federal laws.


Background Screening

InfoMart allows trucking and transportation companies nationwide to implement comprehensive, DOT-compliant background screening programs for drivers and other personnel.

Our pre-employment trucking company background checks include a National Social Security Search of the applicant’s name to capture potential aliases and to ensure all possible variations are covered. Additionally, we conduct a thorough criminal record search in multiple states where an applicant may have resided, worked, or attended school. InfoMart also searches federal records to see if the applicant has any history of offenses adjudicated in the federal court system.

Our robust approach to transportation industry background screening also includes verifying drivers’ previous employment and education. This ensures that drivers with gaps in their resume or drivers claiming to hold certain licenses or certification are properly vetted.


Motor Vehicle Reports, Commercial Driver’s License Checks, & DQF

A Motor Vehicle Report details a driver’s current license status, history of driving violations, DUI offenses, and insurability, playing an integral role in your trucking company background checks. InfoMart can implement reminders for your company to review MVRs so you stay up-to-date on your drivers’ records.

Additionally, InfoMart offers Driver Monitoring so your businesses won’t have to wait for annual screening results or rely on self-reporting to discover new citations. InfoMart uncovers any invalid or revoked licenses, approaching expirations, or recent DUI/DWI convictions and notifies your company. Our Drive Qualification Files system allows transportation companies to establish, organize, and maintain FMCSA driver documentation along with any company-specific documentation. Our system maintains driver qualification files, warns fleet managers of impending license expirations, and provides support in the event of an audit.

Partnering with InfoMart to implement a thorough transportation industry background screening program is a sound and efficient way to manage your business. InfoMart empowers you to hire reliable, qualified drivers so your company can maintain public safety and focus on getting the job done. Contact us today for a consultation at 800-800-3774 or request a quote.

About Tammy Cohen

Tammy Cohen, an industry pioneer and expert in identity and employment screening, founded InfoMart 30 years ago. Deemed the “Queen of Screen,” she’s been a force behind industry-leading innovations. She was most recently the first-to-market with a fully compliant sanctions search, as well as a suite of identity services that modernizes talent onboarding. Tammy revolutionized the screening industry when she stepped into the field, developing the first client-facing application and a due diligence criminal search that has since become standard for all background screening companies. Cohen has received national awards and honors for her business and civic involvement, including Atlanta Business Chronicle’s Top 25 Women-Owned Firms in Atlanta, Enterprising Women Magazine’s Enterprising Women of the Year award, the YWCA of Northwest Georgia’s Kathryn Woods Racial Justice Award, and a commendation in the 152nd Congressional Record. To learn more about Tammy, visit

About InfoMart

InfoMart has been revolutionizing the global background and identity screening industry for 30 years, providing businesses the information they need to make informed hiring decisions. They develop innovative technology that modernizes talent onboarding, including a first-to-market biometric identity authentication application and a verified sanctions search. The WBENC-certified company is a founding member of the Professional Background Screening Association, and they have achieved PBSA accreditation in recognition of their consistent business practices and commitment to compliance with the FCRA. The company is dedicated to customer service, speed, and accuracy, and it has been recognized for its success, workplace culture, and corporate citizenship with over 45 industry awards. To Get the Whole Story on InfoMart, please visit, follow @InfoMartUSA, or call (770) 984-2727.

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