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Transportation Industry

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Whether your employees drive as all or part of their job responsibilities, or you operate within trucking, mass transit, rail, air, and pipeline, remaining compliance-focused across relevant regulatory authorities is critical. Conducting reliable background checks for transportation workers can enhance your commitment to a safe and secure workplace.

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New Integrated Driver Solution

Manage your Driver Qualification File (DQF) and maintain compliance of your driver roster with Sterling’s end-to-end Integrated Driver Solution. Moving your drivers from “candidate” to “employee” has never been easier.

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We’ve put a lot of pressure on our frontline recruiting teams to really be nimble as we work against this overall [driver] shortage. We want to get employees on board in a much more efficient way without compromising the safety of the general public. Leveraging Sterling’s platform and technology allows for quicker onboarding of our employees."

Eric Daigle,

Head of People & Culture,
LAZ Parking
As part of our culture, we care deeply about our employees, our communities, and our customers. Some of the most significant impacts of MVR monitoring are improved insurance costs and the protection of our brand and reputation. It is not seen as a punitive program, but instead intended to identify any problems while they are still small enough to consider retraining, or other support we can provide to our valued employees.”
Turnaround time is absolutely a necessity when it comes to getting people in as quickly as possible. We are right around 90% [in a single day]."

Kristen Fulton,

Human Resources
Coordinator, Heniff
Transportation Systems, LLC

Remain Compliance-focused

All screening needs are managed through a single, core platform that includes integrations for Motor Vehicle Record (MVR) Monitoring and Driver Qualification Files (DQFs), and are all covered under employment screening for the transportation industry. Our varied solutions suit the unique needs of drivers, mechanics, and pilots to help enable compliance across relevant regulatory authorities, including:

  • Department of Transportation (DOT)
  • Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA)
  • Federal Aviation Administration (FAA)
  • Pilots Records Improvement Act (PRIA) Requirements
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Services Tailored for Transportation Workers

Tailored to fit your industry’s screening needs.

With direct access to 85% of US criminal search records, our background checks provide a complete picture of a candidate’s criminal history, delivering accurate results quickly and enabling safer hiring decisions.
DOT Employment verifications are conducted in the U.S., and is similar to a standard employment search, but, in addition, has questions mandated by federal law, specifically covering employees in the transportation (FMCSA), pipeline and hazardous materials (PHMSA), railroad (FRA), transit (FTA), and aviation industries (FAA), usually in what are deemed to be safety-sensitive positions.
Verifies employment, education, credential, DOT and other record searches mandated by the FAA. Covers pilots, mechanics, and other FAA positions. 
Sterling’s identity verification service allows organizations to confirm that their candidates are who they say they are, creating a safer workplace for both their employees and their patients.

Integrate your Sterling driver screening with Driver Qualification File(DQF) management to simplify your compliance processes. By ordering screening services directly from the DQF management platform, you receive status updates and a link to the final report so you know just where you are with each driver.

Leverage Commercial Driver’s License Information Systems (CDLIS), obtain five-year crash and inspection data through Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) Pre-employment Screening Program, and help maintain compliance with DOT Rule 49 CFR Part 40, while monitoring key MVR changes and fulfilling DQF requirements.
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) program provides electronic access to a commercial driver’s crash and inspection history from the FMCSA Motor Carrier Management Information System (MCMIS). Sterling searches the database for a driver’s most recent five years of crash data and the most recent three years of roadside inspection data.
Motor Vehicle Record (MVR) checks promote safety and compliance using a state's Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) dating back a minimum of three years, and assists them with navigating the compliance requirements of those regulations with the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) and Department of Transportation (DOT).  
A post-accident or “post-incident” test is performed after an employee has been involved in a workplace accident. Testing is used to determine whether drugs and/or alcohol were a potential factor in the incident. This service has 6,000+ trained collectors to perform 24/7/365 emergency collections when accidents occur, and includes immediate contact to a Sterling partner for direct scheduling and dispatch of a qualified technician to the worksite or to the scene of an accident. 
Our drug and occupational health screening services are among the fastest and most expansive collection network of over 15,000 test sites nationwide. Sterling offers robust pre- and post-hire screening to help organizations stay compliance focused.


Increase productivity and profitability through a seamlessly integrated screening experience with HR tools you already use to manage your hiring process from start to finish. Here are some of our industry-leading partners:
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