DOT-Required and Employment Background Screening


MVR & Criminal Background Checks

Drug Screen Compliance has partnered with Clearstar, Inc. to provide employers of all sizes with intuitive systems, cutting-edge tools, and comprehensive reports that employers anywhere in the world can use to confidently welcome individuals to their team. Drug Screen and Clearstar, Inc. provide the following background check for employment.

Employment Verification

Clearstar will verify your applicant's past employment, dates of employment, last position held, reason for leaving and eligibility for rehire.

Previous employment verification should be the cornerstone of any good screening program. Statistics from human resource executives, show that more than half of the resumes they receive contain exaggerated or even fraudulent information.

Moving Violation Records

Clearstar communicates directly with the each state's Department of Motor Vehicles to obtain a three-year driving history on your candidate. Information obtained includes traffic offenses along with the records of license suspensions, revocations, and expiration.

This report is critical for any prospective employee whose job requires them to drive during the scope of employment. The information contained in these MVR background checks will alert your company to candidates that may expose your company to unnecessary risks.


CDLIS allows employers and their agents to comply with FMCSA requirements by searching within the 'Commercial Driver's License Information System' for any prior licenses, current CDL and up to three prior licenses held by said individual.

An employee must provide the following:

  • Present Jurisdictional State and Driver License Number
  • Name
  • DOB
  • Social Security Number Match
  • Up to Three Previously held CDL Numbers
  • AKA Information

Mandated by the Commercial Motor Vehicle Safety Act (CMVSA of 1986, CDLIS supports the issuance of commercial driver licenses (CDLs) by the jurisdictions, and assists jurisdictions in meeting the goals of the basic tenet "that each driver, nationwide, have only one driver license and one record" through the cooperative exchange of commercial driver information between jurisdictions.

U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT)-Compliant References

Clearstar will provide a DOT-compliant verification of any specified level of an applicant's three-year employment history. Information returned can include: date of employment, job title, salary, reason for leaving, eligibility for rehire, and overall job performance.

DOT Required Background Checks

DOT Previous Employer Drug and Alcohol Check (Reg. 40.25)

Previous employer’s response to DOT (FMCSA ,PHMSA…) mandated drug and alcohol related questions. Including any positive breath alcohol test, any positive drug test, any test refusals, any other violations of DOT drug and alcohol testing regulations, and any successful completion of DOT return to duty requirements.

Commercial Driving License Information System Check (CDLIS)

A Commercial Driver’s License Information System Check is a check of the American Association of Motor Vehicle Administrators mandated CDLIS database to verify a current driver’s license and identifies additional states where a driving record should be requested.

DOT PSP Record Search (Not Required but recommended)

The Pre-Employment Screening Program is a screening tool that allows motor carriers, individual drivers and industry service providers access to an operator’s crash and serious safety violation history from the FMCSA’s Motor Carrier Management Information System.

Occupational Background Checks

Motor Vehicle Record (MVR) Check

A driving record check is a check of a specific state driving record. A driving Record check is available from 50 states. Includes infractions, violations, misdemeanors, felonies, points, and current status (valid, invalid, expired, suspended, revoked, reinstated, etc.). The standard scope is a 3-year driving record.

National Criminal Database w/ Alias (SSN Trace Included)

A National Criminal Database Check with Alias is a check of all names developed from a Social Security Number Trace (SSN Trace) in the national criminal database. A SSN Trace is included with this service.

State Criminal Record Database Searches and Checks

A State Criminal Record Database Search or Check is a search or check of a state court or state law enforcement agency criminal record database, respectively. A Criminal Record Database Search or Check is not available in every state.

County Court Criminal Record Search

A County Court Criminal Record Search is a search of felony and misdemeanor county court criminal records located at the county seat or central county courthouse, and are available from county courts located in over 3100 counties nationwide. The search depth is a 7-year search wherever records are available 7 years back or more.

National Federal District Court Criminal Record Check

A National Federal District Court Criminal Record Check is a check of one name in all 94 federal district courts nationwide. Records found on the national search are compared to an address history of the applicant due to limited identifiers available on federal records. SSN trace is required.

For any questions or interest in our criminal background checks, please contact our Random Department in the Odessa Office.