The speed to hire in the transportation industry cannot be over shadowed by the FAA or DOT regulated environment. AccuSource understands the unique needs of the transportation industry, and has the expertise to provide you with efficient background checks.
Services & Solutions
County Criminal Records Search
Background checks that search for criminal convictions at the appropriate county courts, covering a seven year period for California and longer for all other states. Reveals felony and related misdemeanor convictions. Records can include: case numbers, offense and disposition dates, charge, type of charge, disposition, and sentence. Courts are searched directly at the source via in person, court Internet websites or direct connection into the courts index. Common names can cause delay in verifying criminal activity, files have to be pulled so identifiers, such as date of birth, middle name and driver's license number, can be checked. Typographical, data entry and/or court filing errors can cause accuracy issues. Also, running a partial or "nickname" (i.e. running Bob instead of Robert) can create accuracy issues. It is recommended that all names, including alias and maiden names be run at all jurisdictions for a seven year period. This will maximize the search results and accuracy.
DOT drug and alcohol history verification
Background checks that verify DOT regulated drug and alcohol testing records through all applicable previous employers. Information can include alcohol tests with a result of 0.04 or higher, verified positive drug tests, refusals to be tested, and documentation, if available, of completion of the return-to-duty process following violations. Employers are only required to maintain DOT records on former employees for a period of two years.
Background checks that verify a person's educational history by contacting the institutions of attendance or through online verification systems. Information can include: attendance, date of graduation, major studies, GPA and degree earned. Verifying education can help eliminate falsified or overstated credentials. This verification can be delayed if institutions do not promptly return calls or if verifications are only done by mail. The accuracy of the verification can be affected if the applicant went to school under a different name than stated on the application or if the applicant has recently graduated and the institution has not yet updated their records.
Background checks that verify a person's past and/or present work experience by contacting employers/supervisors directly or through automated verification systems. Reports information which can include: dates of employment, position, salary, reason for leaving, eligibility for rehire, disciplinary action taken, dependability, and general work duties. Verifying employment can let employers know if applicant is being honest about length of employment. This verification can be delayed if employers do not promptly return calls or if verifications are only done by mail. In some cases only limited information can be verified based on employer's policies.
Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) FAA Requests
Federal Criminal Records Search
Background checks that search for criminal convictions at the appropriate federal district court, covering a seven-year period for California and longer for other districts. The districts are searched directly through the federal court records. Common names can cause delay in verifying criminal activity, files have to be pulled so identifiers, such as date of birth, middle name and driver's license number, can be checked. In many cases, identifiers are not maintained in the Federal District court records. Typographical, data entry and/or court filing errors can cause accuracy issues. Also, running a partial or "nickname" (i.e. running Bob instead of Robert) can create accuracy issues. It is recommended that all names, including alias and maiden names be run at all jurisdictions for a seven year period. This will maximize the search results and accuracy.
Global Homeland Security Search
A database compiled from lists provided by U.S. and various international governmental agencies of individuals who may be involved in terrorist activities, money laundering, illegal imports, fraud against government agencies, violations of federal banking regulations, and fugitives from justice. Information may include date of birth, place of birth, citizenship, employment or group membership or affiliation. Includes: Australian Reserve Bank Sanctions List; Bank of England Sanctions List; Debarred Parties List; Denied Persons List; European Union Terrorism Sanctions List; FDA List; Fugitive Lists –FBI Most Wanted, U.S. Marshals Most Wanted, Secret Service Most Wanted, and the DEA Fugitives list; Health and Human Services Exclusion List; Interpol Most Wanted; OFAC; Office of Thrift Supervision (OTS); OFSI (Canadian Sanctions List); Palestinian Legislative Council List; United Nations Consolidated Sanctions List; US General Services Administration Excluded Parties List; World Bank Listing of Ineligible Individuals.
Motor Vehicle Record
Background checks that search of the state Bureau of Motor Vehicle records for driver information. These records vary by state, providing different information. Information can include license status, license class, issue date, expiration date, violations, suspensions, licensee address, date of birth and physical description. The MVR record is the best source for verifying an applicant's DOB. The number of years shown on driving reports varies by state, so criminal traffic offenses may not always appear on the MVR report; only the suspension/cancellation will show. The MVR report can be affected if the license number provided by the applicant is an ID card number or if it is not formatted correctly for the provided state.
Military Record Verification
Background checks that iis a verification of prior military experience, as well as branch and dates of service, by contacting United States Military Records or by contacting the personnel office at the location where an applicant was stationed. If the location of service and contact number is not provided there can be delays of more than 3 months to obtain the records directly from the United States Military Records in St. Louis Missouri. It is recommended the employer obtain the applicant Form DD-214 as proof of military service.
Multi-State / National Criminal Database Search
Background checks that search a Multi-State / National Criminal Database that is a data file of over 500 million Offender records, including felony conviction information, state department of corrections records, and misdemeanor information. Most states records are updated on a monthly basis. This search is done through multi-state databases maintained by many different sources. Information will vary. It is important to note that multi-state criminal searches do not include all criminal records nationally and the information is not always updated regularly. It is recommended that if a multi-state criminal search is run, it should be done in conjunction with county criminal searches. Typographical, data entry and/or court filing errors can cause accuracy issues. Also, running a partial or "nickname" (i.e. running Bob instead of Robert) can create accuracy issues. If "hits" are found on the Multi-State National Criminal Database, the law requires information to be verified directly through the court of records. Additional cost can apply.
National Drivers Registry Searches (NDR)
The National Driver Register (NDR) is a computerized database of information about U.S. drivers. It contains records on those who have had their licenses revoked or suspended, or who have been convicted of serious traffic violations (e.g., driving while impaired by alcohol or drugs). Pilots applying more medical certificates must allow the FAA to query the NDR database.
State motor vehicle agencies provide NDR with the names of individuals who have lost their privilege or who have been convicted of a serious traffic violation. When a person applies for a driver's license the state checks to see if the name is on the NDR file. If a person has been reported to the NDR as a problem driver, the license may be denied.
Pilots Records Improvement Act (PRIA) Requests
Social Security Number Trace & Validation
Backgorund checks that search of credit bureau files to provide history of the applicant's names and addresses as they originate from credit headers. This also validates the number's authenticity, as well as year and place of issuance. It is used as a criterion in checking criminal history. Search may provide last known addresses and aliases, possible date of birth, year and state of Social Security number issuance, covering a seven year period. Young applicants and individuals new to country, who might not have developed a credit history yet, might not have a SSN history. Typographical and /or transposition of numbers at the time a Social Security Number is used by a creditor to initiate a credit inquiry can create errors in the data. Interpretation of data is critical; although the search can uncover evidence of identity theft, fraud must not be assumed without further investigation such as validation directly through the Social Security Administration.