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DOT – Department of Transportation Verification

BackTrack will gladly customize a DOT verification process to fit your preferences while staying in compliance with industry regulations.  The majority of the DOT checks currently conducted by BackTrack cover two or three years’ worth of history depending on the industry requirements.  DOT information can be obtained in addition to employment verification or as a stand-alone component.  We can even provide you a personalized DOT compliant release form.

BackTrack offers a full suite of services to help keep you in full compliance with DOT regulations and ensure you are making the right hire.

DOT Screening Services

Driving Records

Liability and insurance issues make this search a must when the job requires driving on behalf of the company. We check and verify license validity, driving restrictions or revocations, violations, accidents, convictions, and validity of any special licensing. State-mandated service fees apply.

Employment Verifications

Basic Employment – Verifies key employment history elements including dates, positions held, reasons for leaving, and eligibility for rehire.

Basic Plus Employment – Our Basic Employment verification supplemented with additional information about job duties, job performance, attendance history, attitude, and promotability.

DOT Drug Alcohol Verification

This verification will help you stay in compliance with DOT Rule 49 CFR Part 40, Section 40.25 by accessing records regarding any alcohol or drug related incidents that have occurred during employment with a DOT applicable employer.  Accident history can also be requested from previous employers when applicable.


Criminal records are searched by BackTrack representatives in the county of residence and/or county of employment. Felony searches cover a minimum of seven years. We have access to over 3,500 county court houses. Your report may show any felony and/or misdemeanor convictions, incarcerations, probations, and outstanding warrants.  Statewide and Federal criminal record searches may also be included in your package of services.

FAA Certifications

Verifies certifications/licenses issued by the FAA as well as other federal and/or state licensing and processional certifications.  Report data may include current status, expiration/renewal dates and restrictions, incidents or disciplinary actions, and adverse actions against the applicant.

Commercial Driver License Information System (CDLIS)

We can also check licenses through the Commercial Driver License Information System (CDLIS), which is a federal clearinghouse and repository of commercial driver licensing data. The CDLIS enables the states to exchange information about the driving records and driver’s licenses of Commercial Motor Vehicle (CMV) drivers. This helps assure that only one license is issued to a driver and that drivers currently disqualified are prevented from obtaining a Commercial Drivers License (CDL). The system, established by the Secretary of Transportation, contains records of commercial driver licenses issued to commercial drivers. The CDLIS retains records of a driver’s current commercial license, indicates which state the driver has a current license and also indicates up to three previous states where the driver may have held a commercial drivers license. A driving record search for any or all of the states in which CDLIS indicates the driver has had a commercial license may then be conducted.

FMCSA Pre‐Employment Screening Program (PSP)

PSP helps motor carriers make more informed hiring decisions by providing electronic access to a driver’s crash and inspection history from the FMCSA Motor Carrier Management Information System (MCMIS). PSP records are available for commercial drivers and persons conducting pre-employment screening services for the motor carrier industry.

PSP is a screening tool that allows motor carriers, individual drivers, and industry service providers access to driving records from the FMCSA Motor Carrier Management Information System (MCMIS). Records are available 24 hours a day via the PSP web site.

Drug & Health Services for DOT

DOT 5-panel drug screening, physicals, and alcohol testing services available for applicable DOT compliant background checks.

  • 24/7 Emergency Mobile Collector Service
  • On-Staff Medical Review Officer(MRO)
  • Consultation on Policy Development and Improvement
  • Customized Implementation Solutions
  • Electronic Driver Qualification File Management
  • DOT “Mock” Audits for Compliance
  • DOT Audit Support
  • MIS and Statistical Reports
  • Expert Witness Testimony
  • Compliance and Regulatory Updates

DOT Industries Serviced

BackTrack has the experience you need for your DOT compliant background checks.

FMCSA: Trucking

FAA: Aviation

FRA: Railways

PHMSA: Pipelines and HazMat