You can set rules that evaluate a candidate’s motor vehicle record (MVR) and determine the report’s status. MVR rules apply in the United States (US) only.
Default MVR rules
Checkr uses the default rules below for MVR reports:
- Driver must be licensed to drive a passenger vehicle or motorcycle
- Driver must be over 18
- No cell phone or distracted driving violation in the past three years
- No major violation in the past five years (such as DUIs or speeding 40+ mph over the limit)
- No more than one moving violation in the past three years AND no more than one accident in the past three years
- No more than two accidents in the past three years
- No more than two moving violations in the past three years (such as failure to stop at a stop sign, following too closely, or improper passing)
You can change the default rules by package and by geographical region to match the drivers you hire. Checkr recommends that customers customize their rules to match their hiring needs.
Hiring commercial drivers
Customized rules are especially useful for customers who hire commercial drivers. For example, if you hire a commercial driver, you should confirm that they have a commercial driver's license (CDL).
When a commercial MVR report includes driving histories for multiple licenses, the same customized rules apply for each driving history.
To change the default rules, contact Checkr.
Each state, not Checkr, determines how many years of driver history MVR reports include.
Custom MVR rules
You can set accident-based rules based on the items below:
- Personal injury
- Property damage
- Years since the accident
If you set violation-based rules, you can assign significance to violation categories that you specify. Checkr lets you customize violations with classification codes based on the AAMVA Code Dictionary (ACD). For example, a rule that requires drivers to have no more than five moving violations applies to violations that you've categorized as “moving violation.” Uncategorized violations or violations in different categories don't count toward this particular rule.
Driving history rules
Driving history rules let you require that candidates have a certain number of years of driving history. To validate a candidate’s driving history, opt in to Checkr’s Previous License History Collection feature. If the candidate's current license doesn't meet your minimum-driving-experience rule, Checkr asks for previous license information for additional reports. The feature itself doesn't cost anything, but service and passthrough DMV fees apply. To opt in, contact Checkr.