Driver Abstracts

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Hire Drivers Who Meet Your Safety Standards

Your new and current employees all represent your brand when they drive for your company. A driver’s abstract check can help you gauge if your drivers meet the safety criteria set by your organization, allowing you to proactively manage risk, reduce liability and insurance costs, and decrease loss potential.

What’s Included in a Driver’s Abstract Report?

  • Impaired charges
  • Status of license
  • Convictions
  • Suspensions
  • Prohibitions

Understanding the Driver’s Abstract

A driver’s abstract check can get new hires on the job quickly while maintaining safety and compliance standards. A driver’s history report is particularly important for positions involving commercial driving positions, such as the transportation of goods, delivery drivers, or the use of a company vehicle.

Sterling Backcheck provides driver abstracts on thousands of Canadians each year. By establishing direct relationships with relevant provincial agencies to complement our processes and technology, we can deliver fast, thorough, and detailed results.

What is a Driver’s Abstract?

A driver’s abstract is a document summarizing a person’s driving history. It includes information about traffic violations, accidents, suspensions, and other pertinent details that reflect an individual’s ability to safely operate a motor vehicle.

The driver’s abstract’s meaning extends beyond just a list of incidents. It provides a snapshot of a driver’s responsibility, adherence to laws, and overall suitability for roles requiring driving.

Benefits of the Driver’s History Report

Safety and Compliance

A driver’s history report is critical for any driving-related jobs or the use of a company vehicle. It provides significant information on the person behind the wheel, including if they have a track record of safety and compliance with traffic laws.

In some industries, employers may be required to verify their employees’ driving credentials.

Uncovering Candidates’ True Driving History

A detailed driver’s abstract reveals not just convictions and suspensions, but also impaired charges and dangerous driving behaviour.

In some contexts, this information can be crucial to evaluate a candidate’s suitability and to protect the general public’s safety.

Where to Get a Driver’s Abstract

Applicants may ask, “How do I get a driver’s abstract?” While they can contact the issuing authority, there are benefits for employers when requesting this document through third-party service providers like Sterling Backcheck. We maintain relationships with provincial and territorial authorities to access up-to-date driving records, saving candidates from the complicated and time-consuming application process.

If you order a driver’s abstract, Sterling Backcheck will process the personal data of the individual and provide you with a completed report once the search is complete. Turnaround times may vary from province to province, and are based on the issuing authority’s response time.

Our Services

Efficient and Accurate Reporting

Through its established connections and advanced technology, Sterling Backcheck provides fast, thorough, and detailed driver abstracts. This efficiency is a crucial asset for businesses that need to make quick hiring decisions without compromising on safety standards.

Statistics and Insights

Based on our experience, 36% of driver abstracts reported charges like drunk driving or dangerous driving. Sterling Backcheck’s services can uncover these details to help you protect your staff, your clients, and the general public from incautious drivers.

Equipped with an overview from a driver’s abstract of a candidates’ driving history, employers can make informed decisions while upholding safety standards. Sterling Backcheck Driver Abstracts facilitate easy access to quick, reliable reporting results.1

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