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Why are driving licence and background checks important in the transport and logistics sector?

With different sub-sectors being governed by the likes of the Department for Transport (DfT) and the Civil Aviation Authority, as well as local hiring authorities setting regulations, there is no one single set of regulations organisations have to follow.

However, there are a number of key employment screening and regular checks that should take place for those working in the sector.

Right to work and identity checks should be carried out to ensure people are who they say they are, and that they’re legally allowed to work in the UK. Criminal record checks are conducted for drivers working in transport and delivery and can help protect customers against safeguarding risks and organisations against employee theft. Plus, they can also increase confidence in their customers, giving them peace of mind around who is let into their home to deliver items.

Driving licence checks, both at the start of employment and continuous monitoring, are key to understanding whether drivers have a valid licence, are licenced to drive the category of vehicle, or pose a high risk due to endorsements or convictions.

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Why choose First Advantage for your driver onboarding?


Neglecting background checks on your employees could leave your organisation vulnerable to employee fraud, possible fines, and reputational risk. Check new applicants and existing employees to stay protected.


Our expert team of onboarding executives will help ensure your background checking system is designed to meet your exact processing requirements. Our dedicated, Nottingham-based client care team will keep track of your applications and are always on hand to help with any questions.


Run checks on your staff regularly to help combat financial crime and terrorism, people trafficking and illegal immigration. Be absolutely confident people are who they say they are and be able to prove it. Our eligibility experts will ensure your online system processes checks at the right level for your organisation.


We are the largest criminal record check provider in the UK. We're experts in identity and use cutting-edge technologies to enable right to work checks and identity checking.

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