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Month: October 2018

Do Commercial Truck Drivers Undergo Background Checks?

Posted on October 24, 2018 in Commercial Truck Accidents

Commercial trucking is an enormous industry. Currently, over one million people work in trucking in the U.S. The largest occupation in trucking is truck driving. Yet even with over 900,000 drivers, the trucking industry is experiencing a labor shortage. The number of drivers can’t meet the constantly increasing demand for consumer goods. The pressure to fill empty seats can lead to trucking companies expediting the hiring process – increasing the risk of unsafe and incompetent drivers. Skipping background checks, ignoring drug tests, and illegally hiring certain convicted felons can increase the risk of dangerous truck drivers on the roads. Yet… read more