DOT Direct empowers fleets by using Internet to collect hiring application data

First Advantage Fleet Solutions has introduced its new DOT Direct employment application and screening product, an integrated online employment application and screening solution designed exclusively for private and for-hire fleets.
DOT Direct empowers fleets by allowing them to harness the power, reach, and speed of the Internet to collect digital employment applications and screen them at scale. Fleets can post job openings on their own websites or third-party job boards and can also email a link to any candidate, connecting them to the DOT Direct portal. Fleet hiring managers can collect, sort, and share applications that are not only omission-free, but also DOT-compliant.
Until now, most fleets have had to rely on outmoded and time-consuming methods as part of their driver recruiting process. Paper employment applications are often difficult to interpret and leave ample opportunity for missing and inaccurate data. Once submitted, paper applications are unwieldy, can be lost, pose privacy risks, must be manually keyed-in for DOT submission, and otherwise digitized in order to share among stakeholders working in different locations.
DOT Direct is a completely automated, cloud-based system that enhances and streamlines the application process by allowing any candidate anywhere to swiftly and accurately submit a DOT-compliant application. As the applicant fills in the data, the system prompts when required and the application is only deemed complete when all fields are populated. Data, such as Social Security numbers, are protected, reducing a fleet’s exposure to a data breach involving a candidate’s confidential information.
This system gives fleets a secure, controlled electronic application process, coupled with superior driver qualification (DQ) and background screening capabilities. First Advantage has bundled DQ and screening services as part of its DOT Direct offering. The First Advantage background-screening platform investigates all available candidate data relating to criminal history, verifications, substance abuse, and motor vehicle records (MVRs).
First Advantage criminal history searches include county and national criminal searches for felony, misdemeanor, and sexual offenses. Verification capabilities provide information regarding a candidate’s Social Security number, credit history, education, employment and CDL, as well as international searches for domestic hires. Substance abuse screening includes DOT drug and alcohol, urine, breath alcohol, and medical review officer reports.
DOT Direct allows fleet hiring managers to streamline candidate input processes while increasing their volume and reach. Once application submissions are made, DOT Direct enables fleets to quickly screen and select top candidates.
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