Cory Koslin is strategic sales manager of the Verisk Analytics iiX unit, a premier provider of motor vehicle reports (MVRs) and preemployment screening services. He is a 1993 graduate of Vanderbilt University in Nashville, TN, making him one of the few people at iiX who isn’t a diehard fan of Texas A&M. His roots in trucking and transportation go back to the mid-1990s, and for the past six years he has helped companies navigate tailored background screening and driver management solutions.
A healthy economy means many things for the trucking industry. With business growth comes more to manage: more freight to move, more miles to cover, more vehicles, and more drivers—about 6.2 million as of 2017—to keep everything rolling.
Despite what we see in movies and on television, there isn’t a single database of criminal activity that companies like iiX can use. It’s no surprise, then, that picking which criminal background check to run on a candidate can be a challenge for organizations that are new to this.
The weekend leading up to July 4th saw record-breaking travel for Americans. According to AAA, more than 44 million of us traveled at least 50 miles from our homes—a nearly 3 percent jump in travelers from 2016. More than 37 million of those travelers hit the road.
So, you want to know more about the people spending 8-plus hours working alongside you... Do a Google search for “background screening” and you’ll retrieve 11 million results. Search for “background screening companies” and the result is a paltry 6.5 million links.
Background checks are a smart investment in protecting your employees, customers, and vendors, because they can help reduce the chance of workplace violence by weeding out job candidates who may pose a threat before they are on the job.