Motor Vehicle Records (MVR)

Turnaround Time: 2 - 4 hours; however, some states such as Alaska may take up to 24 hours

Motor Vehicle Records (MVR) offer driving history information regarding insurance lapses, license suspensions, revocations, accidents, traffic violations, and unpaid, or unanswered summons. Certain state convictions for driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs are not listed on criminal court records, heightening the importance of a Motor Vehicle Record (MVR) check. MVRs report state driving records, including Commercial Driver’s License status (CDL) for at least 3 years, oftentimes up to 7 years.

Current license held by the applicant. Information reported will include history from 3 to 7 years depending on the state. Info Cubic will report as far back as the state DMV reports to us.

Did you know

Not all motor vehicle-related charges will be reported on a criminal report. In fact, most moving violations are not reported from courts and are only available through a search of the state DMV records. Depending on the county or state, only the most serious convictions related to motor vehicles are reported under criminal searches.

Recommended for

A Motor Vehicle Records (MVR) search is recommended for applicants who would be in a position driving a company provided vehicle, chauffeuring, entertaining clients, driving on company time, or operating machinery. Info Cubic can also assist with any required annual MVR audits.

Sources

Individual State’s Department or Bureau of Motor Vehicles

Turnaround Time

2 - 4 hours; however, some states such as Alaska may take up to 24 hours

Information Required

  • Applicant Information – Name and date of birth
  • Applicant Driver’s License Information (number and state of issuance)
  • Applicant AKA – Additional names under which an applicant’s record might be filed (maiden names, nicknames, etc.)

Results Guidelines

The MVR search identifies the name, license issue and expiration date, license status, license number, license type, endorsements, restrictions, driving violations, and suspensions. Additionally, it can locate felony/misdemeanor convictions related to accidents or other driving violations (but is not a replacement for a comprehensive criminal search). Consultation with qualified legal counsel is recommended for all employment law matters.

Potential Outcome (Result)

Clear: Valid driver’s license is verified with a clear driving record.
Review: License is currently invalid (unknown, canceled, suspended, revoked, etc) or previous violations, suspensions, or accidents exist.
Missing Information: Information required to complete the report is missing from the order. Info Cubic can reach out to you for assistance or to the candidate directly using our Applicant Connect product. Call us at 1-888-925-0922 for more information.

Sample Report

Motor Vehicle Report COMPLETE - Clear
TEXAS Driver Record - D12345 Order Date: 10/17/2017
Host Used: Online Bill Code:
License: 1234567 Reference: ICUBIC:111222:33334444
Name: DOE, JANE Report Clear: YES
Address:
City, St:
As of:
Sex : Weight: DOB : AGE:
Eyes: Height: Iss Date:
Hair Exp Date: 03/18/2023
Year License First Issued: 05/14/2009 STATUS: VALID
MVR Score: 0 STANDARD
Violations/Convictions And Failures to Appear And Accidents
** NONE TO REPORT ***
Suspensions/Revocations
*** NO ACTIVITY ***
License and Permit Information
License: PERSONAL Issue: Expire:03/18/2023 Status:VALID
Class:C SINGLE VEH < 26K
Miscellaneous State Data
THIS TYPE OF RECORD WILL NOT REFLECT COMPLETION OF A DRIVING
SAFETY COURSE.
THIS RECORD REFLECTS CONVICTIONS AND CRASH INVOLVEMENTS THAT
ARE ALLOWED TO BE DISPLAYED BY LAW.
CONFIDENTIAL INFORMATION - TO BE USED AS PER STATE AND FEDERAL LAWS.
MISUSE MAY RESULT IN A CRIMINAL PROSECUTION
________________________________________________________________________________
|FOR STATED BUSINESS | Underwriting: | Policy | Initials: |
|PURPOSES ONLY | | | |
| | Date: | Issue Date: | |
| | / / | / / | Control Number: 123XXX |
|____________________|_______________|______________|__________________________|
END OF DRIVING RECORD

FAQ

Q: Are all MVR results instant?

A: No. Some states, such as Alaska, Arkansas and Missouri, have daily cut off times that must be met in order to have same-day results.

 

Q: The MVR states that the driver had a violation; however, I am not seeing any mention of this violation in any of the criminal searches on my order. Why?

A: There are many reasons why a violation may appear on the driver’s license but not elsewhere on your report. The violation may have been a minor traffic charge, which (barring special circumstances, such as jail time or an open warrant associated with the charge), we do not report in a standard criminal search. The violation may have been reported to the DMV but not taken to court/pursued, or perhaps it did not result in a conviction or was later dismissed. Additionally, it is not always possible to tell in which county the violation occurred: you may not be running the correct location.

 

Q: I am looking for something specific that is not showing up on the MVR. Can I obtain more information?

A: Unfortunately, MVRs come directly from the DMV, so all of the information that is available is provided. DMVs will generally not provide information other than what is on the report. We will do our best to provide clarification on information included in the MVR, but will likely not be able to obtain additional information.

 

Q: Results say ‘driver not found’. What does this mean?

A: Either the name, date of birth, or driver’s license number are incorrect. Collect a photocopy of the actual driver’s license for cross examination. The information submitted to the DMV must match the license exactly.

 

For further details, call us today at 1-888-925-0922

The Cube Feature

When ordering MVR searches,  state error detection exists to ensure the proper format of drivers’ license numbers. For example, Minnesota licenses start with an X and include 12 numerical digits. If Minnesota is entered as the state, Info Cubic will force compliance with that format to avoid potential data entry errors by applicants or clients.

In addition,  Info Cubic is able to configure states in which an MVR cannot be run alone. For example, in California, a Motor Vehicle Records search cannot be ordered as a standalone. We can configure the automatic addition of a Social Security Address Trace in these scenarios.

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