February 15, 2007 16:36 ET

USIS' Driver Violation Alert Is All About Safety

Monthly Monitoring Protects Employees, Public, and Helps Prevent Costly Liability Claims and Damage to a Company's Reputation, Vehicles

TULSA, OK -- (MARKET WIRE) -- February 15, 2007 -- USIS, a leader in employment screening, drug testing, and insurance services, and the largest provider of security investigations to the U.S. government, has launched Driver Violation Alert (DVA), a unique risk mitigation solution that an employer can use to monitor the motor vehicle records of its drivers on a monthly basis. The service is offered by USIS' commercial services business based in Tulsa, Okla.

"DVA is an additional tool employers can use to promote safe driving and reduce the likelihood of costly claims due to unsafe driving practices," said Kim Bishop, credit and driving records product manager for USIS' commercial services business. "The service allows employers to take a more proactive role in monitoring employee driving records, and gives an employer a chance to take corrective actions or offer driver safety training that may reduce the risk of future accident involvement. For Department of Transportation (DOT) regulated businesses, proactive screening of company drivers also helps eliminate any surprises that may occur during the annual MVR review process."

Using Driver Violation Alert:

--  Reduces administrative time associated with ordering and reviewing
    employee driving records
--  Helps prevent costly liability claims and damage to company property
--  Improves safety of drivers and protects other motorists
To enroll in the service, a company provides USIS with a list of current employees they wish to monitor on a monthly basis. USIS then searches state repositories for updated information on each driver's motor vehicle record, and notifies the carrier of any change to the record. Employers can update the list as needed to ensure only active drivers are screened each month. USIS offers DVA to both DOT regulated organizations and non-DOT regulated commercial businesses.

"USIS recognizes that using the DVA service gives employers the opportunity to quickly identify high risk drivers, which increases the level of safety for company drivers and other motorists," said Tim Dowd, president of USIS' commercial services business. "We also developed DVA to help companies prevent costly liability claims as well as damage to a company's property and reputation. These are all critical issues for companies that have employees who drive as part of their job."

The most comprehensive solution in employment screening is to combine the DVA service with additional background screening services offered by USIS' commercial services business. The company provides criminal records searches, credit reports, employment and education verifications, drug testing, and other products which assist more than 33,000 customers across the U.S. in the transportation, retail, healthcare, insurance, gaming, manufacturing, and financial services industries.

For more information on USIS' commercial services business and the DVA service, visit booth 819 at the Truckload Carriers Association Annual Convention March 11-13, 2007, at the Bellagio Resort in Las Vegas, Nevada, or visit

Established in 1996, USIS ( is a worldwide provider of total client solutions in human resources, investigations, and security services to businesses, federal agencies, and institutions. USIS offers a broad range of services including background investigations and drug screening solutions, security and related professional services, and national security related staffing and training. Headquartered in Falls Church, Va., USIS employs more than 7,000 associates that support business operations in all 50 states, U.S. territories, and overseas.

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