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Idaho Tow Truck Drivers Could Soon be Subject to Background Checks

By Michael Klazema on 2/14/2012

The state of Idaho is considering a new law that would require some tow truck drivers to go through a full criminal background check before being able to work legally in the state. The legislation is mainly to protect those who need to hitch a ride in the cab when the tow truck driver is towing their car. The drivers who would have to go under a check typically work with police and help remove vehicles from the site of accidents. When they remove the vehicles, uninjured vehicle owners usually will ride in the cab with the driver. Lawmakers feel that these background checks would keep the public safer.

It is worth noting that though all tow truck drivers would be subject to these checks should they choose to work in conjunction with the state police department, if their background is not up to par, they would not lose their jobs, they would simply not be asked to work with police. One way Idaho police could make the process easier is to hire a third party background check company like backgroundchecks.com. Using their products like US OneSEARCH, Idaho state police would be able to get a full nationwide criminal background check instantly.

About backgroundchecks.com -

backgroundchecks.com - a founding member of the National Association of Professional Background Screeners (NAPBS®) - serves thousands of customers nationwide, from small businesses to Fortune 100 companies by providing comprehensive screening services.  Headquartered in Dallas, Texas, with an Eastern Operations Center in Chapin, S.C., backgroundchecks.com is home to one of the largest online criminal conviction databases in the industry. For more information about backgroundchecks’ offerings, please visit www.backgroundchecks.com.

Source: http://www.nwcn.com/home/?fId=138612649&fPath=/news/local&fDomain=10222


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