Job Opportunities for Drivers
Several employment positions require an individual to operate a motor vehicle. Having a clean driving record can help that person acquire a job with traditional companies or rideshares. A clean driving record indicates an individual is safe, responsible and reliable to complete the job he or she has been hired to do and will be less likely to mar a company's image or strain its finances with high insurance rates. Drivers with clean driving records can work in the following positions and companies:
Uber and Lyft
Uber and Lyft broke into the taxi market as a new type of driving experience called a rideshare. The companies employ individuals with the proper qualifications to provide transportation services to passenger by driving their own cars. Services are available by car type such as size, luxury and commercial as well as by number of customers. A clean driving record can help an individual become one of these drivers by displaying exemplary driving ability and decision making. Uber drivers must have a commercial license in some states and acquiring a commercial license requires a pristine driving record.
Truck drivers operate large motor vehicles across state borders to deliver large quantities of goods for companies. An individual's driving record indicates if he or she qualifies for such a responsibility. A clean driving record with no outstanding tickets, no violations or points indicates an individual can handle the strain of driving for long periods of time. It will also help an individual acquire necessary endorsements for the position.
Delivery services include courier drivers such as FedEx and UPS. Some states require drivers for these companies to have a commercial license and certification from the state's department of transportation. Delivery companies for medical equipment private used in home or at facilities will not hire or keep on drivers with DUIs/DWIs or a poor driving record, as it creates an insurance liability for the company. Many moving truck companies rent out driving services as well. In some states, moving truck drivers must have special licenses that require a clean driving record.
Motorists applying to positions like school bus or public transportation drivers need specific licenses that obtainable by individuals with clean driving records only. Especially in the case of transporting children, it is imperative that a driver not have any moving violations on his or her record that resulted in extreme property damage or loss of life.
To be a private chauffeur for a single event such as limousine driver for a wedding or an on-going position for an individual client, motorists must have a clean driving record or be subject to disqualification. Many employers require a private chauffeur to keep a clean driving record for a set number of years before hiring for his or her services.