AvatarFleet and HireRight have joined to improve the driver hiring and retention process.

HireRight is a provider of global employment screening, drug and health testing, and employment eligibility solutions. AvatarFleet offers applicant tracking systems.

The joint efforts will integrate HireRight’s background check solutions with AvatarFleet’s ApplicantCare product. The companies said the integrated solution will speed up and streamline the hiring process to ensure that the best drivers are hired. This can help increase retention, reduce turnover and improve compliance and safety.

“Carriers spend large amounts of time checking the backgrounds of driver applicants. We chose HireRight because our customers get everything they need in one place to improve their recruiting, employment screening and hiring processes,” said Mark G. Gardner, CEO, AvatarFleet. “We’re committed to helping our customers hire the most qualified drivers, improve safety, increase retention and lower turnover. HireRight shares that commitment and we're pleased to partner with them to help our customers meet these goals.”

ApplicantCare provides pre-employment driver-specific behavioral assessments and structured, behaviorally anchored interview kits designed to hire better drivers faster. The integration with HireRight’s service allows users to manage the entire hiring process from a single interface, including ordering, tracking, and managing employment screening.

The integrated solution includes the following features:

  • Single sign-on and a seamless and easy to use interface
  • Intelligent ordering with applicant self-service and error checking to improve efficiency
  • Electronic chain of custody for improved compliance
  • Change tracker to identify any changes made by candidates from the online application to the background check form