Florida-based First Advantage Corp., a global risk mitigation and business solutions provider, today announced its Transportation Services division has hired Dean Ford to direct and manage its new commercial driver screening product, Employment History Verification. As director of client relations, Ford will be responsible for managing service implementation, ongoing data expansion and customer service.

Ford formerly held key positions with the American Trucking Assns. (ATA), Lockheed Martin and Qualcomm. He has also been a member of the board of directors for the Truckload Carriers Assn., ATA, Louisiana Motor Transport Assn., Western Highway Institute and the Illinois Transportation Assn.