AvatarFleet And HireRight Team Up To Improve Onboarding, Hiring Quality And Driver Retention For The Transportation Industry

IRVINE, Calif. and MACEDONIA, Ohio, Feb 04, 2014 – HireRight, a leading provider of global employment screening, drug and health testing, and employment eligibility solutions, and AvatarFleet today announced a strategic relationship to integrate HireRight’s background check solutions with AvatarFleet ApplicantCareTM, a leading applicant tracking system for the transportation industry. Recruitment and retention of safe and qualified drivers is an ongoing challenge for motor carriers. The new integrated solution from AvatarFleet and HireRight can enable transportation companies to 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,” explained 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.”

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

“The latest upgrade to AvatarFleet ApplicantCare is remarkable. The seamless and nearly instantaneous integration with HireRight for background checks is saving countless hours for our recruiting staff,” said Jeremy Rayl, CEO, J Rayl Transport, Inc. “Best of all, we’re able to more quickly process applicants and get them on board.”

“We process about 80 applications per month and that number is growing. Five minutes saved per application adds up quickly and the integration reduces the chance for human error in rekeying,” added Matt Selby, director of safety and general counsel, J Rayl Transport, Inc.

The integrated HireRight 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

“AvatarFleet addresses driver turnover by bringing a relevant new tool that enables carriers to hire the right people for driving jobs,” said Steven Spencer, vice president of transportation solutions, HireRight. “AvatarFleet’s customers can improve retention, reduce risk and enhance their corporate culture. We are excited to team up with them to launch an integrated background screening solution for the AvatarFleet platform.”  

About AvatarFleet

AvatarFleet provides solutions to the driver problem with a complete suite of products to help forward-thinking trucking carriers attract, hire, educate, and retain the best drivers. For more information, visit the company website at www.avatarfleet.com or on Twitter @AvatarFleet.

About HireRight

HireRight is a leading provider of on-demand employment background checks, drug and health screening and electronic Form I-9 and E-Verify solutions that help employers automate, manage and control background screening and related programs. Many companies, including more than one-third of the Fortune 500, trust HireRight because the company delivers customer-focused solutions that provide greater efficiency and faster results. HireRight also provides pre-integrated background screening services through applicant tracking systems from top providers such as Oracle, Taleo, Kenexa, SAP, PeopleAdmin, HealthcareSource, HRsmart, and SilkRoad. HireRight, Inc. is an Altegrity company with worldwide headquarters located in Irvine, California and offices and affiliates around the globe. For more information, visit the company’s web site atwww.hireright.com.