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HireRight Appoints Dr. Todd Simo to Managing Director of Transportation and Drug & Health Screening

IRVINE, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--HireRight, a leading provider of global employment background checks, drug testing, education verification, and electronic Form I-9 and E-Verify solutions, today announced that Dr. Todd Simo, M.D. has been appointed to the position of managing director of transportation and drug & health screening (DHS).

Dr. Simo served as HireRight’s medical director starting in 2009 and was promoted to chief medical officer in 2015. An established thought-leader in the industry, he now takes the reigns in leading HireRight’s transportation and drug and health screening groups, reinforcing HireRight’s market-leading transportation services. Dr. Simo will continue in his role as chief medical officer leading HireRight’s DHS service offerings across all industries.

“For nearly a decade, our customers have sought Dr. Simo’s expertise when developing drug testing programs, setting workplace policies and navigating issues such as the opioid epidemic and changing marijuana laws,” said Jurgen Leijdekker, CEO at HireRight. “As companies in the transportation industry face these challenges, along with a driver shortage and the goal of maintaining and building a workforce of safe drivers, Dr. Simo’s knowledge and passion for the field will help ensure our portfolio of transportation services remains unmatched in the screening industry.”

HireRight’s comprehensive screening solutions are designed specifically for employers regulated by the Department of Transportation, serving more than 12,000 active customers in the trucking, transit, aviation, rail and pipeline segments. HireRight supplies customers with multiple transportation specific screening options, many available as ‘express’ products that provide completed reports to customers in less than one minute. HireRight also addresses the need for easily accessible DHS screening locations by working with the largest network of more than 20,000 US collection sites for client and candidate convenience.

As a member of the Drug and Alcohol Testing Industry Association (DATIA) and the Substance Abuse Professionals Administrators Association (SAPAA), HireRight complies with the most stringent standards for drug and health screening quality.

“Drug and health screening is a crucial step in the vetting and hiring process, especially in the transportation industry, and one that must be performed on a regular basis to maintain a safe and healthy workforce,” said Dr. Simo. “The Department of Transportation holds these companies to the highest standards when they send their drivers on the road. HireRight’s customers trust us to help them adhere to those standards, ultimately making our roads safer. I look forward to working alongside our transportation team to expand our industry-leading programs.”

For more information about HireRight’s transportation services, visit our website; and to learn more about Dr. Todd Simo, you can read his posts on our blog.

About HireRight

HireRight delivers global background checks, employment verifications, drug and health screening, and electronic Form I-9 and E-Verify solutions that help employers automate, manage, and control background screening. More than 12,000 transportation companies 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 many leading applicant tracking systems. For more information, visit the company’s website at www.hireright.com/transportation.

HireRight is headquartered in Irvine, CA, with offices around the globe.

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