If you’re applying for a job that requires you to spend a significant time behind a company vehicle or travel long distances, you may hear your employer talking about getting a driver’s abstract.


A driver’s abstract is a document that summarizes your driving history.


Just a quick look at the Province of Ontario’s website can show you that there are a number of different types of records and products; each of which provides some specific information about your driving history. These include:


I. 3-year driver’s record

II. Driver’s licence history

III. 5-year driver’s record

IV. Extended driver’s record

V. Freedom of information driver’s record

VI. Collision/accident report

VII. Copies of driver documents

VIII. Driver confirmation letter

IX. Driver’s licence check


So, which document is most commonly requested by a potential employer and what information does it include?


3-Year Driver’s Record


The 3-year driver’s record is usually the document most employers, in Ontario, request for individuals who will be driving company vehicles.


Obtaining driving records helps companies hire drivers who have a clean record and can drive responsibly, particularly during the challenging Canadian winter.


While this driver’s abstract does not show expired medical suspensions, it does include driver identification details, a history of demerit points (if applicable), active fine suspensions, Highway Traffic Act and Criminal Code of Canada convictions, suspensions, and reinstatements over the past 3 years.


What Other Details are Included?


The document also includes driver identification details such as your name, the licence plate of your car, your date of birth, your gender, your height, and the class of your licence.


It also highlights conditions and endorsements (for instance the requirement to wear glasses while driving, status of the licence, and its expiry date).


What’s the Difference Between Certified and Uncertified Driver’s Abstracts?


When companies request for your driver’s abstracts, they may opt for certified or uncertified ones.


The main difference is that certified records are the ones that include an embossed seal from the Ministry of Transportation. These are usually only required when there is a legal requirement.


Uncertified records contain the same information as the certified records, the only difference is that they don’t have an embossed seal.


At Triton Canada, we enable companies to get these driving check records, within industry-leading turnaround times, and with unmatched ease. We also support individuals and companies with many other types of checks.


Learn more about the solutions from Triton by calling us at 1-844-874-8667 or visit www.tritoncanada.ca.