DOT regulated background checks are a type of background check that is required by the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) for individuals who are seeking employment or working in safety-sensitive positions in the transportation industry. Safety-sensitive positions include jobs such as commercial truck or bus drivers, pilots, and railroad workers. DOT regulated background checks may include drug and alcohol testing, as well as criminal background checks and driving history checks. The specific requirements for DOT regulated background checks may vary depending on the mode of transportation, such as trucking, aviation, or rail. It’s important for employers or organizations to ensure that their background check procedures are in compliance with DOT regulations to avoid legal liability and to promote safety in the transportation industry.