What Is an H6 Driving Record?

By Renee Booker - Updated October 06, 2017

Some job applications require applicants to obtain a copy of their H6 driving record. The H6 driving record is a 10-year driving record containing additional information not found on a standard driving record.

Definition

An H6 driving record contains information from the previous 10 years instead of the standard three-to-five years found on most driving records. In addition, an H6 driving record may contain information regarding accidents as well as employment history not contained on a standard driving history.

Use

An H6 driving record is generally requested for applicants in the commercial driving industry. Anyone with a commercial driver's license (CDL) may be required to provide an H6 record when applying for jobs or periodically during employment reviews. The H6 driving record gives prospective employers additional information not found on a standard driving record such as the reasons for past terminations of employment or whether the applicant was at fault in any accidents.

Process

An H6 driving record can be obtained through the state agency regulating driver's licensing (usually known as the Department of Motor Vehicles or Bureau of Motor Vehicles). There is generally a separate form for requesting an H6 record and a fee applies.

About the Author

Renee Booker has been writing professionally since 2009 and was a practicing attorney for almost 10 years. She has had work published on Gadling, AOL's travel site. Booker holds a Bachelor of Arts in political science from Ohio State University and a Juris Doctorate from Indiana University School of Law.

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