False Accident On Dac Report

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Onethehardway's Comment
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Hello, Ive been driving 3 years otr and im looking to change companies to get local. I used to drive teams with my uncle and one of his accidents is on my report so my dac shows 3 accidents/incidents in 3 years. Now i know i can dispute this but if i do will it end up on my uncles dac? He has since started driving for another company about 6 months ago. Thanks for your help

OTR:

Over The Road

OTR driving normally means you'll be hauling freight to various customers throughout your company's hauling region. It often entails being gone from home for two to three weeks at a time.

DAC:

Drive-A-Check Report

A truck drivers DAC report will contain detailed information about their job history of the last 10 years as a CDL driver (as required by the DOT).

It may also contain your criminal history, drug test results, DOT infractions and accident history. The program is strictly voluntary from a company standpoint, but most of the medium-to-large carriers will participate.

Most trucking companies use DAC reports as part of their hiring and background check process. It is extremely important that drivers verify that the information contained in it is correct, and have it fixed if it's not.

Big Scott's Comment
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Talk to him. His bed he should lay in it. Would you hold a kilo of coke for him? Why hold his DAC.

DAC:

Drive-A-Check Report

A truck drivers DAC report will contain detailed information about their job history of the last 10 years as a CDL driver (as required by the DOT).

It may also contain your criminal history, drug test results, DOT infractions and accident history. The program is strictly voluntary from a company standpoint, but most of the medium-to-large carriers will participate.

Most trucking companies use DAC reports as part of their hiring and background check process. It is extremely important that drivers verify that the information contained in it is correct, and have it fixed if it's not.

Onethehardway's Comment
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No i wouldnt take a charge that serious. After november, at least on paper, my uncle will be accident/incident free for the last three years which would give him better job ops. My last incident was last year so ill have that red mark for a while and my first was march 2015 so i can stay with my current employer for 6 months and let that drop off if it helps him

Talk to him. His bed he should lay in it. Would you hold a kilo of coke for him? Why hold his DAC.

DAC:

Drive-A-Check Report

A truck drivers DAC report will contain detailed information about their job history of the last 10 years as a CDL driver (as required by the DOT).

It may also contain your criminal history, drug test results, DOT infractions and accident history. The program is strictly voluntary from a company standpoint, but most of the medium-to-large carriers will participate.

Most trucking companies use DAC reports as part of their hiring and background check process. It is extremely important that drivers verify that the information contained in it is correct, and have it fixed if it's not.

Big Scott's Comment
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Ok. Then you have your answer.

Rainy D.'s Comment
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You do realize some companies will go back the full 10 years of driving?

Expecting it to fall off at 3 years doesn't necessarily happen and can keep you from a better future job. Just a thought.

Pianoman's Comment
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What kind of accident? A truck stop ding or something more serious?

I think it's touching that you're looking out for your uncle like that. If it's just a little truckstop ding it probably won't hurt you much if it's 3 years old. But like Rainy said, there's always that possibility that it could.

Brett Aquila's Comment
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If you file a dispute over your DAC the company that filed the report will have to prove that it's true. If they can't prove it then the report will be dropped from your record. I agree that it's nice you care about your uncle, but you also have to protect your own career. Everyone should be held responsible for their own performance. You can take the hit if you're talking about who left dirty dishes in the sink. But when it comes to your career you have to protect your license.

You sure are jumping around from company to company quite a bit and you have a couple of dingers on your record. I would be a little bit careful about that. Even with experience you're not going to be a very appealing driver if you're getting in wrecks and job hopping. If you do switch jobs, make sure you have a new job first before leaving the one you're at. I would try to get two or three years in with a company before making any more moves though. If not with your current company, then with your next one.

DAC:

Drive-A-Check Report

A truck drivers DAC report will contain detailed information about their job history of the last 10 years as a CDL driver (as required by the DOT).

It may also contain your criminal history, drug test results, DOT infractions and accident history. The program is strictly voluntary from a company standpoint, but most of the medium-to-large carriers will participate.

Most trucking companies use DAC reports as part of their hiring and background check process. It is extremely important that drivers verify that the information contained in it is correct, and have it fixed if it's not.

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