DAC Report - Over 9 Years - No News Is Good News?

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PoeticDrummer's Comment
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I went to school at Swift to get my CDL. I went out on the road to train with my mentor for a few weeks. Long story (somewhat) short, my mentor went to jail leaving me alone with the truck.I called Swift to see what I should. They told me they would send a driver to pick me up the next day to take me back to headquarters to find another mentor. Later that night, I went to a local casino and had a few beers. Returned to the truck to sleep. The driver showed up the next morning and told me he had too many hours and could not take me. So after he leaves, I get a call from Swift asking me if I had been drinking. I said no but I had a few beers the night before. They told me they would call me back later. By that time, they got in touch with my mentor and told him to take me back to headquarters where Swift promptly FIRED me. Ending my truck driving career. ..9 years later,... I get my DAC report. All it shows is that I went to Driving school with Swift for a 1 month period and my Transportation Employment history which shows Swift as my employer for 1 month. Nothing about the incident. My CDL is clear and intact, it has only expired. I am looking to become a truck driver again.** My question is: How should I go about or what should I say about the short period of employment and the reason for leaving? ** Also, can anyone recommend a favorable company that would hire me as a CDL holder without experience? Thanks for your input!!

CDL:

Commercial Driver's License (CDL)

A CDL is required to drive any of the following vehicles:

  • Any combination of vehicles with a gross combined weight rating (GCWR) of 26,001 or more pounds, providing the gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR) of the vehicle being towed is in excess of 10,000 pounds.
  • Any single vehicle with a GVWR of 26,001 or more pounds, or any such vehicle towing another not in excess of 10,000 pounds.
  • Any vehicle, regardless of size, designed to transport 16 or more persons, including the driver.
  • Any vehicle required by federal regulations to be placarded while transporting hazardous materials.

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.

Rob's Comment
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If your CDL expired how it is clear and intact? I'm assuming your gonna need to retest with the DMV/BMV , and attend a school for that 160 hour certificate. The schooling you had 9 years ago is no good now.

CDL:

Commercial Driver's License (CDL)

A CDL is required to drive any of the following vehicles:

  • Any combination of vehicles with a gross combined weight rating (GCWR) of 26,001 or more pounds, providing the gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR) of the vehicle being towed is in excess of 10,000 pounds.
  • Any single vehicle with a GVWR of 26,001 or more pounds, or any such vehicle towing another not in excess of 10,000 pounds.
  • Any vehicle, regardless of size, designed to transport 16 or more persons, including the driver.
  • Any vehicle required by federal regulations to be placarded while transporting hazardous materials.

Dm:

Dispatcher, Fleet Manager, Driver Manager

The primary person a driver communicates with at his/her company. A dispatcher can play many roles, depending on the company's structure. Dispatchers may assign freight, file requests for home time, relay messages between the driver and management, inform customer service of any delays, change appointment times, and report information to the load planners.

DMV:

Department of Motor Vehicles, Bureau of Motor Vehicles

The state agency that handles everything related to your driver's licences, including testing, issuance, transfers, and revocation.

Bmv:

Department of Motor Vehicles, Bureau of Motor Vehicles

The state agency that handles everything related to your driver's licences, including testing, issuance, transfers, and revocation.

Errol V.'s Comment
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Rob is correct:

If your CDL expired how it is clear and intact? I'm assuming your gonna need to retest with the DMV/BMV , and attend a school for that 160 hour certificate. The schooling you had 9 years ago is no good now.

There are a few experienced drivers who left the business for a few years and now active on this forum. They are in the same boat. With your nine years of no driving, it's really back to school for you.

Here's one: Old/New Driver

CDL:

Commercial Driver's License (CDL)

A CDL is required to drive any of the following vehicles:

  • Any combination of vehicles with a gross combined weight rating (GCWR) of 26,001 or more pounds, providing the gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR) of the vehicle being towed is in excess of 10,000 pounds.
  • Any single vehicle with a GVWR of 26,001 or more pounds, or any such vehicle towing another not in excess of 10,000 pounds.
  • Any vehicle, regardless of size, designed to transport 16 or more persons, including the driver.
  • Any vehicle required by federal regulations to be placarded while transporting hazardous materials.

Dm:

Dispatcher, Fleet Manager, Driver Manager

The primary person a driver communicates with at his/her company. A dispatcher can play many roles, depending on the company's structure. Dispatchers may assign freight, file requests for home time, relay messages between the driver and management, inform customer service of any delays, change appointment times, and report information to the load planners.

DMV:

Department of Motor Vehicles, Bureau of Motor Vehicles

The state agency that handles everything related to your driver's licences, including testing, issuance, transfers, and revocation.

Bmv:

Department of Motor Vehicles, Bureau of Motor Vehicles

The state agency that handles everything related to your driver's licences, including testing, issuance, transfers, and revocation.

Rainy D.'s Comment
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I say wait another year. many companies only ask about past 10 yrs CMV employmeny history wait, then dont discuss it at all.

CMV:

Commercial Motor Vehicle

A CMV is a vehicle that is used as part of a business, is involved in interstate commerce, and may fit any of these descriptions:

  • Weighs 10,001 pounds or more
  • Has a gross vehicle weight rating or gross combination weight rating of 10,001 pounds or more
  • Is designed or used to transport 16 or more passengers (including the driver) not for compensation
  • Is designed or used to transport 9 or more passengers (including the driver) for compensation
  • Is transporting hazardous materials in a quantity requiring placards
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