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DOT Recordable on DAC

Last winter I was involved in an accident. Yes my fault. Yes I learned a ton from it and I can guarantee I learned a lot from that and am harder on myself then anyone else had been.

I slid off the highway onto the shoulder on black ice. Tore a bumper and a coolant line on the bottom.

State Police responded and gave me a ticket. It was the Minnesota equivalent of going to fast for conditions. He said he wasn't writing an accident report as I did no damage to any other vehicle or property.

Tow company came out to repair the coolant line, however company opted to have it towed to the yard.

I'm working for a local company now, they were aware of the incident but it wasn't on my dad when they pulled it. I pulled my dad myself and it appears it has been added as a DOT preventable.

I then looked on Saferweb at the list of accidents the carrier reported to the FMCSA and it's not there. Other accidents after that date were.

I looked at my PSP, not there either. Just the ticket.

Should I appeal the DAC report of a dot recordable incident? In my mind yes it was an accident or incident but I don't think it was DOT recordable as they opted to have repairs done at the yard which could have been done on site by the towing company and the towing company already began doing before my company wanted them to tow it instead. Also the company didn't even report it themselves.

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