Leaving A Company The Right Way

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Andrew B.'s Comment
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Got a local gig $200 a day 5days a week home every night. I'm stoked but also worried about leaving current employer. Gonna put in 2 week notice but what if they don't run me or tell me just turn the truck in or put something bad on my dac what's some suggestions for making this an amicable split?

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.

Brett Aquila's Comment
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Don't sweat it. The turnover is super high in trucking. Companies are used to having a lot of drivers come and go. They're hoping you'll follow the proper procedures as much as you're hoping the same from them. It's no fun for them having to send people around the country looking for abandoned trucks.

Just make sure you turn your truck into the terminal. Don't make them go get it from anywhere. And when you turn it in I highly recommend taking pictures of the truck inside and out to show there was no damage. Also take a picture of the truck where you can see the terminal building clearly in the background so there's no debating where you left it. Finally, make sure you get a signed copy of the paperwork showing that you turned in the truck, it was inspected, and everything is in good shape.

You just want to make sure that you're protecting yourself. In case someone makes a mistake or happens to go out of their way to put something false on your DAC report you'll have proof that you handled everything properly with the truck.

Also, speak with them at the terminal about your rehire status. Most companies keep track of why a driver left the company and whether or not they'd be willing to rehire you. Nobody leaves a job expecting to return one day but it happens quite a bit. Make sure they have you eligible for rehire. In fact, many companies you apply to will ask you if your past employers would be willing to rehire you or they'll look for that information on your DAC.

Terminal:

A facility where trucking companies operate out of, or their "home base" if you will. A lot of major companies have multiple terminals around the country which usually consist of the main office building, a drop lot for trailers, and sometimes a repair shop and wash facilities.

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.

OWI:

Operating While Intoxicated

Andrew B.'s Comment
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Good call on the pictures thanks

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