Verifying Employment:

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Butters S.'s Comment
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So if you apply for a new job and one of the companies you worked for either:

a) no longer exists

or

b) was bought out by another company

or

c) merged with another company

Then how does it work as far as employment verification?

Jan P.'s Comment
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B and C will still have your records on file and available for 7 years.

A could be tricky.

Susan D. 's Comment
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Hopefully A) reported to HireRight (DAC) or LexisNexis or how about tax returns showing you did work there? Or maybe a letter pf reference from a former supervisor or manager there? The social security administration also tracks your employment history... Just a thought.

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.

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

Tractor Man's Comment
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I was self employed for many years. Some on the books, some not. I had 1099's going back a number of years, along with many Customers. My Recruiter requested Notarized letters from two of my Customers verifying the last two years. Faxed them to her prior to starting School. Brought the hard copies and 1099's with me to School. No one ever asked for them. Also the obvious, W2's or Tax Returns

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Brian F.'s Comment
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What if I just took 6 months off by choice living on savings? I have taken a month off here and there over the years in between working contracts while doing a **** poor job of tracking companies and dates because it never mattered. None of this was in the trucking industry just to be clear. I'm anxious to jump into trucking over the next 6 months and this is worrying me.

Tractor Man's Comment
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I would recommend calling some Recruiters and asking what they need to satisfy their requirements. They all probably have different policies. I think they are trying to weed out those that may have had "questionable" means of support. ie: drug dealing or other unlawful activities. Also, a solid work history Will probably translate into a better work ethic and retention. Truck driving requires many hours of work per day over a period of several weeks, virtually non- stop.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
CIDRAY's Comment
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So if you apply for a new job and one of the companies you worked for either:

a) no longer exists

or

b) was bought out by another company

or

c) merged with another company

Then how does it work as far as employment verification?

I just sent in my W-2's from those employers. No problems.....

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
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