Question About The DAC Report.

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Jason M.'s Comment
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Hey guys, so I was just wondering how the DAC Report works. I drove for Pride Transport for 2 1/2 months (mid January to end of March) and then quit because I got into an accident in a parking lot and I was a bit shaken up. Confidence was shot and I felt I shouldn't be driving. I'm over that and I miss trucking tremendously and I know accidents happen. Nobody got hurt. I was trying to park in a tight parking lot and the front of my truck hit the front of another guys truck. No police. What confuses me about my DAC is that I got my free report from HireRight end of September but it doesn't even show that I was employed by Pride Transport, let alone has the accident on it. Why is that? I am thinking about going back to trucking so I just was wondering how the DAC works in regards to me reporting my 10 year work history as well as any accidents I may have. Would I be able to leave out the accident?

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.

Rick S.'s Comment
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Were you in TRAINING with a Trainer at the time the accident occurred? Do you owe any balance $$ for your training?

Did you give notice/return equipment?

Tough to say why this isn't showing on a DAC.

If you got A PAYCHECK from the company, then you were employed - and you would want to state this on any future application (since, technically - you WERE EMPLOYED).

Likewise, with the accident - even though there was no police report.

It is ALWAYS BETTER TO DISCLOSE - than to give the appearance of trying to CONCEAL (a nice word for LIE) about something.

Even if it's not on your DAC - you are going to have to list employers and cover gaps - and you can bet a future trucking employer will call Pride for a reference. Which is when your accident and the circumstances of leaving are also going to come up.

Depending on how long you were actually on the road - for Pride and any previous employer(s) - you are likely going to have to re-train or do a refresher at the least, as 3 months of experience with a 6 month break - is not considered experience (if that was your first driving job).

A few more details, might enable folks on the board to give further advice...

Rick

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

Victor C. II's Comment
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Hey guys, so I was just wondering how the DAC Report works.

So I am wondering what is a DAC? It is confusing these terms that I have never heard before and then when I join this forum I start seeing terms that I have never heard of before. Thanks for the imput. I am in CDL school and just got my CDL Class A permit and just have a few questions. Thanks!

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.

G-Town's Comment
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Hey guys, so I was just wondering how the DAC Report works.

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So I am wondering what is a DAC? It is confusing these terms that I have never heard before and then when I join this forum I start seeing terms that I have never heard of before. Thanks for the imput. I am in CDL school and just got my CDL Class A permit and just have a few questions. Thanks!

Next to the word DAC there is a book icon to right of it, click on the book and you will be taken to the TT wiki definition of DAC. Most of the terms we throw around are followed by the icon.

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.

Jason M.'s Comment
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For clarification, I was employed by them and not in training. I had prior experience with Prime Inc from June 2015 to October 2015. I had to stop for medical reasons. Then I went to work for Pride in January. Thanks for the info Rick. You are certainly right that it is better to disclose the info. I hadn't thought about them calling Pride, just looking at the DAC is all I thought of.

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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