DAC Report? Need Help, Please!

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Michael N.'s Comment
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Because I thought I'd give them a try! Nobody knows if they can do a job unless they TRY! Point taken. Like I said, it's like dating. You can't find a good fit for you unless YOU TRY!

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their is always two sides of the coin. They never hear it from the employee

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If you were an employer, given your only jobs in this industry you quit after a week and have had a CDL for 6 months but only worked 2 weeks would you take a chance on You? Honestly answer that....

The amount of money it costs to "onboard " someone is large. Why hire you when someone else may look better on paper? Fact is you tried to hide those 2 jobs because you knew it'd look bad. If you weren't willing to physically unload your truck why did you take that job? If you can't sleep during the day why'd you take that job? Being a truck driver requires you to do what it takes to get the job done. What will you do if this job were to offer you a position and in a couple months say they need to to start working overnights?gonna throw in the towel or find a way to make it happen?

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.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Old School's Comment
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This is nothing like dating.

This is more like marriage - this takes Commitment.

G-Town's Comment
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Geez Dude...I never lied on a date. Bad strategy! Not a good analogy at all, "just like dating"...says it all. First time anyone has posted something like that. Congratulations! Not... Put that headtrash where it belongs..."flush it".

You have a hundred years worth of free, collective knowledge and experience at your beckon call right here, yet you are staging an argument clinic...a rather weak one at best.

Why are you arguing with us?

You f'd up royally,...several times. You have two choices here; listen to our advice, execute or continue to waste your time and ours defending your bad decisions. It's that simple.

Be honest...you cannot hide those two job failures. And that's what they were, failures. Own that and stop blaming everyone and everything but yourself. Deal with it as best you can, understand why YOU failed, adjust accordingly and above all else get honest. Stop lying on your resume, fix it!

Understand when caught in any lie, you are automatically filed in the circular can of "not to be trusted." You failed a very basic test. Get honest...you cannot hide your history. It's there for public viewing.

You cannot undue what happened. IMO your only choice is to focus on companies offering Paid CDL Training Programs, because they will train you for this career. Otherwise I don't think you can expect any better outcome than what you have already experienced.

Use this to apply: Apply For Paid CDL Training

We'll try to help, but you need to allow that to happen. Up to you...

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.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Rainy D.'s Comment
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The point is... like Yoda said, "Do or do not. There is no try".

you claimed to be a hard worker, you debated everything on the two jobs from the managers temperament to him being a daddy's boy...you debated the hours. you chose waste management for the hours. you also debated the pay raises.

you are trying to excuse your poor judgement and unwillingness to commit to a bunch of people who have actually DONE it for years And i'm a woman.. susan is a woman. and you sound like a child.

if i can do this being old enough to have changed your diapers, and NOT having the convenience of being home everyday, then you CAN do it. you CHOOSE not to.

Answer: every driving job will show on your DAC. it looks bad enough you are a quitter, it looks worse that you lied about it.

good luck

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.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.

OOS:

When a violation by either a driver or company is confirmed, an out-of-service order removes either the driver or the vehicle from the roadway until the violation is corrected.

Michael N.'s Comment
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Wow **** you *******

The point is... like Yoda said, "Do or do not. There is no try".

you claimed to be a hard worker, you debated everything on the two jobs from the managers temperment to him being a daddys boy...you debated the hours. you chose waste management for the hours. you eceb debated the pay raises.

you are trying to excuse your poor judgement and unwillingness to commit to a bunch of people who have actually DONE it for years And im a woman.. susan is a woman. and you sound like a child.

if i can do this being old enough to have changed your diapers, and NOT having the convenience of being home everyday, then you CAN do it. you CHOOSE not to.

Answer: every driving job will show on your DAC. it looks bad enough you are a quitter, it looks worse that you lied about it.

good luck

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.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.

OOS:

When a violation by either a driver or company is confirmed, an out-of-service order removes either the driver or the vehicle from the roadway until the violation is corrected.

G-Town's Comment
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Wow **** you *******

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The point is... like Yoda said, "Do or do not. There is no try".

you claimed to be a hard worker, you debated everything on the two jobs from the managers temperment to him being a daddys boy...you debated the hours. you chose waste management for the hours. you eceb debated the pay raises.

you are trying to excuse your poor judgement and unwillingness to commit to a bunch of people who have actually DONE it for years And im a woman.. susan is a woman. and you sound like a child.

if i can do this being old enough to have changed your diapers, and NOT having the convenience of being home everyday, then you CAN do it. you CHOOSE not to.

Answer: every driving job will show on your DAC. it looks bad enough you are a quitter, it looks worse that you lied about it.

good luck

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The ass you think you just kicked is your own. Like they say in baseball...outa here.

Let Brett take out the "trash". We're done here.

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.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.

OOS:

When a violation by either a driver or company is confirmed, an out-of-service order removes either the driver or the vehicle from the roadway until the violation is corrected.

Jason R.'s Comment
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Michael N. Now that you have your CDL , you are required by law when you apply at a new company to list the last 10yrs of employment history as an operator of a commercial vehicle 383.35 pg 195 of the FMC Safety Regs pocketbook aka the green book. Also refer to 391.21 page 313 (11). I am a driver and feel the government is clamping down too hard, however I can see a little bit of the logic. You should have listened those 2 employers and at least gave an explanation of why you left them after a week. Some companies are understanding and others look at it as you will do the same to them.

Like I stated above its the law that you document each and every employer whether its a week or a day, your SS# is linked to them unless you are on 1099, then at the end of the year the IRS will find out, and then your SS# is linked. There are companies that will find out and there are ones that won’t. Honesty is the best policy and when it comes to being 100% truthful on basically a document that is going to be submitted to the FMCSA most likely. I would err on the side of caution and list em, but with an explanation.

Just my opinion and I have a very clean CDL as I pride myself on Safe miles with a Clean CDL. As I stated before pretty much 2yrs stable employment with a clean CDL, you can pretty much write your own ticket and go almost anywhere making some pretty decent money, or stay with the company and you will be somewhere near the top of the list for drivers.

Just my opinion

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.

CSA:

Compliance, Safety, Accountability (CSA)

The CSA is a Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) initiative to improve large truck and bus safety and ultimately reduce crashes, injuries, and fatalities that are related to commercial motor vehicle

FMCSA:

Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration

The FMCSA was established within the Department of Transportation on January 1, 2000. Their primary mission is to prevent commercial motor vehicle-related fatalities and injuries.

What Does The FMCSA Do?

  • Commercial Drivers' Licenses
  • Data and Analysis
  • Regulatory Compliance and Enforcement
  • Research and Technology
  • Safety Assistance
  • Support and Information Sharing

BMI:

Body mass index (BMI)

BMI is a formula that uses weight and height to estimate body fat. For most people, BMI provides a reasonable estimate of body fat. The BMI's biggest weakness is that it doesn't consider individual factors such as bone or muscle mass. BMI may:

  • Underestimate body fat for older adults or other people with low muscle mass
  • Overestimate body fat for people who are very muscular and physically fit

It's quite common, especially for men, to fall into the "overweight" category if you happen to be stronger than average. If you're pretty strong but in good shape then pay no attention.

Fm:

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.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Brett Aquila's Comment
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Wow **** you *******

Well, we did our best to help and everyone's thoughts were right on, as always. Of course we're all well-paid, experienced professionals and he's an unemployed kid with no experience almost certainly living in his mom's basement so it's no surprise our thoughts didn't resonate with him.

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Old School's Comment
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These are Michael's own words taken from one of his posts ten months ago...

I chose trucking because I'm almost 30 with no career and thought this would be the fastest way to get a good paying job.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Jrod's Comment
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I did not put these past 2 jobs on my resume because they were so short in length and I felt if I did they would not hire me otherwise. Any advice. I really like this new job I applied to but feel like they found out something in the DAC.

Once you pee in a cup, you "worked" for that company. And any future company is required by DOT to collect the pre-employment drug/alcohol screen. By not putting it on your application, you are either falsifying your app (not intentionally it seems), or causing far more work for the person processing your app. Guess which application is going to get priority? Not the one that causes someone else to do a bunch of extra paperwork.

The fact of the matter is - you need to find out about a company and the job before you start. Those companies that "weren't a good fit" spent lots of time and money bringing you in, and you left them within a week. You are right, its not a good look for future employers, but its your work history - you have to own it.

They are going to find out one way or another usually, either from the DAC , an inspection report, the PSP, TenStreet, or any number of different ways. You might get lucky and find a place that cuts corners on pre-employment screens - but then don't be shocked to find out they cut corners in other places that might NOT benefit you...

DOT:

Department Of Transportation

A department of the federal executive branch responsible for the national highways and for railroad and airline safety. It also manages Amtrak, the national railroad system, and the Coast Guard.

State and Federal DOT Officers are responsible for commercial vehicle enforcement. "The truck police" you could call them.

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.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
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