What Is On Your Public Data Report Record?

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Robert D. (Raptor)'s Comment
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While I am waiting for Hire Right's report, I pulled a Public Data Report up and it has previous addresses which is good. But it also has me selling Cocaine to minors, Possession of a controlled substance with intent to sell to undercover agents. Doesn't have my previous 11 years of driving with a CDL A licence. In fact it doesn't show that I ever held any type of driver's licence. Which I held in California, Illinois, Okinawa, Korea and England. Doesn't show my military service. And the only way to correct it is to call all of the counties where these "offenses" occurred to get it off my record. So, if a potential employer ever pulled this up I would never get a job driving.

So much for honest reporting on someone's personal history. Now I don't care for conspiracy theories, but a word to the wise, check out your own report. It turns out that because of the same first and last name, this can be put on your report as well.

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.
Grumpy Old Man's Comment
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While I am waiting for Hire Right's report, I pulled a Public Data Report up and it has previous addresses which is good. But it also has me selling Cocaine to minors, Possession of a controlled substance with intent to sell to undercover agents. Doesn't have my previous 11 years of driving with a CDL A licence. In fact it doesn't show that I ever held any type of driver's licence. Which I held in California, Illinois, Okinawa, Korea and England. Doesn't show my military service. And the only way to correct it is to call all of the counties where these "offenses" occurred to get it off my record. So, if a potential employer ever pulled this up I would never get a job driving.

So much for honest reporting on someone's personal history. Now I don't care for conspiracy theories, but a word to the wise, check out your own report. It turns out that because of the same first and last name, this can be put on your report as well.

What is a Public Data Report, and where do you get it?

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.
Daniel (Turtle)'s Comment
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While I am waiting for Hire Right's report, I pulled a Public Data Report up and it has previous addresses which is good. But it also has me selling Cocaine to minors, Possession of a controlled substance with intent to sell to undercover agents. Doesn't have my previous 11 years of driving with a CDL A licence. In fact it doesn't show that I ever held any type of driver's licence. Which I held in California, Illinois, Okinawa, Korea and England. Doesn't show my military service. And the only way to correct it is to call all of the counties where these "offenses" occurred to get it off my record. So, if a potential employer ever pulled this up I would never get a job driving.

So much for honest reporting on someone's personal history. Now I don't care for conspiracy theories, but a word to the wise, check out your own report. It turns out that because of the same first and last name, this can be put on your report as well.

I personally do not know of any company that uses Public Data Reporting.. Hire Right, PSP, MVR , and National Sex Offender Reg.. These are Real legal services that have to deal with true records.. Hope this helps..

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.

MVR:

Motor Vehicle Record

An MVR is a report of your driving history, as reported from your state Department of Motor Vehicles. Information on this report may include Drivers License information, point history, violations, convictions, and license status on your driving record.

Robert D. (Raptor)'s Comment
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Grumpy

I pulled up PublicData Check. I know it looks as if I can't spell right , but this is how the website is.

Grumpy Old Man's Comment
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Grumpy

I pulled up PublicData Check. I know it looks as if I can't spell right , but this is how the website is.

Yeah, I wouldn't worry about those things. Unless you paid, they probably just put anything they can find on someone with the same last name to get you to pay for the report.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Grumpy Old Man's Comment
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Grumpy

I pulled up PublicData Check. I know it looks as if I can't spell right , but this is how the website is.

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Yeah, I wouldn't worry about those things. Unless you paid, they probably just put anything they can find on someone with the same last name to get you to pay for the report.

I just went through that whole thing, and they want $2.00 to get the report. They also listed 2 addresses I have never lived at and a person that has no relationship to me. I didn't pay the two dollars, if you did, watch your credit card statements carefully for the next few months.

I would put less than zero faith in that report.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Tim F.'s Comment
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I had a similar thing happen to me years ago. What they do is put your name out in the system and whatever comes back they report on. In my case, someone with my same name was convicted of sexual assault in South Carolina...I never lived in SC. I called them up and ripped them a new one. The review was for my sons little league team in a very small town. My last comment was to call my attorney. They reissued the report a few weeks later without that reference.

Robert D. (Raptor)'s Comment
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Yes it had too many errors on it. I talked to the HireRight lady yesterday and she is sending me my report it should be here in a couple days. I t was sent out on the 17th. And they didn't include from 3 previous CDL A employers when I drove before their background checks so she will send those out in 5 days. But I should get my answers soon. I understand the reason for the checks, but the wait and accuracy is what worries me the most. She did say that there wasn't any disqualifying stuff on my reports. I'll see what they say when it gets here by snail mail.

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.
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