Beat A Bad DAC Report

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Amiel V.'s Comment
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I ran for a company for seven months about two years ago before they pulled me into their office and terminated my employment for "safety concerns". They decided to report this to the DAC and it kept me out of a truck for good. About a month ago I contacted HireRight and appealed my DAC record. I just got word that HireRight found no records with my old company of me being an unsafe driver. They overturned the cause for termination and it is now listed as company misconduct. Now I can get back into driving! I still consider myself a fairly new driver so I am wondering if anyone has any idea about good companies to run with. I am restricted to automatic only but most of the industry seems to be heading that direction anyways. I contacted Swift and they have a dedicated Northwest run that sounds good but they do not allow cats on their trucks and that is a deal breaker for me.


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.

Old School's Comment
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I just got word that HireRight found no records with my old company of me being an unsafe driver.

All that means is that your former employer didn't respond to Hire rights request. Do you want to come clean with us and tell us why they felt the need to release you? Do you actually think we believe that they just let you go with no basis for concern about your ability to drive safely. I'm not sure we can help you if you can't own up to what really took place.

PJ's Comment
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Hmmmmm, so you have been out of a truck for roughly 1 1/2 yrs, had 7 months experience and your deal breaker is having a cat with you... Besides the obvious questions surrounding your termination, I believe you have your priorities out of balance. I love animals too, but it would certainly not keep me from earning a living.

G-Town's Comment
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Reason for termination: Company Misconduct. You should be so proud...


Really? You need to own your mistake and come-clean if you really want our help.

Sid V.'s Comment
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You will probably want to go to a starter company since you haven't been driving for so long. There's a lot of places that will let you have a cat. You'll just have to ask the recruiter about it. Good luck.

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