Accident At Fuel Island

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Bruce K.'s Comment
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Danielsahn said: "Yes, the Co driver was a an idiot. He pressured a new driver into a bad situation. But Tevin could have still said No. He didn't. He owned his mistake, and learned from it. If it were a DAC"able offense or ticketable, Tevin would be the one receiving it, not the co-driver. "

Daniel, that's a fair assessment and I agree with it. I guess it's the sympathy factor for Trevan that gets me 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.

PackRat's Comment
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"It does not matter how it happened, and what preceeded the incident. The person driving is responsible."

And the driver, Trevan, is taking responsibility and I really respect that. It's very refreshing when a new driver does that, because we hear from those who won't accept responsibility and no matter how many times they get hit in the head with the reality stick they still deny responsibility to the bitter end. (Any recent examples come to mind?)

However, his co-driver should have kept his mouth shut. Trevin was willing to wait for the path to clear, which was the right decision, always. Then Mr. Co-Driver goads a new driver to move ahead, which was not his responsibility. Only if Trevan was going to do something unsafe would the co-driver be justified in speaking up. But this was not the case because Trevan was going to do the proper thing.

So the argument can go back and forth, but I'm siding with Trevin on this one. Seems like a nice kid with a good attitude.

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Yes, the Co driver was a an idiot. He pressured a new driver into a bad situation. But Tevin could have still said No. He didn't. He owned his mistake, and learned from it. If it were a DAC"able offense or ticketable, Tevin would be the one receiving it, not the co-driver.

Definitely.

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.
Gladhand's Comment
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My biggest pet peeve is when drivers rush someone backing. It wastes more time to hit somebody and waste time with claims. Let this be a lesson.

It will be on your dac but it won't "end" your career. I'm a genius and have 5 preventables ... Very disappointed to say that.

Keep your nose clean, I didn't and got rejected by several companies because of it. Thankfully swift was lenient and I have learned. Always take your time. Always think ahead. Part of being a truck driver is guessing what a person might do.

There is a reason why they call them preventables. Be safe and drive your truck. Don't let someone else influence you. That other drivers attitude is dangerous. It will eventually lead to something serious.

SAP:

Substance Abuse Professional

The Substance Abuse Professional (SAP) is a person who evaluates employees who have violated a DOT drug and alcohol program regulation and makes recommendations concerning education, treatment, follow-up testing, and aftercare.

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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