This Is Great News, But Now What Do I Put On My Applications?

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Victor C. II's Comment
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So I filed two requests in with www.hireright.com. I ordered a copy of all my background checks, DAC report and test results. My second request was a dispute of all my DAC because the incidents I was told by many experienced drivers were small and trivial and I should not have reported them🤦‍♂️. I reported all of them. The report began on 10/01/2019 and ended sometime this last week. I got the report in today and it said that it had ABSOLUTELY NOTHING ON IT! So now I am like what have I been doing to my chances? But they said recently nothing has been reported so is there some point the DAC just clears?

Now I am wondering, I know I need to say that I was let go. But what reason do I put down? Or do I say I quite and went on to another opportunity? I am like seriously confused as to what I do with applications. TMC denied me twice and now I know it cant be because of hireright.com. Is there a way to get Swift to not mention it anymore because the report is completely clean? Thank you much.

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.

TWIC:

Transportation Worker Identification Credential

Truck drivers who regularly pick up from or deliver to the shipping ports will often be required to carry a TWIC card.

Your TWIC is a tamper-resistant biometric card which acts as both your identification in secure areas, as well as an indicator of you having passed the necessary security clearance. TWIC cards are valid for five years. The issuance of TWIC cards is overseen by the Transportation Security Administration and the Department of Homeland Security.

Victor C. II's Comment
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Also I have a company that I put an application into thats in my area but I dont know if they call Swift or not. I just want to make sure I am in the clear. I feel what is against me is the 2 1/2 years of not driving at all.

PJ's Comment
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Your correct that time out of a truck certainly will be scrutinized. Be honest on your app and any conversations. Just because something is not on your DAC doesn’t mean an employer will not find it somewhere else. Answer what is asked honestly. No need to volunteer anything that is not asked though. If you lie you will get caught and that will always be bad.

I have no idea how long something would be on your DAC, but accidents that are DOT reportable will fall off your CSA score after 3 years.

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

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.

Victor C. II's Comment
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Well thats comforting to know. I think for me I am going to ask Swift to help me get some understanding on this issue. Im frustrated cause I have truly wanted to be flatbedding and because of being out of the truck for 2 1/2 years and possibly that let go status with Swift thats probably the nemesis for me. Not sure.

Your correct that time out of a truck certainly will be scrutinized. Be honest on your app and any conversations. Just because something is not on your DAC doesn’t mean an employer will not find it somewhere else. Answer what is asked honestly. No need to volunteer anything that is not asked though. If you lie you will get caught and that will always be bad.

I have no idea how long something would be on your DAC, but accidents that are DOT reportable will fall off your CSA score after 3 years.

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

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.

G-Town's Comment
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Victor, Swift terminated you because of 5 separate issues/events. You know the answer to your question. What more is there to understand?

Like PJ, my suggestion is be totally, 100% honest. Accept responsibility for what happened and be prepared (if asked) to describe how you will prevent something like this in the future. Period.

Submit to whatever future employer requires of you to be qualified and hired. You have no control over or any surefire way of understanding what Swift will disclose to your prospective employer(s) "if they are asked for details". If you are 100% truthful, you need not worry about what Swift says or doesn't say.

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.

Big T's Comment
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If you say you quit what do you think prospective employers will say when they call swift and swift says you were terminated?

Im confused though. Didn't you say PAM accepted you? Bite the bullet, take the job, get some crystal clean time under your belt and then worry about flat bed.

Your nemesis is 2.5 years out of a truck and less than a years experience before that.

Victor C. II's Comment
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Yeah I agree with you Big T, I just didnt know if I was screwing myself by putting something on there that was not on the record. But now I went down to a former prospective employer and he said that what he would do is go request a PSP and see what's on that too. No seriously though I am excited about Pam Transportation! Wonder if I should make a thread about that? Some good news not confused and all. Sad thing is, I might have to push the start date even further, because my car needs two new computers and I just got some help to get them but the bank is holding out on me. They want to hold it two days for interest on it. Selfish if you ask me. Yeah so tomorrow I am going to be talking with the Tele Manager and get them to approve it tomorrow. I really need to be out to Indiana Indianapolis on the 14th if I can.

If you say you quit what do you think prospective employers will say when they call swift and swift says you were terminated?

Im confused though. Didn't you say PAM accepted you? Bite the bullet, take the job, get some crystal clean time under your belt and then worry about flat bed.

Your nemesis is 2.5 years out of a truck and less than a years experience before that.

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