Trying To Come Back (C R England And Stevens)

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Ken C.'s Comment
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Good Luck I hope everything works out and you will keep us updated

Sean O.'s Comment
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DAC And Hireright is damaging your professional career, no matter how simple the issue was (no fault incidents, not following simple policy's i.e) Applying to many trucking company's are also put on Hireright or possibly DAC reports- it makes in my opinion the trucking company suspicious why you have applied at so many trucking company's and why they declined your employment' Example...I went to through Schneiders Orientation...they have training classes on safety, sexual harrassments, Qualcomm data entry (they do not use Macros) and health videos, Hazmat. All of these have test that you have to score minimum of 80%, this includes your driver test...your total score to has be 85% to be officially hired...So it is the combination of class scores and driving test together it must be at 80% all together... I failed the Hazmat training (Not that I was trying for my hazmat endorsement) this was a surprise that I had to pass Schneiders required Hazmat training to pass. Schneider dismissed me due to my total low score because of 60% score on Hazmat and that took points off my driving test (Even though I had low points taken of for a lane change of not returning the to lane I turned left in time...) The Schneider recruiter did not tell me up front it was a policy of Schneider to pass the written HAZMAT test .,If I would of known I would of not gone through their orientation. I felt this was unfair forcing me to study for hazmat ( fully understand I must recognise the dangers of a hazmat spill...but not everything I should know about BOL and markings, exception of hauling it without a hazmat endorsemtconfused.gifconfused.gifconfused.gifconfused.gifconfused.gifconfused.gifconfused.gifconfused.gifthank-you-2.gif. I am not interested in obtaining my hazmat (They do not pay more if you have an hazmat endorsement) So now it is unfairly reported as a termination on my DAC /Rehire report- I all ready had on termination from Sweift for 2 no fault incidents (purposely backing in to a dock over a rain gutter down spout- not possibly since my trailer tandoms where slid 6 ft from the back of my trailer, the DOT bumper did could not hit it what was laying on the ground- i did not type in the words G.O.A.L)

My point is the DAC report is damaging drivers that make simple mistakes (If not we would not need erasers on Pencils. Plus the longer you are out of work due to termination dismissals...the less chance you will get hired. With me...I have to show I have been working for a trucking company that will forgive my incidences and give me a second change by driving safe for a 1 or 2- Finding one means applying on line many times (So far it has been over a 100 trucking company"s that denied me or where to far away from my home or no terminal close even if they allowed me to drive the truck home. The last and most recent one that may consider (After Schneider) giving me a 2nd chance (C.R.E.ST) said the only way to be cleared for hire by C.R.S.T Safety dept. before they checked DAC or consider hiring me was to show up for the C.R.S,T Orientation- I felt the recruiter was being kinky and just after her commision to just get me there and only be dismissed again...that too would be on your and my Hireright or DAC Report..

It doesn't matter i had awards from Swift for being 99% on time, safe driving, all safety testing they had I scored in the high 90%...that does not show on my DAC report...DAC/Hireright Shows my termination with Swift ((2 preventables) Now for Shneider on my DAC / Ihire shows either Terminated or Dismissal for Safety reasons (Failed with low scores on total needed (HAZMAT Exam, Drivers Test) So why would I be dumb enough to go to C.R.S.T orientation when I am sure when C.R.S.T Safety reads the DAC Report they will dismiss me and that too will appear on my DAC or IHire reports. Call companys first...tell the recruiter the truth...do not lie why you were terminated...Ask the recruiter what their policies are for incidents, accidents, or policy issues...do not just fill out the application until you get a verbal approval...or you will be looked at with a fine tooth comb suspiciously.

Sean Obrien

If you click on trucking school at the top of this page and then click on the Company Sponsored schools link you will see a ton of trucking company logos. Each one has a really in-depth critique of that company's training program. The reviews seem to be really honest and highlight both the positive and negative aspects of the company's program.

HAZMAT:

Hazardous Materials

Explosive, flammable, poisonous or otherwise potentially dangerous cargo. Large amounts of especially hazardous cargo are required to be placarded under HAZMAT regulations

Terminal:

A facility where trucking companies operate out of, or their "home base" if you will. A lot of major companies have multiple terminals around the country which usually consist of the main office building, a drop lot for trailers, and sometimes a repair shop and wash facilities.

Qualcomm:

Omnitracs (a.k.a. Qualcomm) is a satellite-based messaging system with built-in GPS capabilities built by Qualcomm. It has a small computer screen and keyboard and is tied into the truck’s computer. It allows trucking companies to track where the driver is at, monitor the truck, and send and receive messages with the driver – similar to email.

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.

OWI:

Operating While Intoxicated

C T.'s Comment
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Sean I noticed you were posting on threads that were years old. Just wondering why?

Brett Aquila's Comment
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Obviously you're upset but please stop ranting. And please stop digging up old posts for no reason.

And by the way, you know you can challenge anything that's on your DAC report, right? If you don't think these companies are being honest then file a complaint with HireRight. They will require the companies to demonstrate that what they're saying is true. If they can not prove it to be true the statements will be deleted.

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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