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James D.'s Comment
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Looking for companies that don’t use DAC reporting....Having trouble finding employment in cdl a trucking 🤬

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.

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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Welcome James.

We’d like to help. If you offer additional background information, any advice or suggestions we make will be more meaningful.

Errol V.'s Comment
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Yes, James, many people have started their trucking career with similar questions. The more information you can provide about your issues, the better we can help you out.

Victor C. II's Comment
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Like G-Town and Errol V. have said, I would like a little more information. I am not sure of any company that does not use the hireright.com DAC report or psp or DOT dataqs. I to was looking for a second chance comapny and found that Western Express was willing. I have had zero dot reportable accidents, speeding tickets, citations, or anything on my record for 4 years and how I know that is that I checked them out on the websites. www.hireright.com and then go on the dot website and look up psp ( preemployment screening). Helps a lot.

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.

James D.'s Comment
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Looking for companies that don’t use DAC reporting....Having trouble finding employment in cdl a trucking 🤬

3 preventables on dac..clean psp and mvr no points...looking for employment...Any leads helpful

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.

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.

James D.'s Comment
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Yes, James, many people have started their trucking career with similar questions. The more information you can provide about your issues, the better we can help you out.

I have 4 preventables on dac record...clean mvr...psp..no points...1 year experience...fired from last job due to preventable accident

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.

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.

Jay G.'s Comment
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I have 4 preventables on dac record...clean mvr...psp..no points...1 year experience...fired from last job due to preventable accident

Oof, I'm not expert but this sounds like it's definitely going to be a challenge finding a job. At this point, keep on applying anywhere and everywhere if this is what you are truly set on. Or, might have to wait it out a couple years for those accidents.

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.

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.
Rob T.'s Comment
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James you should Apply For Truck Driving Jobs and see if you get any bites. If you're given an opportunity definitely jump at it and give it all you've got for atleast a year or 2 to distance yourself from those accidents. It's not going to be easy but it can be done. If asked, do you know how you're going to answer questions like "what did you do wrong that caused this?" Or "What did you learn from each accident?". If they're all similar I think it'd be even more difficult landing a job as it demonstrates you didnt learn. Whatever you do, own the mistakes you've made. Definitely check out Western Express as Victor had a similar record and has been accepted there.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
PJ's Comment
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I’m afraid your swimming upstream. 4 in a year is going to be a problem. Apply everywhere and one of the companies we look at as 2nd chance companies may be willing to talk to you. Most companies look at minor accidents for a 3 year period. Each company sets their own parameters to DAC entries. The only companies that may not check your DAC would be very small carriers.

As said if a company talks to you be very honest about the incident, and be prepared to share how you will prevent it from happening if they do hire you.

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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My record is way worse than yours. Believe it or not, I had 4 accidents with in 5 months 😨. Thats really bad already and to top that off, I had been terminated for it too. So what do think they saw when they called my previous employer, and found that the 4 accidents were my fault so they were preventable, so they became incidents not accidents; and then found that I was terminated for those incidents🤦‍♂️? Not a good record by any stretch of the imagination. None whatsoever. No matter how trivial or how small they all came from my folly from not getting out and looking and taking the time to care more cause well "I'm tired😴" excuse. Believe me it was REALLY hard to find a new carrier.

Your record as far as you described, is far better than 4 incidents in 5 months 😁. You have had 5 accidents in over a year. I implore you and encourage you to apply to Western Express also and again Pam Transportation. Now I would call them first and talk with them explaining everything before you apply to try the waters and see if you can get in. Thats what I did to make sure I wasnt just wasting time just to be turned down another time. Now thats how I did it you dont have to. Call Connie Maynard or ask for her. The number I have for her is 615-846-5919. She was my recruiter. She was real good about being right up front with me about whether I had a chance or not.

I love trucking, I am not sure but I think you do too and so I want to give you at least a couple companies I think may give you a chance at getting back in and I dont know how it will go with you when you call but like everyone said, BE HONEST and very descriptive. They wanted me to do 240 hours with a trainer. Thats 6 weeks. Im excited for the experience and God knows how much this means to me. I hope you find someone to take you on soon. God knows and I will pray you get that job soon!! good-luck.gif

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
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