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Michael P.'s Comment
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How to remove Accidents from your CDL driving record anyone want to take a crack at it

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.
Rob T.'s Comment
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Are you trying to remove them from your DAC or your Motor Vehicle Record? Can you please provide more information? If they're on your motor vehicle record I'm not sure if you can.

Motor Vehicle Record:

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.

Michael P.'s Comment
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It on my driver IQ report it not on the MVR or DAC

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.

Rick S.'s Comment
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It on my driver IQ report it not on the MVR or DAC

Are you protesting that it WAS NOT IN FACT AN ACCIDENT - or that it wasn't an "at fault/preventable"?

"Driver IQ" is a BG company similar to DAC. As such, they may be subject to the same RULES (FCRA) as FAC.

They HAVE a dispute page: https://www.driveriq.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/Drivers-Employment-Report-Links-10.16.2019.pdf - but it appears to point DIRECTLY AT THE COMPANY that made the report.

So - if IN FACT - you WERE LEGITIMATELY IN AN ACCIDENT, and it was REPORTED BY THE COMPANY - then they will VERIFY ITS LEGITIMACY WITH THAT COMPANY.

Similar to DAC - you can also GET A COPY OF YOUR DRIVER IQ REPORT - which is where you can start the dispute process.

But again - if you were IN AN ACCIDENT(S) that actually occurred - odds are VERY SLIM that you will be able to get it removed from your report.

Rick

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.

Michael P.'s Comment
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Here what happens I was at a local Wal-Mart making a left turn & I couldn't go out wide enough do to traffic conditions to make the turn and the back of the trailer break chambers got caught on the street median trees and the break chambers came right off

I was at local Wal-Mart and the back entrance to the store was block off there was no way into the store so i made a choice to go into the front entrance and the trailer have got hung up on a tree and caused some damage to the trailer

Old School's Comment
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Why do you think they should be removed?

Old School's Comment
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Michael, trucking is a really seriously complicated job. It's not complicated in the sense that it requires a lot of education or training, it's complicated in that it requires a lot of responsibility and diligence or thoughtful decision making. You just described two accidents as though they were no big deal. It sounded as if you don't even consider yourself at fault. One of them you blamed on "traffic conditions" and the other on the fact that "the store was blocked off."

They were both potentially hazardous to other people. You actually ran over some things with your trailer. What if those trees had been a mini van full of children? That whole rig is your responsibility. You make it sound as if your trailer was back there just doing whatever trailers do. You have to control where those tandems roll. You are in charge. If a truck entrance is blocked, you don't just go in anywhere you please. If traffic is not conducive to take a turn, you wait for the proper opportunity.

Do you see what went wrong? You made some poor decisions. I'm not trying to use you as a whipping boy. I want you to think about what actually took place. I want you to realize that the choices we make in this career have consequences. You're having a tough time finding employment now. We get it, and we feel your frustration. You've got to own those accidents. You just want them removed from the record so you can get a job. There's no way that's going to happen.

What you've got to do at this point is focus on what you learned from these accidents. If anybody is going to give you a shot, that's the first thing they want to hear from you. I'd forget about having them vanish from the record. Embrace them and learn from them. Any approach other than that is a waste of time.

Tandems:

Tandem Axles

A set of axles spaced close together, legally defined as more than 40 and less than 96 inches apart by the USDOT. Drivers tend to refer to the tandem axles on their trailer as just "tandems". You might hear a driver say, "I'm 400 pounds overweight on my tandems", referring to his trailer tandems, not his tractor tandems. Tractor tandems are generally just referred to as "drives" which is short for "drive axles".

Tandem:

Tandem Axles

A set of axles spaced close together, legally defined as more than 40 and less than 96 inches apart by the USDOT. Drivers tend to refer to the tandem axles on their trailer as just "tandems". You might hear a driver say, "I'm 400 pounds overweight on my tandems", referring to his trailer tandems, not his tractor tandems. Tractor tandems are generally just referred to as "drives" which is short for "drive axles".

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Chris K.'s Comment
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On Stevens yard I chose to go left out of a spot when I hooked to a trailer to avoid the many trucks moving around the area to the right. The back corner of my trailer barely clipped the thermo-king unit (the little box you can see from your mirror "green k" all good etc) It knocked it off that trailer. I didnt even know it happened until I was surrounded by 4 trailer mech on golf carts. I was upset by the way they treated me. I had to report to safety to watch video and practice a few pull thrus as they called them. The safety coordinator was cool, he apologized for the mech acting like the "gestapo" but he made a statement that sunk in "You were the one behind the wheel, if no other vehicle involved it is your fault, your trailer takes out tree branches at a ship/receiver they report it, ITS YOUR FAULT"! I just realized I am commenting on an old post. confused.gif

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
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