I Was A Contractor, They Are Illegally Reporting Involuntary Discharge

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Terri F.'s Comment
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I contracted with [name edited out]. Their lease was for $111,000 for a $50k tractor..we all know it is a sham in the first place. Then, after a couple months, after they have collected about $10k in payments from you...try to get you to upgrade. If you choose not to upgrade (which I did not) and pay there new lease price of anywhere from $180k - $200k...suddenly..you are out. After a heated discussion with that bug,[name edited out]...I stood up and told him I quit. Now, they are reporting to my potential employers that this was an involuntary discharge.

First of all, I was not an employee..so how can anybody call it a discharge?

This was a termination of contract...voluntary.

Now, I cannot get hired. I have an excellent driving record, background record, no tickets or accidents...etc...but, they are deliberately and maliciously reporting negative. I am broke of course, been out of work for a month..no money to hire a lawyer and US Legal services payment bounced, so I don't even have that to fight them with. I need an attorney to say the least....what other options do I have?

OOS:

When a violation by either a driver or company is confirmed, an out-of-service order removes either the driver or the vehicle from the roadway until the violation is corrected.

Old School's Comment
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Terri, you joined us almost a year ago! This is your first post!

I guess you didn't really take to our advice about leasing, eh?

we all know it is a sham in the first place.

Yes, we all know that, but some of us persist in falling for the bait!

Is this on your DAC? If so, you can challenge it yourself. You don't need an attorney to do that. Contact HireRight and challenge what is on their report.

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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