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Alexander B.'s Comment
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I have two preventable accidents on my dac report I only have 4 months experience otr. Who would hire me

OTR:

Over The Road

OTR driving normally means you'll be hauling freight to various customers throughout your company's hauling region. It often entails being gone from home for two to three weeks at a time.

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.

Jamie's Comment
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What type of accidents were they? That'll be helpful. but I've seen people get on with Western Express after having a preventable accident, might be worth a shot. But your best bet is to just apply everywhere you possibly can, and go from there. Don't get discouraged if you hear a lot of them say no, just keep trying.

Rob T.'s Comment
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Jamie gave great advice, also be sure you own your mistakes and be ready to discuss what you learned and how you plan to avoid having more accidents. Were you fired, did you quit or are you just trying to see what other options you have?

Alexander B.'s Comment
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One was a backing accident. No police report no police came out but we exchanged all the info necessary and the other was not using all my space when making a right turn and my trailor hit a traffic pole

Jamie gave great advice, also be sure you own your mistakes and be ready to discuss what you learned and how you plan to avoid having more accidents. Were you fired, did you quit or are you just trying to see what other options you have?

I have two preventable accidents on my dac report I only have 4 months experience otr. Who would hire me

OTR:

Over The Road

OTR driving normally means you'll be hauling freight to various customers throughout your company's hauling region. It often entails being gone from home for two to three weeks at a time.

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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