Last Chance Or Time To Move On?

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Driver 100's Comment
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Have termination on DAC report, now resigned from 2nd chance company after putting truck in a ditch. Black ice incident, single truck accident.

3rd chance company or time to move on?

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.

Banks's Comment
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It may be time to move on. You can put in some apps and see what happens, but it doesn't look good. I'm thing CR England, maybe Western express.

A month ago you were fired for a stop sign and now you put a truck in a ditch. I'm assuming that was PTL?

Wait a month or so and pull up your DAC from hireright and see what's on it.

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.

Old School's Comment
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Have termination on DAC report, now resigned from 2nd chance company after putting truck in a ditch. Black ice incident, single truck accident.

Help us out just a little. Why did you resign? This was your 2nd chance. I don't understand why you would resign. What is your reasoning? Were you thinking that would keep this accident off your DAC report? Can you give us a little more to go on?

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.

Big Red's Comment
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If trucking is really what you want to do, keep on trucking!

Jammer a's Comment
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Not being rude but it sounds like you run whenever a problem occurs?? If stand up and own the mistake it usually will work out but you resign and that’s the impression you leave !!! Try western express they’re pretty forgiving but at the same time you have to ask yourself what do I need to stop making costly mistakes it’s winter slow an rasy if you think it’s iced up pull over !!

Have termination on DAC report, now resigned from 2nd chance company after putting truck in a ditch. Black ice incident, single truck accident.

3rd chance company or time to move on?

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.

PackRat's Comment
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Were you given a choice of either resign or be fired by PTL?

Driver 100's Comment
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I would have been let go. They said they won't disclose why i left. I've made a few calls today to see how soon the accident report will be available, and what happens if it is not disclosed. It will probably take 2 to 3 weeks to hit my driving record.

Tempted to leave it off applications and deal with it when it comes up later. Some places said once you get through orientation you usually are in the clear. Risky, may be my only way to get back into a truck.

Driver 100's Comment
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Or come clean and own it. That would be the much less complicated way, but if Western Express passes on me I might be out of options.

How likely will the omission result in termination at a later date with a new company? Calling around it sounded like it's possible to slide through.

Old School's Comment
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Okay, thanks for the extra information.

All you can do is apply quickly and try to get a driving job as soon as possible. Well, there is one more thing you can do. Try to be EXTRA CAREFUL!

We aren't going to judge you, but by now you know how serious this job is. You have got to keep it between the ditches and be a safe driver. If you can't do that you will not be given any more chances. good-luck-2.gif good-luck.gif good-luck-2.gif

PackRat's Comment
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After reading your posts on here, I don't you need to be driving. You're a hazard to navigation and safety in my honest opinion.

Tempted to omit this on applications ( spelled LIE)? Yeah, that's a criminal offense all by itself.

Deal with it when it comes up later? Like in court after your next accident? By the prosecuting attorney, or at a deposition when the lawyers did a really quick background check into your driving history?

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