Information Regarding Schneider's Background Check?

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T9's Comment
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Hi,

I'm looking to apply for Schneider and other trucking companies in the area I live in. I've had 17 months prior experience with Swift Transportation from July 2017 - January 2019, but was let go because I had three backing accidents (none reported to MVR or police, but could be on DAC). They took place in February 2018, March 2018, and December 2018. So, I decided to work elsewhere as trucking companies would be nervous about hiring me which is fair. My license dropped back to a Class C (Texas) around September 2019 because I didn't bother to update my medical certificate. Most of my employment afterwards was with a Uniform and Linen Company for a little over a year, and I've had no problems driving for them with a Class C, but I've decided it was time to obtain my CDL again, learn from my mistakes, and get back on the road as a truck driver.

Specifically, I'm interested in running Schneider Dedicated with Coca Cola in the Austin Area, and I'm wanting to know how far back they will check my driving record? I figured it would be three years, but the site wants five years of driving history. The only thing that's reported on my MVR is one speeding ticket I got from my PV in May of 2018. Also, are there other trucking companies besides local small companies that will give me another shot?

Thank you for reading!

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.

PackRat's Comment
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Contact HireRight and get a free copy of your DAC.

Driving information reported on there will show the previous 10 years, so back as far as 2011.

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.

T9's Comment
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Contact HireRight and get a free copy of your DAC.

Driving information reported on there will show the previous 10 years, so back as far as 2011.

I've tried to do that several times and each time they indicated that there's no file from Swift. Maybe I'm doing something wrong here, because it seems odd that the biggest trucking company doesn't report to DAC. I'll go ahead and call them to see if maybe I'm doing something wrong.

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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I get a free copy yearly from HR. It contains all data from each company I've driven for.

Did you get a physical copy mailed to you?

KH's Comment
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This is something that has confused me for a while. I see "DAC report" mentioned as if it's some kind of official report containing all employment history for all drivers, but after looking in to it, it doesn't seem like that's the case. The DAC is something provided by a company called HireRight, but not every trucking company reports to HireRight, and there are companies other than HireRight out there that collect information and produce their own reports. I worked for Schneider for a couple of years, and about 9 months after I started I requested my report from HireRight and it had my info on it. Now when I ask HireRight they say they have no file on me, but Schneider directs employment verification requests to another company (DriverIQ), and I can get my info from them. Swift seems to refer driver employment verification requests to a place called DriverFacts, but I don't know if they have a way for a driver to request their own information.

In any case, Schneider will likely find your information, so you should be honest on the application. My impression of Schneider's hiring is that the decision to hire you or not may depend on how badly they need drivers for the position you apply to. In any case, all you can do is apply to as many places as you can find and hope for the best.

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.

Anne A. (G13Momcat)'s Comment
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Howdy, T9 !

In case you've not seen it, we have a real simple application here, that goes out to many companies. Wouldn't hurt to take a minute and apply here, as well: Apply For Truck Driving Jobs

Best wishes, on your job search,

~ Anne ~

PackRat's Comment
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This is something that has confused me for a while. I see "DAC report" mentioned as if it's some kind of official report containing all employment history for all drivers, but after looking in to it, it doesn't seem like that's the case. The DAC is something provided by a company called HireRight, but not every trucking company reports to HireRight, and there are companies other than HireRight out there that collect information and produce their own reports. I worked for Schneider for a couple of years, and about 9 months after I started I requested my report from HireRight and it had my info on it. Now when I ask HireRight they say they have no file on me, but Schneider directs employment verification requests to another company (DriverIQ), and I can get my info from them. Swift seems to refer driver employment verification requests to a place called DriverFacts, but I don't know if they have a way for a driver to request their own information.

In any case, Schneider will likely find your information, so you should be honest on the application. My impression of Schneider's hiring is that the decision to hire you or not may depend on how badly they need drivers for the position you apply to. In any case, all you can do is apply to as many places as you can find and hope for the best.

I've driven for several (6) big carriers in the past five years. I get a free DAC Report each year mailed to me by HireRight.

So far, every bit of information on the various sections of each yearly report has been 100% correct.

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.

KH's Comment
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6 large carriers in 5 years? Wow, you must have a good idea of how it all works. Was one of them Schneider? Anyway, for some reason, I've had 2 jobs and neither show up.

PackRat's Comment
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Not yet a Schneider driver. I don't plan on leaving Crete again until I retire some day.

Go on YT and check out the Johnny Cash version of, "No Easy Run". That was a lot of companies.

KH's Comment
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I was just asking because I was under the impression that Schneider no longer reported info to HireRIght, but maybe there's just some problem with my data.

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