Preventable Accident On DAC Report

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Di D.'s Comment
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So I have a preventable accident on file for the company that I work for something that wasn't my fault! I share the truck with another driver and he left the truck in a giant puddle in the company's yard. When I started my shift and tried to move the truck forward it was stuck in the mud. The company safety manager who was in the yard decided to help me by using a chain and his pick up truck. while he was pulling me out, he broke the bumper of the truck. He got into a huge trouble but also they determined that I have " Damaged equipment preventable accident" I'm a new driver with about a month experience and this is unfair that I get this stuff on my record. The company sent me a letter saying that it was reported to the DAC report and will stay there for 7 years.

What can I do to dispute this? I didn't leave the truck in the mud or tell the safety manager to pull me out. Since it's going on my DAC report I'm concerned about applying to other companies since they are going to see this crap on my record. I have witnesses and even the safety manager saying that It wasn't my fault but the company has closed the file as a preventable accident! This is complete BS..

DAC:

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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 Scott (CFI's biggest 's Comment
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Are you team driving? What company are you with? How did you notice the truck was stick?

Tim F.'s Comment
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I wouldn’t freak out too much about that being in your DAC report.

I’ll tell you my story

In the first 6 months of my career I damaged a Roehl trailer on the way to a delivery. I hit the back of a car carrier with the right corner of my trailer while turning into a parking spot. Pretty sure the whole corner had to be replaced. Luckily there was minimal damage to the car carrier. No damage to the cars.

Beyond the initial reporting to safety, I never heard a thing from Roehl. I lost my safety bonus, which is only right.

I’ve been working for Ruan now for 4 years on a local Target account.

They never questioned me on my DAC report (I know it’s on there).

So I’d say…relax, breathe…everything will be okay. Focus more on driving safely.

Good luck

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.

PJ's Comment
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The DAC is akin to a credit report. It’s there but every employer puts their own emphasis on it. It is very subjective and it is entirely optional what companies report to it.

Personally I wouldn’t worry about it. In the future if ever asked explain it like you did here and the employer will decide what weight if any they put on that information.

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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