Can I Sue?

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Di D.'s Comment
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So basically an idiot manager at work broke the bumper of my truck and I got in trouble and they put a preventable damaged equipment accident on my DAC report! I'm in the process of fighting this nonsense but since it's one of those mega companies I don't think I will win from what I heard from other drivers. Can I sue this garbage safety manager for what he did and for ruining my trucking work history? He did get into more trouble than I did but I want to take legal actions for the stupidity that he did. He broke the bumper by doing something that he wasn't supposed to do! Now, if I go to another company they're going to see that I "damaged the equipment" on my DAC!

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.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Banks's Comment
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I don't think you can sue. Usually in order to sue, you have to show damages that are an actual dollar amount.

Have you pulled your DAC report from Hireright? If you have and it's there, you can dispute it. The problem with that is that it becomes they said vs you said and people tend to drop it there. If there are witnesses maybe they'd be willing to write a statement you can submit.

You said the manager got in trouble for what they did. That means the company is aware of what happened. Have you tried talking to somebody above that manager that can look into this? That's what you should do first. Handle it internally and if nothing works, dispute it with Hireright. Those are your options.

BMI:

Body mass index (BMI)

BMI is a formula that uses weight and height to estimate body fat. For most people, BMI provides a reasonable estimate of body fat. The BMI's biggest weakness is that it doesn't consider individual factors such as bone or muscle mass. BMI may:

  • Underestimate body fat for older adults or other people with low muscle mass
  • Overestimate body fat for people who are very muscular and physically fit

It's quite common, especially for men, to fall into the "overweight" category if you happen to be stronger than average. If you're pretty strong but in good shape then pay no attention.

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.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
IDMtnGal 's Comment
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Why was the manager in your truck driving it and not you? I wouldn't sue because it won't get you anywhere, even if it was a small company.

You can contest your DAC record and I would talk to them about removing it. If you want to "threaten" them with your lawyer going after them with legal proceedings, they may cave and remove it.

Laura

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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File a lawsuit for what? Good luck with a DataQ as well. This is one of dumbest posts I've seen this week. Sorry you need to prove a point "against one of those mega companies" because you were stuck in the mud. Grow up.

Actually, do this on your dime and let us know how it turns out, okay?

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Klutch's Comment
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I wouldn’t have let him hook up to my truck and try to pull it out himself #1.

The minute I saw how someone else left the truck I would have reported it. If it needed to be towed let the pros handle it.

The minute you get in that seat or make a decision to let someone try to do something off the books guess who’s on the hook?

Take some ownership.

G-Town's Comment
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PackRat concluded:

This is one of dumbest posts I've seen this week.

It’s Sunday. The week just started.

PackRat's Comment
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Well, a bit harsh, but I am so tired of the "not my fault" and "the entitled Karens' drama". Not the end of the world, nor the worse thing that one may encounter out here.

"You ruined me, so I'll put it on social media and then invent a lawsuit!"

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George B.'s Comment
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"Dont bogart that joint my friend...!" wtf-2.gif

G-Town's Comment
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Did you read the replies to basically the same post from 3 days ago?

Click here: Preventable On My DAC

Suggestion… read the manual that is with your truck. It’s a machine you have very little knowledge of. I guarantee there is simple, understandable text on how to safely hitch a chain to the frame using eye hooks found in two cutouts on the front of your number or under it.

Your truck? Your responsibility. Perhaps you didn’t ask the safety guy to pull you out… did you try to stop him?

Your truck!

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.

G-Town's Comment
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Meant “Bumper”… not Number.

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