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Shaddy's Comment
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I just got off the phone with my Driver’s Coach and he just told me that because DOT wasn’t involved, I shouldn’t have it report on my DAC. Is he possibly lying?

They report everything. It will be a preventable accident, hit fixed object.

Every potential employer is different. When I had interviewed with other companies none of them seemed concerned about my DAC , only my clean MVR. The seasoned drivers will have better information on that I’m sure.

DOT:

Department Of Transportation

A department of the federal executive branch responsible for the national highways and for railroad and airline safety. It also manages Amtrak, the national railroad system, and the Coast Guard.

State and Federal DOT Officers are responsible for commercial vehicle enforcement. "The truck police" you could call them.

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.

Brett Aquila's Comment
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I just got off the phone with my Driver’s Coach and he just told me that because DOT wasn’t involved, I shouldn’t have it report on my DAC. Is he possibly lying?

I doubt he's lying, but he could be wrong. The DAC has almost no oversight at all. Companies can choose to put anything they want on there. You can, however, challenge anything on there and they will have to prove it.

I wouldn't worry about the DAC too much. As long as you keep your job and learn from this, you'll be fine.

DOT:

Department Of Transportation

A department of the federal executive branch responsible for the national highways and for railroad and airline safety. It also manages Amtrak, the national railroad system, and the Coast Guard.

State and Federal DOT Officers are responsible for commercial vehicle enforcement. "The truck police" you could call them.

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.

OOS:

When a violation by either a driver or company is confirmed, an out-of-service order removes either the driver or the vehicle from the roadway until the violation is corrected.

Shaddy's Comment
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Trust me I definitely learned from this! Now every time I’m going to put the truck in reverse it’s automatic Get Out And Look! No matter how many times and since I’m a team driver, sorry to my teammates but i am going to wake him up to help me, when I feel uncomfortable because I rather be safe than sorry

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I just got off the phone with my Driver’s Coach and he just told me that because DOT wasn’t involved, I shouldn’t have it report on my DAC. Is he possibly lying?

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I doubt he's lying, but he could be wrong. The DAC has almost no oversight at all. Companies can choose to put anything they want on there. You can, however, challenge anything on there and they will have to prove it.

I wouldn't worry about the DAC too much. As long as you keep your job and learn from this, you'll be fine.

DOT:

Department Of Transportation

A department of the federal executive branch responsible for the national highways and for railroad and airline safety. It also manages Amtrak, the national railroad system, and the Coast Guard.

State and Federal DOT Officers are responsible for commercial vehicle enforcement. "The truck police" you could call them.

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.

OOS:

When a violation by either a driver or company is confirmed, an out-of-service order removes either the driver or the vehicle from the roadway until the violation is corrected.

BK's Comment
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And enjoy your time at the OC meeting with one of the tan shirt gestapo people and not getting any pay for the re-education time.

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Wow, incredibly rude thing to say Bruce. Not to mention it diminishes what they actually did.

My apologies if it came across as rude. When at Schneider, it was a company joke. Even the tan shirts joked about it. Very few of them took themselves too seriously, and I enjoyed their good natured humor.

Bird-One's Comment
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That was never a joke Bruce. Not when I worked for them. And I really doubt it is now.

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And enjoy your time at the OC meeting with one of the tan shirt gestapo people and not getting any pay for the re-education time.

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Wow, incredibly rude thing to say Bruce. Not to mention it diminishes what they actually did.

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My apologies if it came across as rude. When at Schneider, it was a company joke. Even the tan shirts joked about it. Very few of them took themselves too seriously, and I enjoyed their good natured humor.

PackRat's Comment
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"Tan Shirt Gestapo" term does not sound remotely funny to anybody with even a small portion of an education of world history of the last century. Germany-Hitler-Third Reich-WWII- The Nazis- The Holocaust. I doubt this is promoted by Schneider corporate as a "company joke" either.

Ryan B.'s Comment
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I have personal experience with what Brett is talking about in challenging things that appear on your DAC that are not accurate. Hireright doesn't want to mess up people's careers, so if you report something to them, they will look into it with the company 8n question. If what is put on your DAC is found inaccurate, it will be removed.

Back in 2020, I had a company that I was considering hiring on to. They had me do a UA at a clinic near my house. I was set to attend orientation like 2 or so weeks later. I learned a few days after the UA that this particular company has a been known to schedule people for orientation before fully completing the vetting process. Because I have background issues, I decided to call the recruiter to ask if my background had been run and cleared. Her response was, "Oh, you should be fine." I told her that I specifically asked if my background had been run and cleared. I mentioned that I hadn't received an email informing me that a background check had been run by this company. Every other company that has run my background, I get such an email. She then told me that all of that can be done at orientation. My response was that I am not going to orientation only to then have to do the walk of shame when my background is not cleared. So, I cancelled my orientation with that company. Like 6 months later, I had a company asking me why I walked out of orientation at the previous company. I had no idea what this recruiter was talking about. He said that it was showing up on my DAC that I attended orientation but walked. I explained the situation. This recruiter advised that I contact Hireright. Two weeks after contacting Hireright, that DAC entry was removed and any association with that company was removed from Hireright.

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.

OWI:

Operating While Intoxicated

Ryan B.'s Comment
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I have heard other drivers who have been drivers at Schneider refer to the personnel who wear tan shirts as "The Tan Shirt Gestapo." However, this is the first I can recall it being in such a public manner.

You are taking a written beating on this one, Bruce, so I won't lay on too much. I will say that we can both learn to better read the room with our comments and jokes. Some jokes are better left for a close inner circle. We may think we are pretty funny, but we are not comedians who have great leeway in crossing boundaries of decency. This is a place to learn and share information first. I am sure just about every member is ok with the occasional humor to have people chuckle. I am sure most everyone would agree that sacrificing the effectiveness of this site in sharing information for the sake of getting the jokes in would be a monumental disservice to the site and what it represents. Pick up and move on with dignity, Bruce.

Chief Brody's Comment
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Bruce,

You're not the first person who's made an error in judgment in the pursuit of art. See the quote below regarding enlisting actual skinheads to be in the movie Pink Floyd The Wall.

Another misjudged error was made when creating the film when a decision process which led to the casting of an actual mob of violent skinheads called the ‘Tilbury Skins’. It should come as no surprise that inviting 380 far-right thugs on to a film set is going to cause disastrous results. They got themselves suitably oiled up on beer and had already caused distress to locals in pubs with their behaviour before they arrived on set.

Your attempt at humor failed and offended some people. Better luck next time.

Bird-One's Comment
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I have heard other drivers who have been drivers at Schneider refer to the personnel who wear tan shirts as "The Tan Shirt Gestapo." However, this is the first I can recall it being in such a public manner.

I just have a hard time believing that. But if anybody was making such a comment it was probably some one who had to go through remedial training for a screw up. Certainly not a “company joke” as Bruce referred to. As if front office personnel are just laughing their butts off at all the tan shirt gestapo folks.

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