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Snowman's Comment
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So the results come in the mail. Not at all what I expected.

The part where I attended school is blank. My fines from scales, being overweight, bridge law, etc. are not there. Neither is my accidents. Hitting the pole, or grinding into the wall. Police were even called to first.

Includes was two companies I applied to including USX that I work for. Also mentions my drivers lic is up to date, with no violations.

What the heck ! Do I need to include stuff not on this report? Is this pretty well the be all, end all report an employee sees? Please advise , Snowman

Dave D. (Armyman)'s Comment
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So the results come in the mail. Not at all what I expected.

The part where I attended school is blank. My fines from scales, being overweight, bridge law, etc. are not there. Neither is my accidents. Hitting the pole, or grinding into the wall. Police were even called to first.

Includes was two companies I applied to including USX that I work for. Also mentions my drivers lic is up to date, with no violations.

What the heck ! Do I need to include stuff not on this report? Is this pretty well the be all, end all report an employee sees? Please advise , Snowman

That's up to you snowman, but here's the deal. I received a copy of my DAC , and it included a driver's licence from Texas from over 10 years ago. The company you apply to could look at other sources, or the state in which you received your ticket in, could have add d it after you received your DAC.

There is one other thing. Look at your former employer. Do the words "Contact Requested" appear anywhere on your DAC?

There is an article in, a trucking magazine, on what recruiters are looking for. I can't remember the name right off hand.

Dave

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.

guyjax(Guy Hodges)'s Comment
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The DAC report is only one of the reports used by companies. Then there are the insurance reports(which you can't access) that look for any accident which you were involved in that was reported to an insunace company as a claim.

Its up to you in the end but being honest up front will leave no room for surprises.

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.

Dave D. (Armyman)'s Comment
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The DAC report is only one of the reports used by companies. Then there are the insurance reports(which you can't access) that look for any accident which you were involved in that was reported to an insunace company as a claim.

Its up to you in the end but being honest up front will leave no room for surprises.

That is sooo true. If you can get the April/May 2013 edition of Driver's View, there is an article on "Getting Hired: Advice from Recruiters." It explains what recruiters are looking for.

Dave

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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Yeah, you definitely do not want to start playing the "what will they find out about me" game by trying to hide things. Trust me, they're going to find out about whatever it is that's important to them. The DAC is only one tool they use. There are a whole lot more. After 9/11, trucking safety became a priority with the Feds and in my opinion they've given trucking companies access to some pretty serious resources. I've seen trucking companies dig up some really incredible stuff.

For instance, one guy in my orientation class years ago was called into the office to clarify something on his application. They thought they had found a company he worked for 8 years earlier but wasn't listed. It turns out he never worked there but he applied for a job and interviewed there. Even though he didn't get the job, something that company did to check on his background showed up in public records somewhere and the trucking company he was currently in orientation with found them. Everything was cleared up just fine in this case, but it shows you the scope of their resources. This guy didn't even work there. He only applied and went on an interview and 8 years later the trucking company dug that up.

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 MAN's Comment
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The DAC report is only one of the reports used by companies. Then there are the insurance reports(which you can't access) that look for any accident which you were involved in that was reported to an insunace company as a claim.

Its up to you in the end but being honest up front will leave no room for surprises.

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That is sooo true. If you can get the April/May 2013 edition of Driver's View, there is an article on "Getting Hired: Advice from Recruiters." It explains what recruiters are looking for.

Dave

Dave, what is Driver's View? A magazine, a ezine, and where do you get it? Thanks. G MAN

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.

Dave D. (Armyman)'s Comment
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The DAC report is only one of the reports used by companies. Then there are the insurance reports(which you can't access) that look for any accident which you were involved in that was reported to an insunace company as a claim.

Its up to you in the end but being honest up front will leave no room for surprises.

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That is sooo true. If you can get the April/May 2013 edition of Driver's View, there is an article on "Getting Hired: Advice from Recruiters." It explains what recruiters are looking for.

Dave

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Dave, what is Driver's View? A magazine, a ezine, and where do you get it? Thanks. G MAN

I found the magazine at a truck stop. Sorry, I don't remember which one. It might have been Johnson's Cornet, in Colorado.

Dave

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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