DAC Report Quit Under Dispatch

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Tom S.'s Comment
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The company I was working for asked me to resign after I was off work for five days, I was sleep deprived and very emotional due to a family emergency, I was to report for an extra assignment and did not call off. The company asked me to report to the main office where we agreed it was best to part ways I received a letter that day stating I had resigned. I told them that I would be good to go after this was all over but they refused to listen, in five and a half years not one problem, nothing on my record, that would warrant being canned after missing only one day of work. four of the days were off days, not until I started looking for work did I discover this, but I did dispute it and when I talked to hireright they said it sounds like we can help you. I am back in school for a class A CDL was using a class B driving a bus. I have got some people helping me with this but I am scared I just want to go back to work, and will anyone want me. Now I have two gaps in my work history the last 10 this and being laid off in 2007, OTR didn't work out for me in 2008 because I wanted to be closer to home and I didn't stick it out. Any suggestions or help regarding the DAC report would be helpful, I may be in a position where I can only work for a company that does not use hireright I hope not, but any suggestions their would be helpful also. I am paying for the mistakes I made in 2008 but the two companies I was with would rehire me if this was not on my report.

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.

OTR:

Over The Road

OTR driving normally means you'll be hauling freight to various customers throughout your company's hauling region. It often entails being gone from home for two to three weeks at a time.

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.

Gladiator 76's Comment
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It has been my experience that it's easier to find a job when you have a job. You may have to take a class A job with a smaller and/or a lower paying company for a year or so. Craig's list usually has a lot of jobs posted.

I don't know enough about cleaning up your DAC to help you, but I bet your gonna get some solid advice on this forum soon. 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.

Brett Aquila's Comment
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The only thing you can do is continue fighting the DAC report if you like but it sounds like they put down exactly what happened. You were supposed to show up for an assignment and you didn't call, didn't show. So I'm not sure if fighting it will do any good or not, but give it a shot.

I don't see anything that's going to keep you from finding work in trucking. Like Gladiator said, it might not be your dream job in the beginning but someone will be willing to hire you. Just Apply For Truck Driving Jobs with every company you can find and see who is willing to give you a shot. Once you get some experience under your belt a lot more opportunities will open 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.

Tom S.'s Comment
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As I said I'm working on it staring school again if I am not able to clear up the dac in the next 3 months any suggestions on companies that would take a chance on me.

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.

Paul W.'s Comment
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If a driver quits one company to work for another without telling the current company a reason for quitting, can the truck company legally file a bad DAC report on the driver and this prevent future hiring to another company? I have been driving with a company I started with for about 8 months now and am currently looking to switch companies. Nothing bad about the current company I work for but rather I found another company that pays a little bit better and has a regional that better suits my needs. I initially gave a 2 weeks notice but it was due to me taking an overseas assignment, government related. I was then told since I'd be gone for over 30 days I'd have to resign but upon my return they would rehire me and I'd be ' fast tracked.' Since that initial notice they have received inquiries from other companies I've applied to and I've been asked what my intentions were but I have failed to give any reasoning or information other than what I gave them two weeks ago. When another trucking company contacts the current or former company, are they obligatied to give the information regarding verifiable miles driven and all? What if they also gave a bad report on my DAC? Do I have any options if I lose out on an opportunity due to a bad DAC?

Regional:

Regional Route

Usually refers to a driver hauling freight within one particular region of the country. You might be in the "Southeast Regional Division" or "Midwest Regional". Regional route drivers often get home on the weekends which is one of the main appeals for this type of route.

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.

Redline's Comment
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Take a look at this article Refusal to drive and fired

Redline's Comment
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The Surface Transportation Assistance Act bars carriers from firing drivers or punishing them by not giving them loads for refusing to drive in violation of safety regulations, adverse weather or when they feel too sick to operate.

Take a look at this article Refusal to drive and fired

Paul W.'s Comment
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I appreciate it guys.

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