The DAC Report and You
The DAC report run now by HireRight is the bane of the trucking industry. This report is sort of a credit report and insider background check on drivers. In theory it works so that the new company can see a snapshot of what really happened to you in your last jobs. Kind of like a CarFax of drivers, a DriverFax. Unfortunately, it does not work that way. Companies use this against drivers that they don't like and there is little a driver can do to change it. For example, a company puts on there that you abandoned a truck. Hardly any company will hire you after that but what can you do? First, follow this LINK and request a copy of your report. I think you should do this before you look for a job and maybe every 2 years or so to make sure it is accurate. Then, if it is inaccurate you can dispute it but from what I am hearing from drivers, HireRight is not all that interested in removing things even if they are not accurate. I had a driver write to me with a blemish on his DAC from a company that he never even worked for. HireRight was no help. Have you gotten anything removed from your DAC? I would like to hear your story. There seems to be little oversight and no one really is making an effort to clean up the industry. Really what should happen is companies who post things that are not accurate should face huge sanctions. How do you prove something didn't happen like a truck abandonment? I don't know. Take pictures of your truck when you quit of it sitting on the company property. Get a receipt for the truck from someone at the company. Have them acknowledge to you in writing like a text or email that you dropped the truck off properly. They still can put things on your DAC but at least you can show your side. Always CYA.
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This really makes me furious... while the system may have been set up with the best intentions to weed out bad drivers it really needs oversight and input from a body representing the drivers themselves. When a simple mistake on a report could ruin someone's career there needs to be a transparent review process. Are there any driver's associations or similar doing something about it?
7/10/2019 11:13:49 am
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10/23/2019 08:21:58 pm
There is a flaw with 3rd party companies. A lot of these trucking companies wont take any DAC reports from any 3rd parties that issue these reports. So you have to call your previous employer and have them to verify your DAC if you're trying to work for different company. Right now im trying to get a job at another trucking company, I could have been in orientation by now but now I have to wait because the company that wants to hire me found inaccurate info on my DAC from my previous employer and they dont want to deal with HireRight. I tried taking matters into my own hand and called my previous employers directly and they just give me the run around... Ugh this is very frustrating I have to wait 3 to 15 damn business days to get my report through e-mail through HireRight. Sorry they cant help me
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Hi! Welcome. I'm Mark and I've been a professional truck driver for over 33 years, the last 19 years at the same company. It is time that drivers got paid for every minute that we work and we are treated like the licensed professionals we are.