Truck Driver DAC Report
Everything you need to know about the truck driver dac report.
The Dac report is to the truck driver, as the credit report is to the consumer. The DAC report is similar in that when you apply for a job as a truck driver the first thing the prospective trucking company will check is your DAC.
If there are any negative entries, you could have a very difficult time finding employment.
Your report consists of two parts: the first is your MVR, and the second is your work record, which is what your former employers have reported.
The United States Investigation Services, (USIS), was an information and security services company serving human resources, insurance, government agencies, and National Security markets. Located in Falls Church, Virginia, USIS offered background screening and risk management solutions for the transportation, healthcare, financial, gaming, and retail industries, enabling companies to make informed decisions about people and investments. Of course, these "solutions" were provided to those trucking companies that were within their "membership."
The DAC Services were the driving force behind USIS. It had provided background screening products to service the transportation industry for 25 years. DAC stands for "Drive-A-Check." However, it also became the ultimate truck driver nightmare. It is widely known that trucking companies very often report false claims to truck drivers dac reports.
In 2009, USIS and HireRight formed the new HireRight services and DAC Services is now known as HireRight DAC Trucking Solutions.
Why are trucking companies able to place a false report on a driver's DAC Report?
The Fair Credit Reporting Act clearly states:
"A person shall not
furnish any information relating to a consumer to any consumer reporting
Even with such complete, accurate wording such as this, trucking companies are still capable of reporting false claims to DAC and the driver is most often, left with a ruined career. It is important to understand why trucking companies are able to get away with this inaccurate reporting:
Under this Regulation, drivers would be in their right to file a lawsuit against the trucking company for furnishing inaccurate information. But this is where the big problem comes in for the truck driver. The trucking companies that do this, know that the burden of proof is placed on the driver, not on them. This is how our justice system is set up.
For example: we all know that there have been drivers who have given the trucking company their two week notice and the company then tells them to drop off the truck/trailer at a certain location. The driver does as he/she is told, does everything correctly and professionaly, insures that all freight loads have been delivered, etc., and yet, later they discover that the trucking company has placed an "abandoned vehicle" on their DAC Report. If the driver chooses to sue the company for this false report . . . how does he/she prove it?
Most often, no company management at the terminal will sign anything for the driver stating that they did, indeed, do as they were instructed. Most other drivers would be leery of "getting involved" in fear of losing their job. Very often, they are told to leave the vehicle at a "drop yard" where there will be no one around at the time. The driver could take pictures...but savvy lawyers would destroy these. Many drivers use a recording device to record their instructions from dispatch or whoever . . . but the chances of the Judge allowing this as evidence, is next to nill. Generally, the law states that the person you are recording, must KNOW that they are being recorded.
With the burden of proof placed on the plaintiff, the truck driver is up against great odds with multi-million dollar trucking companies.
Until truck drivers take a stand and fight back against these illegal actions by the trucking companies and the DAC reporting services, nothing will change.
Clearly, trucking companies who place false accusations on truck drivers dac reports are in direct violation of the law. In fact, DAC itself is in violation of the law. DAC breaks the law by allowing knowingly false information to remain on the dac report. But since there is BIG money floating around between the trucking companies and DAC, the average, hard working truck driver is up against incredible odds.
you exhaust all avenues in your attempt to have HireRight remove false
information from your dac report, then consider your rights under the
For legal assistance in correcting your DAC, contact The Truckers Justice Center and speak with Attorney Paul Taylor.
Until truck drivers stand up for their rights, DAC Services and trucking companies will continue this abuse.