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HireRight DAC Services Continues Truck Driver Falsification

Oct
6,
2010
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Ariel view of HireRight DAC Services in Tulsa, Oklahoma

Aerial view of HireRight DAC Services in Tulsa, Oklahoma

If a truck driver falsifies a commercial employment application it is considered a serious violation and could end their career.  If a truck driver falsifies their log book, it is in clear violation of 49 CFR §395.1, yet professional truck drivers are forced to violate all kinds of rules by many trucking companies in order to meet the pick up and delivery schedules.

Truck drivers are required to take a 10 hour break per the FMCSA HOS rules, yet states continue to close down rest areas, and truckers are pushed harder to meet deadlines.  The long haul trucking industry is a master at placing all of the responsibility on the truck driver, taking no responsibility themselves.

The American consumer is protected through the  Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA), enforced by the Federal Trade Commission.  It is designed to promote accuracy and ensure the privacy of the information used in consumer reports.  Under the law, both the Consumer Reporting Agency and the information provider have the responsibility for correcting inaccurate or incomplete information falsely reported.

Yet, HireRight, the agency responsible for placing false information on truck drivers’ DAC reports, continues to operate with no recourse from the Federal Government, consumer advocacy groups or law enforcement officials.  Furthermore, truck drivers victimized by the trucking companies who use the DAC services as a retaliation tool against them, receive no reparations for the injustice.

The most recent email I received from a 17 year driver veteran states:

“After being turned down by every trucking company I applied to, I finally pulled my DAC report and found several false information.  My previous employer reported two accidents which never occurred and the way HireRight worded it in the report, made it sound like I had been convicted of two felonies.  When I called HireRight and asked them why they worded it like they did, they replied, “That is how we have always done it.”

“I have a perfect driving record, no accidents, no tickets, no nothing.  Yet, after 17 years of driving, I can not get hired due to the fact that HireRight refuses to remove the false information from my report, even though I have provided my DMV records showing a clean driving record.”

HireRight DAC Trucking Solutions operates more like a criminal operation, violating the rights of truck drivers.  They show no remorse in ruining the lives of many hard working Americans and their only concern is raking in the dues paid by those trucking companies as clients.

Our on-going survey for the Worst Trucking Companies for False DAC reporting is showing a very interesting trend into what companies are abusing this service the most.    The two main bases being used by these companies are showing to be:

  1. Accidents
  2. Abandonment of Equipment

I will be posting the results on Ask The Trucker within the next few months, showing which companies, as voted by drivers, are the worst companies abusing the DAC services.

Write your House Representative and Senator:

Write your House Representative and Senators asking for their support in stopping the false DAC reporting by HireRight against our nation’s truck drivers.

Find your State Representative . . . here

Find your Senator . .  . here

Stop False DAC Reporting Petition . . . 1,686 signatures and growing . . .


© 2010, Allen Smith. All rights reserved.

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By: Allen Smith

Allen Smith is a 37 year veteran who started at an early age in a household goods family moving business. He began driving straight trucks in 1977 and moved to the big rigs in 1982. His experience within the industry includes; owner operator, company driver, operations manager, and owner of a long distance HHG moving business, taking many of the long haul moves himself when needed. Allen Smith, a truck driver advocate who is driven by the desire to help others succeed within an industry where injustice, unrewarded sacrifice, and lack of respect and recognition exists. Allen and his wife Donna are hosts of Truth About Trucking ”Live” on Blog Talk Radio. Other websites include AskTheTrucker, TruckingSocialMedia, NorthAmericanTruckingALerts, TruthAboutTrucking, and many Social Media websites. In 2011 Allen and Donna hosted the first Truck Driver Social Media Convention, designed to create unity and solutions for the trucking industry. This is now being extended through the North American Trucking Alerts network as those within the industry join forces for the betterment of the industry. Allen strongly supports other industry advocates who are also stepping up to the plate to help those who share honesty, guidance and direction. He believes that all those involved in trucking need to be accountable for their part within the industry, including drivers, carriers, brokers, shippers, receivers, etc… The list of supporters and likeminded people grow daily, networking together and sharing thoughts and ideas for the betterment of trucking. He has coined the popular phrase "Raising the standards of the trucking industry"

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2 Responses to HireRight DAC Services Continues Truck Driver Falsification. - Post a Comment

  1. Marie

    Our military trumpets, ‘War over Terror’ as part of their overseas campaign. However, in United States, terroristic behavior; in the form of ‘bullying’ is legal.

    An animal has more protection and rights than a human being. Surprisingly, children barely come in second. Their caretakers, not at all. Interestingly, “Title 49: SB 1621′ affectionately referred to as the, ‘Anti-Bully Law’ addresses only the implemention of policies and procedures against bullying on school property. The hard cold truth is: bullying is not against the law on either school property or the adult equivalent learning environment-the workplace.

    or for that matter, anywhere.

    DAC Report, HireRight and their members are nothing less than bullies. But we can’t address that until a law is passed that makes them accountable with consequences. Support the ‘Healthy Workplace Bill’ to prevent bullying: http://www.healthyworkplacebill.org/

    M. Grant

  2. Mark

    Great Job Brian ! You were in it for the long haul ! THANKS !
    People like you make it better for the rest of us !

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