By Donna Smith
So, you don’t think we have a REAL problem with the DAC Report? If you haven’t received a copy of yours yet, I recommend that you do so. People’s lives are being ruined by a system that has no check and balances. Simply put, a company can send whatever comments they want about an employee to HireRight and that’s it!
Unlike the personal credit reporting systems where you can dispute something and then the burden is placed on the company to prove the accusation, not so with DAC. It is much more difficult to get wrongful information off of your DAC. You can dispute it, but it’s a lengthy process that is extremely time consuming and frusutrating for most ( many people need help with the process.)
Here’s an example of one of the many DAC emails we receive. You won’t believe this one…and it goes on all the time. The gentleman who wrote us gave us permission to place this on the blog with his full name.
Allen & Donna,
I pulled a DAC report on myself and noted a major flaw, as the company I haven’t even driven for yet stated that I damaged equipment that resulted in injury or death. I have threatened to sue them. Was I right in doing that or what should I do? It’s not that I’m looking for a career as a driver, as I’m seeking employment as a news reporter!
Thanks in advance!
Also, we received an email from Wayne Weisser of Life on the Road News Blog a couple of days ago. He said that if you are an owner operator with 2+ years experience and are having problems because of a bad DAC, contact him at:
He runs all 48, no Canada and no Hazmat. He has a small dry van company.
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