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The Dac Report – The Horrible Stories Continue


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!

Pete Kleckner

Please sign the petition.   Also, we have updated our web page to reflect the changes in the DAC Services information:  Everything you need to know about the DAC Report.

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.

© 2009, 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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