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Trucking DAC Services May Be Above the Law

Mar
5,
2011
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Attorneys across the nation have contacted me in regards to erroneous information that is often placed on truck drivers’ DAC reports.  In the beginning, they are highly motivated to move in on what appears to be an action in clear violation of workers’ rights.

What I have found over the past few years through our Stop False DAC Reporting petition is that these attorneys will quickly fall by the wayside, sending the message to me that DAC Services may very well be above the law.

HireRight DAC Trucking services continues to maintain information on reports that the drivers’ insists are untrue.  The problem faced by most professional drivers is the ability to prove their case against HireRight or the trucking company which reported the claim.  The burden of proof is placed entirely on the victim of the false DAC report.

Currently, our DAC petition has received 1,940 signatures with drivers sharing their most recent experiences with DAC :

  • Feb. 21, 2011  –  I have had companies lie to DAC services several times over the years. It is always a very costly thing to have happen. It has kept me out of jobs I was more than qualified to perform, money out of pocket for damage repair (in some cases), wages lost, employment gaps, the list goes on, and on. Something needs to be done to make these companies accountable for destroying peoples lives / careers now . No legal entity has ever charged me with anything. Yet, a company can bring together it’s own panel, judge and dismiss a driver at will, not to mention, put something on some biased / partial report, for other companies to witness and make false judgements about.
  • Feb. 24, 2011  –  DAC Reports are completely one-sided. I have been a commercial driver for 9 years. I am having a lot of problems finding work because of my DAC Report.
  • Mar 3, 2011 – I have several false entries on my Dac and have never been able to get them straightened out.  I even contacted the Companies involved with no luck. Although I am now retired from driving it has always bothered me that companies were able to just put whatever they wanted on the Dac and large carriers used Dac as if it were the trucking Bible.

When DAC was first formed 25 years ago, it was established as a positive factor for the trucking industry, yet it has become a retaliation tool used by companies against the professional driver.  The system is set up so perfectly that all the support from the courts are in favor of HireRight.  What we are observing is the ability of the driver to hold the trucking company reliable for any false information placed on the truck driver DAC report.

HireRight may be above the law, but truck drivers are winning the battle against false DAC claims by filing charges against the company.  One of the most recent cases was when the judge awarded a driver $130,000 against Maverick Transport, determining that the company used the DAC services to blacklist the driver.

HireRight DAC Services may have found a way around the law in regards to employee rights, but we will continue informing CDL students and new drivers about the facts which makes the DAC Report one of the major scams of the trucking industry.

Fight back against the DAC.

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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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