Most Of You Will Need To Know This Report
Nearly all of you will be required to obtain a DAC report at some point or another. Most of you will need your report to get hired as the DAC report is often part of the pre-hiring process. Nearly all large trucking companies will look at a truck drivers’ employment and driving record to see if there’s any history of traffic violations, accidents or other issues that might raise a red flag before you’re hired.
Where does your DAC report come from? Who’s storing information on you?All of your data is collected into a database by a company called HireRight, which sells the information on individual drivers as a DAC Report. Not to worry, you have access to this report and the process is simple.
All drivers are entitled to request disclosure of the contents of your HireRight “DAC” file, and HireRight is required to respond within 15 days. This includes both owner-operators and company drivers.
DAC reports are regulated by the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA), which entitles truckers to receive a free copy every year of the information that has been collected on them. HireRight is the company that maintains and distributes DAC records, and drivers can submit a request to receive their free report online.
To file a report with HireRight, just click here.
If you need assistance, you can also call HireRight’s customer service at 1-800-381-0645
Drivers will be required to provide the following information to HireRight in order to receive their free DAC report:
- Phone Number
- Contact Information
- Social Security Number
DAC Report Takes Around 2 Weeks To Receive
You’ll be able to submit your DAC report online through the website. Your report will be sent by mail, at this time, you can’t get a digital report from HireRight. While delivery times can vary depending on where you live or the day of the week, most people report getting their statements within 2 weeks. So I would expect to allow them at least 2 weeks to deliver your report.
Now, HireRight has been criticized for their data reporting. Reports have stated often been deemed “very inaccurate” and “untruthful.” One of the most common complaints we hear about is truck drivers being judged as being “no-fault” in technical terms, but only to find out later a report that gives them fault. Giving them complete fault or 50 percent of the blame. Another big issue is mad dispatchers. We’re not against any dispatchers, but the data doesn’t lie. They receive more calls from dispatchers than any other position. Most concerns from dispatchers revolve around abandoned tractors or damaged equipment. It’s honestly an issue and no driver deserves to be falsely judged for anything. When you do get your DAC report, please be truthful and be accurate with your reporting. HireRight has an obligation to remove incorrect data from your report, and you can learn how to dispute it yourself here, or hire a company that specializes in doing the same thing.
Lastly, if you’re heated, you may want to wait a few days to cool down before you do your report. In the heat of the moment, we tend to say things we wouldn’t otherwise. This can also lead to an inaccurate report. Please make sure you’re level headed and then find a quiet room to fill out the report.
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