Can I call my previous company to see what they say about me?

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  1. JSanborn103

    JSanborn103 Light Load Member

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    I got a copy of my DAC and it doesn’t mention the tractor trailer experience I had at my previous company. Only the OTR that I did before that. I’d like to find out what they say about my previous experience at the company where I did 1 month Tractor trailer and 1 year straight truck.

    How do companies verify that I have that one month experience at that specific company if it’s not on my DAC?
     
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  3. Chinatown

    Chinatown Road Train Member

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    Not all companies use DAC. Most smaller companies don't use it.
     
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  4. JSanborn103

    JSanborn103 Light Load Member

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    How will they verify the experience I have?
     
  5. Moose1958

    Moose1958 Road Train Member

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    Yes, you can! There is no rule or law that says you can't do this. What I suggest is contacting the company and setting up an appointment. It should not take more than 10 minutes to go through all of this. In fact, the company might be able to print out all they have.

    On that DAC thing. Make sure you are not confusing the header from the data. Look at the report VERY carefully!
     
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  6. Moose1958

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    DAC just makes it easier. Carriers contact previous employers to verify!
     
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  7. JSanborn103

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    What exactly do I ask for when I call? They’re in a different state. They ended up canceling their contract with USPS but still have a website so i’m wondering if I can even get them to verify that I did a month of tt there.
     
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  8. Moose1958

    Moose1958 Road Train Member

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    You ask the same question you asked here. The company will either help you or they won't. Just as there is no rule that says you can't ask them, there is no rule that says they have to talk to you. They are only required to make a reply to a request for employment information by part 391, not your request.
     
  9. JSanborn103

    JSanborn103 Light Load Member

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    So you’re saying they can verify my employment to another company but not me personally?
     
  10. lester

    lester Road Train Member

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    Os there a reason you are concerned they wouldn't verify your experience?

    Just call them and say hey, can yall verify my employment history. Don't know why I would be a problem for them and worse they can tell you is no.
    Just call
     
  11. JSanborn103

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    I tried calling them and haven’t been able to get a hold of anyone. The company ended the contract with USPS but they still exist, just nobody answers the phone or replies to emails. I want to make sure they have a record of me working there because I need verifiable experience to apply for a job i’m looking at. If they don’t answer i’m not sure how I can verify my work there.
     
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