DAC ??? what does this mean

Discussion in 'Questions From New Drivers' started by brianharrison, Dec 18, 2010.

  1. brianharrison

    brianharrison Bobtail Member

    Dec 5, 2010
    st augustine,fl
    i see alot of people talking bout a DAC, so what is it and how do you check it?
  2. Lilbit

    Lilbit Road Train Member

    Aug 4, 2008
    Let me check my logbook
    DAC which now goes by a different name is a reporting system that some companies use to report on drivers that have worked for them as far as behavior issues. Many companies use the system to 'blackball' drivers by giving them bad reports. This system costs money to use so not all companies use it.

    With the advent of CSA 2010, I don't know how long the replacement for DAC will be around. Not sure how you check it. Someone with some more recent knowledge will probably be in with more and better info, and the name it goes by now!
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  3. Allow Me.

    Allow Me. Trucker Forum STAFF Staff Member

    May 28, 2009
    Rancho Mirage, Ca.
    DAC is now called "HireRight". Before that it was "Usis". You can get a hold of them and request a free copy of your file. Much like a credit report.
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  4. zyk285

    zyk285 Medium Load Member

    Sep 14, 2010
    North Carolina
    HireRight is the new name. Just Google it, go to their website. Call the 800 number or fill out something online, you get one copy per year for free last time I checked. DAC is now considered HireRight.
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  5. notarps4me

    notarps4me Road Train Member

    Jan 1, 2007
    After many drivers got their report they named it DAC after dumb a z z company.....:biggrin_2551: Gouge was to long a name....
  6. Rollover the Original

    Rollover the Original Road Train Member

    Jul 1, 2009
    If you're asking what a DAC is you do not need to worry about having a DAC report as you have no trucking experience! It's a reporting service for trucking companies. If you were fired,quit, wrecked a truck, falsified a log cussed out a dispatcher or were just stupid or got boned by a company then you'll have a DAC or actually a HireRight report as that's the name they are using this year! DAC was their first name and it's stuck.
    Anyway, until you work for a company that uses this BFI then don't even worry about it! You'll never have a "DAC Report" to worry about if you never drive for a company that uses the service!
  7. G/MAN

    G/MAN Road Train Member

    Sep 3, 2010
    DAC, or whatever they may be called, only reports what carriers report to them. Carriers are limited to how they can report on drivers. I wish carriers could give more information, but for the most part, it is somewhat limited. One thing that is of interest to most carriers is the number of jobs a driver has had within the last 3 years, accidents, tickets, criminal history, etc., I have had a couple of things on my DAC that were incorrect, but for the most part it is pretty accurate.
  8. rjones56

    rjones56 Heavy Load Member

    Jul 15, 2008
    staunton va
    I dont think anybody but the "mega" carriers use them.
  9. G/MAN

    G/MAN Road Train Member

    Sep 3, 2010
    Some of the mid sized carriers use them. I think that more will subscribe as we get more into the new CSA rules. For the most part, it is just easier and quicker to check employment when a company uses DAC. It will immediately tell a company if you have ever failed or refused a BAC and had any problems with any of your previous employers. Details are somewhat limited, but it should show up anything that may need closer scrutiny.

    I am curious as to why you don't want to apply with a carrier that checks DAC?
  10. CondoCruiser

    CondoCruiser The Legend

    Apr 18, 2010
    There is some 2500 transportation companies that use DAC. It was started in 1981 as a means for transportation companies to check Drug and Alcohol Compliance. It grew to include other data like reason for termination and to satisfy FMSCA 391.23. Subscribing employers have a form they fill out when you terminate. They grew even more over the years to serve casino's, hospitals, education and financial companies.
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