Heartland will ruin your DAC

Discussion in 'Report A BAD Trucking Company Here' started by HappyHardCore, Nov 30, 2013.

  1. bigblue19

    bigblue19 Road Train Member

    Mar 30, 2007
    Midland WA
    Well I would have to say the buck stops with tthe driver. A desk is not the concern of the DOT. What the driver does with his rig is.
    I never blame a dpr for what I do because it is my choice. It is just a fact of OTR trucking That being on the A team versus the B will require the driver to be creative with some loads. When I read some posts on here I wonder what trucking industry some drivers think they are a part of.
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  3. MsDadeCounty

    MsDadeCounty Bobtail Member

    Dec 10, 2013
    I am new to the trucking industry; in fact I start school next month in Jan. I am trying to research so that I can avoid the headaches of signing up with a bad or headache company. After reading your post I will definitely keep this post in mind. Thanks
  4. tow614

    tow614 Road Train Member

    Mar 18, 2013
    Where? Would like to know... thanks
  5. DodgerDiehard

    DodgerDiehard Bobtail Member

    Dec 12, 2013
    A dress code for OTR drivers makes me laugh. Sure thing HR, I'll put a new suit and tie on after every 10. Most of these guys out here don't even shower or wash between the crack of their ***, do we really care if their shirts are sleeveless? On the flip side, if you're stupid enough to wear flip flops while operating an 80k pound piece of rolling machinery, you probably deserve to lose at least a couple of toes in the process...
    HappyHardCore and OPUS 7 Thank this.
  6. TenTons

    TenTons Bobtail Member

    Aug 21, 2013
    Heartland's recruiters said they haven't been on paper logs for 3+ years now, and they don't use Quallcom, they use PeopleNet. Seems like you've got your information mixed up or you haven't worked there in quite some time. Why post this issue now?
    Also, their CSA scores make it seem like they wouldn't be the type to bend the rules like you're suggesting.
  7. Chiver3816

    Chiver3816 Bobtail Member

    Sep 8, 2013
    I think more companies are looking at your csa score now these days as im sure most know other companies lie especially when another calls them while your still driving for them. can anyone chime in about this.
  8. Meltom

    Meltom Road Train Member

    Jan 24, 2011
    PSP's are typically looked at to the see the frequency and types of violation (in my experience). What is shown on the PSP may be used to asked questions to potential employees to see if you'd want to hire them. But mostly, nobody cares.
  9. HappyHardCore

    HappyHardCore Light Load Member

    Mar 19, 2007
    Very good points.

    Yes its been 3+ years since I was with them. Why complain now? Well I probably mentioned something way back then. I guess I was caffeinated and thought they deserved a topic in that category while checking out the forums. Having actually been much happier now for several years now that I'm not working for Heartland, I figured I'd warn the other drivers about them.

    Hopefully they are better today, but I've learned in life that most people don't change much, they are who they are. So that goes for the company too if same people running it.

    I'm sure companies are aware that other companies lie on DAC to get revenge on a driver that pissed them off, so yeah CSA2010 score would probably be more important, which means I don't have much to worry about if I look to hire with a different company. I'm sure new company would ask to explain any non chargeable accidents on the DAC that typically have no description for hitting a deer, etc.
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