Mega carrier reporting false information on DAC?

Discussion in 'Trucking Industry Regulations' started by Irish Tweet, Feb 13, 2021.

  1. Irish Tweet

    Irish Tweet Bobtail Member

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    Last January I got in a wreck due to faulty radar mitigation system on my truck. The radar sensor kept detecting objects closer than it really was and would lock up the brakes. It literally caused me to jack knife and wreck the truck. I had complained and complained and all they kept doing was having me go to one of their mechanics instead of Freightliner. I was literally on my way to a Freightliner after this load before wrecking.

    Long story short, this mega carrier reported a rollover on my DAC. I did not roll the truck, the truck went off road slammed through a ditch and into some trees but the truck did not roll over. I'm very upset about this because after the accident I swore I would never drive again and now after covid-19 I've gotten another job in this industry. I still have a little PTSD from that accident. What pisses me off so bad is this company is lying and is negatively affecting my future career in this industry. I just recently found out through another carrier that I was very interested in working for that this mega carrier reported a rollover on my DAC. What can I do about this? I tried reaching out to higher right and it's pretty much whatever they(mega carrier) say their word is bond. I provided higher right a copy of the accident report. It does not say roll over and nor does it say I'm at fault. I really wanted to get a job with this company but it seems most carriers will not hire a driver with a rollover on their DAC. This company I'm working for right now pays decent. the problem is my sleep schedule is so out of whack. it's pretty much LTL and it's high pressure Monday through Friday. My final thoughts on the subject matter...

    1. Never work for a mega carrier that is self-insured.

    2. If the mega carriee has their own app, log off while off duty.

    3. If your truck has rear-facing cameras and microphones... Disconnect microphones.

    4. Yes, you can't trust mega carriers.
     
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  3. JC1971

    JC1971 Road Train Member

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    I would call a lawyer. Someone needs to put a stop to these faulty collision avoidance systems although I wouldn't doubt that they were able to get product liability immunity by bribing Congress.
     
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  4. Irish Tweet

    Irish Tweet Bobtail Member

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    The first time that collision avoidance system activated was in Houston on a huge bypass. I literally thought I was going to go off the bridge! that was way scarier than the actual accident I had. that screen will light up red and when it does that you better be ready. It will do a full complete brake lockdown!
     
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  5. JC1971

    JC1971 Road Train Member

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    This would be a really good reason to have a dashcam so you have indisputable truth to what happened.
     
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  6. JC1971

    JC1971 Road Train Member

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    Just curious as to why you're anti-microphone. Did they use the audio against you somehow?
     
  7. Irish Tweet

    Irish Tweet Bobtail Member

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    I became good friends with the dispatcher of the company that I worked for where I had the accident and he told me that they have literally a division that listens to drivers while they're in the truck on and off duty. That's kind of crazy ain't it? Total violation of privacy
     
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  8. rbrtwbstr

    rbrtwbstr Road Train Member

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    Find a job with a smaller, but reputable company, that can see through the BS of DAC reports, collision avoidance systems, and nanny cameras with microphones.

    They're out there.
     
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  9. wichris

    wichris Road Train Member

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    I won't purchase trucks with a collision system, the only cameras are one that the driver install's on their own. Just curious, the video would show that there was/wasn't anything in front of you. The computer download would show whether the system applied the brakes or you did.
     
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  10. Irish Tweet

    Irish Tweet Bobtail Member

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    for a company that is self insured... you honestly think they would provide that data voluntarily? my attorney tried to obtain that information, and they didnt coorperate at all. hes just a workers comp attorney, he was just trying to protect me for future employment purposes.
     
  11. snowwy

    snowwy Road Train Member

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    The amount of companies that use dac is small to the amount that don't.

    Apply to non dac companies. If you didn't get a ticket that may work in your favor. Provided it's not in the reported database.
     
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