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Truckers have rights under federal law which protect them from inaccurate background or employment reports. The federal Fair Credit Reporting Act requires employers and background check companies to abide by various rules before denying a trucker a job.
- The background check must be complete, accurate and up-to date.
- Consumers can review and dispute inaccurate information.
- Employers must obtain a consumer’s permission before getting a background check.
- Employers must notify consumers when a job is denied or terminated due to a background check, and if taking adverse action, employers must provide a copy of the report and a summary of their rights under the FCRA before taking such action.
The DAC or Drive-A-Check report is a background report specific to the trucking industry. Your DAC report generally contains items such as employment history, driving incidents, drug testing history, and legal issues. If you are a truck driver, you know the DAC report is one of the first things a company will look at when hiring drivers. Most DAC Reports are provided by a company called HireRight.
If your DAC Report or other Background Check contains errors, you could be denied, delayed, or even lose your truck driving job. If you believe that you have a case against a prospective employer and/or a background check company, please contact us at 1-877-735-8600 for a free case review.