How to Clean Up Your DAC Report

Posted in Get Your CDL

If you’re a CDL driver, you may already know that the highest-paying driving jobs available are oilfield jobs. But before you start looking for a new fracking job, you may wish to learn how to clean up your DAC report. Here is what you need to know:

  • Do not pay anyone to clean up your report. Just like credit reports, the information included in your DAC report cannot be removed if it is accurate, whether it is good or bad. Don’t be misled into believing that anyone can remove negative information from your DAC report just because you paid them to do so. There is nothing a third party can do to alter your DAC report that you can’t take care of yourself.
  • Contact HireRight and get a copy of your DAC report. HireRight is the name of the company that handles DAC report data. They will mail you a copy of your DAC report free of charge.
  • Once you have received your report, go over it. Visit our overview of what is included in a DAC report, and compare the pages we have illustrated with those within your own DAC report.
  • Dispute any incorrect information included in your DAC report. Similar to the ability that everyone has to dispute incorrect or false information on credit reports, HireRight offers the ability for you to dispute information in your DAC report. Follow the instructions on how to dispute incorrect DAC report information.

Finally, don’t let a DAC report keep you from looking for an oilfield job. Even if the information on your DAC report is not up to par, remember that most oilfield employers do not have the same strict hiring guidelines for CDL drivers that most over-the-road companies do. Many fracking job employers are simply understaffed and their jobs don’t involve the types of long-distance driving that OTR companies require. If you feel that you can offer an employer value and common sense, then apply for as many jobs as you can.