1. You do not need to carry their physical long forms.
If asked by a DOT Officer to produce this document the driver must have it with him or her in the truck. Be prepared for a DOT inspection, always.
2. It is OK to violate hours of service to get something done for your company.
This is a HUGE no, no. To top it all off, the ticket goes against the driver.
3. You can have alcohol in the truck in the side box.
Say what? A professional driver CANNOT have alcohol on the truck.
4. Your personal needs are not important.
If you let your company know you need to get home to attend to a family matter and their response is, “the truck needs to keep moving and making money,” it is time for you to find a new company.
5. A DAC will ruin you.
In actuality, it can help you! A DAC is nothing but an employment verification that is documented with the FMCSR information. No personal verbiage. Just facts.
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