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Posted:  2 years, 3 months ago

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Truck drivers and the coronavirus

Thank you....hadn't noticed that link. :-)

Posted:  2 years, 3 months ago

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Truck drivers and the coronavirus

Dumb question: where do I go to listen to that podcast?

Posted:  2 years, 3 months ago

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Truck drivers and the coronavirus

Old School....thanks for your response. You made some really good points! Dewey has been driving for 20+ years, but lost a job July of 2019 because of a careless driving ticket. He had a heck of a time finding an outfit to hire him, but finally, was hired 2 weeks ago, albeit on a probationary basis. He'll be 72 this winter. Just thought I'd share these few facts with you. :-)

Posted:  2 years, 3 months ago

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Truck drivers and the coronavirus

It is said that preexisting conditions, especially in seniors, can exacerbate the virus, so if you have heart issues, it can affect your heart, and so on. Most people my age have preexisting conditions, plus, our immune system is not what it used to be. So, it's very scarey, to me, especially when some have NO SYMPTOMS, but can infect and kill someone my age. Be thankful if you are young & healthy, because that's what's needed to stay well and prevail against this silent enemy

Posted:  2 years, 3 months ago

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Truck drivers and the coronavirus

I am a concerned wife....hubby sat down to eat at a Denny's in one of the truckstops in either Nebraska or Missouri, and it concerns me a great deal because we are both seniors. The death rate in the USA from this thing has reached 100,000, which is staggering. How do you older drivers , or any age driver, feel about dining in at a truckstop? Especially if you have family at home? Thanks.

Posted:  2 years, 5 months ago

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2nd chance trucking companies

He prefers regional driving....southeast, midwest and west. He doesn't need a huge salary from huge miles cuz of his age, and being on social security. (This is his wife responding).

Posted:  2 years, 5 months ago

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2nd chance trucking companies

I don't think so....Dewey is 71 years old and I know driving up that way is a real headache. (I'm Dewey's wife).

Any other demands of a 2nd chance company or just refusal to drive Northeast?

Posted:  2 years, 5 months ago

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2nd chance trucking companies

Can anyone suggest trucking companies that might hire you after a "careless driving" is stuck on your MVR? I would have to wait until Sept. to get a job, so was hoping some of you could make suggestions on where I might apply. I live near Atlanta and have 23 years OTR experience. I will not drive up to the northeast, thou. Thanks for any recommendations.

Posted:  2 years, 7 months ago

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Citation in FL; GA MVR still reflects accident

I have a question maybe someone might be able to answer. Lets say our attorney in FL is able to get Dewey a clean GA MVR. Won't that accident still show up on his DAC Report, thus preventing him from being hired somewhere ??? I'm very concerned about this.

Posted:  2 years, 7 months ago

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Citation in FL; GA MVR still reflects accident

Thank you all for your kindness and valuable information. Update: My husband, Dewey, hired a lawyer in Jacksonville who said he is 99% sure he can get this straightened out in Duval Co., FL, then it goes to Tallahassee, then to our state of GEORGIA. With the careless driving removed from his MVR here in GA, he should be able to get a driving job, finally. (Btw, Dewey was NOT driving carelessly, rest assured!) What a ride this has been! I will update ya'll when things start to happen. It takes time. Yes, it has cost us additional money, but as Cornelius said above, he has never regretted paying his lawyer to get it fixed!

Posted:  2 years, 7 months ago

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Citation in FL; GA MVR still reflects accident

Thanks, Rob and Rick. I'll show your posts to Dewey. RICK, thank you so much for your expertise! When I get back to the house in a bit, I'll get Dewey to dictate the circunstances of the accident to me so you will be better informed to advise him if he should fight, or just keep driving a dump truck, which is crazy because it's a weather-dependent job and the rain here in GA has been relentless for nearly 2 months!

Posted:  2 years, 7 months ago

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Citation in FL; GA MVR still reflects accident

Dear Rick, please contact Brett for my email address. I also gave Brett my phone number. Thanks , man!

Posted:  2 years, 7 months ago

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Citation in FL; GA MVR still reflects accident

Turtle, thanks for the link to Duval Co. We opened the case up, and lawyer appeared on my behalf on 9-6-19. I was not present. Charge was careless driving. Adjudication of guilt withheld , and Court fees of $150.00 was applied and I paid that. Plea was nolo. The letter from The Ticket Clinic, the lawyer that appeared on my behalf, said they were pleased to inform me that court withheld adjudication. No points were assessed and no conviction will appear on my FLORIDA record. Court ordered me to pay $150 court costs, blah, blah. So, sounded great, right? Then blam, we pick up a copy of the GA MVR, the state we live in, and there appears 1 point and the careless driving conviction. It also said no accident, and no commercial vehicle, which is incorrect. ??????????????????? One lawyer in Jacksonville told us over the phone the case would have to be reopened, and a trial occur. He was not interested in helping me. This is all I know, up to this point. ??????????

Posted:  2 years, 7 months ago

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Citation in FL; GA MVR still reflects accident

Rob, how can I get in touch with Rick to help me know where to start on this complex jouney with reference to my FL and GA MVR?

Posted:  2 years, 7 months ago

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Citation in FL; GA MVR still reflects accident

Hi everyone...thanks for all the advice. We are just country folk and don't know what all the acronyms mean on your responses. We called a lawyer in Duval Co., FL and he said Duval Co. would not re-open the case without a trial. The GA DDS (where we live) said they can do nothing. I just need a simple response as to what to do so I can get hired somewhere! Need the "careless driving" expunged off the Georgia MVR ..... this happened back on July 3rd of 2019, so I am so frustrated that I am still in this pickle all these months. Thank you in advance for any help in the direction I must go to clear my record.

Posted:  2 years, 7 months ago

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Citation in FL; GA MVR still reflects accident

We got an "all clear" from the Ticket Clinic in FL....no citation. No points, no adjudication, etc. But appatently, when our home state of GA got wind of it, they gave him 1 point and did not remove the careless driving on his GA MVR. The local DDS told us this has to be dealt with in FLORIDA. We are so confused because we already paid a lawyer in FL to handle this. ?????

Posted:  2 years, 7 months ago

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Citation in FL; GA MVR still reflects accident

We have a letter from The Ticket Clinic in FL saying he was cleared in FL. We brought that to our local DDS and they were no help. I need to know the process you have to go thru to get this expunged off my GA driver license. A local attorney said we needed to hire ANOTHER lawyer in Jacksonville. I called 3 local lawyers here in GA and the all say it has to be handled in FL. I am so confused!

Posted:  2 years, 7 months ago

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Citation in FL; GA MVR still reflects accident

I got a citation for careless driving in Jacksonville , FL on July 3, 2019. I hired an outfit in Washington state, which I obtained from a trucking magazine from a local truckstop, to send a lawyer down there to clear it up. Apparently, it is cleared up in FL, but when I obtained my MVR from GA recently, where I reside, the whole mess is still on there. Been driving over 20 years....can't get hired anywhere. The outfit in Washington won't even return my phone calls regarding this!!! Can anyone advise me what to do? Thank you.

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