An Absolute Nightmare.

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Bird-One's Comment
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First pic is the actual crash report description. The description isn’t terribly accurate. Lost my brakes on the off ramp not as I approached. But anyways that’s not the point. No mention of drug or alcohol. 2nd pic is how it reflects on the background report.

Thanks for you help Rob and looking into that and sending that link. I will file a hearing for now but have contacted a lawyer to consider my options. Just waiting on a call back.

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PJ's Comment
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Contact the supervisor of that post and see if they will have an officer file am amendment. I’m sure this was just sloppy police work. The officer made a mistake and the supervidor that approved the report apparently missed it also.

Dm:

Dispatcher, Fleet Manager, Driver Manager

The primary person a driver communicates with at his/her company. A dispatcher can play many roles, depending on the company's structure. Dispatchers may assign freight, file requests for home time, relay messages between the driver and management, inform customer service of any delays, change appointment times, and report information to the load planners.
Bobcat_Bob's Comment
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Any updates?

Bird-One's Comment
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Last Friday I spoke with a lawyer that our company uses. Unfortunately he was clearly not interested in helping much.

As I was in my way home I pulled into an oasis to see if I could catch a trooper hanging out. And luckily I was able to. He was gracious enough to take the time to pull up the crash report.

Initially he saw nothing that indicated alcohol. It’s not in the description or under contributory factors. But it found it. In the upper right hand corner of the report is a box that says “drac” believe it stands for driver appearance code. Checked with the number 2. Which stands for….. intoxicated- alcohol.

He told me I need to contact the supervisor as he was still in the system. I was eventually able to get ahold of him Tuesday. Pleaded my case. He said he’d get back to me by Thursday. Said he needed to review it and “view the footage” I have no idea what footage he would be referring too.

He never got back to me. Yesterday I couldn’t even get ahold of anybody at the station period. I have no idea what my options are. If he doesn’t get back to me by Tuesday I will be filing a complaint against him. But beyond that no clue.

Unfortunately, Odfl, on a corporate level was not interested in hearing my plea. Huge bummer but I get it. Their not going to entertain the candidate that has alcohol present on their mvr. They are going to move on to the candidate that doesn’t.

I’m not even sure what the hell I’m supposed to tell a possible employer. Either way I have an interview Monday with Dayton Freight. And with Airgas on Thursday depending on how Dayton Freight goes.

MVR:

Motor Vehicle Record

An MVR is a report of your driving history, as reported from your state Department of Motor Vehicles. Information on this report may include Drivers License information, point history, violations, convictions, and license status on your driving record.

Bobcat_Bob's Comment
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Sorry to hear that, hopefully you can get ahold of someone there and they can help.

Unfortunately, I'm not sure what to tell Dayton I guess the truth and see what they say. It might be hard to find a new company until that is resolved I'm afraid.

Anne A. (G13Momcat)'s Comment
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Last Friday I spoke with a lawyer that our company uses. Unfortunately he was clearly not interested in helping much.

As I was in my way home I pulled into an oasis to see if I could catch a trooper hanging out. And luckily I was able to. He was gracious enough to take the time to pull up the crash report.

Initially he saw nothing that indicated alcohol. It’s not in the description or under contributory factors. But it found it. In the upper right hand corner of the report is a box that says “drac” believe it stands for driver appearance code. Checked with the number 2. Which stands for….. intoxicated- alcohol.

He told me I need to contact the supervisor as he was still in the system. I was eventually able to get ahold of him Tuesday. Pleaded my case. He said he’d get back to me by Thursday. Said he needed to review it and “view the footage” I have no idea what footage he would be referring too.

He never got back to me. Yesterday I couldn’t even get ahold of anybody at the station period. I have no idea what my options are. If he doesn’t get back to me by Tuesday I will be filing a complaint against him. But beyond that no clue.

Unfortunately, Odfl, on a corporate level was not interested in hearing my plea. Huge bummer but I get it. Their not going to entertain the candidate that has alcohol present on their mvr. They are going to move on to the candidate that doesn’t.

I’m not even sure what the hell I’m supposed to tell a possible employer. Either way I have an interview Monday with Dayton Freight. And with Airgas on Thursday depending on how Dayton Freight goes.

Sorry to hear that, hopefully you can get ahold of someone there and they can help.

Unfortunately, I'm not sure what to tell Dayton I guess the truth and see what they say. It might be hard to find a new company until that is resolved I'm afraid.

Guys, this SO incenses me... to no end.

Yeah, right? What DO you tell the future employer?!? Dangg...... In 20 plus, never heard of something to this level of insouciance, on their part(s.)

What a miscarriage of justice. SHEESH.. smdfh.

~ Anne & Tom ~

ps: FAB could be a stopgap, LoL. Just talking out my 'sheesh' ... Can't say what I really feel, on here.

I'll just wish & hope & pray you well with your endeavours. I'm appalled, tbh....at the situ.

MVR:

Motor Vehicle Record

An MVR is a report of your driving history, as reported from your state Department of Motor Vehicles. Information on this report may include Drivers License information, point history, violations, convictions, and license status on your driving record.

Bird-One's Comment
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You’re absolutely right man. Only reason why I’m giving it a shot is because it says on their requirements that and I can’t believe in about to say this but no dui’s in the past 3 years. And unfortunately that’s how Odfl is looking at it. Corporate told me if I can’t get it straighten out which I will I can reapply when this goofed up code in a box is 5 years old.

As it stands it’s 3 years 4 months. So Im going to see what happens. Gonna start right out of the gate at the interview with this situation and see what they say. If they decide to move forward great. If not I’ll have to wait till it’s fully resolved and reapply for Odfl.

DUI:

Driving Under the Influence

Bobcat_Bob's Comment
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Good luck, the good news is if you are to get it fixed we seem to be constantly hiring.

Bird-One's Comment
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After I spoke with the trooper last Tuesday that is listed as the supervisor for this report. After I pleaded my case with him. I haven’t heard from him since. Not only that the station won’t even answer my calls. Guessing they have caller is. Literally can’t get ahold of anybody. The lawyer I was working with said basically I’m stuck with it on my report. Another words he doesn’t want the case.

Gotta find a lawyer. But in the mean time I did figure out a few new details. I went to the dmv in person today in Chicago. One that has hearing officers and can look up anything on the system. They told me there was nothing in the system that said anything about alcohol.

If you remember I said I spoke on the phone with twice with someone from the dmv that said they were seeing it. Well turns out they were reading straight from the crash report. Not my mvr. They have a copy of the codes on hand. So nothing anywhere on my mvr is the term “drugs and alcohol” present. So I was originally correct. In the state of Illinois an abstract mvr and court ordered are in fact the same. So the background company I guess was pulling up the crash report checking the codes and put in their verbiage that this was a “dmv specific code”. Which is false. It’s a goofed up code on the crash report. So all roads lead back to the state police. From here I keep fighting. Going to try and find a good trucking friendly lawyer that wants the case. I also plan on taking a trip to where the supervisor is next week. I haven’t going yet since it’s an hour and a half away from me.

Dm:

Dispatcher, Fleet Manager, Driver Manager

The primary person a driver communicates with at his/her company. A dispatcher can play many roles, depending on the company's structure. Dispatchers may assign freight, file requests for home time, relay messages between the driver and management, inform customer service of any delays, change appointment times, and report information to the load planners.

DMV:

Department of Motor Vehicles, Bureau of Motor Vehicles

The state agency that handles everything related to your driver's licences, including testing, issuance, transfers, and revocation.

MVR:

Motor Vehicle Record

An MVR is a report of your driving history, as reported from your state Department of Motor Vehicles. Information on this report may include Drivers License information, point history, violations, convictions, and license status on your driving record.

TWIC:

Transportation Worker Identification Credential

Truck drivers who regularly pick up from or deliver to the shipping ports will often be required to carry a TWIC card.

Your TWIC is a tamper-resistant biometric card which acts as both your identification in secure areas, as well as an indicator of you having passed the necessary security clearance. TWIC cards are valid for five years. The issuance of TWIC cards is overseen by the Transportation Security Administration and the Department of Homeland Security.

PackRat's Comment
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Send me a text. I have a guy you can talk to.

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