An Absolute Nightmare.

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Bird-One's Comment
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A big thanks to everybody who gave their input on this. I honestly didn’t think I was going to get this resolved…. But I did.

I was driving yesterday trying to think of what my next moves were going to be because I wasn’t going to stop fighting. I get a call out of the blue. It’s Illinois state police on caller is. A trooper whom I’ve never spoken with prior acknowledges the report is inaccurate and informs me he has amended my report to show I was not intoxicated at the scene of the crash and it is all set. Asked for my email to send a copy. And told me it will take a few days or so for the dmv to add the amended report on their end. He hung up and I held my breath till I got the email.

So that’s that. Glad it’s over. One thing is for sure, if the answers you get from someone doesn’t make sense keeping pounding the pavement. Somebody somewhere will know something.

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.

Bobcat_Bob's Comment
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That's great to hear, hopefully the DMV does what they need to correctly and you can push this whole ordeal in the past.

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.

Chief Brody's Comment
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Great to hear. I would say it changes my perspective on Illinois government but that's a stretch.

Banks's Comment
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Good stuff, bird. Hopefully everything gets resolved the way it's supposed to and you can move on from it. Thanks for sharing all of this with us.

Bird-One's Comment
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Thanks guys. I appreciated the support. I below is a snapshot of the updated amended report. I sent a copy to Odfl I assume I’ll hear something back Monday. I also have an interview with Dayton Freight on Monday. At this point might as well just hear out Dayton and decide between the two will be best for my family.

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Bobcat_Bob's Comment
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The Dayton by me? I've spoken to a few of their drivers seems like OD pays better and has longer/more run options. However drivers who work didnt really have anything bad to say, and it would be a good place to work from what I hear. They just have less freight and terminals sinve they are regional so it kind of limits what's available.

No bias of course.

I'd call Tammy Monday morning and tell her it's been fixed she might be able to push it along.

Terminal:

A facility where trucking companies operate out of, or their "home base" if you will. A lot of major companies have multiple terminals around the country which usually consist of the main office building, a drop lot for trailers, and sometimes a repair shop and wash facilities.

Regional:

Regional Route

Usually refers to a driver hauling freight within one particular region of the country. You might be in the "Southeast Regional Division" or "Midwest Regional". Regional route drivers often get home on the weekends which is one of the main appeals for this type of route.

DoctorWho_214's Comment
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What a story Bird One. Can't believe that happened to you but I'm relieved that it's over. Good luck in your job hunting and hope you get the job whichever you decide on.

Bobcat_Bob's Comment
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Any updates? How'd it go with Dayton?

Bird-One's Comment
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OD never got back to me. Not sure what happened there. Dayton has been a long drawn out process so far. Or maybe I’m just use to quicker results. Interviewed with the operations manager and I believe it was the service manager at the same time. It was a good 45 minute interview. At the end filled out paperwork for clearinghouse and criminal background. They said the next step is interviewing with the regional vp. And that they would be in touch.

Regional:

Regional Route

Usually refers to a driver hauling freight within one particular region of the country. You might be in the "Southeast Regional Division" or "Midwest Regional". Regional route drivers often get home on the weekends which is one of the main appeals for this type of route.

Maggs's Comment
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Well done Bird (or should you change it to Sherlock?) Your integrity is worth fighting for. Good luck.

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