Old School Vision Update

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PackRat's Comment
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Just like Todd?

Bruce K.'s Comment
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Just like Todd?

Hilarious, yes just like Todd! Very funny, I love it

Anne A. (G13Momcat)'s Comment
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Just like Todd?

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Just like Todd?

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Hilarious, yes just like Todd! Very funny, I love it

IMHO, Old School's stuff IS getting published .... Todd's is NOT, hahahaha!!!

I'm no expert, but pretty sure that's what his secret & time bog is, atm. He's really working hard on this, y'all.

For usn's, methinks. I literally don't have any inside intel.. and I usually do, LoL!

Love to y'all~ Be safe!

~ Anne ~

aka: "Welcome Mom" .. heck, I'd take "Trucker Mom" too!!

Old School's Comment
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Bruce, I apologize about answering you so cryptically earlier. I have been working diligently on this problem for the past 14 months, and I was so close to a resolution that I didn't want to mess anything up by posting publicly about what was going on.

I had a very complex retina detachment. My retina tore into several pieces and basically I was blind in that eye. The surgeon I used is considered a world class expert in this type surgery, and he told me from the beginning he didn't really think I'd be able to pass a D.O.T. physical ever again. He just didn't know me well enough to tell me that I can't do something. He did an excellent job on my very stubborn eyeball, and after six surgeries I began to be able to see a little bit with that eye. It has gotten progressively better with time, and he started to express hope that we might get to 20/40 in that eye.

Just a few weeks ago I tried to renew my medical card and I passed the vision test and the physical. That was an exciting day. I contacted Knight and they started the ball rolling to get me back in a truck. Today I passed another physical at their chosen physician and I got issued a shiny red Volvo. I'm sitting in the sleeper right now telling you this news. Tomorrow I start running loads on the same flatbed account that I have enjoyed all these years. It feels like a miracle. It feels very surreal at this point.

Knight has stood by me all this time. They kept my insurance current and kept me listed as an employee. All I had to do was show back up for work, pass the physical, and then they put me in a truck and said, "We are so proud to have you back! Now go get 'em!" I've got to tell you, I have had a great relationship with these guys. When I walked into the office this morning there were all kinds of voices raised saying, "Dale, it's great to see you!" I have given a lot to this company, and they have always reciprocated generously. That's how trucking works. Don't let anybody fool you. I have proven how this performance-based business works over and over. This is just one more piece of evidence that shows trucking companies are fair and generous with the folks who are willing and able to go the extra mile. I have always tried to do just that for them.

I will post some pictures of my new truck tomorrow. For now I am exhausted from a long and fruitful day of getting back in the saddle. I will probably fall asleep with a silly grin on my face - I just can't help it. smile.gif

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Andrey's Comment
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Congratulations on this happy occasion!

Davy A.'s Comment
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PackRat's Comment
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Man, that is the greatest news ever!

Congratulations ×2!

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Navypoppop's Comment
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Old School, It is so wonderful to hear such great news as this. I have always enjoyed your posts and wisdom and to hear that your surgery was a blessing is the best news anyone could ask for. I wish you continued success and look ahead for more great advice and posts from you.

Brett Aquila's Comment
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Wow, that is incredible! That's fantastic news! I was holding out hope but it didn't sound like you'd get back out there. It's incredible that you have and we're all thrilled to hear it!

Trucking Life 2.0

Banks's Comment
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Congratulations Old School. I'm very happy and excited for you. I can't wait to follow along on this new chapter of your trucking career.

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