QUESTION???????? David Congdon.. GUYS LOOK AT THIS

Discussion in 'Old Dominion Freight Line' started by outlaw88, Aug 2, 2017.

  1. Freightsup

    Freightsup Well-Known Member

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    Did you ever think they can't let him operate a forklift because it's vision related? We've had two instances at my location where drivers have gone back to the dock just in this year. It's not always a union vs nonunion thing. I do wish him the very best and hope that he's back soon.
     
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  2. seabreeze

    seabreeze Not Well Known Member, 60 Year Teamster Member

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    Von, years ago , we had a driver had his left leg amputated below his knee due to diabetes, the company went to bat
    for him, helped him get a waiver, don't recall if this was I C C or D O T in those days.
    He was allowed to drive two more years before amputating above his knee forced him to retire, only restriction he could not haul hazmat.
     
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  3. vongrimmenstein

    vongrimmenstein Well-Known Member

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    Kind of my point in my previous post. 22 years & they treat you like dirt. That treatment by the company against a good long time worker is exactly why unions were formed. Unions are down now. But they are like the economy, up & down. Right now most workers are happy. But, when that changes, & it will, then unions will become strong again. Until then, good luck, we gonna need it. von.
     
  4. kenneth

    kenneth Well-Known Member

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    The problem is you have no clue this situation. If you were in Outlaws situation the company you work for would do the samething.A company can only keep your job for so long when you are on medical leave.
     
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  5. Rollin

    Rollin Active Member

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    Sorry to hear what has happened to you that's very unfortunate. I hope you are able to get some kind of a resolution. OD doesn't offer some kind light duty stautes or insurance while this all gets hashed out? You would think they would be going to bat for a exemplary employee with 22 yrs. Have you looked for a different driving job? If so how has that gone?
     
  6. vongrimmenstein

    vongrimmenstein Well-Known Member

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    'You would think they would be going to bat for a exemplary employee with 22 yrs.' Your statement of the company going to bat for a good employee is why I posted. Now days it seems it takes a good CBA to be treated like a long time trusted employee should be. A company is focused towards its share holders, NOT the employee that makes the dividends possible. Pay a employee a good wage with great benefits & you have a profitable company with little labor problems. Do just the reverse, & you have employees wanting to join a union, or their work performance suffers because they suffer less compensation & more expensive benefits. It is real simple, you really do get what you pay for. von
     
  7. kenneth

    kenneth Well-Known Member

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    I have tried to stay out of it with my comments.But,has always there is more to the story than being told for sure.Wish Outlaw the best
     
  8. outlaw88

    outlaw88 Active Member

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    I wonder if I could have drove the straight truck? does anyone know if I could or not?
     
  9. bigbird42368

    bigbird42368 Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Sorry, i agree with you OD should have worked with you for 3 years after you gave 22 . Best of Luck
     
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  10. MikeJ

    MikeJ Well-Known Member

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    If it's a CDL straight truck then as far as rules and bureaucracy go it's no different then a tractor trailer. rules and bureaucracy wise a CDL straight truck is the exact same thing as a tractor trailer as far as CDL license, medical card, log books, weigh scales it's no different.
     
  11. outlaw88

    outlaw88 Active Member

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    Hey guys one step closer to getting this overturn. Talked to the lawyer at OOIDA today and she said she felt good about this and hopefully getting this overturn soon. So hopefully ODFL will stand by what I was told and hire me back. I worried that I'm going to lose all my time that I had in and will have to start over. Keep your fingers crossed that this will all happen soon for me, Thanks again.
     
  12. Songremainsthesame

    Songremainsthesame Well-Known Member

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    All the best to you!
     

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