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Derek@DriverSolutions's Comment
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Brett (owner of the TruckingTruth.com site) wanted us to try something new to help all you out. So, we are opening up the floor for you to speak directly with a recruiter to answer any questions you might have. If it’s something about the training process – we will answer it directly. If it’s a question more of the lifestyle/day-to-day of trucking, we will get an answer from an experienced driver who has been through our training program for you. Our goal is for this to be a positive and helpful thread. So, how can we help???

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Brett Aquila's Comment
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Hey guys, it's true. I told Derek it would be great to have someone who could answer any questions that people may have about Pam Transport, their requirements, and their training program. So if anyone has any questions you can ask him right here and Derek will help you out.

Derek@DriverSolutions's Comment
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Thanks Brett! Hoping we can help some new truckers out here.

Rusty W.'s Comment
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Brett (owner of the TruckingTruth.com site) wanted us to try something new to help all you out. So, we are opening up the floor for you to speak directly with a recruiter to answer any questions you might have. If it’s something about the training process – we will answer it directly. If it’s a question more of the lifestyle/day-to-day of trucking, we will get an answer from an experienced driver who has been through our training program for you. Our goal is for this to be a positive and helpful thread. So, how can we help???

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Do you hair follicle test. My PRESCRIPTION medication is a narcotic, but I don't take it anymore since I got my CDL so I'm trying to find work as a recent grad. But the hair test will pick up my doctor prescribed medication and I'll be sent home.

CDL:

Commercial Driver's License (CDL)

A CDL is required to drive any of the following vehicles:

  • Any combination of vehicles with a gross combined weight rating (GCWR) of 26,001 or more pounds, providing the gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR) of the vehicle being towed is in excess of 10,000 pounds.
  • Any single vehicle with a GVWR of 26,001 or more pounds, or any such vehicle towing another not in excess of 10,000 pounds.
  • Any vehicle, regardless of size, designed to transport 16 or more persons, including the driver.
  • Any vehicle required by federal regulations to be placarded while transporting hazardous materials.
G-Town's Comment
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Rusty wrote:

Do you hair follicle test. My PRESCRIPTION medication is a narcotic, but I don't take it anymore since I got my CDL so I'm trying to find work as a recent grad. But the hair test will pick up my doctor prescribed medication and I'll be sent home.

Rusty you made a post the other day which contradicts the above. According to that post you are still taking both Meds. One of the worst things you can do is misrepresent the truth. There is a reason (which you stated) your Doctor has you taking these medications. Going off them "cold-turkey" just to pass a pee test is not only potentially dangerous, but it's deceptive. They'll figure it out, and once they do, your journey just got a whole lot more difficult and prolonged.

There is a right way, and a wrong way to accomplishing your end goal. The working relationship with your current or future Doctor is critical to your success here. Taking shortcuts is not going to get this done. Work with a medical professional to find a treatment that works for you and is also acceptable to the trucking companies.

Good luck.

CDL:

Commercial Driver's License (CDL)

A CDL is required to drive any of the following vehicles:

  • Any combination of vehicles with a gross combined weight rating (GCWR) of 26,001 or more pounds, providing the gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR) of the vehicle being towed is in excess of 10,000 pounds.
  • Any single vehicle with a GVWR of 26,001 or more pounds, or any such vehicle towing another not in excess of 10,000 pounds.
  • Any vehicle, regardless of size, designed to transport 16 or more persons, including the driver.
  • Any vehicle required by federal regulations to be placarded while transporting hazardous materials.
Derek@DriverSolutions's Comment
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Hi Rusty,

I am looking into this question to double check a couple of things. I will get back with you as soon as I hear back.

Thanks!

Derek@DriverSolutions's Comment
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Hi Rusty,

We do a urine test. Not hair follicle.

We do not know you or your situation, but we'd also encourage you to look at what moderator G-Town said.

Robert J.'s Comment
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Trying to get my cdl

CDL:

Commercial Driver's License (CDL)

A CDL is required to drive any of the following vehicles:

  • Any combination of vehicles with a gross combined weight rating (GCWR) of 26,001 or more pounds, providing the gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR) of the vehicle being towed is in excess of 10,000 pounds.
  • Any single vehicle with a GVWR of 26,001 or more pounds, or any such vehicle towing another not in excess of 10,000 pounds.
  • Any vehicle, regardless of size, designed to transport 16 or more persons, including the driver.
  • Any vehicle required by federal regulations to be placarded while transporting hazardous materials.
Mothman's Comment
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A little background information:

Two years ago I lost my wife, then became ill and could not work. It took a year for everything to get properly diagnosed and for me to recover.

At this point I decided my life was turned upside down enough, it was in a good place to mentally work on myself and research what I wanted to do as a new direction for my life.

My question is this:

Will not having a "verifiable work history" for the last two years prevent me from moving forward with PAM?

Since I do not have a CDL , I'll need a company that offers training. I'm trying to prevent wasting anyone's time by applying if the circumstances aren't able to be considered.

I have no criminal history, a great driving record, solid work history (prior to becoming ill), with personal and professional references available if needed.

Truth is, if that two year break hadn't happened, I'd still be active in the tech industry and not looking to change careers in the first place.

Thank you for your time.

CDL:

Commercial Driver's License (CDL)

A CDL is required to drive any of the following vehicles:

  • Any combination of vehicles with a gross combined weight rating (GCWR) of 26,001 or more pounds, providing the gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR) of the vehicle being towed is in excess of 10,000 pounds.
  • Any single vehicle with a GVWR of 26,001 or more pounds, or any such vehicle towing another not in excess of 10,000 pounds.
  • Any vehicle, regardless of size, designed to transport 16 or more persons, including the driver.
  • Any vehicle required by federal regulations to be placarded while transporting hazardous materials.
andhe78's Comment
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Thanks Brett! Hoping we can help some new truckers out here.

As a soon to be new trucker, I actually don't even think about applying to Pam, because all your ads around here require three months experience. Is that the case, or do you train guys fresh out of school?

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CDL:

Commercial Driver's License (CDL)

A CDL is required to drive any of the following vehicles:

  • Any combination of vehicles with a gross combined weight rating (GCWR) of 26,001 or more pounds, providing the gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR) of the vehicle being towed is in excess of 10,000 pounds.
  • Any single vehicle with a GVWR of 26,001 or more pounds, or any such vehicle towing another not in excess of 10,000 pounds.
  • Any vehicle, regardless of size, designed to transport 16 or more persons, including the driver.
  • Any vehicle required by federal regulations to be placarded while transporting hazardous materials.
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