Certedrive And Drugs (marijuana) Federal Regulations Hell

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Bass T.'s Comment
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So me being the kind hearted naive human being that is honest. I admitted to doing marijuana 2015 via certedrive. So they denied me the training. If I go to any other company like swift will they find this out? Because if no company is will hire because of that then what would be the point to get my cdl. I searched for it but did not find the answer. I was told 5 YEARS must wait since last drug use to drive ?

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.

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.
Bill F.'s Comment
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If there is nothing on your record indicating marijuana use, I would apply somewhere else, and not tell them. I would also make sure I had not partaken in that activity for at least six months.

Bass T.'s Comment
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Do you think I could ask a recruiter about this and keeping it confidential? Yea my record is clean.

If there is nothing on your record indicating marijuana use, I would apply somewhere else, and not tell them. I would also make sure I had not partaken in that activity for at least six months.

Bill F.'s Comment
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You can sure ask a recruiter if your previous use disqualifies you for a certain time period. But the recruiter works for the company and I would not expect any confidentiality from them, even if they say they will. Honesty and integrity are wonderful things, but admitting to what nobody can prove will only hinder your entry into this field.

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.
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