Profile For Vincent T.

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    2 years, 10 months ago

Vincent T.'s Bio

I am a commercial truck driver from California. Keep trucking baby.

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Posted:  2 years, 9 months ago

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Drug screen classification

I am always curious why a person submits to a drug test knowing it will be dirty. The facts are that even though your CDL is a state issued license, your CDL falls under federal regulations. Anyone having a CDL or attempting to get a driving job understands they will be drug tested. This is a safety sensitive career. We can't expect there to be any leniency or special classification for drivers who can't pass a drug screening.

We don't have to agree with how the federal government looks upon marijuana usage, but if they insist commercial drivers don't use it then we must comply with their rules or settle for some other type employment.

I'm sorry you failed a drug screening. I don't have to tell you how difficult that will make your entry into trucking. You already know. That's probably why your first post here is as it is.

Please folks, take a lesson from Vincent. Don't start applying for driving jobs until you are certain you can pass a hair follicle test. That means you really should be clean for one year to be safe. Right now the D.O.T. standard is a urinalysis test, but most companies are stricter than the D.O.T. It won't be long and the D.O.T. will be wanting to see hair follicle tests. It is simply a matter of time.

You are old school, so you were probably driving when they didn't have drug screening.... how many times have you driven a car or truck under the influence? So, don't try to play Mr. Innocent with me OLD SCHOOL. I don't need you to feel sorry for me. Hair folical, really ... what will the government want next besides my DNA folical... a blood and a sample of my stool. That's going too far and is an invasionof privacy.

Posted:  2 years, 9 months ago

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Drug screen classification

There should be a classification for dirty drug test. The language in the law constantly says EMPLOYEES, who have given a dirty drug test. I like many other drivers was not employed when I failed my drug test. It was a pre employment test. For example, a class A would designate someone who was actively working, when they gave a dirty test, and a class B failed drug test would designate a pre employment failed drug test. There is a difference. The language in how marjauanni is classified by the government needs to be changed, as weed is now a recreational drug, and isn't in the same category as it was. FOOD DOR THOUGHT.

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