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Posted:  4 years, 7 months ago

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Trying to start CDL school but running into a temporarily unavoidable roadblock...

Ya know those people that just have to be right and have the last word? Yeah...that lol. It gets exhausting. Seriously. Anyways, I start school on Monday. I'm nervous as hell but excited to see what's going to happen. If things don't work out, well then that's just how the cookie crumbles. Anything is survivable unless it kills you. I've been through a hell of allot in my life, this is just another stepping stone. With some luck and a little bit of grace my life will finally start to come back together. However, having negative people that have nothing but negative things to say about a career path they themselves aren't on? I can't let that effect me. There's always going to be someone that has something to say to try and break others down. It's unfortunately just the way of the world. @Serah, I'm so sorry to hear that. It sucks when things seem to happen that repeatedly work against you. Trust me I know the feeling all too well. I'm doing this as a pure leap of faith at this point. All I can hope and pray for is to land on my feet. I hope you heal up quickly and well. Good luck!!!

Posted:  4 years, 7 months ago

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Trying to start CDL school but running into a temporarily unavoidable roadblock...

I'm fully aware of what can happen. My family has been in truck driving for many many years. I'm doing plenty of fact checking and research before I fully commit to anything. As far as the situation I'm in now? It honestly couldn't have been avoided if I wanted to keep my conscience clear. Taking care of ill family will devastate and demolish anyone's life and finances in the blink of an eye. As well as take its toll on the body (previously referred to back injury? It's from lifting my bed ridden grandmother before she passed) I'm sure you've witnessed this situation happen many times in nursing. Things simply aren't as black and white as people would like them to be unfortunately. As far as "getting off" of the medication, I'm aware of therapeutic levels being reached in my body. But I'm also aware that the medication I'm on can be stopped without many side effects and be completely out of my system in a short amount of time considering my prescribed dose. The reasoning behind me believing what I've been told about the 72hr thing: I currently drive in a county position that required a DOT drug test (they pay mileage and there's just not enough miles to financially survive currently). I took the test without quitting my medication and passed it just fine. They were able to verify all of my prescriptions and it wasn't an issue at all. The only thing I'm concerned about is each companies individual policy. They differ greatly. That being the case, it's possible your brother went with one of the companies that has a strict policy without doing any research to safeguard against bad things happening. As far as money being tight initially, I don't need much. I'm accustomed to surviving on very little. As long as I'm able to help keep my grandpa afloat, things will be fine.

Posted:  4 years, 7 months ago

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Trying to start CDL school but running into a temporarily unavoidable roadblock...

Your right Dale, you don't know me or **** about my situation. Before you go throwing your weight around why don't you try not being a flat out ****? It'd be greatly appreciated. To my knowledge this is supposed to be a discussion area, not a "slam anyone you can" forum. If your a registered nurse WTF are you doing here? Go work on being a better all around person and actually use your time wisely instead of just being rude. Thanks.

Posted:  4 years, 7 months ago

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Trying to start CDL school but running into a temporarily unavoidable roadblock...

Well, I've been working my phone like a mad woman the last couple of days and finally got a hold of CRST. I need to ask a few more questions before I completely commit, but from what I've been told as long as I'm off of the meds 72 hrs before I get into a truck I should be fine. I need to make sure to verify that one more time and have it sent in written form to me. I don't believe in lying or withholding the truth about what's going on so that's just not a route I'd be willing to take. These are meds I've been prescribed for a back injury so I do need something, but it doesn't have to be a narcotic. But if everything goes as planned I should be starting school this coming Monday :-) @Brett, it's not just a matter of being broke. It's really super close to being homeless. I refuse to lie, but waiting 3 months is simply out of the question.

Posted:  4 years, 7 months ago

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Maybe the ladies have more specific answers than the men lol... I need some help please :-)

I'm trying to apply to companies that train you for your CDL. I applied at CR England yesterday. Everything was going well and I was set up to possibly start school this coming Monday. Then I asked about medications and rules...and it all went downhill like a truck that's lost its breaks, very quickly :-(. I have a back injury and I've been on pain medications for years. The gentleman I spoke with that deals with these sorts of issues (not the recruiter) said that only one of them is an issue because it's a narcotic, which is norco. He told me I'd have to quit taking it and that in 3 months with a doctors note verifying I was no longer being prescribed the medication, the company would then consider me.

Unfortunately I don't have that kind of wait time. I have to do this and I have to do it now, I should have done it alot sooner. I'm in a bad way financially, so I've got to jump in head first and hope for the best. Don't get me wrong, I've wanted to do this for years. I just wanted to stick close to home while my grandma was still with us. She's been gone for 3 years now and I feel like my grandpa is finally back on his feet emotionally and its time to finally start living my life for me.

What I need to know is if all training companies are as strict on the waiting time. If I have to quit taking the medicine, that's fine. It'll be done no problem. I just really have to get some money flowing asap. I currently work as a taxi driver and its just not cutting it at all. My grandpa depends on me to help him out. I can't let him down. There's bills to pay and just not enough to go around. If anyone here knows anything specific I'd greatly appreciate the helping hand. I'm rather desperate and I have no idea where to start.

Have a good day!!!! Cheyenne :-)

Posted:  4 years, 7 months ago

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Trying to start CDL school but running into a temporarily unavoidable roadblock...

I can understand them wanting to make sure I'm off of the medication. I completely get that part. I just financially really can't wait that long. I'm applying at other companies in hopes that maybe their requirements aren't quite so strict. I've put this on the back burner long enough and now it's this or nothing lol. It's unfortunate but it's just the way it is. The other issue I'm leary about us being a female driver. I've heard some pretty iffy things, but, I'm gonna make this happen one way or another. I wanted to do it for too long.

Posted:  4 years, 7 months ago

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Trying to start CDL school but running into a temporarily unavoidable roadblock...

The medication is norco. Which is a narcotic. The guy I talked to that deals with these types of things (not the recruiter) was very firm about the 3 month thing. So I don't think it's negotiable with England. I'm just wondering if all of the companies require the same wait period.

Posted:  4 years, 7 months ago

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Trying to start CDL school but running into a temporarily unavoidable roadblock...

I'm looking into starting school, and to be honest I need it to happen...last week. Money is tight and I've been thinking about this for years and its... Just time. The problem is that I've been on low dose pain medication for years now. I applied at CR England and was told that I'd have to be off of the medication for a minimum of 3 months before they'd even consider starting me in school. Quitting the meds isn't an issue, if it's a requirement then so be it. It's done. It's the 3 month waiting period that has me super worried. Are all training companies the same? Or just them specifically? I'm on borrowed time financially. Waiting that long is really going to be a problem. Like a "living in an alley" kinda problem. Does anyone know? Help please!!!

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