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Posted:  4 years, 9 months ago

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Please help!!! Sort of a new student...

I am going to get my cdl. I am clean. I never had a medical card for it and i know its a state law and not a federal one. I know the difference. I cant get a cdl job local without a year otr experience. I dont see anything wrong with someone wanting to do better by their family. I was just looking for a little insight.

Posted:  4 years, 9 months ago

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Please help!!! Sort of a new student...

Ok. First of all, please, don't judge me. I am wanting to start a career as a driver. I have a family and I think this is the only way I can support them. I have considered this type of work for a really long time. I have a VERY clean driving record and a clean background. I don't have anything on either. My problem is that about a year ago I talked to a doctor and started smoking pot for various health reasons. I do live in a legal marijuana state. I have quit and my health issues are better under control. I do not have any problems at all taking a urine test even if they want to watch. But one company said that they went back a year. That is all I have been smoking. I don't believe this is fair. I am not an addict, I did this for medical reasons and don't do it anymore. Can someone please help me? I don't know if they all do hair tests, but this is my last chance at a good life for my family. And I really want this job.

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Roehl Training for new driver with CDL

So how do they do the drug testing? Hair or urinalysis? Im clean but not for a year like another company wanted

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Swift School Diary (Memphis) starting 11/2


So today was was all about that fun paperwork, oh joy. Apparently our class is a bit larger than usual. We had 45 or so students. I say "had" because 5 or 6 have already been sent home. It seems they all had the same problem, so be aware, if you get your physical done before coming, make sure on your card: 1. The section that says "Intrastate Only" is marked "no"; and 2. The section that says "CDL" is marked "yes".

But otherwise, it was a day full of nothing in particular, long periods of talking to classmates fragmented by document signing, going over policies and coursework, and a brief drug test. Swift buys lunch at their cafeteria for the first day, which is nice, but it only taught me that the Burger King across the street from the terminal might be the only place to get a good meal nearby.

As for the people, the classroom instructors are very nice and really do make you feel good about being there. The drivers around there are pretty friendly too. I'm happy it'll be my home terminal.

The only assignment we received was to read a few chapters and do some review question, but this isn't due for nearly 2 weeks, so I'm happy with that. The real classroom begins tomorrow and we get our first range time on day 3, but that's all for today!

Im getting ready to apply and start my new career. Im considering swift for my company. Im just curious do they do a hair test or a urinalysis? Im clean just not for a year that the other people want. Thank you

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