Profile For M3rciless

M3rciless's Info

  • Location:
    Urbana, IL

  • Driving Status:
    Preparing For School

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  • Joined Us:
    5 years, 11 months ago

M3rciless's Bio

Every job I've had until this one I've given my 2 weeks within the training period. Except delivery driving (pizza boy) those are some of my most loved jobs. It's driving. The feel of a vehicle under you. Something beautiful about not controlling the truck as an object but driving with it, as an extension of yourself. Y'all know what I'm sayin.

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Posted:  5 years, 11 months ago

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Noobie

Ok nvm on that question about three pages into Google and they (wolfram) said unless you are being hot boxed it will barely show traces of at all. So there's some good news

Posted:  5 years, 11 months ago

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Noobie

Definitely going to consider that. Because missing the birth wouldn't be good for anyone especially being as a rookie getting used to the lifestyle. Plus starting out in spring would help me get used to the trucks before I drive in snow or ice.

Just really want to get on the road and out of the same office/aisle I've been in for 2 years. Probably going to go back to food delivery or taxi driving (anything vehicle related) until I'm squeaky clean to be sure.

Probably not my last question but for now it is. My neighbor smoked religiously and most days I can smell it. Is the second hand going to be there or will the test confirm that it's second hand? I try my best to stay away from it but there's not much I can do some days. (i've talked to the police, the neighbor and his paroll officer and they can't do anything about it unless he gets caught) And how have y'all coped with second hand before? I figure there has to be some sort of understanding that you can't completely remain toxin free in some areas.

Sorry if it sounds like I'm trying to beat the test, I'm just curious about pretty much everything about this job so I can go in knowing what to expect.

Thanks y'all

Posted:  5 years, 11 months ago

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Noobie

I called a few companies, Dart being one I'm looking into the most, but the recruiter asked me (phone spoof as to not make a record) if I was prescribed marijuana. If I were to be would that give me a pass? Just a thought. 23 days clean and still can't sleep but it will eventually get easier.

Posted:  5 years, 11 months ago

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Noobie

Thank you g-town, I figured training time would be more otr than anything, was hoping for regional to start or a regional based company to avoid being out weeks at a time. I wouldn't mind for the first few months if it would get me regional 4 days out or something like that. Gotta pay yer dues. (usually)

I'm fairly certain you can get your for physical and drug test done at your own doctor (correct me if I'm wrong) and if you didn't have a company pay for it, it won't go on record. Having a company test you will, but since you won't have a cdl at the time it won't go on the dot record. (Again correct me if I'm wrong) that's why I was looking for drop only companies to start then look for something else after contract. I wasn't going to risk my future Career on the shampoo, but it was worth a question. A lot of third party's are freeing that the shampoos do work but like a dilution or actually getting rid of it. Because I know that drops can be diluted and will be a fail for that reason.

Posted:  5 years, 11 months ago

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Noobie

I'll comment on the expecting deal. We just had our son Tuesday. I let my company know ahead of time from day 1 about my situation. They set me up to get home Friday afternoon and have an entire week to be with my family. It is doable, communication is the key.

I was hoping it was more of communication is key. As I would plan to tell them the second I started what's up. Just to be sure. (don't think my wife will forgive me for it lol)

Posted:  5 years, 11 months ago

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Noobie

Personally I would wait at least 6 months before you get started. Depending on how often you smoked it could take longer even with the p test. After that you can start looking at company schools but know that your clean before you get started because a dirty p test will kill your career before you get started.

Definitely waiting for a while prior to doing anything that's going to get me dripped. 6months seems like a long time but definitely if I would like to be absolutely sure, but I planned on buying the test kits prior to, just to be extra certain.

Thanks for the advice. Sadly most information around is more scare tactic than anything as thc stays in the system longer the more it's used. So one or two hits will take 30 days max whereas morning to night smokers will take at least that long.

Posted:  5 years, 11 months ago

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Noobie

I've always wanted to be on the road for work, I should have done it earlier than now but I'm just looking into some information on what's up. I'd like to get sponsored to go to a school near me or not too far but also start out regional with a day or two at home. ( I live in illinois) there are a few schools very close to me. I wouldn't mind making a trip out to be trained either. I just don't have the money/time to pay bills and go to school without it being paid for or a loan on it.

I also have just recently quit smoking marijuana and don't plan to start back up at all. I was going to buy the shampoo/conditioner clense for the follicle test if required. (i smoked to sleep and calm my anxiety/depression not recreationally) also I take prescribed amphetamines for ADD, would those fail me or would the doctors note suffice to pass? I've also seen a bunch about false positives as well. Is that taken into consideration for a retest or Is it one and done.

I'm a little worried about my family. My wife and I are expecting in December and have a 4 year old now. I would hate like hell to miss the birth, would a company allow me to do short regional trips instead of otr for a bit during that time frame to hopefully not miss it. (still a good chance I know) She says it will be an adjustment but knows we will make it work, I'm a little worried about her anxiety getting the worst of her while I would be out but I know she will call if she needs to talk.

My biggest concerns right now are finding a school that isn't a ripoff ($3.5k 8 wk course is a bit much from what I've read) getting it paid for or finaid loans to pay for it for now. And what I should be watching out for as a newbie I know I'll get screwed somewhere down the road but I tend to learn from others mistakes.

Any and all advice, scare tactics or just stories would help.

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