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Posted:  9 months ago

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Flatbed Tarp Test

Havent started yet. Going to school soon. So far just asking questions about stuff that concerns me. Thanks for the reply!

Posted:  9 months ago

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Flatbed Tarp Test

I am just a naturally lean person and no matter how much I eat I cannot gain weight unless I start adding a lot of protein shakes into my diet. I do work in a labor-intensive field currently and spend my day lifting heavy parts all day long. I am still worried about this tart test though. I'm above average height but only weigh 150 on a good day. My physical strength is well above average but I have no idea how much I can actually lift. Should I be worried about this tarp test that some companies give on the first day of training? It would be pretty embarrassing to quit my job, show up and fail, and then have to come back to my family all because I couldn't lift 80-120lbs. For reference, I can sling a 50lb bag of dog food around like its a sack of potatoes. But a 50lb bag of dog food is not an 80lb-120lb tarp.

Posted:  9 months, 1 week ago

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I need recent TMC TR info. Please no sarcasm.

Hello OldSchool,

Feels nice to catch your eye. I've read a bit of your past posts all over the forum. I feel like you misunderstand me a little with your line of questions but i'll start by anwsering your questions.

To your first question I will anwser truthfully. I have never failed a drug test. So I will anwser truthfully on any forms and say that I have never failed one. I have taken many drug tests. I have passed them all naturally.

As far as being prepared for the trucking industry; I've been exposed to it my entire life. My father has been driving since his army days nearly 40 years ago. He only recently (past 10 years) decided to start hauling crude oil to be home daily. I talk with him on a consistent basis. He gives me extremely helpful advice. My father missed almost every single sports game, every single school function, every surgery, and anything else most kids would be hurt deeply by. But I never once had a single negative feeling towards him. He is a great man, a great father, and the hardest working man i've ever met. And i've met more great men then most. I've always known that I was able to be on my sports team, in my high-school/university, able to get the medical attention, etc.. Because of his sacrifice.

I'm certaintly not one to complain about much of anything. I work hard and take on any responsibilities that come my way without batting an eye. I'm applying to TMC in specific so that I can be home most weekends to be with my family. By most I do mean that I am well aware that there will be weekends I will have to work through, and that is perfectly understood and fine with my family and I. While this may end up being a long term career, being an OTR driver in specific will not be. I may not start out as an elite driver that will be able to have any job I want in the industry, but I will bust my ass until i'm at least something close to it. Once I have enough experience and confidence I will definitely look for jobs that will allow me to be home more frequently if this is the career I choose long term. I say "long-term" because I have a seperate business that is being started that does not need my time as much as it needs my money. If that works out well I will pursue that long-term. If it does not work out then I will have a CDL and the experience needed to provide for my family and still achieve my life goals.

By "free time after work hobby" I mean that my average day consisted of waking up sober, going to work sober, coming home, and then enjoying a joint before dinner. While this may seem weird to you I never saw it as any different than having a glass of wine with dinner. My boss knew, my coworkers knew, and my entire family knew. It never made me any less responsible and it never made me a liability or any other negative connotations that come along with marijuana use. In fact, in a field of labor based off of commision, i was consitently the highest grossing and tasked with the most responsibilites. With that being said, I never considered it a habit. I decided I wanted to get my CDL and I quit that minute and havent considered taking it back up since.

As far as hanging around I am 100% certain that I will. It may not be as Josh Jackson but I do really enjoy the comraderie, the tips, the diaries, and everything else that comes with the website. It's really an A+ forum that achieves its purpose.

Posted:  9 months, 1 week ago

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I need recent TMC TR info. Please no sarcasm.

I am young and have been professionally employed since I was 18. I've spent a good amount of time in college and have worked hard to learn as much as I can about as much as I can. I've recently been in a position making close to 40k a year and then I lost that position due to circumstances that were completely out of my control. I am responsible. I am hard working. I am goal-oriented and will do anything within my physical capability to make sure that my family succeeds. I give this "Schpeel" to you guys/gals to try to dampen some of the comments I tend to find on other forums regarding this question.

I did have THC in my system and have been cleaned up for months. In the meantime, I've been working at the same style job that I was employed in before but making far less while doing harder work (would average to around 20k a month). My family and I have talked about it and decided that we're comfortable with me taking on a trucking career to make sure that we reach our life goals. I am happy to wait as long as I need to so that I prove to whichever company I choose that I am no addict and will happily stop partaking in what used to be a free time after work hobby BUT I would rather jump into the trucking industry as soon as possible to pull my family out of near poverty. Basically I say all of this to ask if TMC Transportation does hair follicle testing. I have read on other websites that they did not as of 2017/2018 but can not find any recent information. I've never done anything else that would make me fail a drug screening but I am nervous about wasting my time/ jumping the gun and applying for this job because I obviously do not want to embarrass myself and ruin my chances at a good career.

I'll be open and positive about any shaming that may come my way by this question but I would really appreciate good information. My hobby was only that and will never be taken back up again as long as I am an OTR driver. If the only requirements for this company, in particular, are a standard 5-panel test I will ace it no problem and will feel very confident about applying asap. If they will do hair follicle testing I will more than likely continue my waiting, keep my current miserable job, and grind through the months until I am confident I can pass the hair follicle test as well.

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