Got Cought With Weed

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Brett Aquila's Comment
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As to the forum to many haters here... no love... change it up

Well, this forum is geared toward people who strive to be Top Tier Drivers, those who hold themselves to the highest standards of performance and professionalism. You were busted with drugs in your truck so you can't really expect a lot of love coming from this group.

More than anything we're just trying to understand your situation so we can advise you on your prospects and what to do about it.

Old skool u pay to much to details might get u in trouble one day but it is good to stay sharp

To be honest, you're terrible with the details. None of us can really understand your situation because you're not explaining it well. For instance, you just now told us you're not employed. You failed to mention that "tiny detail" until now. Were you fired? Did you quit? How can we possibly advise you if we don't understand the details of your situation?

Look, I don't think any of us can offer much in the way of help or guidance for you. You're going to need a lawyer for that. We really don't know how the law is going to handle this and we don't know what your prospects are for finding work after this. We do wish you the best of luck, but beyond wishing there isn't much we can do.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Oleg B.'s Comment
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Its not a Russian name but Ukrainian.. sorry fat fingers and small phone

Old School's Comment
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I still stand by this statement...

Again, it would be nice if he could accurately lay out the facts for us.

Oleg, you seem like an intelligent guy who knows how to convey his thoughts, or express himself. Yet you dont.

So, I have to assume it wasn't advice you were looking for at all, but rather hoping to enjoy some foolish banter with some truckers.

Oleg B.'s Comment
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Morning Brett I'm self employed. I don't really know how to explain it better.. I'm not to worried I'll figure this out.. what makes u guys so top tier.. u sit there hold a wheel for 11hrs .. Sound difficult not try to be a smart a$$ just saying.. I'm sure if u been on the road for over 5 years u had to have gotten a violation of some sort. I got one for my mud flap flapping in Arizona while back I don't care how pro u are when the truck is moving mud flap gonna flap. Stupid regulations don't help. ive never had speeding tickets or any accidents guess I'm top tier ?? One of my drivers has brand new truck and reefer trailer not even 20k on it brought me violations. Some of these DOT guys are funny it's not always the driver fault in my case it's different I screwed up. I know this. It don't happen often. Would be cool if could post pictures on here that way I could post my company ticket that I got. Just a idea

DOT:

Department Of Transportation

A department of the federal executive branch responsible for the national highways and for railroad and airline safety. It also manages Amtrak, the national railroad system, and the Coast Guard.

State and Federal DOT Officers are responsible for commercial vehicle enforcement. "The truck police" you could call them.

Reefer:

A refrigerated trailer.

Banks's Comment
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You're self employed, but your employer has to sign a form within 15 days?

You're unemployed but you have a bunch of miles to make up?

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Chris M's Comment
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Wait a minute, you're self employed, but need your boss to sign your violation? That makes no sense

Brett Aquila's Comment
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I'm self employed

Ok so you own the truck? Again, it's nice that it only took 4 pages of conversation for you to reveal this. So how do you propose you're going to get insurance from anyone after getting caught with illegal drugs in the truck?

what makes u guys so top tier.. u sit there hold a wheel for 11hrs .. Sound difficult not try to be a smart a$$ just saying

I'm not even going to respond to that but it tells me all I need to know about the quality of human being we're dealing with here.

Ok so this is obviously a troll. You guys can have at it if you want but keep it reasonable.

By the way, I'm moderating this topic so all comments have to be approved manually. That's why everyone is seeing the "awaiting moderation" thing when you post to this topic.

G-Town's Comment
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It's amazing now that you got caught; you want love...narcissistic.

When I think of all the folks who have come through this forum, wishing they could have what you "had", and to see how you completely squandered your career? And you want love? You got Balls.

Oleg not only are you irresponsible but you are also in denial. Comparing a speeding or other citation to getting busted for possession of illegal drugs in a CMV is total nonsense. No comparison. And for the record; in over 5 years of truck driving I've never had any citation or violation. You are minimizing and rationalizing what you did by attempting to characterize all of us as "like you".

If you are indeed for real (and I have my doubts), you do not belong operating any truck above the level of "Tonka". You are irresponsible and disrespectful, knew the law and the rules; proceeded with self-indulgent behavior regardless of everyone else's safety, including your own. I despise this type of behavior. I think we all do.

I bet this is not the first time you've had a stash on your truck, only the first time you got caught. Wouldn't be surprised if you have driven your truck while high. The only person that matters to you is "Oleg". No love or respect here,...not for you, it's earned.

Face it, you got issues. Boundary issues, accountability issues and you might have a substance abuse problem. I could care less if you continue to BS this forum, you gotta get honest with yourself.

CMV:

Commercial Motor Vehicle

A CMV is a vehicle that is used as part of a business, is involved in interstate commerce, and may fit any of these descriptions:

  • Weighs 10,001 pounds or more
  • Has a gross vehicle weight rating or gross combination weight rating of 10,001 pounds or more
  • Is designed or used to transport 16 or more passengers (including the driver) not for compensation
  • Is designed or used to transport 9 or more passengers (including the driver) for compensation
  • Is transporting hazardous materials in a quantity requiring placards
Errol V.'s Comment
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Banks (and others) are confused:

You're self employed, but your employer has to sign a form within 15 days?

You're unemployed but you have a bunch of miles to make up?

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I think a self employed employee is spelled "1099".

Other than that, I'll just lurk on this topic and eat my popcorn.

Big Scott (CFI's biggest 's Comment
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First: Here is a link to the FMCSA site and the laws about the possession of marijuana in a CMV.

Second:You can easily post pictures on this site. Scroll up from the text area for your post and their are blue buttons there. Click the "Photo" button.

Third: I have been in this country since February 28 1967, when I was born. I am shocked that any LEO would let someone operating a CMV with drugs or alcohol off without at least a ticket. We operate under federal and state jurisdictions and are held to a higher standard. I have said on this site before that drugs and alcohol do not mix with a CDL. In my opinion, anyone who needs a drink or drug should find a career behind a desk. I think the officer who gave the pipe and dope back to you should at the least be reprimanded.

CDL:

Commercial Driver's License (CDL)

A CDL is required to drive any of the following vehicles:

  • Any combination of vehicles with a gross combined weight rating (GCWR) of 26,001 or more pounds, providing the gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR) of the vehicle being towed is in excess of 10,000 pounds.
  • Any single vehicle with a GVWR of 26,001 or more pounds, or any such vehicle towing another not in excess of 10,000 pounds.
  • Any vehicle, regardless of size, designed to transport 16 or more persons, including the driver.
  • Any vehicle required by federal regulations to be placarded while transporting hazardous materials.

CSA:

Compliance, Safety, Accountability (CSA)

The CSA is a Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) initiative to improve large truck and bus safety and ultimately reduce crashes, injuries, and fatalities that are related to commercial motor vehicle

FMCSA:

Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration

The FMCSA was established within the Department of Transportation on January 1, 2000. Their primary mission is to prevent commercial motor vehicle-related fatalities and injuries.

What Does The FMCSA Do?

  • Commercial Drivers' Licenses
  • Data and Analysis
  • Regulatory Compliance and Enforcement
  • Research and Technology
  • Safety Assistance
  • Support and Information Sharing

DOT:

Department Of Transportation

A department of the federal executive branch responsible for the national highways and for railroad and airline safety. It also manages Amtrak, the national railroad system, and the Coast Guard.

State and Federal DOT Officers are responsible for commercial vehicle enforcement. "The truck police" you could call them.

CMV:

Commercial Motor Vehicle

A CMV is a vehicle that is used as part of a business, is involved in interstate commerce, and may fit any of these descriptions:

  • Weighs 10,001 pounds or more
  • Has a gross vehicle weight rating or gross combination weight rating of 10,001 pounds or more
  • Is designed or used to transport 16 or more passengers (including the driver) not for compensation
  • Is designed or used to transport 9 or more passengers (including the driver) for compensation
  • Is transporting hazardous materials in a quantity requiring placards

Fm:

Dispatcher, Fleet Manager, Driver Manager

The primary person a driver communicates with at his/her company. A dispatcher can play many roles, depending on the company's structure. Dispatchers may assign freight, file requests for home time, relay messages between the driver and management, inform customer service of any delays, change appointment times, and report information to the load planners.
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