Weed And A CDL

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Rob R.'s Comment
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But as of right now since I'm not driveing any type of motor vehicle that requires my CDL and I am not working for a company anymore that requires a CDL what I'm asking is if I do decide to smoke weed will the state be able to make me take a UA and if I'm not driving using my CDL or for a company will I loose my CDL license.

I do understand that I need to be clean of drugs and alcohol when I drive a commercial vehicle that requires a CDL and I am aware of what can happen if drugs or alcohol are found in your system while driving a commercial vehicle that requires a CDL

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.

OOS:

When a violation by either a driver or company is confirmed, an out-of-service order removes either the driver or the vehicle from the roadway until the violation is corrected.

Key City's Comment
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If your not driving for a company or a v there is no reason you would ever be drug tested. Just make sure your hairs clean and also your urine if you ever want to get a commercial driving job again.

Big Scott (CFI Driver and's Comment
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Let's say you go to work for a small company and they require a pre-employment drug test and you pop dirty. So, you quit weed. Some time later you decide to go back into trucking. The company finds your failed drug test and you don't get the job. This happened to someone here when the company they were trying to get into found the drug test taken by their doctor. Drugs and long term employment don't work together.

I don't know your age, however if you want a long term career leading to retirement, give up the weed.

Splitter's Comment
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Weed, drugs and alcohol do not go with a Cdl. Real medical Marijuana does not get one high. I don't know how it would show on a drug test. With that said, if weed and being high is more important to you than a stable career in anything, then go smoke a bowl.

In terms of a CDL career, I agree with you 1000% but as far your comment about a stable career in anything & smoking weed? I know & met plenty of potheads that have lifelong careers in many different fields. It doesn’t control their lives yet for them, it’s like a glass of wine or a drink. They just prefer weed over alcohol.

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.
Rainy D.'s Comment
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If your not driving for a company or a v there is no reason you would ever be drug tested. Just make sure your hairs clean and also your urine if you ever want to get a commercial driving job again.

failing a drug test for even a retail job will hamper future driving employment. most everyone i live near tests now. so keep that in mind.

Diver Driver's Comment
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Simple..... do you want a career, or do you want to smoke weed ?

I'm not any better than anyone else, lord knows I've sweated a few urinalysis in my day while in the Navy, but we all need to have priorities away some point

Thomas S.'s Comment
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Weed, drugs and alcohol do not go with a Cdl. Real medical Marijuana does not get one high. I don't know how it would show on a drug test. With that said, if weed and being high is more important to you than a stable career in anything, then go smoke a bowl.

I agree with your statement, but want to clarify: Drug testing does not detect if you've been getting high or not. It tests for THC metabolites, which exist in "real medical MJ". Even pure CBD (the medical side of MJ) contain trace elements of THC (the party side of MJ). So, it WOULD show up in a drug test.

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.
Ryan O.'s Comment
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Well I honestly smoke quite a bit before I decided to get my CDL. I work construction and my boss smoked it too. They do it on the job, but I had no part in that. I always kept it at home and smoked it at home. When I decided to get my CDL , I made a complete life change about a year before I even got my CDL. No weed and no more bars. You either want to be a truck driver or you don't.

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.
IDMtnGal 's Comment
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Could it be a state thing? NJ told.me i would have to get the drug test with the DOT....but then i went to Prime and every physical came another drug test.

Because I'm on BP meds, I have to get a physical every year. I have also changed companies a couple times. EVERY time a drug test has been done....which I don't care cause I've never done drugs.

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.

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