How To Get Out Of Contract

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John W.'s Comment
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I went through CRST school took 3 drug test have my short form and long form with me when I got there so I passed everything went out with my trainer who was a ASS and I needed to get my zannax refilled that I have been taken for over Ten years my family doctor is a dot is don't take them but before I go to sleep my trainer called them told them they made me get off truck at el Paso Texas..made me go to my Dr to get me off them my Dr suggested that it would not be good for me filled all paperwork out for them and they wouldn't let me back on now today a lawyer called me telling me that if I don't pay them they will keep me from getting another trucking job..I personally think it's there mistake not mine..can someone answer this?

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.

Brett Aquila's Comment
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Welcome John.

I'm 99% certain there isn't a DOT doctor anywhere in the nation that will allow a commercial driver to take Xanax. It also seems a little odd to me that you've been taking it for 10 years but you don't know how to spell it?

Anyhow, if you want to drive a commercial vehicle you have to switch to something that will be allowed for commercial driving.

I'm also 99% sure that when you signed up with the company and went through the physical they asked you what medications you were taking and you must not have admitted to being on Xanax. They wouldn't have allowed it.

So what's the deal? Did you hide it from them?

If you went through training then you owe them the money or you need to complete the contract. They didn't fire you, they simply sent you home to switch to a different prescription. If you refuse to do that, and you hid it from them in the first place, you have no real argument for getting out of the contract.

I'm pretty sure no one else is going to hire you and let you take Xanax anyhow.

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.

Dm:

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.
John W.'s Comment
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No sir I didn't not hide the xanx from them I took my long witch read I take Xanax and trazadone as a sleep aid I didn't hide nothing from them people..I had already told my recruiter and he said to b sure just go to a dot physican before I come up there to make sure it's ok..my dot doctor told me it last for five hours the effects anyway and that as long as I had 10 hrs off that was fine he looked it up in the dot regulation book and as long as it was considered night time only it wasn't illegal

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.

Brett Aquila's Comment
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Yeah, but when you took the company physical they asked you on the form for a list of medications you're taking. If you had listed it they wouldn't have allowed you to drive with it in the first place. They certainly wouldn't have sent you on the road and then decided later not to allow it.

In the end, if you want to drive a truck you're going to have to switch to something that's allowed for commercial driving. I don't think anyone is going to allow Xanax.

Rainy D.'s Comment
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I know Prime will not allow Xanax...and one of our forum members got sent home for Trazadone. She returned with another approved drug.

Im sorry to say that this poster is kinda screwed. Two choices: Pay the loan and be done with trucking or switch to some approved med.

Keep in mind that company policy can differ from DOT regulations. The DOT regulations state that any addictive drug medically disqualifies a driver. A prescribing doctor can write a letter certifying the driver is not affected, however, the DOT doctor is not required to approve the meds even under those circumstances.

Therefore, one company may accept it while another rejects it.

The same is true for alochol. While DOT may allow 8 hours before driving, a company may require 24 or 34 hours. One company (Knight????) did not want alcohol consumption at home either if the truck was still.in the possession of the driver.

Hard lesson learned: know.company policy.

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.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Rainy D.'s Comment
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Army 's Comment
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Rainy

Great reply. Cant dispute the black and white letters.

Chris

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