Looking To Apply To ROEHL

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Dakota J.'s Comment
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Hey all So I’m looking to join Roehl’s GYCDL program , but I have a few questions I obviously don’t want to ask them ...

The hair and urine test .... I’ve NEVER done any drugs , but I will admit I’ve had party times where I go out either one or two weekends a month and drink with my friends. I’m in no way addicted to alcohol , I don’t drink /drive and I don’t drink everyday ... just socially with friends... will that show in the hair or urine test ? My fear is to quit my job currently and do a hair or urine test with them and they say I can’t because of the pattern of alcohol use .... I’m young so it’s kind of normal for my age , I’m responsible when I do drink , and I usually go weeks or months without drinking , but there are also times where like I said I drink one or two weekends a month with my friends ... Anything I should be worried about ? Has anyone else had a similar situation ? I haven’t signed up yet as I’d like information before I even sign up .

Again , never have or never will use drugs , I have ZERO issues with a drug test , I’ve just heard that they also check for patterns of alcohol use

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.

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.
Army 's Comment
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I believe the hair or urine tests are looking for drug use.

Army 's Comment
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Also, there is a current member in there training program right now. If you look in the diaries tab, professor x has an updated diary. Also there is a wealth of information on the site, I suggest you look at from training materials getting you ready for the permit.

Old School's Comment
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Those tests do not detect any patterns of alcohol use. But... be aware that once you're hired you will be randomly tested, and sometimes they will test you for alcohol. The slightest amount could possibly ruin your career. Favorite times for random testing seem to be immediately following home time.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.

OWI:

Operating While Intoxicated

Grumpy Old Man's Comment
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Hair test is for drugs, and will go back as far as a year depending on hair length and type tested.

Urine is for both but alcohol doesn't stay in the system long. stop drinking and you will be fine.

Dakota J.'s Comment
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Yea I have zero issue with randoms, my previous career was a driving job of a truck just under 26,001 LBS, so I was subject to random a lot . My fear was them finding it in my hair and making an issue of it , I’m no where close to being an alcoholic , so stopping isn’t an issue at all. Which is what I will be doing

Those tests do not detect any patterns of alcohol use. But... be aware that once you're hired you will be randomly tested, and sometimes they will test you for alcohol. The slightest amount could possibly ruin your career. Favorite times for random testing seem to be immediately following home time.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.

OWI:

Operating While Intoxicated

Big Scott (CFI Driver/Tra's Comment
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If you're looking into trucking we always recommend you start with these.

The High Road Training will prepare you for your written permit test. Also look at this. Paid CDL Training ProgramsI don't know how you chose Roehl. While there is nothing wrong with them, it helps to know there are many options.

As far as your drinking, quit now and don't worry about it. Alcohol doesn't stay in your system long.

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.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
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