Non-alcoholic Beer

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Dan F.'s Comment
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There have been several discussions concerning the perils of alcohol in your system or surroundings while underway. Heineken offers a 0.0 alcohol beer. Any thoughts as to whether having this type of beer would cause concern?

Bill F.'s Comment
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Any driver seeing a known driver drinking from what is obviously a beer bottle (even though it may be non-alcoholic) is going to be reported. Whether it is reported to the police, the driver's company, or the lot owner, nothing good will come of it. How many times would you want to explain; But it's non-alcoholic beer. This situation is begging to be hassled. Don't do it...

Rob T.'s Comment
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Bill stole the words from my mouth! Theres no reason to even create the illusion you're consuming alcohol.

Bobcat_Bob's Comment
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Is it really worth risking your career? I never liked liquor really anyway, but with my Hazmat endorsement there is no way I would risk being caught with anything close to a beer.

HAZMAT:

Hazardous Materials

Explosive, flammable, poisonous or otherwise potentially dangerous cargo. Large amounts of especially hazardous cargo are required to be placarded under HAZMAT regulations

Bobcat_Bob's Comment
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I forgot to mention if you are at company provided training, there are eyes everywhere including the local hotel and town. Why risk getting sent home?

PackRat's Comment
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The only beer you should consume near a CMV is Root Beer. 0% alcohol bottles look just like any other beer bottle from a distance to a casual observer. I like beer, and I think I had at least one six pack in 2011. I like moonshine much more, and may have access to some on occasion. If you ever feel the need for the taste or effects of any type of alcohol, it should be well away from your vehicle during days off at home. Alcohol mixed with a CDL is literally the kiss of death out here.

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.

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
Scott D.'s Comment
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Some things... if you have to ask... you already know the answer is no

Ken M. (TailGunner)'s Comment
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Non-alcoholic beer can contain up to .5% alcohol and still be call non-alcoholic. I wouldn't try it unless you are trying to lose your job/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.
Ken M. (TailGunner)'s Comment
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Non-alcoholic beer can contain up to .5% alcohol and still be call non-alcoholic. I wouldn't try it unless you are trying to lose your job/CDL.

I know you asked specifically about Heine, I was talking generally.

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.
Bruce K.'s Comment
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Does non alcohol beer even taste like real beer? I've never tried any, I don't even like real beer. Try the new potato beer, Spud Lite.

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