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T M.'s Comment
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If I got into an accident and someone got hurt, they would take my blood. If they found nothing they can't go on a forum and say you were under the influence in the past so your going to jail. I understand the risks I took and admit it was stupid. Btw alcohol is a totally different substance and I would never even think of driving a truck on any amount of alcohol. I don't even drive my car an hour after consuming 1 beer.i understand that it is illegal to consume cannabis and operate a vehicle. I was telling of my situation and experience and I don't support my actions as ok in any way to any driver. I admitted drugs and driving don't mix. I realize now the statements I've made were a mistake. However I did the job under wrong circumstances and I did it damn good for a long time, with no driver training. I had the keys thrown at me along with a dispatch and told get out there and get the job done.

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.
Rob D.'s Comment
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T.M.

You cause an fatal accident and are charged with involuntary manslaughter, which requires reckless behavior. You posted on this forum your past reckless behavior and your statement that believe you drove better under the influence. This statement can help make the case for your pattern of reckless behavior.

You get convicted for involuntarily manslaughter. In Missouri, the sentence range is 5-15 years.

Your presentence investigation report includes posts from this forum. How many years do you think you will get?

Anybody, Anybody, Bueller, Bueller?

G-Town's Comment
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TM continues...

If I got into an accident and someone got hurt, they would take my blood. If they found nothing they can't go on a forum and say you were under the influence in the past so your going to jail. I understand the risks I took and admit it was stupid. Btw alcohol is a totally different substance and I would never even think of driving a truck on any amount of alcohol. I don't even drive my car an hour after consuming 1 beer.i understand that it is illegal to consume cannabis and operate a vehicle. I was telling of my situation and experience and I don't support my actions as ok in any way to any driver. I admitted drugs and driving don't mix. I realize now the statements I've made were a mistake. However I did the job under wrong circumstances and I did it damn good for a long time, with no driver training. I had the keys thrown at me along with a dispatch and told get out there and get the job done.

Lawyers will look for every angle to prove negligence and lack of responsibility. So...the answer to Old School's question that you did not answer is "NO".

T.M. does not know how stupid he is.

Hey look Man...it's great you gave up the stuff. If you actually did, only you know for sure and it really does not matter what any of us thinks. For me, NO, HELL NO, I never "took a toot off the flute" as you stated in the reply I deleted. I was an athlete in H.S. and College and completely understood the effects of "CO, THC, various psychoactive compounds and God only knows what else" has on your mental and physical ability. I didn't need it. And NO, I do not judge anyone who socially uses it, I don't care...until I know the person (like you) is a CDL holder and driver a semi. Then I take exception. You knew the rules TM, as we all do. You chose to break them, ignore them...very bad judgement on your part.

Please stop trying to defend your irresponsibility and chasten us for NOT buying into it. This is your last post I will approve on this subject, unless there is a change in your attitude. We are on this forum to teach Newbies the best path to success and frankly have zero time for this nonsense. So I am asking nicely...please stop. Move onto something else, something constructive and positive.

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.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Brett Aquila's Comment
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TM, what you believe about yourself is something we talk about in the climbing world all the time. You believe that you're great at what you do and that what you're doing is ok because nothing bad has happened.........yet. There are graveyards full of people who made that error in judgment one too many times. You're alive right now in spite of yourself, not because you're good at what you do. Your time is probably coming....or the time is almost up for some innocent driver who happens to be in the wrong place at the wrong time, which is anywhere near you.

Now you want praise because you've decided to stop driving under the influence?

This is an awful conversation.

G-Town's Comment
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TM, I am a man of my word. I am not going to approve your recent reply on this. I'll leave it to Brett...perhaps he can make "tea out of the garbage in your reply".

Brett Aquila's Comment
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I am not going to approve your recent reply on this. I'll leave it to Brett...perhaps he can make "tea out of the garbage in your reply".

No, that's enough of the trolling. That's all this is. He's demonstrated who he is, we've made our points, let's move onto something worthwhile.

Robsteeler's Comment
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Hair follicle test can go back a lot longer than 3 months. I'm glad you stopped smoking, but make sure your don't do that again. Very unsafe.

T M.'s Comment
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Gentlemen, professional drivers, and citizens of this forum. I have to look back at these posts and say, sincerely, your all right. I've made poor decisions, endangered lives, broken the law, and made myself look extremely stupid. There is no justification in anything I've said. I hope one day, and I'll work hard at it , to join the trucking industry again, as a rehabilitated professional driver. Until then I'll post only again when I have something positive to ad to this forum and to the trucking community. I appreciate all your views, and concerns, I really do. I don't hate on any of you, and I consider you all my fellow brother, even if it's not mutual. Thank you guys . I hope a good day, everyday to all you and your families.

T M.'s Comment
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I owe you all an apology. Sincerely, I'm sorry. I hope one day in the near future I can earn all of your members respect.

T M.'s Comment
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I had no intentions of where this lead to. I felt I could defend some of my decisions as this progressed, but looking on it now, I realize I'm wrong entirely. I put the stuff down for good. I just needed to find a trucking job that didn't have company policy of hair testing. I'm in so much financial debt that trucking is the only job I'm qualified to do at this point that will pay me enough to clear my situation fast. I'm clean from the stuff, except my hair and have no intentions of looking back.i appreciate the concerns from all you members and despite my statements, I highly respect all you. Thanks gentlemen.

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