Hair Follicle Advice.

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Johnny D.'s Comment
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Hi guys I recently quit smoking Marijuana for good as I realized it wasn't getting me any where not that I'm judging those who do it, I reach a point where I want take life more serious for it has a lot to offer. For a long time I was looking to get my CDL but couldn't, so I cut out some habits of my. I quit smoking since September and now I'm curious to find out how much more I need to wait to pass my hair follicle test, because I really want to take my career to the next level.

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.
Moe's Comment
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Take more time. Hair follicle testing can pick up residue as old as six months, i would honestly wait until march or April before applying to a company that does hair follicle testing. Take whatever job you can in the meantime and be diligent at that and then apply after winter. You don't want a failed drug test showing up on your DAC/record. You then have to enter and complete a SAP (substance abuse program) and then it becomes a game of trying to find whatever company will accept you after your SAP and a lot of companies want a certain amount of time after SAP completion and even then a lot of insurance companies are reluctant to take you on and insure you.

I wouldn't try the so called herbal cleanses either, some tests pick those up and it can get dicey with safety, insurance companies etc. Keep clean and wait a bit longer.

Insurance companies drive a lot in trucking (no pun intended). A DUI , peeing dirty or failed follicle testing on your record is only going to make your life more difficult getting into trucking. Maybe a warehouse gig? That way you get an idea of the shipper/receiver side of things etc and get some experience around the docks and yards and can watch how trucks maneuver and back etc... that would be my .02 cents.

But yea, wait till after winter dude - April - May even and then you will know you are clean.

You can do it. This forum is full of good people who have their stuff on str8 , str8er than me even.

I am not going to lecture you or come down on you , no judgements man , but seriously wait until April or May that seven or 8 month mark , be clean stay clean no drugs, you will be much better off.

Happy Thanksgiving and best of luck to you

Moe

Hi guys I recently quit smoking Marijuana for good as I realized it wasn't getting me any where not that I'm judging those who do it, I reach a point where I want take life more serious for it has a lot to offer. For a long time I was looking to get my CDL but couldn't, so I cut out some habits of my. I quit smoking since September and now I'm curious to find out how much more I need to wait to pass my hair follicle test, because I really want to take my career to the next level.

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.

Shipper:

The customer who is shipping the freight. This is where the driver will pick up a load and then deliver it to the receiver or consignee.

SAP:

Substance Abuse Professional

The Substance Abuse Professional (SAP) is a person who evaluates employees who have violated a DOT drug and alcohol program regulation and makes recommendations concerning education, treatment, follow-up testing, and aftercare.

DAC:

Drive-A-Check Report

A truck drivers DAC report will contain detailed information about their job history of the last 10 years as a CDL driver (as required by the DOT).

It may also contain your criminal history, drug test results, DOT infractions and accident history. The program is strictly voluntary from a company standpoint, but most of the medium-to-large carriers will participate.

Most trucking companies use DAC reports as part of their hiring and background check process. It is extremely important that drivers verify that the information contained in it is correct, and have it fixed if it's not.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.

DUI:

Driving Under the Influence

OWI:

Operating While Intoxicated

Johnny D.'s Comment
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Moe

Thanks allot for the advice that really means a lot to me, I will do as you say cause I done waist time already so I wouldn't wanna mess this up. I really appreciate that info Happy Thanksgiving to you too and your family, thanks again.

Moe's Comment
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Thumbs up good-luck.gif Come to the forum any time if you need to chat , or vent constructively , if it will keep you off mary jane and onto a better path. hell post every day if you have to , may not get an anser but at least you get things off your chest. you can do it!

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Moe

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Thanks allot for the advice that really means a lot to me, I will do as you say cause I done waist time already so I wouldn't wanna mess this up. I really appreciate that info Happy Thanksgiving to you too and your family, thanks again.

Johnny D.'s Comment
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No problem, I'm sure will. Because I can't effort to move backwards, make excuses, neither blame others for what I choose to do in life. But I for sure can learn from others instead of pointing fingers. I really appreciate you responding to me with positivity thanks again.

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.

Amber L.'s Comment
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So you should pee clean, different time lines for how much you smoke and metabolism etc. then wait at least 3months after that before doing a hair test. You can get at home anonymous kits for both at CVS so you can be sure before going to a test at a job. There is no reason to fail a test at a job if you use those resources. THC is the most unreliable in hair tests so just spend the money and check yourself before submitting for one on the job. Good luck

BMI:

Body mass index (BMI)

BMI is a formula that uses weight and height to estimate body fat. For most people, BMI provides a reasonable estimate of body fat. The BMI's biggest weakness is that it doesn't consider individual factors such as bone or muscle mass. BMI may:

  • Underestimate body fat for older adults or other people with low muscle mass
  • Overestimate body fat for people who are very muscular and physically fit

It's quite common, especially for men, to fall into the "overweight" category if you happen to be stronger than average. If you're pretty strong but in good shape then pay no attention.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Michael W.'s Comment
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Good for you, time to be an adult. Find a gig where you do not have to drug test, and you can have your own test done at many clinics to find out when you have that crap out of your system. I would do periodic private testing until you pass, than give it another moth or two... And cut your hair. ;-)

Joseph D.'s Comment
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Wait a minimum of 90 days. Cut your hair down to 1/2 inch. Shave all your body hair now and then do it again after it grows out 1/4-1/2 inch. Find a private testing center near you and have them pull sample from your head to be tested.

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