What Kind Of Drug Test?

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Mike M.'s Comment
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Aloha to all. I'm just a covid refugee holed up here in Hawaii. Got laid off for covid March 25th and been going crazy staying home, my girl and I both smoke weed, we argue too much if we don't. It don't make us all lovey-dovey, just makes it possible for us to live in the same house without bloodshed ;0). When I heard the paid training programs are still running I was ready to go, until I read the program I was headed for used hair follicle testing. I got no problem giving up the weed, but now I gotta wait 90 days, I can't go 90 day's sober with this woman, and I don't wanna poor that much alcohol down my throat either, seriously I'd need detox by the time I was done......Do all programs use hair follicle testing?

Thanks MM

Don's Comment
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Mike, if you "can't go 90 days sober (and stand to be) with your woman", then you have a hard choice to make if you want to start the process of getting your CDL. I understand many do hair-follicle testing, but am not certain all do. Just my opinion, If you are serious in wanting to drive a Semi-tractor, you are going to have to give up the pot and any/all recreational drugs.

Aloha to all. I'm just a covid refugee holed up here in Hawaii. Got laid off for covid March 25th and been going crazy staying home, my girl and I both smoke weed, we argue too much if we don't. It don't make us all lovey-dovey, just makes it possible for us to live in the same house without bloodshed ;0). When I heard the paid training programs are still running I was ready to go, until I read the program I was headed for used hair follicle testing. I got no problem giving up the weed, but now I gotta wait 90 days, I can't go 90 day's sober with this woman, and I don't wanna poor that much alcohol down my throat either, seriously I'd need detox by the time I was done......Do all programs use hair follicle testing?

Thanks MM

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.
Rob T.'s Comment
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Perhaps if you need drugs to tolerate each other you shouldn't be together. We have a list of companies and what other members have reported the type of drug test whether Hair or urine. You may want to do a little additional digging to ensure it's still accurate and they haven't very recently changed to hair. DO NOT get started if there is any doubt you will test positive. It will be extremely difficult to get hired with a failed drug test. Are you planning on trucking in Hawaii or moving to the mainland? I can't recall having any members here driving in Hawaii, a majority of people here are OTR driving all over the 48.

Getting past the initial drug test isnt the only hurdle if you use illegal or recreational drug. Anytime you're involved in an accident you'll be sent for a drug test. We're also subject to random tests at any time. In the last year I've been sent for 3 randoms and 1 breathalyzer. Even if you live in a state that marijuana is legal you can't use it with a CDL because its still illegal on the federal level. Please stick around and keep us updated. I'd love to hear how your experience is different than what drivers in the 48 deal with.

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.

OTR:

Over The Road

OTR driving normally means you'll be hauling freight to various customers throughout your company's hauling region. It often entails being gone from home for two to three weeks at a time.

PackRat's Comment
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If you have such a dependence on drugs or alcohol, you have no business behind the steering wheel of any vehicle.

Big Scott (CFI's biggest 's Comment
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You are in no way ready to drive an 80,000 pound death machine. You have to first learn how to handle life better.

Mike M.'s Comment
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I got no problems giving up the weed.....just got problem being trapped in this house for 90 days with this woman. She's not coming with me lol. She's staying here do her own thing, I'm moving to the mainland..not coming back to Hawaii

Mike, if you "can't go 90 days sober (and stand to be) with your woman", then you have a hard choice to make if you want to start the process of getting your CDL. I understand many do hair-follicle testing, but am not certain all do. Just my opinion, If you are serious in wanting to drive a Semi-tractor, you are going to have to give up the pot and any/all recreational drugs.

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Aloha to all. I'm just a covid refugee holed up here in Hawaii. Got laid off for covid March 25th and been going crazy staying home, my girl and I both smoke weed, we argue too much if we don't. It don't make us all lovey-dovey, just makes it possible for us to live in the same house without bloodshed ;0). When I heard the paid training programs are still running I was ready to go, until I read the program I was headed for used hair follicle testing. I got no problem giving up the weed, but now I gotta wait 90 days, I can't go 90 day's sober with this woman, and I don't wanna poor that much alcohol down my throat either, seriously I'd need detox by the time I was done......Do all programs use hair follicle testing?

Thanks MM

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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.
Big Scott (CFI's biggest 's Comment
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So, quit the weed and leave today.

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