People Getting Sent Home Because Of Drinking And Drugs!

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KID's Comment
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So I'm currently in truck dynasty, over the last few weeks we've had people getting cut or kicked out of school due to drugs an alcohol... I find it absolutely retarded and dumb to be drinking while in school and find drugs the dumbest thing. Like I heard that a student went to a bar and just so happen there was a CFI driver there. And the next day was cut. I mean seriously if you want your CDL then start making good decisions in school!

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.
Mikey B.'s Comment
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I've been to two company situations where I shared a room with another driver. One was during CDL school and the other orientation, both of them drank at the hotel , one drank beer, about a 6-12 pack per night although he sometimes shared with another guy that dropped by. He would carry the aluminum bottles to the dumpster in a duffle bag each morning. The other had the tiny bottles of Fireball stacked up behind the TV. The beer drinker didn't pass so no CDL the Fireball guy is driving a truck to this day as far as I know. Both were admitted alcoholics.

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.
Anne A. (G13Momcat)'s Comment
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So I'm currently in truck dynasty, over the last few weeks we've had people getting cut or kicked out of school due to drugs an alcohol... I find it absolutely retarded and dumb to be drinking while in school and find drugs the dumbest thing. Like I heard that a student went to a bar and just so happen there was a CFI driver there. And the next day was cut. I mean seriously if you want your CDL then start making good decisions in school!

I've been to two company situations where I shared a room with another driver. One was during CDL school and the other orientation, both of them drank at the hotel , one drank beer, about a 6-12 pack per night although he sometimes shared with another guy that dropped by. He would carry the aluminum bottles to the dumpster in a duffle bag each morning. The other had the tiny bottles of Fireball stacked up behind the TV. The beer drinker didn't pass so no CDL the Fireball guy is driving a truck to this day as far as I know. Both were admitted alcoholics.

Do y'all know how many companies INVEST in PLANTS?!?!? Not plastic, and not celebrating Arbor Day. I actually closely KNOW such a person, and he makes almost as much as we (y'all) drivers do. Home daily. Job security. His job.

Nope, not disclosing the company, but it's not one frequented by this site.

Truth.

In it for the REAL, or leave it to those of usn's that are.

~ Anne ~

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.
Pacific Pearl's Comment
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Nothing new. I went to a special company school for veterans. Every Monday the new class would UA and every Wednesday someone would be sent home for failing. One of the dorms got caught abusing the, "no alcohol policy". They were kicked out of the dorm (but not the school), forced to pay for their own lodging and commute to class from the nearest hotel 41 miles away!

KID's Comment
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It's still pretty silly to bet your CDL on something that stupid.

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.
Stevo Reno's Comment
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Happens a lot I hear at our main terminal in Iowa....company has eyes out at all nearby liquor stores n such. They drop a dime on any students buying liquor etc. I got off my trainers truck there in 2019 was snow on the ground. Away from the patio walkway someone had a big bottle of grey goose vodka stuck in the snow am guessing keep it cold haha idiots

Terminal:

A facility where trucking companies operate out of, or their "home base" if you will. A lot of major companies have multiple terminals around the country which usually consist of the main office building, a drop lot for trailers, and sometimes a repair shop and wash facilities.

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.

IDMtnGal 's Comment
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My son was a Master at Arms K9 Handler in the Navy. His last assignment was at Great Lakes Naval Training Center. Every other week they graduated boot camp/ basic training. They had to take their duffels and place them on the floor in a big Auditorium. Then he would take his drug dog and walk him through it. Every graduation class had one or two that were trying to sneak their drugs out. Why??!! It's like, with the internet, you do know that dogs can sniff through Vicks VapoRub, coffee and all other scents. Someone always has to try it. There went their chance to see the world!

Laura

Stevo Reno's Comment
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My mentor hauls R&L loads and hazmat , so they get inspected quite a LOT ! almost 50 times last year because they have placards even if no haz mat loaded. Last time 2 weeks ago they got pulled in for a random, of course passed easily. Inspection officer told him the day before, that he pulled in a truck, only to find BOTH drivers had been smoking weed while driving !! Needless to say they both went, directly to JAIL, didn't collect $200 for passing GO hahaha Idiots!wtf-2.gif wtf-2.gif

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

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