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Charles J.'s Comment
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I smoke marijuana regularly I wanted to know that anyone know how long to stop smoking marijuana to to follow my goal to become a truck driver

Turtle's Comment
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The best time to stop was 6 months ago. Quit now and wait at least 6 months before taking any drug test.

Errol V.'s Comment
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The drug test that looks farthest into your past is a hair follicle test. This can detect weed use up to three months back.

Seeing as how a hot test result will mostly end your professional trucking career, stay weed free for an least 4-6 monthd before applying.

This does not stop you from getting those ducks in a row. Start here and study for the permit test:

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.
Steve L.'s Comment
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For how many years have you done this “regularly?”

The real question is; how hard will breaking this habit be? 🤔

Big Scott (CFI's biggest 's Comment
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Quit for at least one year. Then you will be squeeky clean and not have to worry.

Mikey B.'s Comment
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If you are serious about driving you will have to stop ALL drugs, permanently. No more "but I only smoked a little bit" on home time, no I just took a couple of a friends oxycontin because I hurt my back. As a driver your company has the right to and will randomly test you and any fail will kill your driving career. While detoxing cut your hair a couple times. Do NOT, I repeat, DO NOT count on the detox kits you by at a smoke shop to clear your system, they don't work and again, a single failed DOT drug test and you will likely never drive a truck. Get clean and stay clean.

As you are a regular smoker I recommend at least 3 months for a urine test and at least 6 months for hair follicle. No CBD products either as some impure products may have a small amount of the in them. If you fail they won't care why you failed just that you failed.

DOT:

Department Of Transportation

A department of the federal executive branch responsible for the national highways and for railroad and airline safety. It also manages Amtrak, the national railroad system, and the Coast Guard.

State and Federal DOT Officers are responsible for commercial vehicle enforcement. "The truck police" you could call them.

Charles J.'s Comment
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15 years

For how many years have you done this “regularly?”

The real question is; how hard will breaking this habit be? 🤔

Charles J.'s Comment
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Thanks

If you are serious about driving you will have to stop ALL drugs, permanently. No more "but I only smoked a little bit" on home time, no I just took a couple of a friends oxycontin because I hurt my back. As a driver your company has the right to and will randomly test you and any fail will kill your driving career. While detoxing cut your hair a couple times. Do NOT, I repeat, DO NOT count on the detox kits you by at a smoke shop to clear your system, they don't work and again, a single failed DOT drug test and you will likely never drive a truck. Get clean and stay clean.

As you are a regular smoker I recommend at least 3 months for a urine test and at least 6 months for hair follicle. No CBD products either as some impure products may have a small amount of the in them. If you fail they won't care why you failed just that you failed.

DOT:

Department Of Transportation

A department of the federal executive branch responsible for the national highways and for railroad and airline safety. It also manages Amtrak, the national railroad system, and the Coast Guard.

State and Federal DOT Officers are responsible for commercial vehicle enforcement. "The truck police" you could call them.

Davy A.'s Comment
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If you find you have difficulty stopping, there is help available. Quitting anything, let alone a substance after 15 years of use can be very difficult, if not impossible to attain on your own.

PackRat's Comment
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After 15 years you aren't a just "a user". You're an addict.

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