Nervous Now, And Hoping I'm Not Royally Screwed.

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Jessie S.'s Comment
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I did a lot of research on here before deciding I would go through Swift for my trucking career to get my CDL. I got my permit after studying my butt off and passed the normal CDLA tests for General knowledge, combination, and air brakes, and then also took and passed all 3 endorsements for Tanker, Doubles/Triples, and Hazmat. I was STOKED and super proud of myself. I was 100% honest with my recruiter when I spoke with him on the phone, asked a million questions, and was 100% honest on my application in telling them that I had tried THC a couple of times back in 2020, because it is legal in my home state and I was dealing with a mystery illness that caused a LOT of pain and the thc/cbd combo helped. I explained all this to them IN detail. I haven't used it since 2020, as I got a diagnosis and now can prevent the pain instead of needing to treat the pain. Now, I am here for training. It's day 1. They do the UA. No problem. I know I'll pass that. They do the hair follicle. No problem... or, wait, according to them today, it might be.

Again, I was 100% up front and honest about this. I didn't try to hide it. Today when they were sitting me down to do the hair follicle they said it would look at a years worth of drug history usage. I again mentioned that back in 2020 I did use thc a few times and asked, is that going to be a problem since it has only been 8 months, not a full year, and he said, it might be. If it comes back positive, I'll be sent home, but they won't know until next week.

I guess I'm just worried that I've screwed myself over, now. I really want this career and am worried that because I was told incorrectly by 3 different staff members that my career will end before it's truly began.

Anyone have any advice for a girl who is seriously stressed now? 😔


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.


Hazardous Materials

Explosive, flammable, poisonous or otherwise potentially dangerous cargo. Large amounts of especially hazardous cargo are required to be placarded under HAZMAT regulations


Refers to pulling two trailers at the same time, otherwise known as "pups" or "pup trailers" because they're only about 28 feet long. However there are some states that allow doubles that are each 48 feet in length.

PackRat's Comment
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At this point all you can do is wait for the results to come back. Hope for the best and try not to worry!

Old School's Comment
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Jessie, can you give us an update on your situation? I hope all is well, but your post and your issue makes me a little anxious for you. This is a topic we deal with often, and I would like to know how your situation turned out.

Jessie S.'s Comment
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So far I am just taking the class and waiting to hear back. They said it might not be until next week, and of course, by then, I am locked into at least part of the loan. I'm praying at this point. I'll definitely keep you all updated. Thank you all for the support. It really means a lot.

Jessie, can you give us an update on your situation? I hope all is well, but your post and your issue makes me a little anxious for you. This is a topic we deal with often, and I would like to know how your situation turned out.

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