I Have A Terrible Driving Record, Drug User And Criminal Record …………,

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Anne A. (G13Momcat)'s Comment
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EXCELLENT input, Mr. Curmudgeon!

It's just 'odd' to me, that .. in that link I included, that it CAN go undetected, should someone choose not to disclose the truth. Thanks for YOUR link; took me awhile to go through it all, but . . . I sure see your (it's) point.

Thanks again!

~ Anne ~

ps: So, if a DOT (Fed/Med) doc approves said Rx, and the company is okay with it, it's all a 'go?'

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.

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.

Matthew P.'s Comment
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LIkely is a disqualifying situation for a safety sensitive position like commercial driving.

Not for the Suboxone itself. The condition it is treating IE opiate addiction would be the problem for a certifying medical examiner. If you ever want to bore yourself to death, download and read through the FMCSA Medical Examiners Handbook. They're pretty clear on issues of addiction and certifying a driver.

Anne, good question. Methadone is disqualifying because it is a metabolite. I looked online for the compounds in Suboxone. Allegedly, it contains a blend of Buprenorphine and Naloxone. National Institutes of Health says "Buprenorphine is a semi-synthetic opioid derived from thebaine, a naturally occuring alkaloid of the opium poppy....". Buprenorphine has a history of abuse in Europe, injection based, because they don't blend narcan / naloxone into it.

To me, that is pretty clear indication that it's a byproduct of the poppy, and since it is used for pain management in ADDITION to the buzz kill aspects, I would think it would cause a dirty drop.

I did not sleep in a Holiday Inn Select last night, nor did I sleep in a sleeper berth , so I an NOT uniquely qualified as an expert on this. But, from my time in reading and correctly interpreting criminal statutes (IL anyway) the definitions for controlled substances usually include the words precursor, metabolite, and alkaloid.

Suboxone at NIH.Gov

Sleeper Berth:

The portion of the tractor behind the seats which acts as the "living space" for the driver. It generally contains a bed (or bunk beds), cabinets, lights, temperature control knobs, and 12 volt plugs for power.

CSA:

Compliance, Safety, Accountability (CSA)

The CSA is a Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) initiative to improve large truck and bus safety and ultimately reduce crashes, injuries, and fatalities that are related to commercial motor vehicle

FMCSA:

Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration

The FMCSA was established within the Department of Transportation on January 1, 2000. Their primary mission is to prevent commercial motor vehicle-related fatalities and injuries.

What Does The FMCSA Do?

  • Commercial Drivers' Licenses
  • Data and Analysis
  • Regulatory Compliance and Enforcement
  • Research and Technology
  • Safety Assistance
  • Support and Information Sharing

Fm:

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.
Travis's Comment
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I mean weed is legal in how many states and Canada? Why tf should what someone did on vacation in Vancouver, legally, have any bearing on a job they apply for months later?

I’m just curious. I’m amazed at how many people who have serious problems relating to driving what to drive a semi truck. Has anyone noticed how many posts TT gets from those who have driving record issues, etc., yet have grandiose ambitions of driving a truck with 18 wheels? I believe in second chances, but for the life of me I can’t figure out why someone who has has a suspended license for 10 years wants to pursue a job in the trucking industry. Or those who smoke a little weed and wonder how soon they can pass a hair follicle test or better yet, avoid one altogether and sign on with a company that only tests pee.

Just pondering the meaning of life. wtf.gif wtf-2.gif undefined confused.gif

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Matthew P.'s Comment
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Travis. Bottom line is a driver may not be certified if he or she uses marijuana. So....don't smoke weed even if it is legal. If you're willing to live under those parameters then by all means drive. If you're not. Pick something else. Booze can be just as problematic. How many go home and get tanked on a reset? Hungover and driving. Not cool but it happens.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Travis's Comment
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No issue with the testing itself, moreso that alcohol is excluded. Tests exist for determining prior alcohol use so it isn't lack of availability.

On the note of our(US) DOT setting marijuana as prohibited; is it also still the same for Canada's version of the DOT and their CDL holders?

Travis. Bottom line is a driver may not be certified if he or she uses marijuana. So....don't smoke weed even if it is legal. If you're willing to live under those parameters then by all means drive. If you're not. Pick something else. Booze can be just as problematic. How many go home and get tanked on a reset? Hungover and driving. Not cool but it happens.

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.

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.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
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