When Am I In The Clear?

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Melissa H.'s Comment
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So I am going through Roehl for the GYCDL program. I was honest and let my recruiter know, I had eaten an edible while in Oregon visiting my sister in early May. I took My hair follicle and urine test Monday. Its Friday. Am I in the clear? Would they had called by now? My recruiter said no news is good news, but I need confirmation.

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.
NaeNaeInNC's Comment
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Yikes. That's a fast way to kill your career before you even got your foot in the door.

None of us here are drug testing experts, (except MAYYYYYYBE Pelican) and had you come in first, we would have advised you to wait, instead of taking this risk.

Hopefully you will have good news.

Klutch's Comment
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As you stated I’m no expert but if the OP is being truthful and it’s been 5 months since they last used they will be fine. I’ve tested clean in much shorter time frames as a heavy user.

Past life, obviously.

Yikes. That's a fast way to kill your career before you even got your foot in the door.

None of us here are drug testing experts, (except MAYYYYYYBE Pelican) and had you come in first, we would have advised you to wait, instead of taking this risk.

Hopefully you will have good news.

Melissa H.'s Comment
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I am confident I will pass, I was just wondering if they have the results by now.

Yikes. That's a fast way to kill your career before you even got your foot in the door.

None of us here are drug testing experts, (except MAYYYYYYBE Pelican) and had you come in first, we would have advised you to wait, instead of taking this risk.

Hopefully you will have good news.

Jaybird's Comment
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If you're confident then you wouldn't have to worry about being in the clear.

A positive test will appear on your FCMSA Clearinghouse page, it will prevent any and all future and current employment until you complete the return to duty process and potentially prevent it even after that. If anything, even 5 months, I would have been extra cautious, and waited even longer. No idea on when you're clear. Good luck. Use nicotine instead. Much better for you and your career.

BK's Comment
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If you're confident then you wouldn't have to worry about being in the clear.

A positive test will appear on your FCMSA Clearinghouse page, it will prevent any and all future and current employment until you complete the return to duty process and potentially prevent it even after that. If anything, even 5 months, I would have been extra cautious, and waited even longer. No idea on when you're clear. Good luck. Use nicotine instead. Much better for you and your career.

“Use nicotine instead”? Seriously? Taking up nicotine use is not a great career choice.

Jaybird's Comment
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It's a better career choice when it doesn't cost you the license. I said that in the sentence too I believe. Better for them and their career.

PackRat's Comment
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If you ingested something in May (only four months previous), when did you consider pursuing a Commercial Driving License? You're taking a huge gamble, something akin to Russian Roulette.

Melissa H.'s Comment
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I just decided about a month ago to pursue the career.

If you ingested something in May (only four months previous), when did you consider pursuing a Commercial Driving License? You're taking a huge gamble, something akin to Russian Roulette.

Anne A. (and sometimes To's Comment
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I just decided about a month ago to pursue the career.

Hey, Melissa~ welcome to Trucking Truth!

Hoping it all works out for you; Roehl is a great company, and many here started with them. As mentioned above, ya should've stopped in here 1st, but hoping it all works out for you. Some great reading, for the insight and tools of the 'trade' / profession:

There's also a bunch of diaries, from those that attended before you: ROEHL / GYCDL diaries on TT.

Wish ya the best; PLEASE add your state to the profile, should things come up... it helps us help YOU!

Thanks, and hope it works well for ya, study materials above!

~ 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.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
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