Paid CDL Training Without Hair Follicle

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RealDiehl's Comment
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Nobody can say how the stress of driving compares to the stress of other jobs for each individual. I've never had a job that I wasn't fed up with or felt miserable about doing everyday after several months except for driving.

If someone told me I was not cut out to handle the stress of driving since I was unable to handle the stress of working in a warehouse, I might initially agree. Now that I'm driving I can say I totally disagree. We are all different. Hopefully driving agrees with you as much as it does with me. Good luck!

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I am with you on that. I worked retail, fast food management, and warehousing. All of those I found could be pressure cookers of stress. Yes, driving comes with stress, as does any job, but it is in smaller concentrations. Well, at least that's been the case for me. It sounds like we have similar experiences there.

Yeah. I wish I knew why. Maybe it has something to do with driving being a choice I made. Other jobs I worked bc I had to. You'd probably be hardpressed to find a kid who said to himself, "When I grow up I want to work in a warehouse and pick orders to stack on pallets." Or..., "I want to work in a fast food place."

Those types of jobs made me feel stagnant. As if I was trapped in a cycle of doing the same crap everyday. They seemed mind-numbing and meaningless.

Driving is something I chose to pursue. It allows me the chance to solve unique problems, almost on a daily basis. It feels like I'm constantly moving forward (figuratively and literally); getting things done that actually matter.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Anne A. (and sometimes To's Comment
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Shane; In the meantime, waiting .. you may as well be 'wading.' Some of the links, tips, and blogs... all attached in your previous thread, will help you pass the time, should you still decide to move forward into trucking.

Here you go: "Advice for a Potential Trucker" . Great stuff within.

Hang in there, man!

~ Anne ~

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Nobody can say how the stress of driving compares to the stress of other jobs for each individual. I've never had a job that I wasn't fed up with or felt miserable about doing everyday after several months except for driving.

If someone told me I was not cut out to handle the stress of driving since I was unable to handle the stress of working in a warehouse, I might initially agree. Now that I'm driving I can say I totally disagree. We are all different. Hopefully driving agrees with you as much as it does with me. Good luck!

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I am with you on that. I worked retail, fast food management, and warehousing. All of those I found could be pressure cookers of stress. Yes, driving comes with stress, as does any job, but it is in smaller concentrations. Well, at least that's been the case for me. It sounds like we have similar experiences there.

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Yeah. I wish I knew why. Maybe it has something to do with driving being a choice I made. Other jobs I worked bc I had to. You'd probably be hardpressed to find a kid who said to himself, "When I grow up I want to work in a warehouse and pick orders to stack on pallets." Or..., "I want to work in a fast food place."

Those types of jobs made me feel stagnant. As if I was trapped in a cycle of doing the same crap everyday. They seemed mind-numbing and meaningless.

Driving is something I chose to pursue. It allows me the chance to solve unique problems, almost on a daily basis. It feels like I'm constantly moving forward (figuratively and literally); getting things done that actually matter.

It's like you took the words right out of my brain. With you 100%. Driving a truck is the first job I have had where I chose the position and the company, as opposed to being hired by one company after dozens of applications going nowhere.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Chris D.'s Comment
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I was reading through these and noticed no one ever answered your question did you find a place that only did urine

I’m in a bit of a situation here. I’ve recently decided to go for my CDL. However, I have my medical marijuana card. Now before everyone starts freaking out and telling me to find another industry, hear me out. I’m not an idiot. I don’t drive my own personal vehicle while under the influence or operate my numerous power saws because of the risk, much less operating a vehicle I don’t own weighing at least five times what my car does. I’m giving it up, as I’ve used it to decompress from my job in banking. I figure once the stress of being micromanaged and yelled at every day is gone, so will be the need to smoke. Having said that, I cannot last another six months in my current job. I’ll be able to pass the whiz quiz by Tuesday, but the hair follicle is going to be an issue for me, at least it would seem so. Does anyone know of any companies out there offering paid CDL without a hair follicle?

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.
PJ's Comment
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Chris the question was answered. Apply everywhere and specifically ask any recruiter that offers a position. That is the only sure way to get the answer. Keep in mind asking may raise a red flag to a recruiter.

As Kearsey said companies change policies, and a company that only does urine today may do both shortly. Which means if they do and your selected on a random you could end up failing.

The Zen Joker 's Comment
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I too used it for medical reasons up until very recently. I quit that and alcohol cold turkey in October I found a new exercises and a cleaner diet to address some lingering back pain and stiffness that marijuana was easy to solve. Done with both for the indefinite future without exception (certainly for the duration of my I would have a CDL)

Everything I have found online states that marijuana will stay in your hair for up to 90 days. I had a clinical Director tell me it’ can actually be less than that. I think a year is a bit aggressive, unless you have some major lingering effects from it. But it should not show up in your hair be on 90 days according to all medical information I found both online and with a doctor. I would think 4 months would clear anyone. Before I move forward in spring, I will likely buy a hair test from Walgreens just to confirm before I take the leap. Certainly would that detonate your career before it got off the ground if you tested positive.

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.
Old School's Comment
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We always stress being extra cautious about how long you wait before the hair test. We've had a lot of people come to our forum telling us they waited 6 and sometimes up to 9 months and still failed a hair test.

I always suggest waiting one year. That is simply based on the fact that I've seen so many claims where people were "sure" they could pass but didn't. I have yet to see anyone fail a hair test who waited for a full year.

The Zen Joker 's Comment
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Interesting! Good to know Old School. I was looking at Roehl which DOES have a hair follicle test. Gives me something to think about that's for sure. Thanks for the feedback. I withdraw my last comment about 4 months.

We always stress being extra cautious about how long you wait before the hair test. We've had a lot of people come to our forum telling us they waited 6 and sometimes up to 9 months and still failed a hair test.

I always suggest waiting one year. That is simply based on the fact that I've seen so many claims where people were "sure" they could pass but didn't. I have yet to see anyone fail a hair test who waited for a full year.

Truckin Along With Kearse's Comment
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A couple things people disregard is 1. Length of use... And 2. Person metabolism. People with slower metabolism will retain it longer..people who smoked for a decade will test positive much longer than a one time user.

The Zen Joker 's Comment
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Thank in you Kearsey! Excellent information glad you posted. This thread has made me want to wait an extra month for 5 months total. I’ve used medically once a day before bed for about 3 years. I have a super high metabolism and barely any fat on my body (THC stores in fat cells). So I’m gonna wait a full five months and continue sweating out as much as I can through exercise or portable sauna. In a year, I will be out of financial reserves and lose my house and our chickens which is my daughters entire world anyways, so I have nothing to lose at some point. God willing it will come out clean in April.

In the end, to be safe people who can afford to wait probably should wait a year as Old-School said .

Thanks and be safe out there 👍💪🏻

A couple things people disregard is 1. Length of use... And 2. Person metabolism. People with slower metabolism will retain it longer..people who smoked for a decade will test positive much longer than a one time user.

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