Am I Screwed?

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Mike T.'s Comment
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Hello All

So a little over a year I enrolled for cdl school with a major carrier. Everything was going great until I got a call from their doctor stating I had tested positive for Marijuana. My reply was that's impossible I don't smoke Marijuana. By the way it was the pre-employment hair folicle not the dot urine. So tried for a week to contact my recruiter and get a retest and find out what the #@*% is going on? No answer and no reply from the recruiter so I just dropped it and moved on. So I've checked clearing house and it isn't reported. How should I proceed if I want to get back into it? Any help,comments or suggestions are appreciated. Thanks

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.

Zen Joker (Andy)'s Comment
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I am detoxing from Marijuana and regrowing my hair right now and paying for it in a different way by having to wait until I can get me own privately paid hair test to confirm I am clean before I even apply for paid CDL training this spring since my career of 20 years ended abruptly in October due to the economy. You should have quit PERMANENTLY at least 3-5 months prior to applying for a CDL job AND done your own hair test to get cleared before launching your career like a Russian space missile launch.

FYI I've done a ton of research on this subject for me own career prep in trucking and one bowl or edible will stay in your hair for typically 90 days or more depending on metabolism, body mass and lifestyle. Being at a party and getting 2nd hand smoke will NOT show up in your hair and is rarely found in urine. The cat is out of the bag. If you happen to be a medical miracle and THC magically formed in your fat cells by some paranormal means OR the lab made a legit mistake, then go immediately and get an independent hair study done to attempt to dispute it is my suggestion, otherwise I will let the veteran drivers advise you how long you are screwed based on their experience with major carriers (assuming they aren't exhausted by responding to all the substance abusers dropping in lately who can't do some research and plan ahead).

Good luck to you , hope something works out for you.

Hello All

So a little over a year I enrolled for cdl school with a major carrier. Everything was going great until I got a call from their doctor stating I had tested positive for Marijuana. My reply was that's impossible I don't smoke Marijuana. By the way it was the pre-employment hair folicle not the dot urine. So tried for a week to contact my recruiter and get a retest and find out what the #@*% is going on? No answer and no reply from the recruiter so I just dropped it and moved on. So I've checked clearing house and it isn't reported. How should I proceed if I want to get back into it? Any help,comments or suggestions are appreciated. Thanks

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.

OWI:

Operating While Intoxicated

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