Truth Or Die?

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Jessie G.'s Comment
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So, I received the Swift Transport link to fill out a complete app. I told the truth on every question that was asked including: Have you ever smoked marijuana and if so when, has your license ever been suspended and if so when & have you ever been convicted of any crime, if so when, why, outcome, etc. I answered all of these truthfully and they were all a big yes along with an estimated date and explanation...did I just lose my chance with this company or will they see that I'm trying to be truthful and notice that these all happened awhile back and not recent and still accept me? Guess it could go either way. I put in an app for Roadmaster Trucking School but never heard anything from them...

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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.
Ricky A.'s Comment
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So, I received the Swift Transport link to fill out a complete app. I told the truth on every question that was asked including: Have you ever smoked marijuana and if so when, has your license ever been suspended and if so when & have you ever been convicted of any crime, if so when, why, outcome, etc. I answered all of these truthfully and they were all a big yes along with an estimated date and explanation...did I just lose my chance with this company or will they see that I'm trying to be truthful and notice that these all happened awhile back and not recent and still accept me? Guess it could go either way. I put in an app for Roadmaster Trucking School but never heard anything from them...

Well in school we were told to absolutely tell the truth, however it was mentioned that alot over large companies computer sort apps and yes to the ever smoked marijuana meant the computer would auto kick you out. I have always lived by the moto "if its not on video and theres no paper trail, it did not happen"

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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.
Barry J.'s Comment
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Just had that happen to me with Swift as well.

In retrospect, I would have answered NO to the marijuana question, since pot IS legal now in Washington state. And yes, I can and have passed any and all drug tests that have come my way or will come my way.

But it was very interesting that a very encouraging recruiter went from very nice to "see ya later" once he saw the application. It's an insurance world.

He did tell me to try again in 3 years, but I plan to be hired elsewhere in the meantime.

guyjax(Guy Hodges)'s Comment
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Just had that happen to me with Swift as well.

In retrospect, I would have answered NO to the marijuana question, since pot IS legal now in Washington state. And yes, I can and have passed any and all drug tests that have come my way or will come my way.

But it was very interesting that a very encouraging recruiter went from very nice to "see ya later" once he saw the application. It's an insurance world.

He did tell me to try again in 3 years, but I plan to be hired elsewhere in the meantime.

Yes weed is legal in a few states but weed is illegal period if you have a CDL. If THC is in your blood stream then you will be fired from any and all companies where your required drug test for a CDL driving job. There is no getting around it.

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.
Attila's Comment
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I'm of the opinion that if there is no conviction of a crime, no one needs to know. A lot of no's there lol. I view these apps as test that see how smart you really are.

Woody's Comment
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Check yes but then explain that you didn't inhale. Seemed to work for a previous president LOL

Woody

David G.'s Comment
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Or you could say, "I tried it once but never exhaled", just kidding.

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