I Quit The Pot, And I Want To Drive Trucks.

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Ben B.'s Comment
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Yeah dude not gonna lie, I sure like weed, but I'm totally unsatisfied with my place in life right now. The best I can do is vote for it and hope the govt. and companies soften up their policies. In the meantime, I'll just play by the rules.

JJ's Comment
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Hey BB , just wanted to encourage you to go for it in 3 months like Brett said maybe even 6 just to be safe. i heard hair tests might go back that long (6 months) but from unreliable sources. Im just getting ready to start driving truck myself and am really excited. i am from Sparks and went to truck school here in town. anyways good luck just wnted to chime in since were neighbors and all. Peace!

Ben B.'s Comment
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Thanks JJ, hope to see you on the road someday. :D

Daniel's Comment
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At least your willing to quit. I just had a conversation with one of my friends this last weekend about him wanting to get a CDL.. after telling him about the drug testing procedures CDL drivers have to go through with not only Pre-employment but being subjected to random tests he decided he's not ready to give up weed so he will stay at his minimum wage dead end job at Walmart. Made me so mad.

Mad that he's happy with his life? That makes nearly no sense.

Wal-Mart is far from dead end. In 3 years: $12/hr supervisor. ~5yrs after that: More than $50k/yr. Within 5yrs after that: Much, much, much higher pay (see: Store manager pay).

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.
Ben B.'s Comment
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If everyone was a CEO, no one would do the heavy lifting.

Brandon K's Comment
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Crete Carrier is Urine only.....won't take too much research to figure out where to go....

Andy F.'s Comment
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If your school is like the one I attended, you'll have to take a drug test prior to attending. I thought I'd laugh my but off when I read the title. I gave up the pot. Bahaha. Yep, it's time to move on my friend. It'll be totally worth it.

Justin N.'s Comment
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I cannot see a Walmart top manager being a pothead, just would not work out for long.

Gladiator 76's Comment
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Justin,

I have heard that exercise and lots of water is the fastest way to get THC out of your body. Google the subject and lots of info will pop up.

D B.'s Comment
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Haha, that took me a second. I salute you.

I figure by the time I'm done with CDL school I'll probably be ready to pass their tests. There's a whole bunch of openings with a lot of companies around here in Reno, NV. I'm feeling pretty optimistic about my chances.

Hard work and money are the drugs for me from now on! Haha

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There you go. :)

You must pass a drug test to obtain a medical card, to obtain a permit, to obtain a CDL.

Maybe it's just NYS but I didn't have to take a drug test for my medical card. They did a dip stick for urine analysis (sugar and such). I had scheduled a drug test with my physical and they said it wasn't required. Saved me $40.

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.
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