Alcohol prohibited from trucks during down time?

Discussion in 'Questions From New Drivers' started by JoeBlow, Aug 28, 2009.

  1. ad356

    ad356 Road Train Member

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    then the laws regarding alcohol are indeed far too easy
     
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  3. Fallen One

    Fallen One Bobtail Member

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    I thought on hometime a company not allowed to call you in until you are back on duty
     
  4. Moose1958

    Moose1958 Road Train Member

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    That's a subject I won't get drawn into. All I know is I got called several time's over the last 15 years I drove. On home time but told to go test. In my case it was not really all that bad. the clinic where I went was on the main drag through town and they never really made me wait more then a few minutes. I do know that once the testing consortium notifies the carrier and sends them a list of drivers to test I think it is either 48 or 72 hours and all have to be tested. On this that is all I will say.
     
  5. dog-c

    dog-c Road Train Member

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    Well I guess the mikes hard lemonade I had in the El Paso Walmart for my 10 in 104 degree heat makes me a criminal
     
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  6. chimbotano

    chimbotano Medium Load Member

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    Drinking alcohol while you are on duty , should be a common sense desicion don’t you think?
    A responsible driver with common sense , should not even ask that question.
    Legal or not legal , doesn’t mean is the right thing to do .
    I really hope one day sooner than later the requirement to keep your CDL, must be to take the hair drug test instead urine.
    Drivers who use drugs to gain more resistance or drive impair don’t have business in this industry, period .
    I bet accidents will decrease and E LOGS wouldn’t be necessary.
     
  7. ad356

    ad356 Road Train Member

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    A hair test is extremely invasive and does not reflect if you are intoxicated while on duty. I'm against that. An ignition interlock device is far more prudent. Blow into a device that tests for intoxication, if you fail the truck does not start.
     
  8. buddyd157

    buddyd157 Road Train Member

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    but yet, i still see signs along the highways....

    "wipers on...headlights on"...

    makes sense, but how many vehicles do we all see........and they don't use the common sense, the sense train gave them when they were born?

    they musta been standing in the "cool ade" train line instead.
     
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  10. ketchup43018

    ketchup43018 Bobtail Member

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    Can you tell me where in the csa book? I've been trying to find it because I have heard both.
     
  11. k1221n2

    k1221n2 Light Load Member

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    He could of at least pulled the curtain.

     
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