Nah.. Got home too late.. Just stayin up and we'll do something tomorrow.. Sure you don't wanna work the dark side??
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§392.5 Alcohol prohibition.
(a) No driver shall
(a)(1) Use alcohol, as defined in §382.107 of this subchapter, or be under the influence of alcohol, within 4 hours before going on duty or operating, or having physical control of, a commercial motor vehicle; or
(a)(2) Use alcohol, be under the influence of alcohol, or have any measured alcohol concentration or detected presence of alcohol, while on duty, or operating, or in physical control of a commercial motor vehicle; or
(a)(3) Be on duty or operate a commercial motor vehicle while the driver possesses wine of not less than one-half of one per centum of alcohol by volume, beer as defined in 26 U.S.C. 5052(a), of the Internal Revenue Code of 1954, and distilled spirits as defined in section 5002(a)(8), of such Code. However, this does not apply to possession of wine, beer, or distilled spirits which are:
(a)(3)(i) Manifested and transported as part of a shipment; or
(a)(3)(ii) Possessed or used by bus passengers.
(b) No motor carrier shall require or permit a driver to
(b)(1) Violate any provision of paragraph (a) of this section; or
(b)(2) Be on duty or operate a commercial motor vehicle if, by the drivers general appearance or conduct or by other substantiating evidence, the driver appears to have used alcohol within the preceding 4 hours.
(c) Any driver who is found to be in violation of the provisions of paragraph (a) or (b) of this section shall be placed out-of-service immediately for a period of 24 hours.
(c)(1) The 24-hour out-of-service period will commence upon issuance of an out-of-service order.
(c)(2) No driver shall violate the terms of an out-of-service order issued under this section.
(d) Any driver who is issued an out-of-service order under this section shall:
(d)(1) Report such issuance to his/her employer within 24 hours; and
(d)(2) Report such issuance to a State official, designated by the State which issued his/her drivers license, within 30 days unless the driver chooses to request a review of the order. In this case, the driver shall report the order to the State official within 30 days of an affirmation of the order by either the Division Administrator or State Director for the geographical area or the Administrator.
(e) Any driver who is subject to an out-of-service order under this section may petition for review of that order by submitting a petition for review in writing within 10 days of the issuance of the order to the Division Administrator or State Director for the geographical area in which the order was issued. The Division Administrator or State Director may affirm or reverse the order. Any driver adversely affected by such order of the Division Administrator or State Director may petition the Administrator for review in accordance with 49 CFR 386.13.walleye Thanks this.
I quit drinking in 1998 (at the tender young age of 22) two days before I started truck driving school. After 5 years of being a borderline alcoholic (never got the shakes or snakes), it was the best decision I ever made. However, I wonder about younger fellas these days. All the idiotic crap they are doing in their twenties I seem to have missed out on. I guess since I started driving early in life, I had to grow up and be responsible, rather than spend my time chasing a minimum wage paycheck and whatever tail might be available. On the upside, I'm 34 years old with no kids (never had any desire) or any baby-daddies running around hitting me up for child support. On the down side, I seem to have missed out on some serious fun. Oh well, I've always considered being able to drive more important than how many azzes I hit on the weekend. I must be boring as all get out.teddy_bear6506 Thanks this.
Some folks realize early on that they need to do things properly and others(like me to some extent) insist on learning things the hard way.
I think it is admirable that you that you thought you may have had alcoholic tendencies and cut it off at the pass.
I was drinking heavily at that age, but was in denial of any sort of problem.
There's nothing wrong with drinking, just don't drive when you've had too many that's all, I don't drink and drive, I don't drive after drinking until I've had a good nights sleep
Even when I am working, some of the other drivers I work with and I quite often have a few drinks at the bar before going to bed for the night, of course we weren't going to be driving til the morning,
Years ago some of us would bring a case of beer with us and we would drink beer when we parked for the night, we were running out in the middle of nowhere with no bars around, what else were we suposed to do.
I enjoy having a drink after a hard day of work, I don't intend to stop drinking anytime soon.
I'll have a beer or three when I'm on hometime or a 34 restart. Otherwise I don't drink. Also I don't drink anywhere near the truck. The reason being in some states just having keys in the ignition while drunk will get you a DUI. Another reason I don't drink is I was hit by a drunk 4 wheeler. Luckily no one was hurt or killed, but his car was badly damage.
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