Fired for drinking off duty while on the road?

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  1. Bean Jr.

    Bean Jr. Road Train Member

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  2. Expeditor

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    Literately laughing my @@@ off...... too funny. Yeap that's me.......
     
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  3. S M D

    S M D Road Train Member

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    Russians Europeans will gladly take you and pay you 10x more. And to make things better the fleet owners Throw parties where you are invited to get drunk all you want...... with the owner.. can’t be mad at that lol.

    Never worked for a russian comment where the owners didn’t have parties
     
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  4. NightLight

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    49 cfr 392.5
     
  5. NightLight

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    Though i misquoted the reg. It states that you may not consume alchohol within 4 hours of going on duty. Not 8
     
  6. Bean Jr.

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    But then it made what you said totally irrelevant! 10 hours off, he can have a drink in the first 6 hours, and you can have a drink in a parked truck.

    It is his company's policy he violated, not FMCSA regulations.
     
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  7. scottied67

    scottied67 Road Train Member

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    Still cannot exceed 0.04% BAC regardless of meeting or exceeding the regulations' time limit since last drink.
     
  8. NightLight

    NightLight Bobtail Member

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    No. You cannot have alcohol in the truck. Not in the passenger compartment at all and only in the trailer in listed on a manifest
     
  9. Scooter Jones

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    This has no bearing on me, but can you cut & paste the section from 49 cfr 392.5 that says you cannot possess alcohol in a commercial vehicle cab EVER?
     
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  10. not4hire

    not4hire Road Train Member

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    Not true.

    Post #198 (Regulations Section)
     
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