Fired for off-duty alcohol need advice!

Discussion in 'Experienced Truckers' Advice' started by dogtrucker, Sep 9, 2014.

  1. xlsdraw

    xlsdraw Road Train Member

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    This was one of the Megas right? Swift, Werner, ect..........
     
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  3. walstib

    walstib Darkstar

    Find a nice local company, most don't give an f about a DAC.
     
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  4. Trygg

    Trygg Light Load Member

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    Judging by his past posts, this was CR England.
     
  5. windsmith

    windsmith Road Train Member

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    0.02 is considered the minimum detectable level as far as DOT is concerned. Any less than that would be a negative test. You were below that level, so you should not have a failed alcohol test on your record.
     
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  6. Tonythetruckerdude

    Tonythetruckerdude Crusty Deer Slayer

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    Moral to this story children is DON'T DRINK........the OP admitted to drinking and driving in his car ( that by itself should have gotten him fired) since he was still considered "under dispatch" because the employer's truck ( his responsibility ) was still at the customer's DC.....but like tigersroses1 said , there's too much in his post that don't add-up.....not calling anyone a liar or anything close , but 1+1 does equal 2.....here it seems that it doesn't. Bad decisions can and will adversely affect your ability to not only keep a job , but to GET a job. This is where I always say., drinking , and making the choice to drive anything , anywhere , anytime , knowingly after consuming any alcohol at all , well , that choice never works-out good for anybody.
     
  7. pattyj

    pattyj Road Train Member

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    Get in your car and find the smaller companies.If you really wanna keep on trucken and im pretty sure you do then don't depend on the net to find work.Start hitting the pavement.
     
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  8. dogtrucker

    dogtrucker Road Train Member

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    Hey! Can you direct me to an authoritative source on that?
     
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  9. dogtrucker

    dogtrucker Road Train Member

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    Hey, I'm not exactly defending my actions but really, 0.018 is a very small amount. I was not impaired legally or in fact.
    And I was not under dispatch - I had not even sent in my availability yet. I have had no tickets in 8 years or accidents in over 20 years. I am not a reckless person.

    I am just looking for helpful advice on how to move on
     
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  10. dogtrucker

    dogtrucker Road Train Member

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    I've been hearing that and it is encouraging - maybe I am more upset than I should be; it's just stressful, you know.

    Any suggestions?
     
  11. full speed

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    It should be listed in the DOT hand book.
     
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