Is no vaping in hazmat jobs common?

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  1. This_is_a_username

    This_is_a_username Bobtail Member

    Sep 19, 2022
    (we have driver facing cameras and a no smoking/vaping in truck policy)

    Legally it's still allowed, I thought I wouldn't have trouble but I find myself having to pull over for a vape break every 3-4 hours. Boss is fine with it but still I hate having to pull over. Tried nicotine gum/patches/suckers but they just make me sick and don't scratch the itch.

    Don't really want to find another job but if I can't get used to this I think I might searching for a new job.

    P.s is inside facing cameras also common in hazmat?
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  3. Hawkeye72

    Hawkeye72 Light Load Member

    Feb 20, 2015
    Your going to stop that often anyway. Drive 3-4 hours your going to stop for a bathroom break. (Unless you dont drink anything) Another 3-4 hours and you have to take your 30. 3-4 hours later another bathroom break or your out of drive time. And your going to have deliverys, breakdowns and unforeseen stops. Where you can take a few minutes and vape. Its not always going to be like that I'm just saying your going to have to stop a few times a day anyway.

    If you just don't want to deal with the camera/policy. There isnt anything wrong with that either. The TTR is a great resource to find a different company.
  4. Aamcotrans

    Aamcotrans Road Train Member

    May 24, 2016
    Strasburg, Va
    No job pays enough to have a company watch me at the click of a button.
  5. Chinatown

    Chinatown Road Train Member

    Aug 28, 2011
    Henderson, NV & Orient
    Go with a company that doesn't use driver facing cameras.
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  6. Bean Jr.

    Bean Jr. Road Train Member

    Mar 30, 2014
    Some people keep the left door closed a little longer than 3-4 hours. Honestly, if you stop at 3-4 hours, why would you need to stop for your 30 3-4 hours later? If you stopped for a pee break, make it a 30.
  7. Arctic_fox

    Arctic_fox Road Train Member

    Sep 16, 2016
    Yup thats pretty much how i operate. I typically run 4 to 7 hours at a shot stop to take my 30 then roll again. Door closed = money. That said im also human and while i have a rather large bladder that only gets ya so far and there aint no one who can afford my rates to either piss myself or wear a diaper. Min rate for that is $50,000 a mile :p
  8. Lazer

    Lazer Road Train Member

    Jan 22, 2017
    Some companies have a no tobacco/nicotine policy.
    Vaping requires a ‘electronic flame’ to make the vapor, thats why many hazmat employers ban vaping.
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  9. Val_Caldera

    Val_Caldera Road Train Member

    Apr 2, 2021
    Driving Jobs, unless You're the OWNER, Count on having more electronic watching to your Daily Grind.
    It's for your own good, because you're not to be trusted on your own, for a pre-determined unknown amount of time.

    Who's watching those watching You??

    Inside facing cams are common in Pedal Deliveries.
  10. tscottme

    tscottme Road Train Member

    Jul 25, 2008
    Nashville, TN
    Just keep stopping every few hours for the vape if vaping is that important to you. You don't have to change jobs. EVERY solution, other than giving up vaping, is going to be more disruptive than just stopping every few hours.
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  11. Hawkeye72

    Hawkeye72 Light Load Member

    Feb 20, 2015

    Sitting for long periods of time is horrible for your body. My dad died from a stroke, sitting all day was part of the problem. And i drink a gallon of water every day. Drive for a few hours get out go to the bathroom and move around a little. Take my 30 when Im switching my trailers. Then stop once on the way home.

    But you do you.
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