Random... Do I have to go?

Discussion in 'Ask An Owner Operator' started by Dino soar, Mar 20, 2020.

  1. kemosabi49

    kemosabi49 Trucker Forum STAFF Staff Member

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    Not going is counted as an automatic fail and will be reported as such to the clearinghouse. No cdl after that until a SAP program is completed.
     
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  2. G13Tomcat

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    I've heard of a FEW larger companies doing this; sending a port'a'doc (nurse) to your location, especially OTR guys. I think it's a GREAT idea, IMHO~!
     
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  3. G13Tomcat

    G13Tomcat Road Train Member

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    And even after all THAT cost and headache; No guarantee of anyone hiring you~! :(
     
  4. Dino soar

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    I will call the Consortium on Monday and see what they say.
     
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  5. kemosabi49

    kemosabi49 Trucker Forum STAFF Staff Member

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    I just saw this online.
    Washington D.C. – The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) is considering suspending federally mandated drug testing rules for commercial motor vehicle (CMV) operators in response to the ongoing fallout from the COVID-19 pandemic.

    The whole article is at:
    FMCSA Could Suspend Drug Testing to Protect Truckers From Coronavirus
     
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  6. Midwest Trucker

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    +1 This ^^^^

    Go.
     
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  7. G13Tomcat

    G13Tomcat Road Train Member

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    Agreed...BUT ... the suspension of the statute looms, as does @Dino soar 's test. Who wins?!? (Comes in 1st?!?!?)
     
  8. Midwest Trucker

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    True but it’s not worth it. If he is really that worried tell them you will be right outside the door and bring a lawn chair. Inhale that clean air, you may have some other folks taking your lead by the time your name is called!
     
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  9. Dino soar

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    Well I am going to call the Consortium on Monday and see what they say.

    But the problem is I do not want to be in a room where sick people have been. And I don't want to be around people that have been dealing with sick people. And people that are working with other people that have been dealing with sick people.

    And even if they weren't dealing with sick people. Even if they were dealing with only occupational things like broken bones or dot tests or physicals, they still are dealing with other people. And the space where you take the test and they do the paperwork and mark the sample is a very small area.

    I should probably have them hand me the paperwork out the door and I'll sit in my car and fill it out and they can come back out the door and pick it up and when they're ready for me I'll go out to my car and I'll give them the sample and they can mark it and whatever.

    I'm in Pennsylvania and here every non essential businesses is shut down. Really you're supposed to just stay in your house except to go to the grocery store and unless you have any other emergency that's about it so that this does not spread.

    I went to transaxle the other day to buy a trailer plug for the back of my truck, and they took care of me but they would not let me in the building.

    That's okay with me because I really did not want to go in anyway. Same as going to Concentra.

    We'll see what they say on Monday.
     
  10. x1Heavy

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    Go.

    Second place you lose.
     
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