Sober Habitual Pot Users Still Dangerous Drivers

OrioN

double tap o da horn dooshbag
Nope, wasn't it banned for commercial driving jobs in those states that legalized recreational mj?

Yeah, bil was in a car accident involving a mj user & now has a bad back because of it
 

Baba gounj

You cannot multiply wealth by dividing it!
Maybe I should have smoked more pot and drunk less alcohol. Come to think about it I was drunk behind the UPS wheel a lot.
 

olroadbeech

Happy Verified UPSer
USP has zero tolerance. I think most trucking companies are the same or close even in states that pot is legal. just like alcohol , you can not be impaired while driving. ( did not read story , wally )
 

Wally

BrownCafe Innovator & King of Puns
USP has zero tolerance. I think most trucking companies are the same or close even in states that pot is legal. just like alcohol , you can not be impaired while driving. ( did not read story , wally )
If it is legal, can the company do anything if you test positive? You are not under the influence, but you used on your time off.
 

It will be fine

Well-Known Member
What say you IWBF?
It’s not much of a study. 28 participants. It makes no adjustment for behaviors that were already present in individuals that would lead them to early marijuana use so there’s no causation. I don’t think anyone advocates teen use of marijuana regardless. It’s a nothing berder click bait story. IMHO
 

It will be fine

Well-Known Member
If it is legal, can the company do anything if you test positive? You are not under the influence, but you used on your time off.
It’s still illegal federally. Any employer can still have a drug free workplace policy that precludes marijuana use. Commercial drivers are still governed by the DOT that doesn’t allow use.
 

vantexan

Well-Known Member
If it is legal, can the company do anything if you test positive? You are not under the influence, but you used on your time off.
Have they developed a legal standard for being under the influence yet if pulled over while driving?
 

Fred's Myth

Nonhyphenated American
If it is legal, can the company do anything if you test positive? You are not under the influence, but you used on your time off.
There are lots of prescription drugs that are legal, but could lead to your dismissal if you were found driving under the influence of them.

So, to answer your question, yes, the company CAN do something.
 

Wally

BrownCafe Innovator & King of Puns
There are lots of prescription drugs that are legal, but could lead to your dismissal if you were found driving under the influence of them.

So, to answer your question, yes, the company CAN do something.
Yea but you only test positive to using. It could of been weeks ago. Meanwhile, it is legal to use?
 

It will be fine

Well-Known Member
There are lots of prescription drugs that are legal, but could lead to your dismissal if you were found driving under the influence of them.

So, to answer your question, yes, the company CAN do something.
By regulation you can’t have a drink within 4 hours of being on duty. It’s in your off time but that doesn’t matter.
 

olroadbeech

Happy Verified UPSer
If it is legal, can the company do anything if you test positive? You are not under the influence, but you used on your time off.
YES!.

we had a driver terminated for testing positive and it barely registered. it was his second offence. first time he opted for drug treatment and after he completed that he was tested on a monthly basis but after 6-7 times failed.

the lawyers would have a field day if a driver got into an injury/fatality accident and any trace of drugs in system.
 

olroadbeech

Happy Verified UPSer
By regulation you can’t have a drink within 4 hours of being on duty. It’s in your off time but that doesn’t matter.
CA BAL for commercial is 0.04.....half that of 4 wheelers but at UPS it is still ZERO. the company has the right to set their standards.

back in the day if they alcohol tested all the night feeder drivers on a friday half would have been fired. it was common knowledge . most of the guys would come to work from the sports bar casino a couple miles from the hub.
 

Wally

BrownCafe Innovator & King of Puns
CA BAL for commercial is 0.04.....half that of 4 wheelers but at UPS it is still ZERO. the company has the right to set their standards.

back in the day if they alcohol tested all the night feeder drivers on a friday half would have been fired. it was common knowledge . most of the guys would come to work from the sports bar casino a couple miles from the hub.
These states are legalizing weed so how can they (Employees) ban anyone from using?
 
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