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Joshua P.'s Comment
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Ill make this as short as possible. Been driving 5 years with a spotless record. Recently my dumbass smoked weed and before showing up for orientation I ordered synthetic urine online. Last time i worked for them you did your drug test without being frisked. This time while doing my physical they searched me before my drug test while the doctor was testing my reflexes and found it in my sock. Needless to say i was removed from orientation. My question is even though i did not refuse the test or test positive is this the same as failing? Common sense tells me it is and if so is my career over? And if so for how long? In the end its my fault but I do love my career and I guess Im hoping that there is some slim chance it isnt. I cant find any answers online similar to my situation. Any answers would be greatly appreciated. Will my cdl be suspended or will i just have to find a smaller co that will take a chance on me?

CDL:

Commercial Driver's License (CDL)

A CDL is required to drive any of the following vehicles:

  • Any combination of vehicles with a gross combined weight rating (GCWR) of 26,001 or more pounds, providing the gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR) of the vehicle being towed is in excess of 10,000 pounds.
  • Any single vehicle with a GVWR of 26,001 or more pounds, or any such vehicle towing another not in excess of 10,000 pounds.
  • Any vehicle, regardless of size, designed to transport 16 or more persons, including the driver.
  • Any vehicle required by federal regulations to be placarded while transporting hazardous materials.

OWI:

Operating While Intoxicated

Lucky Life's Comment
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Put in Return to Duty Process up top in the search box and there you will find all the painful answers you are looking for. If you really loved your career you should know better!

Joshua P.'s Comment
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I guess my question is i obviously didnt fail it since i didnt take it. I didnt refuse it eithef. Is it still a failed test? Guess im reaching cuz im pretty sure its the same. Is someone going to contact me about it. I know it was dumb. Just hoping i guess

Lucky Life's Comment
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Best bet is to call them and just ask, taking that fake sample off of you and asking you to leave if that is really what happened is definitely not the norm. My best guess would be Refusal to take the Test would be reported, but I am not a DOT Examiner.

DOT:

Department Of Transportation

A department of the federal executive branch responsible for the national highways and for railroad and airline safety. It also manages Amtrak, the national railroad system, and the Coast Guard.

State and Federal DOT Officers are responsible for commercial vehicle enforcement. "The truck police" you could call them.

G-Town's Comment
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YES, if they report it to your DAC , it will be considered a failure.

Stick a fork in your career, its next to impossible to re-enter after something like that. No company will trust you...

DAC:

Drive-A-Check Report

A truck drivers DAC report will contain detailed information about their job history of the last 10 years as a CDL driver (as required by the DOT).

It may also contain your criminal history, drug test results, DOT infractions and accident history. The program is strictly voluntary from a company standpoint, but most of the medium-to-large carriers will participate.

Most trucking companies use DAC reports as part of their hiring and background check process. It is extremely important that drivers verify that the information contained in it is correct, and have it fixed if it's not.

Pianoman's Comment
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I'd just start applying places and see what happens. Worst thing that can happen is you're turned down, but it's possible they didn't report it.

But please do everyone a favor and don't do this again if you are granted a second chance at this career. Good luck.

Joshua P.'s Comment
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Ya thats what im prepared for. A driver i consider a mentor is telling me he did talked to some higher ups in his company and they said since i wasnt an employee and its not illegal to have that they wouldnt put it on the dac just not eligible for rehire.

DAC:

Drive-A-Check Report

A truck drivers DAC report will contain detailed information about their job history of the last 10 years as a CDL driver (as required by the DOT).

It may also contain your criminal history, drug test results, DOT infractions and accident history. The program is strictly voluntary from a company standpoint, but most of the medium-to-large carriers will participate.

Most trucking companies use DAC reports as part of their hiring and background check process. It is extremely important that drivers verify that the information contained in it is correct, and have it fixed if it's not.

Lucky Life's Comment
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YES, if they report it to your DAC , it will be considered a failure.

Stick a fork in your career, its next to impossible to renter after something like that. No company will trust you...

G-Town, this is what I really appreciate about you the most, Honest and Direct answers, no BS and no Sugar Coating. Reminds me of Dragnet, "Just the Facts, Ma'am"

DAC:

Drive-A-Check Report

A truck drivers DAC report will contain detailed information about their job history of the last 10 years as a CDL driver (as required by the DOT).

It may also contain your criminal history, drug test results, DOT infractions and accident history. The program is strictly voluntary from a company standpoint, but most of the medium-to-large carriers will participate.

Most trucking companies use DAC reports as part of their hiring and background check process. It is extremely important that drivers verify that the information contained in it is correct, and have it fixed if it's not.

G-Town's Comment
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Joshua wrote:

Ya thats what im prepared for. A driver i consider a mentor is telling me he did talked to some higher ups in his company and they said since i wasnt an employee and its not illegal to have that they wouldnt put it on the dac just not eligible for rehire.

Like Pianoman said...if nothing was reported, get your head straight, stay away from the weed and apply like crazy.

Use this link to make it easy on yourself:

Apply For Truck Driving Jobs

DAC:

Drive-A-Check Report

A truck drivers DAC report will contain detailed information about their job history of the last 10 years as a CDL driver (as required by the DOT).

It may also contain your criminal history, drug test results, DOT infractions and accident history. The program is strictly voluntary from a company standpoint, but most of the medium-to-large carriers will participate.

Most trucking companies use DAC reports as part of their hiring and background check process. It is extremely important that drivers verify that the information contained in it is correct, and have it fixed if it's not.

Daniel B.'s Comment
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You were correct in calling yourself a dumbass, took the words right out of my mouth actually.

Smoking weed is one thing, but why would you have some on your body during an orientation? Even if they didn't search you, why even risk having it on your body.

I don't know man. But I really hope you use this time away from trucking to better yourself and really strive to make better life decisions.

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