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Joshua P.'s Comment
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I definitely will. Like i said 5 years otr and i have never done such a thing. Poor judgement one night. Not smart i know

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.

OTR:

Over The Road

OTR driving normally means you'll be hauling freight to various customers throughout your company's hauling region. It often entails being gone from home for two to three weeks at a time.

Joshua P.'s Comment
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I appreciate the helpful comments. Its a unique situation. The smaller company i was getting hired on with contracts through the larger company so i was going through their orientation even though i would not be working for them. In hindsight i should have waited but i did not expect to be searched and i thought the synthetic urine was a safe play. Happened while the examiner was doing my physical. Trust me i feel stupid. 5 years of professional driving and i never touched an illegal substance. Just curious as to what other drivers think will happen. I didnt get to the drug test or refuse it. Also wondering if a company i was not going to be employed with can report to the dac. The smaller co will still hire me in 30 days if my license is not revoked.

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.

Brett Aquila's Comment
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Joshua, I think we've given you all of the information we know. This isn't something I've ever dealt with before and I don't know if anyone else here has either. Your best bet is to speak with the company you were taking the test for to find out what they're doing about reporting it. These days they have more thorough reporting and tracking systems regarding the DOT physicals than they used to. We really don't know whether or not they'll put anything on your DAC or report it as a failed drug test in the DOT system.

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.

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.

Joshua P.'s Comment
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I understand and ty for the replies.

Joshua P.'s Comment
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Yes. I had it in my sock. The nurse started frisking my legs while i was sitting on the table as the doc was whispering words for my hearing test. It was quite embarrassing

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.

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