Stuck In Limbo Over A Lost Drug Screen???

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Kurt G.'s Comment
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I don't know anything about it really, but I'd guess that they have to try to track it. Otherwise, if they had a system where samples disappeared and they just said "oh well, give us another", it wouldn't look good, as far as trusting the integrity.

Anyway, it's only been a couple business days. Who knows, maybe on Monday they'll decide they tried hard enough and it's time to get another sample and get you on the road.

SAP:

Substance Abuse Professional

The Substance Abuse Professional (SAP) is a person who evaluates employees who have violated a DOT drug and alcohol program regulation and makes recommendations concerning education, treatment, follow-up testing, and aftercare.

Pianoman's Comment
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Great food in the Lancaster driver lounge by the way!

No kidding! Do they still bring homemade food? They could charge an arm and a leg for the food and I'd probably still buy it! Nothing beats home made cookin'.

Krytter's Comment
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Great food in the Lancaster driver lounge by the way!

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No kidding! Do they still bring homemade food? They could charge an arm and a leg for the food and I'd probably still buy it! Nothing beats home made cookin'.

yessir! Last couple of days I was there it was the 2 black ladies and it was the best food Ive eaten away from home in a long long time

OtrEscapeArtist's Comment
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Now that is really strange. There's something called " chain of custody" with lab samples, especially DOT drug screens. DOT approved labs are no Mon-n-pop outfits. I would contact the medical director personally as his/her license rides on this... After all its your bodily fluids or property.

Something just ain't right here!!

Somebody is CYA'in at YOUR expense.

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.

OtrEscapeArtist's Comment
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Furthermore, what they are saying is that chain of custody process has by definition been breeched. You are obligated and entitled to produce another sample, in my opinion....

** I'm not referencing statutory law here or have any formal backing, so to speak, to my opinion but if I were you I'd get to the bottom of this right quick.

Krytter's Comment
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Now that is really strange. There's something called " chain of custody" with lab samples, especially DOT drug screens. DOT approved labs are no Mon-n-pop outfits. I would contact the medical director personally as his/her license rides on this... After all its your bodily fluids or property.

Something just ain't right here!!

Somebody is CYA'in at YOUR expense.

See, thats what i was thinking as well from the very start! Even though it was explained to me I STILL dont understand the whole situation completely. Even if my sample was found, Im not so sure i would trust the validity of it at this point...who knows where its been or if it had been tampered with at this point. I thought the whole chain of custody was supposed to prevent this from happening. Went thru the NMCSA page and found everything about drug tests except missing or lost ones! First thing in the morning ima start making calls and emails, as I told them I would do.

CSA:

Compliance, Safety, Accountability (CSA)

The CSA is a Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) initiative to improve large truck and bus safety and ultimately reduce crashes, injuries, and fatalities that are related to commercial motor vehicle

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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