Hair Drug Testing

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I was at Swift orientation today and part of the hiring procedure, was the urine drug test. The person performing the test explained in a few weeks, Swift will hair test instead. I am not sure how the test will be performed, if from the head, arm and at what length. I am assuming it is a more accurate test since some drugs show positive in urine only for a few days.

Reyn R.'s Comment
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Here's a couple of resources for you:

Hair Follicle vs. Urinalysis Drug Testing: Breakdown By Company

CDL Drug & Alcohol Testing Methods & Detection Times

That quote was posted by Brett Aquila on another thread about this same subject matter. I haven’t read any of those links due to not needing it. I’m sober many years. Maybe those links can help you out. All the best to you.

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.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Bill F.'s Comment
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Hair can be from anywhere on the body. If you go in with a freshly, 100% shaved, no hair body, that will be considered a failure/refusal to test.

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