DOT Drug Testing: Urinalysis Or Hair Follicle?

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Brett Aquila's Comment
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Where are all the folk who ain't worried about Urine vs Follicle but know they're clear whatever way they're tested?

I'm sure that applies to the vast majority of people. But one of the situations that happens quite a bit is someone takes someone else's prescriptions and they're afraid it's going to show up on the test. For instance, maybe someone in your family had a prescription for pain medication but didn't use it all. Suddenly you get a horrific toothache and won't get a chance to see the dentist for a day or two. You take a few pain pills until you can get to the dentist. Unfortunately now you'll fail a drug test if that shows up because the prescription wasn't in your name. So people want to know how long they'll have to wait to be clean again.

Fernando H.'s Comment
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Hi yall,

Mr. Aquilla or anyone know the most recent list of trucking schools that test u/a and or follicle test. I really want to change my life. I dont see anyother way out except trucking this is truly my last chance to change.

thank you,

Monster

Jim M.'s Comment
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Brett,

Seeing as I went directly to the last of these posts, I apologize for asking you to include a company name that may have already been mentioned. Western Express, according to their recruiter I spoke with yesterday, said that W.E. only does urinalysis testing, NO hair follicle test.

Bee-RAD's Comment
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I am in the final stages of Schneider National right now. I can say that they will send you to a local test facility in the week before you leave for orientation.You will submit both test . anyone wishing to work for Schneider can contact me ,I will split my recruitment pay with you.

BMI:

Body mass index (BMI)

BMI is a formula that uses weight and height to estimate body fat. For most people, BMI provides a reasonable estimate of body fat. The BMI's biggest weakness is that it doesn't consider individual factors such as bone or muscle mass. BMI may:

  • Underestimate body fat for older adults or other people with low muscle mass
  • Overestimate body fat for people who are very muscular and physically fit

It's quite common, especially for men, to fall into the "overweight" category if you happen to be stronger than average. If you're pretty strong but in good shape then pay no attention.

6 string rhythm's Comment
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I am in the final stages of Schneider National right now. I can say that they will send you to a local test facility in the week before you leave for orientation.You will submit both test . anyone wishing to work for Schneider can contact me ,I will split my recruitment pay with you.

That's a generous and smart business proposition, to split your recruitment pay w/ a new driver! Hopefully you'll get some 'takers.' smile.gif

Congrats on finishing up w/ your training. Schneider is a company I'll probably apply to - they're in my top 3 companies I'd like to work for.

BMI:

Body mass index (BMI)

BMI is a formula that uses weight and height to estimate body fat. For most people, BMI provides a reasonable estimate of body fat. The BMI's biggest weakness is that it doesn't consider individual factors such as bone or muscle mass. BMI may:

  • Underestimate body fat for older adults or other people with low muscle mass
  • Overestimate body fat for people who are very muscular and physically fit

It's quite common, especially for men, to fall into the "overweight" category if you happen to be stronger than average. If you're pretty strong but in good shape then pay no attention.

Carlos C.'s Comment
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I have smoked MJ in the past 3 months. I am currently in a school to obtain my CDL , I will be purchasing a truck and work as a o/o and work Intermodal in Chicago. Will I have any problems?

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.

Intermodal:

Transporting freight using two or more transportation modes. An example would be freight that is moved by truck from the shipper's dock to the rail yard, then placed on a train to the next rail yard, and finally returned to a truck for delivery to the receiving customer.

In trucking when you hear someone refer to an intermodal job they're normally talking about hauling shipping containers to and from the shipyards and railyards.

Brett Aquila's Comment
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I have smoked MJ in the past 3 months. I am currently in a school to obtain my CDL , I will be purchasing a truck and work as a o/o and work Intermodal in Chicago. Will I have any problems?

The only way you would have any problems is if your insurance company required you to take a hair follicle test. That might show up, depending on how long your hair is and how far back they test. Urine tests normally only go back about 30 days. That's why some companies use hair follicle testing.

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.

Intermodal:

Transporting freight using two or more transportation modes. An example would be freight that is moved by truck from the shipper's dock to the rail yard, then placed on a train to the next rail yard, and finally returned to a truck for delivery to the receiving customer.

In trucking when you hear someone refer to an intermodal job they're normally talking about hauling shipping containers to and from the shipyards and railyards.

Rico's Comment
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I found out today that Con-Way does the follicle test.

guyjax(Guy Hodges)'s Comment
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I found out today that Con-Way does the follicle test.

I think more companies are starting to go to this due to insurance reasons. Let's hope so.

6 string rhythm's Comment
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I have smoked MJ in the past 3 months. I am currently in a school to obtain my CDL , I will be purchasing a truck and work as a o/o and work Intermodal in Chicago. Will I have any problems?

Am I missing something here or are you a new driver that plans on purchasing your own truck ASAP? I hope you've got some mentors or received some form of counsel because that COULD BE a very bad idea. I know nothing about you, so I don't know your situation or your background, but besides being a professional driver (which doesn't happen automatically when you graduate CDL school) and having a knowledge of the trucking industry, you'll need to have some business experience to be successful. I'm writing this with a genuine interest in hoping you succeed not just as an o/o, but as a professional driver. I'm not trying to be negative. Hopefully this doesn't come off as presumptuous.

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.

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.

Intermodal:

Transporting freight using two or more transportation modes. An example would be freight that is moved by truck from the shipper's dock to the rail yard, then placed on a train to the next rail yard, and finally returned to a truck for delivery to the receiving customer.

In trucking when you hear someone refer to an intermodal job they're normally talking about hauling shipping containers to and from the shipyards and railyards.

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