DOT Drug Testing: Urinalysis Or Hair Follicle?

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Billy F.'s Comment
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Anyone know if USA Trucking does UA or not?

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Nothing? What about Comcar?

Comcar Industries has 4 different divisions...

CTL (hazmat tanker) is the only one that does Hair Follicle drug testing...

CT (flat bed) MCT (reefer) CCC (van & bulk tanker)... these 3 only do UA drug testing...

Anyone know about the following companies? Roadrunner Sargent R & M Bruenger Tango US Xpress National Carriers Jacobson Koch XPO

HAZMAT:

Hazardous Materials

Explosive, flammable, poisonous or otherwise potentially dangerous cargo. Large amounts of especially hazardous cargo are required to be placarded under HAZMAT regulations

Reefer:

A refrigerated trailer.

OWI:

Operating While Intoxicated

Paul C., Rubber Duckey's Comment
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Anyone know if USA Trucking does UA or not?

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Nothing? What about Comcar?

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Comcar Industries has 4 different divisions...

CTL (hazmat tanker) is the only one that does Hair Follicle drug testing...

CT (flat bed) MCT (reefer) CCC (van & bulk tanker)... these 3 only do UA drug testing...

Anyone know about the following companies? Roadrunner Sargent R & M Bruenger Tango US Xpress National Carriers Jacobson Koch XPO

Jacobson/XPO do a dot UA and physical for all new hires and if there is an incident you take it again including an alcohol test and then u have a 2day to 1week evaluation depending on the severity of the incident or wether it was not an incident and rather a suspicious behavior flag then UA and alcohol test...all mandatory if refuse its marked as a failed UA/alcohol test that goes on your permanent record.

HAZMAT:

Hazardous Materials

Explosive, flammable, poisonous or otherwise potentially dangerous cargo. Large amounts of especially hazardous cargo are required to be placarded under HAZMAT regulations

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.

Reefer:

A refrigerated trailer.

OWI:

Operating While Intoxicated

Paul C., Rubber Duckey's Comment
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Further more if u refuse its an immediate termination with again a permanent record of the incident on your DAC report

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.

James M.'s Comment
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Spoke to a driver for ACT (AAA Cooper Transportation) today and he told me they just started hair follicle testing.

Nick's Comment
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Cr England hair tests like four out of a whole class "randomly". I only had to do a ua for Werner.

Anchorman's Comment
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Last year alone, 706 drivers failed their pre-employment hair test but were able to pass the urine test. The testing of urine only detects drugs ingested in the previous 48 hours, while hair samples can detect up to 90 days.

Anchorman's Comment
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Last year alone, 706 drivers failed their pre-employment hair test but were able to pass the urine test. The testing of urine only detects drugs ingested in the previous 48 hours, while hair samples can detect up to 90 days.

This was gathered from a survey of just four large carriers.

Charles Y.'s Comment
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Does anyone know if driver solutions does ua or hair?

Anyone know about the following companies? Roadrunner Sargent R & M Bruenger Tango US Xpress National Carriers Jacobson Koch XPO

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Jacobson/XPO do a dot UA and physical for all new hires and if there is an incident you take it again including an alcohol test and then u have a 2day to 1week evaluation depending on the severity of the incident or wether it was not an incident and rather a suspicious behavior flag then UA and alcohol test...all mandatory if refuse its marked as a failed UA/alcohol test that goes on your permanent record.

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.

OWI:

Operating While Intoxicated

Charles Y.'s Comment
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Does anyone know if drivers solution does ua or hair drug testing?

Deadhead Phil 's Comment
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Howdy all, New member here and I am heading up to Sage in Ft. Pierce next month to start school. Will be lookin' for a "skateboarding" job somewhere. Melton looks like they are busy and local to me. Really enjoy this site Brett. I have been studying the manual and taking the test and getting great grades but more importantly actually learning... Awesome! And thanks to y'all for the great info on companies and real life stuff that they probably don't teach in any school. I have to say that this thread is entertaining to say the least. I did a little search drug testing and found this site from a drug testing clinic and I reviewed it and found it would answer a lot of the "will i pass or fail" concerns. Worth a look.

How long?

Keep On Truckin' "Deadhead Phil"

Deadhead:

To drive with an empty trailer. After delivering your load you will deadhead to a shipper to pick up your next load.

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