DOT Drug Testing: Urinalysis Or Hair Follicle?

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Jimmy D.'s Comment
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Anyone know if freymiller does hair or ua?

Nruck H.'s Comment
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Just curious, but to get into a truck driving school they do drug tests (UA and/or hair) too? (DOT or otherwise?)

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.

Dutch's Comment
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Just curious, but to get into a truck driving school they do drug tests (UA and/or hair) too? (DOT or otherwise?)

Nruck,

Yes most schools will perform a 10 panel drug test during the first 3 days of schooling, in order to weed out applicants. They will also check your resume with a fine tooth comb, to see if they can catch someone in a lie. Either of these can send a new student packing within the first few days, before the actual training begins.

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.

Brad A.'s Comment
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Does ATS do hair testing?

Saxon W.'s Comment
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Does ATS do hair testing?

Doubt you'll get a response. ATS is a little different than most companies. Honestly, just ask the recruiter. They will inform you if hair follicle testing is done. No time wasted either way.

Rick S.'s Comment
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Most private (or county) schools will only do Urine. Schools aren't really going to invest in the additional cost of hair (versus "dip tests", that are way less expensive). Schools are also not going to do a background or DAC (typically), while a COMPANY DOES.

COMPANY based schools, will do whatever current company policy is.

Keep in mind that DOT doesn't MANDATE HAIR TESTING (yet). These are "pre-employment" drug tests.

Rick

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.

Shawn 's Comment
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I have a question about OTC Dietary Supplement. I take Melatonin 3mg sometimes at night to help with sleep. As far as I know, I do not see where this would cause a problem with DOT premployment drug screen. Does anybody have any info on this? I did a Google search and came up with several different answers. Some say no problem, others say false positive on Suboxion. I do not believe where Melatonin would hit for that, but I dont want any surprises.

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.

Rick S.'s Comment
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I have a question about OTC Dietary Supplement. I take Melatonin 3mg sometimes at night to help with sleep. As far as I know, I do not see where this would cause a problem with DOT premployment drug screen. Does anybody have any info on this? I did a Google search and came up with several different answers. Some say no problem, others say false positive on Suboxion. I do not believe where Melatonin would hit for that, but I dont want any surprises.

Haven't seen verified instances of melatonin causing a false opiate positive.

It is actually pretty much the only sleep aid approved by most trucking companies.

Rick

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.

C. S.'s Comment
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I sometimes take melatonin and have passed several drug tests. I also take otc sleeping pills (diphenhydramine) and those don't come up either. So, I'd say you're fine.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Shawn 's Comment
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Thats what I figured, just wanted to ask. Thank You very much for the response.

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