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Posted:  2 years, 3 months ago

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Anyone Work For: Dollar General (the company itself, not a contractor) DG Fresh out of Ardmore, Oklahoma ?

If you have talked to them what info have they given you so far?

Here are the notes I took while talking to the recruiter:

.45 cents per mile 6 months = .46 1 year = .47 1500-2500 miles per week

Traditional: $45 per store unload 12 stores per week

Safety bonus each quarter.

$5000 sign on bonus: 3 mo $2k, 6 mo $3k

Medical benefits on day 1 401k: after 1 year match up to 5% 100% vested

Orientation: In Ardmore - 2 days

Rental car for orientation and training

Hotel every night when training

$200 per day when training $25 per diem for food while training

About a month of training

Automatic trucks

Paid every Friday

Cameras in trucks that are outward facing only

Posted:  2 years, 3 months ago

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Anyone Work For: Dollar General (the company itself, not a contractor) DG Fresh out of Ardmore, Oklahoma ?

Delivery to stores, moving trailers from Point A to B?

How much experience do you have?

What I was asking about it which stores? What areas are served from that specific DC?

How are drivers treated?

What kind of money is actually being paid?

Etc. etc.

Posted:  2 years, 3 months ago

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Anyone Work For: Dollar General (the company itself, not a contractor) DG Fresh out of Ardmore, Oklahoma ?

The DG Fresh warehouse at the DC in Ardmore is pretty new. I am intrigued and have been offered a job. I am really interested in hearing from anyone who works directly for Dollar General, rather than a contractor, and specifically those who work out of Ardmore on the DG Fresh (refrigerated) account.

Where do you deliver? Pros? Cons?

Talk to me, Goose. :)

Posted:  2 years, 5 months ago

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Paper Transport Inc: Hair Follicle Test (a few questions)

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If you fail a preemployment DOT drug screening, it'll greatly ruin your chances of getting hired anywhere without completing SAP, and even then... With no experience, your chances are even lower. With the new ClearingHouse from FMCSA, it makes it much easier for companies to track those who have failed DOT drug screenings from other companies, etc.

Although it's not impossible, your chances will be greatly decreased. Just be ready to hear a lot of no's or no responses from applications you've put in. But hopefully you pass the test, and have no worries moving forward.

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Since posting this, I clicked a link here on the forum and the info on that screen said hair tests aren't reported. Perhaps I'm misunderstanding that.

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I'm not entirely sure about that, but what I do know is this; even if they sent you home for failing the hair test. When you go to apply to another company, they usually ask if you have ever failed a preemployment drug test, which you are expected to answer honestly since these are federal documents and these companies are generally pretty good at finding out the truth. If you found lying on an application if you are sent home, it will only decrease your chances even more.

When was the last time did you smoke weed? Most companies don't go back that far usually .

I was just filling out another application, and in the part that asks if you've failed a test, it asks if you've failed a DOT test. If the hair follicle is not yet considered a DOT test, as mentioned on that page, it would not be dishonest to say, "no."

Posted:  2 years, 5 months ago

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Paper Transport Inc: Hair Follicle Test (a few questions)

This is that page I mentioned (I found it after starting this thread):

https://www.truckingtruth.com/wiki/topic-50/hair-follicle-vs-urinalysis-breakdown-by-company

"Currently, hair follicle drug testing cannot be used by trucking companies to satisfy Federal DOT drug testing requirements but can be used internally as a prerequisite of employment. Results cannot be reported to the DOT as a failed test, nor can they be shared with other companies."

I hope that's true.

Posted:  2 years, 5 months ago

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Paper Transport Inc: Hair Follicle Test (a few questions)

If you fail a preemployment DOT drug screening, it'll greatly ruin your chances of getting hired anywhere without completing SAP, and even then... With no experience, your chances are even lower. With the new ClearingHouse from FMCSA, it makes it much easier for companies to track those who have failed DOT drug screenings from other companies, etc.

Although it's not impossible, your chances will be greatly decreased. Just be ready to hear a lot of no's or no responses from applications you've put in. But hopefully you pass the test, and have no worries moving forward.

Since posting this, I clicked a link here on the forum and the info on that screen said hair tests aren't reported. Perhaps I'm misunderstanding that.

Posted:  2 years, 5 months ago

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Paper Transport Inc: Hair Follicle Test (a few questions)

* CDL School (not "score")

Posted:  2 years, 5 months ago

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Paper Transport Inc: Hair Follicle Test (a few questions)

I am in a CDL score for which I paid myself. Paper Transport looks like a great company. They scheduled me for a urinalysis and hair follicle test.

I know I'll pass the urinalysis, no problem. As for hair follicle: my hair is too short on my head, so they took leg hair. That will likely show marijuana, as it would definitely have been in my system up until the beginning of September (probably the 3rd of September).

My questions:

* Does anyone have experience with PTI to tell me: will that be an automatic "no"?

* Do the results of hair follicle tests go on your record these days? In other words, will I now be screwed forever?

Thanks in advance.

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