Comments By Kenneth P.

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Posted:  6 months, 1 week ago

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Failed Schneider Hair follicle test

I don't like this answer. Talk about ambiguous. How many months were you clean? When was your last date of drug use, and what was your drug of choice? Where did they take the sample from? Head, armpits, chest, legs, arms, facial hair? I would never rely on a home test holding up against the more expensive testing this huge corporations use.

You took a drug test at home because you suspected you might not test clean. You rolled the dice and put your faith in that home test. Schneider's test likely did not produce a false positive, your home test obviously was not to the same standard of detection.

Now I have read that Schneider in some cases allows for those failing a hair follicle test to reapply after waiting some period of time if that person at least passed the UA portion of the testing. I'm not positive about that and its best to discuss with a recruiter.

I have smoked pot in the past, given it up a year ago this past January before I went to Colombia for a month and a half. During that month and a half, I quit chewing tobacco, gave up the weed, and returned feeling good about kicking both habits.

I have remained weed and tobacco free since Jan and will be attending Schneider's orientation in October this year. So I am most curious about the specifics in your case. Date of last use, where sample was taken from, and what drug or drugs you tested positive for. I want to avoid at all costs potentially having to deal with any issues that would prevent me from being hired. I've invested too much time and money pursuing my CDL and I want this opportunity with Schneider to move forward in a manner that leads to a satisfying career in trucking.

I have no hair on my head. Doubt I would even grow enough hair on my head to sample in six months. I have now discernable body hair, no armpit hair, no chest hair, no leg hair. Very thin arm hair that again might not produce enough of a sample to test. Only real hair i have these days is facial hair. Apparently this will be sufficient to use for testing. But I have heard facial or body hair will show THC metabolites for a longer period of time than hair taken from the scalp.

Again, I would appreciate specifics related to your situation. I can't risk a positive test for THC.

How would you fight it? Did you use prohibited substances and get caught through their testing procedures?

No i have been clean for many months as im taking my trucking career seriously, I even paid for my own hair screen before going to orientation to make sure and the results were negative. So i emailed Schneider telling them I wish to appeal my termination and to show them the hair test results I paid for out of pocket and that their test was a false positive. I also opened a case on driver IQ/cisive to appeal their report on my termination as its now affecting my ability to get hired at other trucking companys

Posted:  6 months, 1 week ago

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Hair Follicle test

Sorry i keep adding to this. I am seriously challenged when it comes to how much hair i have to offer up for both a trial run at home drug test and the official company test in two weeks.

Many of the comments I see here recommend waiting at least one year. Also you can get a test to administer to yourself to see if you still test positive before you take a test that will go on your record. Highly recommended to do that.

Also, they can take hair other than facial hair for the test. I’ve had hair taken from my arms. They can take chest hair, but in my case they couldn’t because hair doesn’t grow on steel. Lol

Posted:  6 months, 1 week ago

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Hair Follicle test

Does this also apply to facial hair?

The lab only uses the latest 90 days of hair. (Hair does grow at about the same rate "all over".) The in-hair chemicals are too deteriorated to be useful older than that.

Posted:  6 months, 1 week ago

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Hair Follicle test

I would like To point out my facial hair that was present on my face when I quit smoking pot has long since grown out and been trimmed off. What is likely on my face at present has grown out long after i last consumed marijuana. Will that make a difference or do THC metabolites remain in hair for as long as I was still testing positive in my urine? Took about three months to test negative in a UA.

Posted:  6 months, 1 week ago

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Hair Follicle test

Well I have very little arm hair and absolutely nothing on my chest, underarms or legs. The tech said it will have to come from facial hair as even if I let my sparse head hair grow it may not be enough to sample effectively. I do not want to fail this test but will putting it off raise suspicion? I already started orientation but they sent me home since I did not have sufficient hair on scalp or body to test. Have rescheduled me for two weeks but even then I may not have enough hair to sample.

Many of the comments I see here recommend waiting at least one year. Also you can get a test to administer to yourself to see if you still test positive before you take a test that will go on your record. Highly recommended to do that.

Also, they can take hair other than facial hair for the test. I’ve had hair taken from my arms. They can take chest hair, but in my case they couldn’t because hair doesn’t grow on steel. Lol

Posted:  6 months, 1 week ago

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Hair Follicle test

Quit smoking pot 7 months ago and gave it up for good knowing I wanted to do the CDL thing. Upcoming hair follicle test in two weeks. Most likely can only collect sample from facial hair which is about 1/2 inch in length now, might be close to 5/8s by test date. Obviously passed my urine screen. Am I going to be ok for my hair follicle test after 7 months?

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