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Posted:  5 years, 2 months ago

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OFF TO A BAD START

Hello everyone, I decided after taking care of my parents for the last ten years and them passing away in there mid and late 90s , i thought i was getting to old for construction work . i have a couple of buddies that drive trucks and it sounded like something i could do. I signed up for swift while my parents were still alive and for one reason or another got delayed postponed for what ever reason for a little over a year. when i finally buckled down and got serious was after my dad past away. i took some hard blows , i wasnt expecting the sibling battle after my parents passed and found my self slipping back into my old ways . I broke my sobriety / clean time of a year and half so i knew i had to start my new career before its to late. i walked away from everything my inheritance, siblings, house , furniture, etc. started my classes made it thru the first week, got my permit, my medical certificate, things were looking real good. started my second week moved out into the yard to start driver training. Then my world came to a halt. they let me go , gave me the boot, said my drug screen came back positive. Now i have this positive test on my record and im not even able to finish school to get hired by any company. i have to do what is called Return To Duty process if i ever want a chance at working in the transportation industry. Im willing to do what ever it takes , but is there someone out there that can give me some advice and straight up facts about getting hired and driving trucks with testing positive for drug screening on my record or am i wasting my time. I know i have alot of obsticles to face and alot more testing in the future. I dont have the experience i need to getr hired . i doubt if i can even get acccepted into another school. Any imput from my future trucking family would be greatly apprieciated.

Sincerly, phil stuck in bakersfield

Posted:  5 years, 2 months ago

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MAKE SURE YOU PASS YOUR DRUG SCREENING

I started trucking school with Swift Transport about 1 month ago. I got all my ducks in order. Spotless driving record, got my doctor to get my hypertension down, my vision corrected, and my hernia signed off.started my classes the first week got my medical certificate, past my test and got my cdl permit. After the first week they told me my drug screen came back positive for methamphetamine. So they booted me. And from what I understand I can do the return to duty program. The return to duty program is for employees, what I don't understand is swift hadn't actually hired me yet. I was getting ready to go to orientation when I got booted. I am totally confused on this, I also applied for a DAC report, to see if this is on my driving record. I'm willing to do what ever DOT requires of me, for I want to make the truck driving my career. Does anyone have any advice for me.?

Posted:  5 years, 2 months ago

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MAKE SURE YOU PASS YOUR DRUG SCREENING

I started trucking school with Swift Transport about 1 month ago. I got all my ducks in order. Spotless driving record, got my doctor to get my hypertension down, my vision corrected, and my hernia signed off.started my classes the first week got my medical certificate, past my test and got my cdl permit. After the first week they told me my drug screen came back positive for methamphetamine. So they booted me. And from what I under

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