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Posted:  2 hours, 58 minutes ago

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Failed pre-employment non-dot hair follicle drug test

Berry,

Is the official test result recorded as a positive or a false-positive? If your life history truly is drug-free, then it seems the hair follicle test result is a false-positive. As such, surely the discussion with the MRO should have ruled out any other substance (food, prescription medication etc.) which could have caused the false-positive result. When did you drug test, or was this a random that popped? Excluding a random test, it seems to me that the results of both screenings, especially the hair follicle test should have processed prior to program admittance, much less the 3-days prior to skills test day.

This CDL training school, is it a company paid sponsorship? Did you sign a contract and are now financially on the hook? If so, you may want to strongly consider hiring an attorney that specializes in employment law. Again, if your life history is truly drug-free and, since your request to re-test was denied by the company, perhaps legal counsel can demand it on your behalf.

Good luck and good journey.

Posted:  2 days, 3 hours ago

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Hair analysis drug screen

I can't and won't tell you that you will or will not pass a hair follicle drug screen at this stage of your timeline. Here is some information for review. Please take it all with a grain of salt, as I implore you to due diligence; do your homework in order to make the best, most informed decision on “when” to hair test on your current timeline.

A hair follicle drug screen only requires a specimen size of 1.5-inches; however, a more sizable sample can be taken if the donor’s hair is longer at the time of collection. Human hair growth rates differ individually, but the average is at a growth rate of 0.5-inches per month; therefore, a 1.5” sample yields a minimum 3-month substance usage history (or lack thereof), more history if the hair sample is longer than 1.5-inches at the time of collection. A substance’s metabolic rate varies by both substance type and by an individual's body type. My assumption, in your case, the substance (in question) is THC or a variant thereof. Simply put, the THC in your body can remain in fat cell storage (for an indefinite period of time) until fully metabolized from the body. Again, the rate of metabolism varies by substance type, along with other factors such as an individual's unique body type (metabolic rate), plus the rate and frequency of usage e.g., heavy, chronic usage over the length of an individual timeline.

The shaving of the body hair is usually the step to take once in abstinence of substance usage and in confidence the body has both fully metabolized a substance and is clean of such substance. This ensures hair growth from that point forward to be a clean slate. I believe the general consensus, in terms of metabolic rate, is a wait period of 6-months to 1-year to ensure a clean slate of body hair growth. The DOT only regulates the urinalysis drug screen, not the hair follicle; the hair follicle drug screen is strictly at the company’s discretion. If you want to be certain come July, pre-hire, you could independently hair test at your cost.

Good luck and good journey.

Posted:  2 months, 4 weeks ago

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Reobtaining CDl?

Thomas,

It appears your commercial driver license has been downgraded to a NC, class C, regular driver license. The cause of the downgrade is the expired medical examiner's certificate. A current medical certification, along with a CDL skills re-test seems to be the road ahead, especially given the 2-year gap in fed-med. expiration. The best course of action is to contact the NC DOT/DMV for a clear direction forward.

Good luck!

North Carolina DMV Website

Posted:  6 months ago

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For Hire Conditional Offer Letter Scheduled?

Steph.,

Indeed, it appears to be a pending employment offer.

As Stevo touched on, the Drivers Pulse App. / website is basically a platform utilized to facilitate communication and the exchange / filing of electronic documents throughout the hiring and on-boarding process.

In this case, the scheduled task to complete is a conditional job offer. Pay close attention to a possible expiration / due date for this task. Generally once accepted and signed, a conditional job offer, in this industry, is contingent on the candidate fulfilling specific requirements. These requirements commonly include a criminal background check, verifiable employment history, DMV motor vehicle report, a DOT pre-employment physical / drug or alcohol screening, FMCSA PSP report (pre-employment screening program) and FMCSA drug & alcohol clearinghouse. Once these things are in the clear, the next steps usually are to schedule an orientation date, driver training schedule etc.

Good luck!

Posted:  8 months, 4 weeks ago

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Will international travel disqualify me for employment?

... another thing, what BK said.

I believe most companies require residency addresses over the last 3-years on an employment application. Does this include international addresses? As BK suggested, contact several company recruiters to find out.

Posted:  8 months, 4 weeks ago

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Will international travel disqualify me for employment?

Buster’s Buddy,

International travel should not be an issue, so long as you’ve maintained legal U.S. citizenship throughout. As I recall, FMCSA/DOT regulations on background check requirements include employment verification, physical exam (federal medical card), pre-employment drug test, drug & alcohol screen history and motor vehicle records (MVR).

Perhaps, a course of action could be to contact the CDL division of your home-state DOT/DMV to get the official and precise information and answers to your questions.

Good luck, dude.

FMCSA DOT Background Checks

Posted:  8 months, 4 weeks ago

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Endorsements

BY, in your case you have “grandfathered” status.

[The FMCSA's Entry-Level Driver Training (ELDT) took effect on February 7, 2022. This set the baseline for training requirements for those seeking for the first time to obtain: 1.) Class A or B CDL, 2.) Upgrade Class B to Class A, or 3.) A school bus (S), passenger (P), or hazardous materials (H) endorsements. The ELDT regulations are not retroactive, so individuals who were issued a CDL or an S, P, or H endorsement prior to Feb. 7, 2022 are not required to complete training for the respective CDL or endorsement.]

Rob T. is correct on the procedure needed for new CDL-A, B/endorsement applicants. For example, according to these regulations, in order to be eligible for the (P) endorsement skills test (pre-trip, backing maneuvers, road test), the ELDT requirement is:

1.) an applicant must obtain a CLP for the (P) endorsement by passing the DMV computer knowledge test (minimum score of 80%). this also is in order to be in legal compliance during the behind-the-wheel training component of the ELDT; 2.) theory/classroom and 3.) behind-the-wheel training components both must be successfully completed with an average, minimum passing grade of 80% before skills testing at the DMV.

FMCSA ELDT Regulations

FMCSA ELDT Training Provider Registry

Posted:  9 months ago

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Smoked weed 5 months ago can I get cdl

I concur, Errol.

Zero presence of scalp/body hair does amount to refusal to test. I believe BY means that once an individual is sure to be clean and clear of substance use, a shave of scalp/body hair, then followed by a subsequent regrowth of the required 1.5" hair length should produce a clean slate specimen for the test.

Posted:  9 months ago

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Smoked weed 5 months ago can I get cdl

Joshua S.,

The current group discussion, especially BK, Ramper Romper, BY, Errol V. and Old School all give sound advice and information.

In this case one size does not fit all. The key here is the THC metabolites and the body’s ability/rate to metabolize substances, which differ individually. The 90-day benchmark is the average, probably for active metabolisms and body types. The best investment now is patience and caution, 1-year to be certain. Stay clean and once you’ve waited a period of time for which you’re confident and certain to be “clean” of past substance use, a sound strategy is to shave scalp and/or body hair in the approximate 3-months before the test, perhaps longer for body hair growth. The resulting regrowth of hair specimen should be fresh and clean.

Good luck, dude.

Posted:  10 months, 1 week ago

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KLLM Driving Academy No Longer Offering Free Hotel For CDL Training?

I believe when I trained with WestSide they didn't offer a hotel if you lived less than a hour away.

But that was only 4 days not 3 weeks.

It does seem odd. It very well could be a company cost saving measure, especially given your close proximity to the training facility. Regardless, perhaps call and ask the recruiter to give a more thorough explanation particular to your circumstance.

An important thing to consider is accounting a daily 2-hour, roundtrip commute alongside lengthy training days/weeks. Safety first! Also, you could ask for a fuel reimbursement, especially to offset the fuel cost.

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