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Posted:  3 years, 3 months ago

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Probably asked a bunch but i need to know

We've had members here report waiting 6 months to test - and FAILING. This might have to do with the weed being SO MUCH MORE POTENT NOWADAYS (that is, unless you're buying nickel bags off the corner).

So our (or my) recommendations have gone up to 8-9 months.

Shaving and doing all sorts of weird gyrations - is still not as good as BEING CLEAN.

As someone else mentioned - get a private test done, if you go with a company that does do hair - so you KNOW FOR SURE that you're clean before you go.

Even though follicle is NOT DOT APPROVED (yet) it will go down as a FAILED PRE-EMPLOYMENT DRUG SCREEN and still pretty much trash your future opportunities in this industry.

Rick

I have a full head of hair but it is less than half an inch will they be able to do the test? I don't care if they shave off a piece of my head hair and leave a patch lol I just need to make sure that it is my head that they take from.

Posted:  3 years, 3 months ago

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. I bought a test kit for hair on amazon. I will test and update this forum on the 1st of the year. It will mark 3 months and 2 weeks here's goes nothing *crosses fingers*

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Wise move. Keep us posted. There are plenty of, as in most, Companies that only do UA. I'm not sure how long you can drop dirty on a UA. Certainly not as long as hair. Make some phone calls to Recruiters and find out their company policies. If you are worried about them having your phone number, get a Google Voice or similar service phone number. Google voice used to be free. I still have one I've had for several years. Still works!

I called swift today on a voip similar to google chat and she was ****ing ****ed when I asked about drug policy all she said was that it was very rigorous which makes me believe swift also does hair test..... Now I have like less than a cm on my head of hair this is going to take forever to grow to a 1 1/2" I might have to find a ****ing desk job or something waiting for my hair to grow. I am just to worried to look at the list of UA only companies and have it no be I am so ****ing worried about that. Swift was one that supposedly does only UA and she said very rigorrous so yeah IDK will update come january if IF my hair has grown enough which I doubt. If you know any companies that you know for a fact only UA please let me know thanks. I feel like this post is redundant AF I am just so ****ed things aren't going how I thought it would after dropping all that money on a license

Posted:  3 years, 3 months ago

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Mitch, Didn't you realize that Drug testing was going to be mandatory prior to getting your CDL? It is not the end of the world. I would just hate to see you jump the gun and drop hot, ruining your chances for a future in this Business. You must have attended a Private School that did not do a drug test prior to enrolling? Or did you get it on your own without attending a School at all?

I went to a "school" that is horrible paid $800 just to get my license because I have been driving large trucks for a long time just without my license. I knew there would be drug testing but I had no idea it was going to be hair test that is nuts..... I can test clean for urine seeing as it has been a month and some now. I bought a test kit for hair on amazon. I will test and update this forum on the 1st of the year. It will mark 3 months and 2 weeks here's goes nothing *crosses fingers*

Posted:  3 years, 3 months ago

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Probably asked a bunch but i need to know

We've had members here report waiting 6 months to test - and FAILING. This might have to do with the weed being SO MUCH MORE POTENT NOWADAYS (that is, unless you're buying nickel bags off the corner).

So our (or my) recommendations have gone up to 8-9 months.

Shaving and doing all sorts of weird gyrations - is still not as good as BEING CLEAN.

As someone else mentioned - get a private test done, if you go with a company that does do hair - so you KNOW FOR SURE that you're clean before you go.

Even though follicle is NOT DOT APPROVED (yet) it will go down as a FAILED PRE-EMPLOYMENT DRUG SCREEN and still pretty much trash your future opportunities in this industry.

Rick

i just need to find a mom and pop operation that is willing to take me, The problem is the damn insurance that wont take me herer in florida!!! so annoying I got this license in vein it feels like just because of a ****ing plant that has medical properties. I hate USA sometimes don't get me wrong this is best country out there but I can't stand the corps that run this country.

Posted:  3 years, 3 months ago

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I will reiterate one more time. If you have any doubt as to whether or not you will pass, WAIT! You do not want a failed drug test on your record. Pay for a private test if necessary.

yeah this really sucks

Posted:  3 years, 3 months ago

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I've taken 4 hair follicle test in 4 years (pre-emp + randoms) while working in oil and gas industry. 3 out of 4 times they didn't even go for my hair. Instead they took armpit hair and once took it from my leg.

I've read many talk here (and other forums) about how long it takes to grow 1/2 inch of "head hair", etc...etc... but the testing companies are hip to a lot of the adulterants, washes or "going bald", so they are into areas that take longer to grow.

I've seen many guys take to shaving these areas and they get released due to "evading" the test.

And to add, I've read a thread most recently on other trucker forums where someone claimed to be clean for 5 months and they still were failed. I think it was for Swift.

There are megas that are still UA only for now, but this will change eventually. The list is updated on the site and you can also search reddit for a lot of these updates as well.

thanks for the response this is very disheartening news. Any way you can find that link for me with the list of the companies that only do urine? I searched google to no avail. Thanks again.

Posted:  3 years, 3 months ago

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The Trucking Truth Wiki has this article. Hair Follicle is down the page:

CDL Drug & Alcohol Test Methods & Detection Times

I suppose if you didn't cut your hair for five years someone could find that gold dust. But regular testing only looks at about 90 - 120 days.

Thanks for that. What I don't understand is they cut the hair, test it and find something past 90 days do they say something? I really don't understand this. I actually shaved my head yesterday before I found out about this whole hair testing now I have to wait til my hair grows out 1 1/2 inches? that is crazy

Posted:  3 years, 3 months ago

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I used to make good money doing something that I really disliked and went ahead and made a change. I received my CDL class A from a non accredited school, No small company will hire me now. I must go in with one of the big guns, Knight transportation caught my eye but now I notice that hair testing is big in trucking and I have only been clean one month off of marijuana. I used to like to wind down at night with 2 or 3 puffs to take the edge off my demanding career. Being a business owner myself I never had to be off marijuana, I will stop rest of my life if I must to obtain this trucking position, But I digress my true motive to signing on to the forum is to ask you all ex-drug users out there how you passed your test. To my understanding a hair test reads back 5 years, I can't be without a job for 5 years and I really don't want to have to resort to my last career. Thank you all for taking the time to read this.

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