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Posted:  1 month, 3 weeks ago

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Getting ready to get back in the saddle.

When I was over the road the first time, I was with a company that had both flatbed and Van , and I didn't really want to throw tarps when it was Sub-Zero or torrential downpour. With the extra time that it takes to roll up your tarps, or to tarp your load and strap down your load, I guess what I'm wondering is if the pay is really worth it? I see a lot of companies that are hiring for Flatbed drivers as well as companies that are hiring for van and reefer. Just wondering what the best option is for continual mileage and a consistent paycheck. Any thoughts would be appreciated.

Posted:  2 months ago

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Failed drug test, never done drugs.

Yes I am married to one, at this moment she was not a user When we married. And her using is actually what's causing the divorce. As far as friends go oh, the only time I've ever had friends in my life was when I was driving truck, and when I was in the army. According to people I know I'm too anal retentive about the rules to be any fun at all. And I plan on putting distance between me and anyone that uses including my wife. Just got to figure out what I'm going to do with my son.

Roy B, your associations with users seem to be very close and tight. You're even married to one. Personally, I would take a different lesson away from all this than the one you took, but that's just me, and my handle describes me pretty well. I'm glad you're not using, but you sure could put a little more distance between yourself and those that do. You say you've started divorce proceedings - perhaps move somewhere else and start all over with a new set of friends would be wise also.

We all hope the best for you, but we also know a failed drug test is just about impossible to overcome in this career.

Posted:  2 months ago

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Failed drug test, never done drugs.

Okay, so it's been a few days. I found out something very interesting, that all drivers should know. The byproduct from cocaine, the one that shows up in the test. Starts with a B ends in g o n i n e, can't even start to pronounce it. Anyway, that byproduct can be transferred from somebody who uses cocaine through saliva. Granted this is not going to transfer enough to show up in a urine test, but it will show up in a hair test. So I guess be careful who you're kissing. For me, according to my wife she's been clean now for 5 months, I'm not completely convinced, but because the hair that they took for the test was from my arm and not my head, it can go back for almost a year. And that is why somebody who never has done drugs ended up with a failed drug test. Divorce proceedings are underway, but after comments of just man up and admit it, and everybody doubting what I said. I felt it necessary to explain. By the way I got my information, through somebody who works in regulatory on the drug and alcohol division.

Posted:  2 months, 1 week ago

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Failed drug test, never done drugs.

It does run in the family, I'm going down to get tested. After talking to my mom some of the things that I've been noticing over the last four or five months lean-to possible diabetic neuropathy. She said my dad had the same problems. I will be going down to get tested ASAP then I will have medical documentation. Nothing I can really do about it today though.

Posted:  2 months, 1 week ago

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Failed drug test, never done drugs.

Went back to get the details. This is from the" rapid detect Inc" blog.

"The truth is that if you have Kidney Infection, Kidney Disease, Liver Disease, or Diabetes, you could get a false positive for THC (Marijuana), Amphetamines, Opiates, Ecstasy, & Cocaine on your drug test. That’s not because of medication; the false positive comes from the body chemistry stemming from these diseases and you may not even know you have it. This is one of the reasons why it’s always a good idea to get a Lab Confirmation or an MRO to look at the sample and results"

Posted:  2 months, 1 week ago

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Failed drug test, never done drugs.

If any of you knew me personally, you would know that just the idea of me doing drugs is ridiculous. But I realize that nobody does know me personally, so it comes off like I'm trying to get away with something. As far as the comment about being man enough to admit something, I don't even know what to say to that, I was always taught to tell the truth, and I own up to all my mistakes. I did some Google research, cuz we all know Google has all the answers LOL, but I did come across something from a testing company from almost 2 years ago that said something about diabetes giving a false positive for cocaine because of damage liver enzymes or something.

The fact that it runs in my family oh, and that my last med card test showed my sugar was above the norm, and they ended up doing a blood poke and it was only one point higher. But that was five months ago, and since then my eyesight has gotten a little worse, to the point that I almost didn't pass my DOT physical for the pre exam, and when I stepped on the scale for the DOT physical I was shocked that I was 25 lb lighter than the last one five months ago. So I'm really hoping as sad as this is, that I went from borderline diabetic to actual diabetic, and because I didn't check that I had problems with my sugar they didn't look for that as a reason. I guess I'll know soon enough, as I said in a different post I'll be going down to get tested for diabetes.

Posted:  2 months, 1 week ago

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Failed drug test, never done drugs.

Sure...get another test and new friends

Truth is, the friends I spoke of aren't my friends, they're my wife's friends. That's the main reason that I drive truck is to be alone. I already submitted the request to elevated test in hopes they'll overturn it. My concern is ramifications that it has on my CDL currently. I'm going down to get new glasses cuz my eyesight has gotten worse over the last 4 months, and I'm a going to get tested for diabetes. But if they don't overturn it I'm in a world of hurt. So I'm trying to figure out what to do next. Something about a substance abuse physician is needed to clear you to go back to work.

Posted:  2 months, 1 week ago

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Failed drug test, never done drugs.

Hey drivers gamma got a really weird thing here and I don't know how to proceed. I've never done drugs in my life, I drove over the road back in 2003 I know the importance of a clean drug test, so I don't even allow it in my house or around me. Went to go for pre-employment with a company and tested positive for cocaine. Even the drugs that my friends do aren't cocaine, how in the hell did it get in my system, and how do I fight this?

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