Quick Question Regarding Drug Screen

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Geo W.'s Comment
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About 4 years ago I submitted a dirty UA for pot, it was for a local delivery company non-cdl, is there some way that will pop up to bite me in the rear when I go out to CR's school at the end of the month? I just remembered about that, its the ONLY time i ever came up dirty for a drug screen

CDL:

Commercial Driver's License (CDL)

A CDL is required to drive any of the following vehicles:

  • Any combination of vehicles with a gross combined weight rating (GCWR) of 26,001 or more pounds, providing the gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR) of the vehicle being towed is in excess of 10,000 pounds.
  • Any single vehicle with a GVWR of 26,001 or more pounds, or any such vehicle towing another not in excess of 10,000 pounds.
  • Any vehicle, regardless of size, designed to transport 16 or more persons, including the driver.
  • Any vehicle required by federal regulations to be placarded while transporting hazardous materials.

BMI:

Body mass index (BMI)

BMI is a formula that uses weight and height to estimate body fat. For most people, BMI provides a reasonable estimate of body fat. The BMI's biggest weakness is that it doesn't consider individual factors such as bone or muscle mass. BMI may:

  • Underestimate body fat for older adults or other people with low muscle mass
  • Overestimate body fat for people who are very muscular and physically fit

It's quite common, especially for men, to fall into the "overweight" category if you happen to be stronger than average. If you're pretty strong but in good shape then pay no attention.

Brett Aquila's Comment
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Ya know, I'm not really sure. Have you tried digging that up from any records? I know in the trucking industry they would put that on your DAC report and you wouldn't be able to hide it. But outside the trucking industry I'm honestly not sure where those records are kept and whether or not a company can dig those up.

CR England will be calling them to verify your work experience and technically they're not supposed to be asking anything other than your employment dates but if you were fired they're going to try to squeeze anything they can out of the company. That might be where they figure it out.

I honestly don't know enough about it to even suggest what to do. I don't know how those records are kept, or if they're kept somewhere that they can be found. Heck, there might even be a database somewhere that these companies can tap into for failed drug tests. It wouldn't surprise me. At this point you might just have to go to CR England with your fingers crossed. I don't know what else you can really do.

DAC:

Drive-A-Check Report

A truck drivers DAC report will contain detailed information about their job history of the last 10 years as a CDL driver (as required by the DOT).

It may also contain your criminal history, drug test results, DOT infractions and accident history. The program is strictly voluntary from a company standpoint, but most of the medium-to-large carriers will participate.

Most trucking companies use DAC reports as part of their hiring and background check process. It is extremely important that drivers verify that the information contained in it is correct, and have it fixed if it's not.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Starcar's Comment
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Well...thats tough one for sure...when we were leased to a company, I got picked every month, I swear, for drug screening. I got tired of it, so I started eating poppy seed muffins....which will throw a dirty drug screen everytime. First dirty one that came up, I told them...they retested, with that fact in mind, and I was clean. And after a few more like it, they quit picking me(altho, when I asked, they said the computer did the picking...yeah right). So there is always the poppy seed muffin defense...good luck.

HeavyHauler's Comment
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Well...thats tough one for sure...when we were leased to a company, I got picked every month, I swear, for drug screening. I got tired of it, so I started eating poppy seed muffins....which will throw a dirty drug screen everytime. First dirty one that came up, I told them...they retested, with that fact in mind, and I was clean. And after a few more like it, they quit picking me(altho, when I asked, they said the computer did the picking...yeah right). So there is always the poppy seed muffin defense...good luck.

They're on to you Starcar. I told you to stop smoking when on the road. LOL JK. rofl-1.gif

Starcar's Comment
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Yup....it always amazed me that a simple thing like poppy seeds would test so close to pot, and yet didn't have any effects. Makes all the hype about THC kinda suspect. But I've never gotten high off of poppy seed muffins...and I quit doing drugs back in the 60's....

Julian Ellison's Comment
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Yup....it always amazed me that a simple thing like poppy seeds would test so close to pot, and yet didn't have any effects. Makes all the hype about THC kinda suspect. But I've never gotten high off of poppy seed muffins...and I quit doing drugs back in the 60's....

Actually, Drug Screens test for a multitude of drugs, not just THC. Usually it's a 5-panel screen. The poppy seed muffins would have triggered the opiate test. That muffin had to have been LOADED with the seeds to test positive for opiates. Either that, or the threshold was far too low.

Back to the original question though. There are several "labs" out there that hospitals, clinics, etc send the samples to for analysis. As long as you're clean on this one, you'll be good. There is no record, public or private, of passed or failed drug screens. Unless you're on Probation, than your P.O. keeps a record, but it stays in a file and can't be given to anyone without written consent from you.

Pretty sure you're in the clear

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
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