Swift: Urine Or Hair Follicle

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Jeremiah B. aka Beef Ribs's Comment
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Editor's Note: See our Hair Follicle vs. Urinalysis Drug Testing: Breakdown By Company

Hi it's me again....l called Swift and told them my story...they will give me a shot but the recruiter says they do hair follicle testing. This site along with many other say the opposite. Has any other rookies been tested by swift? If so what type of test did you take and when.

Thanks.

Tractor Man's Comment
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April of this year, Phoenix,pee.

MC1371's Comment
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Memphis Academy in Oct this year - Urine MN Orientation this week - Urine

I get the feeling your recruiter is trying to spook you

Tractor Man's Comment
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I get the feeling your recruiter is trying to spook you

My thought exactly. Too many potential recruits ALL asking the same question. Tell them ALL hair follicle, weed out (no pun intended) potential problems. VERY good point!

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Farmerbob1's Comment
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I get the feeling your recruiter is trying to spook you

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My thought exactly. Too many potential recruits ALL asking the same question. Tell them ALL hair follicle, weed out (no pun intended) potential problems. VERY good point!

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Well, with the reaction to a positive test being as bad as it is, anyone serious about trucking should stay away from any school until they have been clean long enough to know any drug test will come up negative, or positive ONLY for things they have proof of active (temporary) prescriptions for.

This isn't a knock on people who are trying to go clean. It's a knock on people who only want to go clean long enough to pass the first drug test.

Jeremiah B. aka Beef Ribs's Comment
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I get the feeling your recruiter is trying to spook you

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My thought exactly. Too many potential recruits ALL asking the same question. Tell them ALL hair follicle, weed out (no pun intended) potential problems. VERY good point!

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Well, with the reaction to a positive test being as bad as it is, anyone serious about trucking should stay away from any school until they have bee=n clean long enough to know any drug test will come up negative, or positive ONLY for things they have proof of active (temporary) prescriptions for.

This isn't a knock on people who are trying to go clean. It's a knock on people who only want to go clean long enough to pass the first drug test.

@Framerbob1 @Tractor Man @MC1371: I think he's trying to spook me!!! I could not agree with you more. Folks that want to stay clean just long enough to pass a drug test should just stay off the road. My situation is a bit different. I realize that trucking is a lifestyle! I've lived it 1st hand for a few years. I decided a couple months that l want to give it a go again and dropped all the bad habits l had...I stop smoking tobacco cold turkey as well as the occasional joint. It's been a great experience for me. Now l just need to find a training program company or private that will give me a shot. I will do the rest to make it a successful one. Maybe l over shared with the recruiter but l wanted to be open and honest about everything. How can l go about getting a new recruiter? is that even possible? what advice would one give to someone in this sticky situation?

I spoke to Roadmaster yesterday and they told me they work with 10 or so carriers, and that most of them will only give a pee test. They can get me started in the right direction very fast...thinking of going that route just to get my cdl back then start applying all over. by the time i have 6 months over the road l can apply anywhere and be clean!

What are your thoughts on this plan? What are your thoughts on Roadmaster? Anyone know if they do credit checks? Anyone here drive for Crete that can tell me what they are like 1st hand?..This is the carrier l would love to drive for...l need 6 months 1st. What other advice would you give someone in this situation?

All feedback is greatly appreciated!

This site is Amazing...if there's anything l can do to help, please message me. I'm currently a web developer.

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Tractor Man's Comment
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One failed test will doom your chances at this gig. I recommend paying for a private test before you EVER take a company pre employment test. I have heard a minimum of 6 months without any weed. As the saying goes. Better safe than sorry

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Brian F.'s Comment
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First week of Swift school, urine only so far.

Tractor Man's Comment
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They will only test you once, unless you show up Drunk in the morning for Class!

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