IF I FAILED A PRE EMPLOYMENT DRUG TEST IN THE PAST FOR A COMPANY NOT RELATED TO CDL

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JAIME P.'s Comment
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IF I FAILED A PRE EMPLOYMENT DRUG TEST IN THE PAST FOR A COMPANY NOT RELATED TO DRIVING CAN I STILL ATTEND A CDL SCHOOL NOW THAT IM CLEAN ?

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.
Truckin Along With Kearse's Comment
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You can attend CDL school but that doesn't mean after you spend thousands of dollars for it that a company will hire you. Which is one of the reasons I recommend company sponsored programs for people with blemishes in their record.

Each company policy is different but the question on the application may be "have you ever failed a drug test"... That means ever. Not just CDL.

Failed drug tests are a huge deal in trucking.

Do a search in the topic bar above and you will find interesting threads on the topic.

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.
Charlie Mac's Comment
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Rainy gives solid advice. I don't believe a non-driving related drug screen would be on your MVR , but I wouldn't sink thousands to test that theory.

Companies these days do thorough background checks...putting it lightly.

MVR:

Motor Vehicle Record

An MVR is a report of your driving history, as reported from your state Department of Motor Vehicles. Information on this report may include Drivers License information, point history, violations, convictions, and license status on your driving record.

Rick S.'s Comment
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Chances are - if it was in a NON SAFETY SENSITIVE POSITION - it wasn't reported anywhere.

Obviously, if it was a PRE-EMPLOYMENT test - you didn't get the job - so you won't be putting it in your work history.

If you failed a test, applying to McDonalds - then it likely wasn't reported anywhere. Where were you applying when you dropped hot?

Now - we NEVER ADVISE SOMEONE TO LIE on an application. But this might squeak by.

As others have advised - I wouldn't spend $$ on a non-company school, only to find out later that it does come up somewhere. If you're going to try and get in somewhere, and not disclose - go for a company that does training, that way, the only thing you will lose, is the time it took to take the bus to orientation and the $$ to pay for the bus home if you get bounced.

"Now that I am clean".

That's subjective. Many companies do hair testing - so you'd better be clean awhile, before attempting to do a hair test.

Rick

JAIME P.'s Comment
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You can attend CDL school but that doesn't mean after you spend thousands of dollars for it that a company will hire you. Which is one of the reasons I recommend company sponsored programs for people with blemishes in their record.

Each company policy is different but the question on the application may be "have you ever failed a drug test"... That means ever. Not just CDL.

Failed drug tests are a huge deal in trucking.

Do a search in the topic bar above and you will find interesting threads on the topic.

im trying to go to prime or swift but really want to go to prime . Ill just have to deal with my mistakes and wait .

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.
JAIME P.'s Comment
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Thank you all rick s I was applying at the airport !!! and this is the only thing that worries me dont want to go to prime with a doubt so ill wait , it really sucks not to know and is not part of my job history but dont want to risk my career just like that.

JAIME P.'s Comment
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Chances are - if it was in a NON SAFETY SENSITIVE POSITION - it wasn't reported anywhere.

Obviously, if it was a PRE-EMPLOYMENT test - you didn't get the job - so you won't be putting it in your work history.

If you failed a test, applying to McDonalds - then it likely wasn't reported anywhere. Where were you applying when you dropped hot?

Now - we NEVER ADVISE SOMEONE TO LIE on an application. But this might squeak by.

As others have advised - I wouldn't spend $$ on a non-company school, only to find out later that it does come up somewhere. If you're going to try and get in somewhere, and not disclose - go for a company that does training, that way, the only thing you will lose, is the time it took to take the bus to orientation and the $$ to pay for the bus home if you get bounced.

"Now that I am clean".

That's subjective. Many companies do hair testing - so you'd better be clean awhile, before attempting to do a hair test.

Rick

just ordered my DAC report if is not there then ill go to prime so going to have to call recruiter and ask for more time i was suppose to leave this monday but now I have to wait for that DAC report . but I have gotten other jobs at the airport .

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.

JAIME P.'s Comment
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You can attend CDL school but that doesn't mean after you spend thousands of dollars for it that a company will hire you. Which is one of the reasons I recommend company sponsored programs for people with blemishes in their record.

Each company policy is different but the question on the application may be "have you ever failed a drug test"... That means ever. Not just CDL.

Failed drug tests are a huge deal in trucking.

Do a search in the topic bar above and you will find interesting threads on the topic.

im trying to work for prime go threw their schooling . just waiting to see if its comes out on my dac report have to delay the day and the fail was for the airport but I did get hire to other airport job after that fail.

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.

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.

Old School's Comment
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If you've never been employed as a driver, no one has reported anything on a DAC report for you.

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.

Truckin Along With Kearse's Comment
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What old.school said...and for future reference...companies usually don't report on your DAC until you leave. So say you go to Prime for six months then apply elsewhere...until you quit prime wouldn't report to DAC.

I say be honest. I work for Prime and they dug stuff up that I forgot about AND was no where near as bad as what others had. But they found it. Wasn't even an arrest but they found it and at first accused me of lying but I think that was to see my reaction.

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.

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