Failed Urine Test !!!

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guyjax(Guy Hodges)'s Comment
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Cant lie about failed drug test. They are recorded in a data base and it will be able to be looked up for the rest of you life. No way to hide it.

Brett Aquila's Comment
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The medical review officer will then determine whether it is a legitimate medical excuse and then report it to the employer.

Yeah, that's the gotcha right there. I doubt they're going to consider "I ate a muffin with poppy seeds" a legitimate medical excuse very often.

Bill A. Parking Lot's Comment
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I MAY be called in to whizz in a cup. I just tell them when I ate my last muffin

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Ya know, some smaller companies that know you well might let that slide, but I think it would be incredibly rare nowadays to get a second opportunity like that. If you worked for one of the major companies and failed a test, telling them you ate poppy seeds and would like a re-test is going to get you laughed out of the building.

Yes. It will come across as if you think you have a way to beat the test and can keep using. No judgement being made, but it this industry if you land a good job and refuse to give up a particular kind of muffin to keep it without ongoing hassles, if I were the boss I'd feel you must not want to drive for me very much and let the first test stand. Companies want people who care about their job more than they care about a muffin.

Starcar's Comment
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Well, I have told them that...upfront, before the test. They then take a more specific results...Its no biggy.

William B.'s Comment
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I failed a DOT drug test 10 years ago was fired and went through my own paid SAP program. I got hired through my current employer and they put me on a 5 year SAP drug testing stint. I passed them all. I want to make a change and go regional. I am looking at CRI. Does anyone think I have a chance with them?

Regional:

Regional Route

Usually refers to a driver hauling freight within one particular region of the country. You might be in the "Southeast Regional Division" or "Midwest Regional". Regional route drivers often get home on the weekends which is one of the main appeals for this type of route.

SAP:

Substance Abuse Professional

The Substance Abuse Professional (SAP) is a person who evaluates employees who have violated a DOT drug and alcohol program regulation and makes recommendations concerning education, treatment, follow-up testing, and aftercare.

DOT:

Department Of Transportation

A department of the federal executive branch responsible for the national highways and for railroad and airline safety. It also manages Amtrak, the national railroad system, and the Coast Guard.

State and Federal DOT Officers are responsible for commercial vehicle enforcement. "The truck police" you could call them.

Rick S.'s Comment
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I failed a DOT drug test 10 years ago was fired and went through my own paid SAP program. I got hired through my current employer and they put me on a 5 year SAP drug testing stint. I passed them all. I want to make a change and go regional. I am looking at CRI. Does anyone think I have a chance with them?

If I'm reading this right: you got popped 10 years ago - did a SAP/Return To Duty, completed a 5 year SAP/Testing (while driving full time). So you've been driving since you completed SAP 10 years ago?

While a lot of companies will NEVER HIRE someone that failed a test - having completed a SAP and been driving and passing testing for a decade - you should be OK at most places.

Best you can do is CALL the company you want to go with, and explain your situation. Hope you KEPT ALL YOUR DOCUMENTATION.

It's very rare that we hear of folks that dropped hot and actually MADE IT BACK IN. Usually the ones that do, are drivers that already had time under their belt, and are valued enough by their employer that they will take them back after doing a SAP/Return To Duty Protocol.

Most of the folks we hear about here, are newbies that fail a screen at their orientation - and they pretty much NEVER MAKE IT IN.

Best of luck - please let us know how things turn out...

Rick

Regional:

Regional Route

Usually refers to a driver hauling freight within one particular region of the country. You might be in the "Southeast Regional Division" or "Midwest Regional". Regional route drivers often get home on the weekends which is one of the main appeals for this type of route.

SAP:

Substance Abuse Professional

The Substance Abuse Professional (SAP) is a person who evaluates employees who have violated a DOT drug and alcohol program regulation and makes recommendations concerning education, treatment, follow-up testing, and aftercare.

DOT:

Department Of Transportation

A department of the federal executive branch responsible for the national highways and for railroad and airline safety. It also manages Amtrak, the national railroad system, and the Coast Guard.

State and Federal DOT Officers are responsible for commercial vehicle enforcement. "The truck police" you could call them.

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