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Chris W.'s Comment
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I take a medicine called suboxone. Will trucking companies and DOT allow this medicine to be taken, it’s prescribed by a Dr.

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.

Turtle's Comment
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Being that Suboxone is a narcotic with some serious side effects, I highly doubt any company would hire you to drive while taking this medication.

I'm not completely certain on this, so don't take my answer as fact.

Cwc's Comment
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Considering it's for narcotic addition... I'm not to sure I'd want to be near you driving a prius let alone a big truck. Get things sorted out first.

Chris W.'s Comment
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I don’t know how much you know about this particular medication, but the medication doesn’t produce any effects when taken correctly. It is possible to over take it and get “high” but if someone is doing that they are defeating the purpose of the medication. As far as what I’m able to operate while taking it, I successfully operate cranes, large forklifts, platform and scissor lifts while taking this medication. But, I have talked to my dr and we have determined that, since I only take 1/4 of my prescribed amount each day, I can quit taking it altogether, which is what I’ve decided to do. I’m really looking forward to this industry and eventually starting my own trucking company.

Considering it's for narcotic addition... I'm not to sure I'd want to be near you driving a prius let alone a big truck. Get things sorted out first.

Errol V.'s Comment
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You can use the search box (upper left of every page) to search for discussions of Suboxone. Also the Trucking Wiki has an article about DOT Drug polices that includes this paragraph:

2. Prescription drugs - The prescribing doctor can write that the driver is safe to be a commercial driver while taking the medication. In this case, the Medical Examiner may, but does not have to certify the driver.

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.

Cwc's Comment
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I don’t know how much you know about this particular medication, but the medication doesn’t produce any effects when taken correctly. It is possible to over take it and get “high” but if someone is doing that they are defeating the purpose of the medication. As far as what I’m able to operate while taking it, I successfully operate cranes, large forklifts, platform and scissor lifts while taking this medication. But, I have talked to my dr and we have determined that, since I only take 1/4 of my prescribed amount each day, I can quit taking it altogether, which is what I’ve decided to do. I’m really looking forward to this industry and eventually starting my own trucking company.

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Considering it's for narcotic addition... I'm not to sure I'd want to be near you driving a prius let alone a big truck. Get things sorted out first.

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Wonderful, I love to be proved wrong and am completely ok with it. I had a friend with the same problem and watched him pass out on a plate of food. So pass a hair follicle drug screen and the recommended urine screen and go to school.

On the other side of that statement, you can take a non narcotic pain killer and get high. So to pass off Suboxone as a non event..... let's people know where you might stand.

But as I said in the first sentence... I love being proved wrong however they don't prescribe Suboxone for minor rash, skin irritation, or sore throats...

Rainy D.'s Comment
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In addition to DOT , individual companies decide which drugs they will allow. For allergies and colds, we are only recommended Comtrex and Mucinex. If i cant take a Benadryl or Zyrtec knowing my reaction, i doubt my company would allow such a drug.

you need to ask the doctors or safety dept of the company you choose.

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.

OWI:

Operating While Intoxicated

OOS:

When a violation by either a driver or company is confirmed, an out-of-service order removes either the driver or the vehicle from the roadway until the violation is corrected.

Rainy D.'s Comment
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Something that will.matter more....have you ever failed a drug test or refused one?

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