Stevens Transport Drug Test Question

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Ryan G.'s Comment
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Hi everyone!

I am set to begin training with Stevens Transport July 9th.

I was at a party a couple weeks ago and most of the people around me were smoking the reefer and the smoke filled up in the living room rather quickly. I only had a couple beers and did not partake in the smoking. I feel like I definitely inhaled enough second hand smoke to have THC in my system.

This being said, I am just wondering what type of drug test Stevens administers.

Is it urine only or do they take hair follicle samples as well?

Thanks in advance!

Dm:

Dispatcher, Fleet Manager, Driver Manager

The primary person a driver communicates with at his/her company. A dispatcher can play many roles, depending on the company's structure. Dispatchers may assign freight, file requests for home time, relay messages between the driver and management, inform customer service of any delays, change appointment times, and report information to the load planners.

Reefer:

A refrigerated trailer.

Simon D. (Grandpa)'s Comment
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Urine only 👍

G-Town's Comment
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Ryan...

Keep in mind once you are "out here"; you can and will be asked to submit to random tests with zero notice. Many times this will occur on your return from home time.

Be careful with the company you keep.

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.

Parrothead66's Comment
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“Highly” unlikely that you would fail a drug test due to secondhand smoke.

G-Town's Comment
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“Highly” unlikely that you would fail a drug test due to secondhand smoke.

To me not worth the risk

Parrothead66's Comment
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Oh I agree, just saying if it truly was just secondhand.... My past ain’t perfect But I never was worried about failing a test because of secondhand smoke it was usually first hand knowledge

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“Highly” unlikely that you would fail a drug test due to secondhand smoke.

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To me not worth the risk

Jrod's Comment
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In my experience, both younger days and current position as an employer... 2nd hand "smoke" failures on a urine test are, at best, an urban legend.

That is typically the phrased used by someone who is worried about failing because of a small moment of weakness, or the reason given after failing a drug screen.

I am sure there are people who swear it happened to a "friend" or a "Friend of a Friend" but its anecdotal at best, and about 100% impossible to prove.

On the flip side, there are millions(billions?) of passed drug tests from folks who were exposed to second hand Reefer. I'm not telling people its 100% safe to be around it, and obviously, you should avoid it, but dig down deep inside and ask yourself what you know to be true. If you got a buzz, you might be in trouble.

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.

Reefer:

A refrigerated trailer.

Han Solo Cup's Comment
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The wording of his question is what causes me concern...

Is it urine only or do they take hair follicle samples as well?

That implies he's worried about past and present. With all the drug testing I've been around in the DoD, no one and I mean no one asks about second hand smoke unless they mean "first hand" smoke.

Yuuyo Y.'s Comment
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When I was in Atlanta in February, the entire apartment dorm I slept in over night smelled of that crap.

I was worried about it up to my DOT physical, but everyone told me I was stressed over nothing. I didn't fail any drug testing, as expected.

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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