Is It Fair/legal To Conduct Hair Follicle Test?

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G-Town's Comment
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Daniel the New Turtle


Ahem... "New" implies a change from the "old".

I'm still here... *waves arm high


Sorry about that...I read your posts all the time. Always good.


Should have written “been on the forum a while” Turtle...

No offense intended.

Brett Aquila's Comment
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Ahem... "New" implies a change from the "old".

I'm still here... *waves arm high

Yap, we totally have a well-established turtle. Hardest working flatbed turtle around.

Turtle's Comment
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Lol none taken whatsoever G. I'm just playing, buddy.

G-Town's Comment
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Lol none taken whatsoever G. I'm just playing, buddy.

And I played right along, “Original Turtle”.


Susan D. 's Comment
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I do know that DOT if not yet now approving hair follicle testing, they're in the process of approving that very soon in addition to urine testing.

Basic point is don't use substances which will hamper your driving career.


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.

Daniel (Turtle)'s Comment
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Had not read yet on the Insulin part.. That's great to know.. I had an Uncle long ago that had to come off road cause he became type 1.. Glad to know this law has changed..

Dan S.'s Comment
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A moot point really. Most States are "At Will" employment States, meaning either party has the right to terminate the employment agreement at any time for any reason.

Let's take those States which have legalized the recreational use of marijuana?

In a lot of these legal shops that legally sell marijuana, employees are subject to drug screening.

This isn't required by state law, and certainly federal law. But is a term of employment.

Additionally there's law that says trucking company must have corrected vision to meet a minimal range.

However of I were to start my on trucking company that said ad part of my hiring criteria NOT only did you as a driver have to meet that minimum criteria, but had to have 20/20 Uncorrected vision. That's NOT a violation of ones rights nor existing law.

A good one, is the use of tobacco products.

There are companies that not only prohibit the use of tobacco products, but regularly test for NICOTINE.

If you test positive? As a condition of employment? Your immediately terminated.

The name of these companies?

They're called hospitals and medical clinics


Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
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