Failed Drug Test

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Chad L.'s Comment
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I went to Swift academy Corsicana Tx. Got cdl permit. Then failed hair folical with Hydrocodone. A moth before my back went out i borrowed 2 pills from my mom . he perscription not mine. Because of 2 crappy pills i got kicked out of school. I didnt sign papers with Swift at time of test yet. So i still want to get cdl. Wanted to be truck driver all my life. Im 47. I wished i could find a team member to train me .since i got permit. Im lost please help guy. Im not a junkie. Or pot smoker. Just took a pill wrong time.

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.
Jerry D.'s Comment
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Cant you go somewhere else from what I understand they cant share hair follicle results if you live I. The hiring area of millis they only do urine and seem lime a great company. There is a whole list of companies that only do urine test on here. I'm sure some of this knowledgeable guys on here will ring in withgoos advice

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.

JoAnne EC's Comment
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Hey! Sorry to hear you're having a rough go... but please never take anyone else's meds. I currently work in the medical field and it's illegal (and potentially dangerous!) to take someone else's prescription meds. I hope this works out for you and you can get on with your career! All the best.

Grumpy Old Man's Comment
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Cant you go somewhere else from what I understand they cant share hair follicle results if you live I. The hiring area of millis they only do urine and seem lime a great company. There is a whole list of companies that only do urine test on here. I'm sure some of this knowledgeable guys on here will ring in withgoos advice

The only problem is they ask if you have failed or refused to take any drug test. If you lie, it is a federal form, with possible penalties. Your CDL also asks the same question when you apply, not sure about renewal.

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.

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.

Chad L.'s Comment
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Cant go to cr england they saijd so. Im open to other companies but i dont have 3-5 years recent w2. I had a english bulldog kennel 8 years. Like i said. I can get cdl in dallas rental truck. My friend did got job to. I just need a break. Im hard working honest guy. I think id make a great asset to someone or company. Even just drive with a cdl teamate for 2 weeks or so. Sad that junkies and weed users get breaks but i cant.

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.
Grumpy Old Man's Comment
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Cant go to cr england they saijd so. Im open to other companies but i dont have 3-5 years recent w2. I had a english bulldog kennel 8 years. Like i said. I can get cdl in dallas rental truck. My friend did got job to. I just need a break. Im hard working honest guy. I think id make a great asset to someone or company. Even just drive with a cdl teamate for 2 weeks or so. Sad that junkies and weed users get breaks but i cant.

Being self employed should not be an issue as long as it is legit.

I have been self employed for 12 years.

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.
Brett Aquila's Comment
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Sad that junkies and weed users get breaks but i cant.

Not in trucking they don't. Trucking is all about responsibility. It's unfortunate you're in the position you're in, but let's not blame others for that.

Unfortunately your career is probably over before it started, at least for now. You can try Carolina Cargo and see what they say. They tend to give people a shot when most others won't. But very few people are going to touch you at this point. There isn't much we can do for someone who fails a drug test.

You may have to go through the Return-to-Duty Process, I'm not really sure.

G-Town's Comment
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Cant go to cr england they saijd so. Im open to other companies but i dont have 3-5 years recent w2. I had a english bulldog kennel 8 years. Like i said. I can get cdl in dallas rental truck. My friend did got job to. I just need a break. Im hard working honest guy. I think id make a great asset to someone or company. Even just drive with a cdl teamate for 2 weeks or so. Sad that junkies and weed users get breaks but i cant.

Even sadder that you cannot understand why every trucking company considers you high risk.

- Ingested a narcotic without a script, borrowed from Mom.

- Popped HOT on a hair test and blamed it on 2 pills as if they magically jumped into your mouth.

- No where in your posts did I see where you took responsibility, admitted your mistake and accepted accountability for poor judgement. Denial is where you seem to be right now.

What kind of a break do you think you are owed?

Your story is marginally believable. In the eyes of the trucking companies you are currently unhireable, with no proof providing a legal reason for taking the pills.

Don’t waste your time renting a truck...without a current CDL holder sitting next to your, you’d be driving it illegally. You are in enough trouble. Chill.

You need to invest time on the FMCSA’s website, specifically on working with a SAP (Substance Abuse Professional) they recommend with DOT experience. The SAP can advise you on your best path forward way better than we can. Trucking companies take failed drug tests very seriously, zero tolerance.

And friend, CRE will likely accept you by providing them with tax returns for the years you ran a legitimate business. Until that is; you fill out the medical long form...and answer yes to the question Grumpy mentioned.

You dug yourself a very deep hole here that you will need to climb out of...it is going to take time and effort.

Good luck.

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.

CSA:

Compliance, Safety, Accountability (CSA)

The CSA is a Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) initiative to improve large truck and bus safety and ultimately reduce crashes, injuries, and fatalities that are related to commercial motor vehicle

FMCSA:

Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration

The FMCSA was established within the Department of Transportation on January 1, 2000. Their primary mission is to prevent commercial motor vehicle-related fatalities and injuries.

What Does The FMCSA Do?

  • Commercial Drivers' Licenses
  • Data and Analysis
  • Regulatory Compliance and Enforcement
  • Research and Technology
  • Safety Assistance
  • Support and Information Sharing

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.

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.

Fm:

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.
Chad L.'s Comment
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I do take responsability. I took them. 2 pills. Ok so now what. You have anymore critisism to throw out

Brett Aquila's Comment
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I do take responsability. I took them. 2 pills. Ok so now what. You have anymore critisism to throw out

It's not likely two pills would show up on a drug test. Possible I guess, but not likely.

Anyhow, what do you want us to tell you? There isn't much we can do for someone that fails a drug test. Contact Carolina Cargo and see what they say. I'm not sure if you'll have to go through the return to duty process or not. You'll have to look into that also.

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