Failed Drug Test

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Jerry D.'s Comment
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Am I mistaken and I might very well be but I thought I read somewhere that a company could not disclose a failed hair follicle only a urine. Please school me if I'm wrong. Also were you not aware of the pending hair follicle before you went.

Brian's Comment
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Its surprising to me that people are continuing to get blindsided by the hair follicle. And I agree with Brett not sure two pills would pop on that test. Especially when pills like that don't stay in your system long at all.

At any rate you're best is Carolina Cargo. You unfortunately have a long road ahead if this is what you really want. Good luck.

G-Town'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

You’re a smart ass?

If the above is all that you took-away from my reply and Brett’s, you confirmed my point. Denial.

G-Town's Comment
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Am I mistaken and I might very well be but I thought I read somewhere that a company could not disclose a failed hair follicle only a urine. Please school me if I'm wrong. Also were you not aware of the pending hair follicle before you went.

The issue for him is he must be truthful on his Medical long form and state “yes” to the question; “have you ever failed a drug test?”

Grumpy Old Man'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

I wasn't going to join this discussion, but you need to man up, and tell the whole story.

It is possible I won't be hired, and I had a prescription, but if that happens, it will be my fault, and I'll deal with it.

I'll just leave this little snippet from a testing company here.

"A limitation of hair testing is that any drug used within three to four weeks immediately prior to sample collection cannot be detected. This is due to the fact that any drug used in this time interval will still be in the part of the hair shaft which is within the follicle, and it will not yet have emerged from the scalp. As the collection of the sample entails cutting the hair close to the scalp and not plucking the whole hair, the most recently used drugs are therefore invisible.

The time covered by the hair testing may also be an issue. The laboratory analyses only the three centimetres closest to the scalp because this avoids dealing with hair which has undergone more deterioration from exposure to sunlight, pool chlorine, shampoo or colouring agents. This means that not only are the most recent three to four weeks invisible, but so too are drugs used prior to the growing time of the hair tested. This approach approximately samples from a month prior to hair collection back as far as four months prior to hair collection depending on the length of the hair sample.

Hair testing does not tell us when, within the interval of hair growth undergoing testing, the drug use occurred. It cannot differentiate between relatively heavy use early in the growth period with subsequent abstinence, from less heavy but relatively regular use through the period. In cases concerning family law clients, if the cessation of drug use does not extend back to further than four months prior to sample collection, the subject may argue that any drug found reflects use prior to the time of cessation.

A further consideration with respect to hair testing is the sensitivity of the test. The test will not detect single use of a drug. Cocaine and methamphetamine are probably the most readily incorporated into hair and they are likely to return a positive test if used more than three times during the growing period, while most other drugs must be used at least a dozen times within the time for detection.

OWI:

Operating While Intoxicated

Billy W.'s Comment
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I'm new to this forum, but have been reading all the post I possibly can in-between studying for my CDL Permit. I feel for this guy, I really do. But I have a question of my own to ask. I've been off of weed for about 22 months, but have a failed drug test for marijuana in my past. While I plan on telling the truth come application time, WOULD I be better off simply "forgetting " I failed a drug test, or could my honesty about the test be my saving grace? Please let me know any thoughts any one has on this. Thanks!!!

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.
G-Town's Comment
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I'm new to this forum, but have been reading all the post I possibly can in-between studying for my CDL Permit. I feel for this guy, I really do. But I have a question of my own to ask. I've been off of weed for about 22 months, but have a failed drug test for marijuana in my past. While I plan on telling the truth come application time, WOULD I be better off simply "forgetting " I failed a drug test, or could my honesty about the test be my saving grace? Please let me know any thoughts any one has on this. Thanks!!!

NO. Trucking companies have ways of finding the truth. Don’t test them.

Answer all questions on any form honestly, to the best of your ability. Job application; give only the information asked, nothing more. Medical long form; disclose every condition requested and the treatment. CDL and CLP forms; same approach.

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.

CLP:

Commercial Learner's Permit

Before getting their CDL, commercial drivers will receive their commercial learner's permit (CLP) upon passing the written portion of the CDL exam. They will not have to retake the written exam to get their CDL.

Billy W.'s Comment
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Thanks for the feedback! I planned on being honest anyway, just wanted a pro's take on the matter...😊😊👍👍

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I'm new to this forum, but have been reading all the post I possibly can in-between studying for my CDL Permit. I feel for this guy, I really do. But I have a question of my own to ask. I've been off of weed for about 22 months, but have a failed drug test for marijuana in my past. While I plan on telling the truth come application time, WOULD I be better off simply "forgetting " I failed a drug test, or could my honesty about the test be my saving grace? Please let me know any thoughts any one has on this. Thanks!!!

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NO. Trucking companies have ways of finding the truth. Don’t test them.

Answer all questions on any form honestly, to the best of your ability. Job application; give only the information asked, nothing more. Medical long form; disclose every condition requested and the treatment. CDL and CLP forms; same approach.

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.

CLP:

Commercial Learner's Permit

Before getting their CDL, commercial drivers will receive their commercial learner's permit (CLP) upon passing the written portion of the CDL exam. They will not have to retake the written exam to get their CDL.

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