Failed Drug Test, Never Done Drugs.

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Roy B.'s Comment
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Hey drivers gamma got a really weird thing here and I don't know how to proceed. I've never done drugs in my life, I drove over the road back in 2003 I know the importance of a clean drug test, so I don't even allow it in my house or around me. Went to go for pre-employment with a company and tested positive for cocaine. Even the drugs that my friends do aren't cocaine, how in the hell did it get in my system, and how do I fight this?

Over The Road:

Over The Road

OTR driving normally means you'll be hauling freight to various customers throughout your company's hauling region. It often entails being gone from home for two to three weeks at a time.

Stevo Reno's Comment
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Eard years ago eating buns etc with "poppy seeds" can throw a false positive on a test? Don't know for sure. I'd imagine you'd probably have to eat quite a bit of em? Possible got your hands on some laundered drugs cash(far fetched) think residue can get thru skins into the blood stream......However it still sucks that happened to ya. I never used drugs either, never fell for the peer pressure growing up, as most if not all myfriends did whatever they got a confused.gif hold of way back when.

OWI:

Operating While Intoxicated

Stevo Reno's Comment
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Gawd need an edit key/button...(or preview it 1st lol)

"Heard" not eard lol

NeeklODN's Comment
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Eard years ago eating buns etc with "poppy seeds" can throw a false positive on a test? Don't know for sure. I'd imagine you'd probably have to eat quite a bit of em? Possible got your hands on some laundered drugs cash(far fetched) think residue can get thru skins into the blood stream......However it still sucks that happened to ya. I never used drugs either, never fell for the peer pressure growing up, as most if not all myfriends did whatever they got a confused.gif hold of way back when.

That could cause a false positive for heroin not cocaine. And you would have to eat like several bags of poppy seed buns at once

OWI:

Operating While Intoxicated

PackRat's Comment
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Sure...get another test and new friends.

Splitter's Comment
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...and new friends.

Hahaha cough cough hahaha

Roy B.'s Comment
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Sure...get another test and new friends

Truth is, the friends I spoke of aren't my friends, they're my wife's friends. That's the main reason that I drive truck is to be alone. I already submitted the request to elevated test in hopes they'll overturn it. My concern is ramifications that it has on my CDL currently. I'm going down to get new glasses cuz my eyesight has gotten worse over the last 4 months, and I'm a going to get tested for diabetes. But if they don't overturn it I'm in a world of hurt. So I'm trying to figure out what to do next. Something about a substance abuse physician is needed to clear you to go back to work.

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.

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.

Bobcat_Bob's Comment
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Sorry I have a hard time believing the false positive, especially with this line

Even the drugs that my friends do aren't cocaine

Sounds like to me you put yourself in a bad situation and am not man enough to admit it. But yes a failed drug test basically a career killer.

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.
G-Town's Comment
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Your only option:

FMCSA SAP Program

You do realize if you were tested via UA, a retest will only prove you haven’t used in the last 3 days. Unlikely this “positive” will be overturned.

Otherwise I’ll reserve judgement with one basic thought...most of us on this forum were not born yesterday. Only you know what actually happened. Doesn’t matter what we think, what matters is that this kind of thing doesn’t just happen, it’s all tightly controlled and the results are almost always final. As an experienced driver you should have known that.

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.

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.
Grumpy Old Man's Comment
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See if you can get them to do a hair test, even if you have to pay for it. It will show use for at least a month back and probably longer.

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