Does “American Truck Driving School” Drug Test?

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Mario R.'s Comment
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I’m not worried about other company’s or any other schools. I’m in Oklahoma. With a job waiting for me in North Carolina. I’m trying to start this training ASAP. Did anyone else that went to “American Truck Driving School” undergo a drug test to attend schooling. Or even during.

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.

Old School's Comment
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You have a job waiting for you, but they aren't going to drug test you?

What parallel universe are you doing drugs in? It's federal law. Your employer is required to drug test you.

What's the concern for you at the school?

Jamie's Comment
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You are required to pass a dot physical and drug screening to get your permit and CDL , so yes they will drug test you.

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.

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.

G-Town's Comment
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I’m not worried about other company’s or any other schools. I’m in Oklahoma. With a job waiting for me in North Carolina. I’m trying to start this training ASAP. Did anyone else that went to “American Truck Driving School” undergo a drug test to attend schooling. Or even during.

Are you for real?

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.

Bobcat_Bob's Comment
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I would be really concerned with any trucking company that does not follow Federal law and some how by passes the required drug test.

PackRat's Comment
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Can I not pass a drug screen and still be okay, dude?

Stay home. Drugs and trucking don’t mix.

Jamie's Comment
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Stay home. Drugs and trucking don’t mix.

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Rick S.'s Comment
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You are required to pass a dot physical and drug screening to get your permit and CDL , so yes they will drug test you.

Bzzzzzt! INCORRECT!

You ARE required to pass a DOT Physical to get a Permit/CDL - you are NOT REQUIRED to pass a drug test to get a Permit/CDL. You ARE required to be tested pre-employment for a JOB - that IS a Federal Regulation.

OTOH - for insurance purposes, many private schools WILL TEST, but again - there's no regulatory requirement for it.

My COUNTY VO-TECH did in fact test - but that was a requirement for the Counties insurance.

Now - anyone that's concerned about a drug screening, probably shouldn't take one. Anyone that's using substances, should consider either getting clean, or looking for another profession.

Rick

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.

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.

Old School's Comment
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Rickipedia wins the prize! I wasn't drug tested until I started trying to get a job. The school I attended didn't drug test us. We had to pee in a cup for our physical, but that wasn't a drug test.

Robert D. (Raptor)'s Comment
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Old School

Why does this question keep coming up?

If your worried about drugs in your system, then wait 6-8 months before testing. Because pee test is the least of your worries. They do hair follicle testing in most of the truck companies now. As has been said, drugs and trucking do not mix.

How many different ways can this be said.

Well, I just woke up, so I guess I'm getting crotchety in my old age.

Mario, If you are old enough to drive a car, then you should have the smarts to know about drug testing.

Raptor

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