Does “American Truck Driving School” Drug Test?

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Spaceman Spiff's Comment
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Old School's Comment
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Old School

Why does this question keep coming up?

Raptor, it's been coming up for years. It's an issue. Recently the ATA made a claim that they think the industry needs to be purged of over 300,000 drivers who have been getting away with using drugs.

I understand Mario's concern. He thinks he has a job lined up but he needs more time to get clean for his pee test. He's hoping he could get started on the training while his system is clearing out. I don't know what he's going to do if they do a hair test on him. A lot of companies are doing them now. It's still not D.O.T. approved, but it's certainly permissible for a pre-employment screening. The "one and done" collateral damage of a failed drug test when seeking employment as a trucker is almost impossible to overcome.

Stevo Reno's Comment
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Yeah I let my hair grow out before heading to school, "Just in Case" they did hair testing @ DOT Phys./Drug test

Since I keep mine down to a #2 shave lol I Didn't want them thinking I shaved my head to avoid any follicle test. We only took a pee test for the CLP. So that night I shaved my head to my normal cut...I will just let it grow out again for any hair test later, once hired on, since they probably WILL do hair follicle testing......

Then I can re-shave back down to #2 Since I'm not a hairy gorilla to get hair anyplace else from......hahahaha

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.

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.

Auggie69'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.

In 47 years of working I've never had to do a hair test.

Jobs from TS/SCI to Hazmat. No hair test.

For those of us who don't do drugs we really don't care what type of test they use.

HAZMAT:

Hazardous Materials

Explosive, flammable, poisonous or otherwise potentially dangerous cargo. Large amounts of especially hazardous cargo are required to be placarded under HAZMAT regulations

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.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Army 's Comment
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Remember if you don’t have enough hair on your head, they can get it elsewhere. rofl-3.gif

Errol V.'s Comment
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Auggie69 says:

In 47 years of working I've never had to do a hair test.

Jobs from TS/SCI to Hazmat. No hair test.

For those of us who don't do drugs we really don't care what type of test they use.

That's right. But hair follicle testing hasn't been used that long. But ... hair testing itself is not a federal requirement (yet).

And to clarify, hair testing is only useful for the previous 90 days.

Beyond this, don't forget the old saying Where there's smoke there's fire.

HAZMAT:

Hazardous Materials

Explosive, flammable, poisonous or otherwise potentially dangerous cargo. Large amounts of especially hazardous cargo are required to be placarded under HAZMAT regulations

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Hobo's Comment
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I didn't attend American Truck Driving School but I read online that they train students for a couple of mega carriers so you might want to play it safe and assume you'll be tested.

Raymond K.'s Comment
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I graduated from American Truck Training in OKC. I can tell you for a fact you are **** tested the same day as your phyical. They bring in a doctor to do all this. You can not get a permit without a medical card,and **** test.

Rick S.'s Comment
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I graduated from American Truck Training in OKC. I can tell you for a fact you are **** tested the same day as your phyical. They bring in a doctor to do all this. You can not get a permit without a medical card,and **** test.

And WE have said that DOT Medical Cards do NOT REQUIRE a drug test.

Now - most companies will do their company physical with a DOT Doc and issue a medical card, and do their drug screens on the same day (and maybe in the same physical location) - but they are NOT INTERRELATED.

Drug screens and DOT Medical Cards mutually exclusive of each other - inotherwords - one has NOTHING TO DO WITH the other.

Rick

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.

J J '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.

Why don't you ask someone at American Truck Driving School if they drug test?

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.

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