Does “American Truck Driving School” Drug Test?

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

JJ, this answer is obviously the best answer we could give to Mario. This question arises so often that we always wonder, "Why don't you just ask?"

The problem lies in the paranoia that these users have of being found out. They are convinced that posing the question is tantamount to admitting guilt. Therefore they come in here as one post wonders, ask their question, giving us a framework of how they want us to answer it, then they go and do the same on as many other forums as they can find. All the while, they're hoping someone will give them an answer that will ease their mind enough to go ahead and jump the gun.

They aren't really interested in learning anything relevant to their success at the career. They just want to find a back door into the arena. They are almost as confident they can be a great truck driver, as they are confident in the bag of their cousin's urine that's being kept warm in their pocket.

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.
Rob T.'s Comment
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They are almost as confident they can be a great truck driver, as they are confident in the bag of their cousin's urine that's being kept warm in their pocket.

rofl-1.gif that reminded me of what happened at Sysco. A guy had given his cousin urine in a condom to pass the drug test and work with us. Well when he tried to untie the condom he spilled urine and ultimately didn't have enough for the sample. SO HE USED HIS DIRTY URINE TO GET IT OVER THE LINE rofl-2.gif I'd say with that thought process the drugs have definitely taken a toll

Rick S.'s Comment
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Also keep in mind, according to this article on the Freightwaves website, over 300,000 drivers would probably FAIL a hair test for drug use.

And the industry is talking about needing to PURGE 300K DRIVERS for drug use, much of which isn't getting caught by urine screening. They've been pushing HHS and CONGRESS to mandate hair screening. And hair testing WILL BECOME THE STANDARD in the near future.

Probably one of the reasons they are looking to license under-21's for interstate - to attempt to expand the pool of potential drivers. Not that THAT age segment isn't using LESS DRUGS than any other.

One of the reasons I left the Navy after 3 years - I didn't want to stop smoking weed. DUMBEST MOVE OF MY LIFE in hindsight.

We have SO MANY PEOPLE using prescriptions legitimately, that have to come off them or switch to something less effective (in the way of mental health stuff) that are DESPERATE TO COMPLY because they want a career in this industry. And then you have the OTHER FOLKS that are using ILLEGAL DRUGS (in the eyes of the Fed, no weed debates here please), that just want to BEAT THE SYSTEM and create problems for EVERYONE ELSE WILLING TO COMPLY in order to have a safe and productive industry.

People think we're "harsh and mean" here, when we tell folks that can't pass a drug screen to look for another career. What we are trying to do is PROTECT OUR INDUSTRY. We have enough "public image issues", without CREATING MORE.

Rick

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

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Jrod'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.

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

lol - "it would look bad".

Honestly, if it is a question for you, its probably best you stick with telemarketing or fast food for now.

I still get that phone call, almost weekly. the first thing out of their mouth is "what kind of drug testing do you do?"

that's scary.

Now, I sometimes let it slide if it is a minority driver, because I am aware of the false-positives for people with "darker hair" (kinda seems like code for something else...), but... 99/100 times, the person asking that question is probably not going to be a good hire for my company.

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.

Smart C.'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.

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

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lol - "it would look bad".

Honestly, if it is a question for you, its probably best you stick with telemarketing or fast food for now.

I still get that phone call, almost weekly. the first thing out of their mouth is "what kind of drug testing do you do?"

that's scary.

Now, I sometimes let it slide if it is a minority driver, because I am aware of the false-positives for people with "darker hair" (kinda seems like code for something else...), but... 99/100 times, the person asking that question is probably not going to be a good hire for my company.

There are non minorities with dark hair. There are also A LOT of people who incorrectly think that passing through a room of smoke will cause them to fail a 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.

PackRat's Comment
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Okay....?

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