Drug Testing For CDL School

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Turtle's Comment
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then I should be okay

Those words have sent many hopeful drivers home after they failed a drug test. You need to be absolutely 100% sure you will pass before taking a test. There are no second chances in this.

I understand the need to produce an income. But you can't let that need rush you into making an unwise decision that will ultimately kill your career before it even begins.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
DC.'s Comment
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Thank you all for taking time to reply. It's all good advice, and I thank you for it.

Does anyone who might be a recent hire, or know a recent hire of Prime, know offhand if they do hair follicle testing, or just Urinalysis? I would prefer to not have to do hair follicle now, for obvious reasons, that could tack on another maybe 60 days. But whatever it ends up being, it ends up being.

Thank you all again, I hope to see you on the road one day soon.

Turtle's Comment
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I spoke with a bunch of new recruits at Prime just last week, and urine testing is still the standard.

DC.'s Comment
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Thank you again, much appreciated.

Blessings, and safety to you all.

Michael R.'s Comment
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Thank you all for taking time to reply. It's all good advice, and I thank you for it.

Does anyone who might be a recent hire, or know a recent hire of Prime, know offhand if they do hair follicle testing, or just Urinalysis? I would prefer to not have to do hair follicle now, for obvious reasons, that could tack on another maybe 60 days. But whatever it ends up being, it ends up being.

Thank you all again, I hope to see you on the road one day soon.

Hair follicle will show up as long as you have the same hair Urinalysis you should have been clear in a month and you can't trick them anymore with urine because most of the company's test for protein because when they flush there system there is no protein now a day they have all aspects cover.

DC.'s Comment
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As I said previously, I'm not trying to skirt the system, or trick a test into showing a false negative. I'm okay with not using cannabis, I don't agree with the regulations and illegality of it, but that is a philosophical issue. I appreciate the sentiment. I am concerned with hair follicle, because I've read where people have tested positive after 6 months, and that really worries me short term until that time.

OWI:

Operating While Intoxicated

Old School's Comment
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Keep in mind that once in this career you will be randomly tested. I got tested something like 9 times during my first 2 years at Knight Transportation.

I'm not suggesting you have any plans of using cannabis after you get hired. I'm just pointing something out that you may not be aware of.

40 Days's Comment
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Urine at lab before you even get on bus. Then at orientation. Get clean and stay that way.

Bonnie B.'s Comment
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The question is, will you be able to get into Prime? If not, many companies use hair follicle and if you wait after school for the 90 days to go by for hair, you run the risk of sitting for 30 days. If if was me, I would wait 90 days before even going to school. I'd be clean then I wouldn't even have to bring it up at the school.

Susan D. 's Comment
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Incidentally, dot drug screens, even urin are more sensitive than a home test.

If I were you, I'd wait to attend school.

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.

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