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PackRat's Comment
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When in training what is there drug testing policy Urine and hair? I have read a lot about hair testing and its inaccuracies.

The testing is usually on day one or day two. After that, you can be selected for a random test 24/7.

If there is any doubt at all on if you will test positive, you'd best wait at least six months to be safe.

If you test positive, it's The Kiss Of Death in trucking, and you will be done before you even start.

Darren C.'s Comment
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I’m not worried about passing since I don’t use. I’m just curious if there methods because I have read about a lot of false positives on hair testing.

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When in training what is there drug testing policy Urine and hair? I have read a lot about hair testing and its inaccuracies.

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The testing is usually on day one or day two. After that, you can be selected for a random test 24/7.

If there is any doubt at all on if you will test positive, you'd best wait at least six months to be safe.

If you test positive, it's The Kiss Of Death in trucking, and you will be done before you even start.

PackRat's Comment
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Unlikely.

Wild-Bill's Comment
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Roehl will do a urinalysis and hair test as part of the DOT physical done within 30 days of your start date. If for some reason you take longer than 30 days to start class they will do another pee test. And yes you are subject to random at any time after that. Several from my class have had ransoms already. I don’t know anything about false positives. But these tests have been around a long time. If they were giving false negatives I’m guessing there’d be some serious investigative reporting on it and not just internet conspiracy theories. As PackRat said though if there’s any reason to think you won’t clear, wait 6 months

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.

PackRat's Comment
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Roehl is the only company I've been at so far where I was notified to do a random urinalysis. I think it was after driving there about four to six months.

Darren C.'s Comment
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Thank you. The reason I’m asking about hair is because I am frequently around someone that has a legal Marijuana prescription. I have smelled it and breathed in the smoke from it. I have now passed 2 urinalysis tests over the past month for interviews and a random at my previous work. I’m concerned about hair because I read it’s very sensitive as to what it takes to show up. Just smelling or breathing air by a nearby smoker I am told may give a positive result even though I don’t smoke myself. There are so many things people say about hair tests that make it confusing to understand. So naturally if failing this test is career suicide I am nervous about it and testing positive for something I don’t do.

Roehl will do a urinalysis and hair test as part of the DOT physical done within 30 days of your start date. If for some reason you take longer than 30 days to start class they will do another pee test. And yes you are subject to random at any time after that. Several from my class have had ransoms already. I don’t know anything about false positives. But these tests have been around a long time. If they were giving false negatives I’m guessing there’d be some serious investigative reporting on it and not just internet conspiracy theories. As PackRat said though if there’s any reason to think you won’t clear, wait 6 months

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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