Failed Drug Test

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Snoopy's Comment
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I would do whatever necessary to fight this if you are sincere about not taking drugs. Any script that can show positive is not even considered providing that you have a legitimate script and the pharmacy confirms that you are prescribed it by a physician. With Urine there is a duel sample taken so that if these things happen it is sent to another lab to test the second sample as one of the others said to make sure that the first result is not wrong. Hair is something I am not to sure about but most of the time Urine is the only one that is DOT regulated and required. Hair testing I think is often chosen by the company along with Urine. Good luck in getting this fixed, I hope it works out.


Department Of Transportation

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State and Federal DOT Officers are responsible for commercial vehicle enforcement. "The truck police" you could call them.


Hours Of Service

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Wilbur C.'s Comment
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It's not a failed drug test if you have valid prescriptions and there's a correlation between one of your prescriptions and the test result. However, if you test positive for something and you do not have a valid prescription for it then it's a failed test.

It shouldn't be difficult to get this cleared up if you simply failed the test because of one of your prescriptions.

Exactly.It is as simple as you said.

Wilbur C.'s Comment
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It's not a failed drug test if you have valid prescriptions and there's a correlation between one of your prescriptions and the test result. However, if you test positive for something and you do not have a valid prescription for it then it's a failed test.

It shouldn't be difficult to get this cleared up if you simply failed the test because of one of your prescriptions.


Exactly.It is as simple as you said.

''Unfortunately where I am from, that stuff is pretty rampant. It's hard to get away from it. I do know people who use, and asked them to keep that stuff away from me. Could I have tested positive for unintentional contact?''

If you do not use why would you have unintentional contact?Unfortunately where I am from it is rampant as well and most areas here it is hard to get away from it.I knew people who used even though I did not.One was my dad.So I can see why you might hang out with some people still even though they use.Some people might say,''If they use get rid of them because they are not who they used to be and will get you involved and use too.''I know it all too well as not only my dad but very close friends used too and it was not that easy to end the relationships with just the snap of my fingers.But as time went by THEY....THEY made it easier for me to end my relationships with them as I got tired of the excuses and the trouble they got into and the other individuals they started to associate with.And worst of all....who they became.

My main vice was marijuana and I only quit drinking because 1.My liver had major damage2.I got so tired of being tired and this wasn't really me or who I was.I have had depression and anxiety my whole life and never knew what it was.Last few years I started talking to others and finding out why I was the way I am.Now I know.

This may sound harsh.But the bottom line is I used excuses from my drinking and excuses why I failed drug tests because I ****ed hot.''I was at my friend's house and he smoked a little over 4oz. and so it caused so much smoke I must have gotten it into my system as well.''No,it was because I smoked it with him,not ''Tested for unintentional contact."

From one user(ex) to another...Own it and move forward.Get a life(yours back) before you can't.I am moving now and am done with all online forums.I never had a Facebook,Twitter,Instagram....none of it.IMHO the internet is the evil we didn't need.It caused too much to change.And especially in a time now where our country ranks the worst in education scores.But with the internet and so much free learning tools we still fail to make use of what is right in front of our noses. I am a grown man and it is time to act like one.I have been a lone wolf my entire life and will continue to be I choose to.Truck driving as with any choice in life is what you WANT to make it.I choose to make my life excellent.I have email accounts for employment/school only like I said I do not believe in the internet as long before it the smartest of men(and women to) existed and prevailed.

I want to thank Brett for the information he has provided before I part ways.I also admire his enthusiasm for life and adventure as well.There is no high like it.When you can get high on life itself it is the best.I am a diesel mechanic for a high end company.I was homeless for almost 1 and a half years while attending school before gaining shelter but kept at it knowing I was going to work for one of the biggest companies of the world.

So when I see people who are very grown and still make excuses I respond the way I do.And like my dad......He never got ''it'' even though he is 72 now and threw away a great family but continues to be the victim.And I too ''Know the man in the mirror.''


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.


Operating While Intoxicated


When a violation by either a driver or company is confirmed, an out-of-service order removes either the driver or the vehicle from the roadway until the violation is corrected.

Amelia M.'s Comment
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I have no idea why they told you Phentermine wouldn't show a positive for methamphetamine, it's very common for it to do so.

Shy Bear's Comment
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I am taking phentermine and asked my doctor will this cause issues for me getting my cdl and she told me it could cause me to get a false positive for amphetamines. But she told them to make them aware of my prescription before I was tested just in case it does. I'm taking 37.5 mg a day for appetite suppression. So your definitely not losing your mind.


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.
Rubber Duck's Comment
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Can Prilosec or Prevacid, or Sudafed or ibuprofens or Tylenol, or alive cause a failed hair test? I take all of them and I don’t have a prescription.

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