Failed Drug Test

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IDMtnGal 's Comment
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It's a real shame that they're using hair follicle testing alone.

You truck drivers should stand up for yourselves, and refuse to put up with the bull****, like cops have done. It could be you getting the false positive next.

Chris P.

Where in the world did you get the idea that trucking companies are using hair follicle testing alone? There is NO trucking company that does not do a urine test but only does follicle testing.

Laura

Chris P.'s Comment
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Hello PackRat,

I'm a little bit confused by what you're saying. There is evidence that hair follicle testing can produce false positives Personally? I fully admit I smoked pot about 8 months ago. I didn't want to be a truck driver then, as I am in college, and I was curious. It should be out of my hair already, but listening to Old School, I have 4 months to go. I don't like pot. I don't see why people that smoke it in their off time shouldn't be allowed to, but there is absolutely no way anyone should smoke it and drive any kind of vehicle while it's in their system.

It's not really about me. In this case, I just see a way a lot of truck drivers look to be screwed over by false positives testing, and I think they should stand up for themselves. I'm not trying to insult anyone in this case.

Also, I actually get paid to go to college. I have like double the amount of funding I need. I'll actually have to pay to become a truck driver. So far I have As in all my classes.

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.
Kerry L.'s Comment
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It's a real shame that they're using hair follicle testing alone. There is evidence to believe false positives happen and yet the testing can ruin your career for it even starts.

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One example of how the courts have dealt with the issues presented by hair-follicle drug testing was a Massachusetts case involving Boston police officers who tested positive for cocaine in a hair-follicle test.[14] The court concluded that, although hair-follicle drug tests are reliable enough to “be used as some evidence” of drug use, “the risk of a false positive test was great enough to require additional evidence to terminate an officer for just cause.”

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You truck drivers should stand up for yourselves, and refuse to put up with the bull****, like cops have done. It could be you getting the false positive next.

The worst part is that hair follicle testing is not even recognized by DOT.

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.

FXF Trouble 's Comment
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The only person who can change the test results is the MRO, and since he or she did fulfill the interview requirements by asking and verifying the prescription,then what is the chance of the MRO admitting its mistake.. call USDOT compliance. I can get u the #

The lab and the company know the seriousness of the test and the career ending damage of a positive test. They should be open to work with you to clear this up.

You'll need documentation for your prescriptions, and possibly a letter from the prescribing doctor.

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.

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.
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