Drug Tested AGAIN!

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Rob T.'s Comment
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Tomorrow is my 1 year anniversary at my current employer and I got sent for a random. My 3rd in one year, and 1 random breathalyzer when I showed up to start my day. With them increasing the % of drivers tested maybe I can get sent all 4 quarters this year!smile.gif if that happens I'm buying a powerball ticket.

Bobcat_Bob's Comment
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I'd buy that ticket anyway 3 in 1 year and a breathalyzer.

I still haven't had the pleasure of a random test, I'm sure it will come soon.

Rob T.'s Comment
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Funny thing is they won't tell you why they need to see you. Instead I'll get a phone call from my manager or VP of HR saying I need to see them before I leave. Last Wednesday I believe is when I had my yearly review. I got a call telling me to see my manager and I said "let me guess, my lucky day for a drug test" and he said no it's nothing bad just my review. It's funny that 2 of the 3 tests happened after making a mention of them. I have nothing to hide, never touched illegal substances but I always get paranoid something bizarre would happen and it comes back positive. It must be all the posts here on TT of someone "wrongly" testing positive 😝

PackRat's Comment
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Ask some other drivers there if they have been tested as often as you have. You may not be out of the ordinary when compared to other drivers there.

Rob T.'s Comment
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Ask some other drivers there if they have been tested as often as you have. You may not be out of the ordinary when compared to other drivers there.

I was making small talk with a couple other drivers from my company that were in the waiting room. They said something similar to what Old School posted in a different thread. They'll go a couple years without a random then get chosen a couple times in a row. One guy told me it had been like 6 years since his last one! Talk about beating the odds. It got me an extra hour on the clock atleast.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
PackRat's Comment
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I have had a random in almost four years, but I've been with several different companies, though.

So......It must be YOU!

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PackRat's Comment
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I have NOT had one on nearly four years...

Mikey B.'s Comment
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Rob, look at it like this, the reason you keep getting sent for drug testing is a good thing, a reflection of how hard you are running. They cannot believe anyone can work that hard and put in those kind of miles without using amphetamines so when you pass you just prove how good you are.dancing.gif

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Robert D. (Raptor)'s Comment
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I think the lady doing the testing has the hots for ya.

Raptor

Rob T.'s Comment
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Rob, look at it like this, the reason you keep getting sent for drug testing is a good thing, a reflection of how hard you are running. They cannot believe anyone can work that hard and put in those kind of miles without using amphetamines so when you pass you just prove how good you are.

I'll take that as a compliment! However given the nature of my job its rare I get over 2,000 miles. I typically only work 4 days a week and with the way our winter has been the last month I dont think I've driven over 1500 miles in a week lately. I just looked and in the last 7 days I drove 1290 miles. With us picking our routes daily I've been taking routes that drive about 300 miles and then have a couple pickups that I sit at for a couple hours so I can still make money. Once spring gets here I'll go back to taking routes that are 500-600 miles. I would've taken an overnight run (820 miles) tonight to Sargento Cheese in Plymouth WI but my wife has things going on wednesday nights so I need to stay home with the kids. I cant recall when exactly we switched to our new log system in October, but from November 1st to January 21st I've driven 18,288 miles which averages out to 1,662 a week.

I think the lady doing the testing has the hots for ya.

Raptor

I'll keep it appropriate, so all I'll say is she was a nice looking gal. They send us over to an occupational health clinic so each time I've gone it's been someone else.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
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