Werner Hair Follicle Testing. What Panel Does It Use?

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New Trucker's Comment
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I took some klonopin about 3 was ago to help me fall asleep. I was wondering what drug panel does Werner use for the hair follicle. Do they test for benzos?

PackRat's Comment
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Did you have a prescription?

John M.'s Comment
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I took some klonopin about 3 was ago to help me fall asleep. I was wondering what drug panel does Werner use for the hair follicle. Do they test for benzos?

Best of my knowledge benzos/ Klonopin is just a nother form of anxiety pill. It is very simler to zanex. The std drug test is a 5 panel as in what drug it is looking for. 5 different types opiutes (vicDone,oxys herion et ) amphetamines, (benies speed) pot weed, hash. Anxiety drugs valium,zanex, KLONPON spelling sux but u get the clue. The last one I don't remember but I think Lsd shrooms etc. I would suggest miss your bus to orientation for at least 2 + months. Or find company's that only do what is required a DOT **** test. Under no circumstances do u go there and submit to there hair test Good luck brother

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.

BMI:

Body mass index (BMI)

BMI is a formula that uses weight and height to estimate body fat. For most people, BMI provides a reasonable estimate of body fat. The BMI's biggest weakness is that it doesn't consider individual factors such as bone or muscle mass. BMI may:

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It's quite common, especially for men, to fall into the "overweight" category if you happen to be stronger than average. If you're pretty strong but in good shape then pay no attention.

John M.'s Comment
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Did you have a prescription?

Pack that part I never considered. If he/she has a script should be ok .May have to quit doing them or get permission from doc and that would be about as commen as a snow ball in hell. I dought he does. Good luck to him regardless. Better he starts to learn the draconing rules and laws of this profession. I for one f up on my 3rd day out with my trainer,after financing 6000$ and putting 2000$ $ down rearranged front end of a poor truckers truck short turning in pilot at 3 mph some how put hole in radiator. Truck towed best I can tell carrier over.

Turtle's Comment
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Better he starts to learn the draconian rules and laws of this profession.

You mean the laws designed to keep doped up drivers from killing untold numbers of innocent people?

Yeah those are harsh...

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
G-Town's Comment
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John’s incessant whining continues...

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Did you have a prescription?

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Pack that part I never considered. If he/she has a script should be ok .May have to quit doing them or get permission from doc and that would be about as commen as a snow ball in hell. I dought he does. Good luck to him regardless. Better he starts to learn the draconing rules and laws of this profession. I for one f up on my 3rd day out with my trainer,after financing 6000$ and putting 2000$ $ down rearranged front end of a poor truckers truck short turning in pilot at 3 mph some how put hole in radiator. Truck towed best I can tell carrier over.

John stop hijacking other members threads with your complaints. It’s getting old. Get past it.

You were given consistent, spot-on advice that should be your focus and priority. How is that going?

G-Town's Comment
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Bumping this...

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Better he starts to learn the draconian rules and laws of this profession.

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You mean the laws designed to keep doped up drivers from killing untold numbers of innocent people?

Yeah those are harsh...

John you’ve been called-out. Totally agree with Turtle’s point.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
icecold24k's Comment
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I am pretty sure the 5 panel DOT urine test doesn't include Benzos. However the hair follicle test which is not the DOT required test may actually include more. So to be on the safe side if you did not have a prescription to take the medication then I would wait a minimum of 6 months to a year before I even risked it. There is no sense in ruining your entire career before you even start it. Just my opinion. Best of luck.

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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That was my main point, when I asked about a prescription or not. There are plenty of sleeping aids that do not require a prescription.

Trouble sleeping because stress management may be difficult? Try managing a fighter squadron of 12 aircraft, 216 sailors, at sea, flying combat missions every day for five months. Bad dreams making it rough? I've had a few thousand after eight tours of combat in exotic destinations.

If not prescribed by a physician, then I'd rather have a drug user stay off the road for quite awhile before attempting to pilot 80,000 lbs around others. Just my thoughts.

Liahos I.'s Comment
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I am pretty sure the 5 panel DOT urine test doesn't include Benzos. However the hair follicle test which is not the DOT required test may actually include more. So to be on the safe side if you did not have a prescription to take the medication then I would wait a minimum of 6 months to a year before I even risked it. There is no sense in ruining your entire career before you even start it. Just my opinion. Best of luck.

Most common drug testing looks for both prescription and street drugs. Common drugs tested are:

1) Stimulents (amphetamines, cocaine, Ritalin etc),

2) Depressants (opiates, barbiturates and benzodiazepines) and,

3) psychedelics (THC and PCP) ...

Not all drugs in each group are checked for. They look for common biochemical metabolites that are produced in the body by the break-down of the drugs. All benzodiazepines (Valium, Xanax, Klonopin family), for example, follow a common bio-degradation pathway that produces some 5 common byproducts. Those by-products show up in the urine. Same is the case with Opiates.

As far as psilocybin (psychoactive chemical in magic mushroom) and Lysergic Acid (LSD) are concerned, to my knowledge, they are currently not tested in the routine drug test panels. Their detection requires specialized testing.

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.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
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