New Driver Failed Drug Test

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Bailey F.'s Comment
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I just turned 21. I have no trucking experience at all I have never done or tried any drugs. I applied for prime inc done the pre employment drug screen passed. Go through orientation take my driving test passed on the first try I get popped for a random. No problem I take my test and a week later on my way home to transfer my license an MRO calls and tell me I have trace amounts of thc in my system that he’s have to inform my employer. My emotions were high not knowing how this was possible I called on of my “ so called friends “ and told him what had happened he admitted to me that he had mixed thc gummies with regular gummies at a farewell party they were throwing me he told me he though it would be funny to see me high before I left to go Otr. I’m already in contact with my SAP should I just give up considering I have no experience or is there any trucking companies that will give me a chance I was just associating myself w the wrong people and don’t feel the need for this to end a career that I’ve been looking forward to my whole life any comments would be helpful. T.I.A

OTR:

Over The Road

OTR driving normally means you'll be hauling freight to various customers throughout your company's hauling region. It often entails being gone from home for two to three weeks at a time.

SAP:

Substance Abuse Professional

The Substance Abuse Professional (SAP) is a person who evaluates employees who have violated a DOT drug and alcohol program regulation and makes recommendations concerning education, treatment, follow-up testing, and aftercare.

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.

OWI:

Operating While Intoxicated

Yuuyo Y.'s Comment
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Another example to add for my motto of: "It's not you that gets you in trouble most of the time, it's the people you know."

Mr. Curmudgeon's Comment
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If you haven't throttled him already, maybe you can get your "Friend" to prepare a notarized affidavit that you could present in an effort to keep your job. Being a probationary, thought, I'd doubt they would allow that. Otherwise every dope smoking hippy wannabe truck driver would have a drop affidavit right next to their drop bladder.

And who has a going away party and serves up a big bowl of Haribo? wtf-2.gif Really... if I was at a party with a bunch of adults, or people pretending to be, I'd be suspicious as all hell when 'bowl o'gummies' shows up...

Good luck.

Bailey F.'s Comment
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Mr. Curmudgeon wasn’t to suspicious about it there was all types of snack foods there along the table and everyone who knows me knows I can put away some gummies so I just thought it was a nice gesture to me seeing at it was thrown for me. His exact words to me was “we knew you’d have to have some of the gummies and me and a couple other people thought it’d be funny to see you high one time before you left” not knowing that little “prank” probably has messed my whole future career of ever being a driver up flushed down the drain. I’ve completed everything with my sap but my first drug screen w negative results once that comes back I’m just gonna apply every where and hope someone is willing to give me a chance bc this is something I’ve wanted to do my whole life. I even started studying for my class a permit at 18 3 years before I could drive otr

OTR:

Over The Road

OTR driving normally means you'll be hauling freight to various customers throughout your company's hauling region. It often entails being gone from home for two to three weeks at a time.

SAP:

Substance Abuse Professional

The Substance Abuse Professional (SAP) is a person who evaluates employees who have violated a DOT drug and alcohol program regulation and makes recommendations concerning education, treatment, follow-up testing, and aftercare.

OWI:

Operating While Intoxicated

Bailey F.'s Comment
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I’d also like to add I do not live in a state where marijuana is legal or even anywhere close to a legal state so the thought of my “ so called friends” trying something like that had never crossed my mind

Banks's Comment
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I'll never say quit, it's just not how I approach anything in life but you have an uphill battle on your hands.

You have no license, no experience and a documented history of drug use. When applying for jobs the drug test questions tend to be formatted as "have you ever" which means a lifetime. You'll have to say yes and that will lead to no. You're going to have to put trucking on the back burner for 3-5 years because nobody will hire you now. After those years are up, try PAM or CR England and see what they say. They pay less to start because they take people most companies wouldn't take.

I wish you the best of luck and keep better company around you.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Rubber Duck's Comment
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Call the police and press charges against him for drugging you. This is pretty sad and screwed up. He's not your friend. He's sick and demented.

Rick S.'s Comment
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Call the police and press charges against him for drugging you. This is pretty sad and screwed up. He's not your friend. He's sick and demented.

Don't know about doing this. Creating the need for some dental work comes to mind though. And that "friend" certainly would no longer be a friend - that's for sure.

But WOW - just WOW.

And yeah - you are pretty much screwed as far as the industry goes. Assuming this gets reported to the FMCSA Drug Screen Database - you will have to complete a SAP (at your own expense) - to even be considered. And as someone with zero experience - even that is a LONG LONGSHOT. Even experienced drivers (10 yrs +) have a really hard time getting back in after dropping hot.

You could "try" footing the bill through a private school (or getting one of the federal re-employment grants) - but even many of the more reputable ones will likely tell you, that you're wasting your time trying to get a hire with a black mark like this on your record.

I'm still SHOCKED - that a "friend" would dose you (whether or not they knew you would be getting a drug screen).

Best of luck to you...

Rick

CSA:

Compliance, Safety, Accountability (CSA)

The CSA is a Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) initiative to improve large truck and bus safety and ultimately reduce crashes, injuries, and fatalities that are related to commercial motor vehicle

FMCSA:

Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration

The FMCSA was established within the Department of Transportation on January 1, 2000. Their primary mission is to prevent commercial motor vehicle-related fatalities and injuries.

What Does The FMCSA Do?

  • Commercial Drivers' Licenses
  • Data and Analysis
  • Regulatory Compliance and Enforcement
  • Research and Technology
  • Safety Assistance
  • Support and Information Sharing

SAP:

Substance Abuse Professional

The Substance Abuse Professional (SAP) is a person who evaluates employees who have violated a DOT drug and alcohol program regulation and makes recommendations concerning education, treatment, follow-up testing, and aftercare.

Fm:

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.

EPU:

Electric Auxiliary Power Units

Electric APUs have started gaining acceptance. These electric APUs use battery packs instead of the diesel engine on traditional APUs as a source of power. The APU's battery pack is charged when the truck is in motion. When the truck is idle, the stored energy in the battery pack is then used to power an air conditioner, heater, and other devices

Don's Comment
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Your friend purposely ruined any opportunity you have of a driving career, because "he thought it would be funny"? If what you are telling us is what actually happened, then your choice in friends is **** poor. I agree with Duck. File charges on your "best friend." When he asks why you have done so, tell him "I thought it would be funny to see you get prosecuted for f***ing up my career prospects."

Mikey B.'s Comment
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With friends like that, who needs drug dealers.

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