Drug Testing

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Anne A. (momcat)'s Comment
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I need help people I to know how to get retested what company would hire me







I have had to deal with "surprise" positive tests with my permit students. Nicest guy & great student one day gets a phone call. "Cocaine"! Swift automatically dumped him out to the street, no negotiation, no retest, no bus ticket home. This is a company prerogative, no Federal law applies.

However you should be able to work with the drug test lab if you do have prescriptions or other circumstances that mitigate the results.




Yeah like errol said. The company has the option to allow you to retest to keep your job, some do, some don't. The lab you submitted your sample to should definitely allow the retest and if its different you can use that to challenge the submission to the clearinghouse I believe.




Iv done everything and talked to a lot of people what I need is to a company to hire me I got screwed by the system maybe I am one a thousand that got some tech screwed up on my test nothing I can do about it but people say there are companies out there that will hire u other than the big boys thanks



2.) Can you afford a SAP program? (almost like admitting guilt, but IDK what else to say....)

3.) Have you LOOKED on CRAIGSLIST?!?!?!?

4.) TELL US what you HAVE DONE !!!!!!!!!!! Have you tried smaller companies? Here's one: Dutch Maid Logistics Second chance'ish company, right in my back yard.

Best of luck;

~ Anne ~


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.


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:

  • Underestimate body fat for older adults or other people with low muscle mass
  • Overestimate body fat for people who are very muscular and physically fit

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.


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.
PJ's Comment
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Your option at this point is to complete a SAP program, then apply everywhere you can. Until then no one will be able to hire you.


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.

John B.'s Comment
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Sitting on a 34 so I could read up. If the company reported it to the clearinghouse you do have the right to contest the result and if you are clean it will be removed which gives you a clean slate with them but not with that company. BUT there is a diminishing timeframe, example you tested for coke and try to wait for it to clear out of your system it aint gonna work. My cdl is my most prized possession my dr knows I’m gonna ask about false positives for everything . I had a tooth extracted and got a note from the dentist about the amount of codiene pills the dose and timeframe. Yes I am a little overzealous but confident on every random. And I have had 3 so far at prime. Pretty sure that’s a new record for a trainee


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.
Davy A.'s Comment
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I have 10 years in the rooms (12 step program) . A beautiful gift waking up knowing I don't have to fear a drug/alcohol test. Recovery has been a tough road, but rewarding beyond measure. In those years, of many guys that I've employed and helped with their recovery, I have yet to see a false positive. I have seen positives for all kinds of stuff that is suspect, like poppy seeds (very rarely-like almost never), creatin, failure to notify of prescribed meds. Each one of those positives was usually accompanied by an excuse. But those substances are designed to be caught by the test. Its a scientific test that identifies chemicals in bodily fluids.

To the guys I have had test positive, I would always ask them "Why would you ingest a substance that may show a positive test result?" and the second question is "If you had to take prescribed medicine, why would you not make every effort to clear it and document it before the medical procedure?" Call me callous, but almost without fail, all I ever heard was "Its not my fault....Its a false positive.....But if they had told me blah blah blah" The result of failing a drug test for these guys often meant years back in prison, loss of income and quite often being homeless and eventually death.

Now, I know that with 10 years free from all mind mood altering substances including alcohol (with the exception of coffee and vaping) that in the astronomically unlikely event that I test positive, I will fight like hell for the results to be corrected. I would be on the war path over this if I was not in the wrong. If there is a chance you were in the wrong, Id recommend having a long honest talk with yourself, If there is a problem, help is available.


Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.


Operating While Intoxicated

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