HOTSHOT AND FAILD DRUG TEST

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Arturo F.'s Comment
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Hi, about 5 months ago i attended orientation to become a truck driver (PRIME.INC they train) but failed a drug test because I took HEMP OIL so i completed the SAP program. So I was wondering if its possible to get into hotshot ting instead since chances are no company is going to hire me. I know how to drive with a trailer but have zero exp driving a semi truck. what are my choices ? pleas let me know . Truck driving has been my dream job but i blew it :/ thanx. Also is it possible to be an owners operator?

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.

PackRat's Comment
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Welcome to the Trucking Truth site, Arturo.

Sure, you could try either hotshot or the O/O options. The biggest concern for you is going to be insurance costs. With being fired from a major carrier for a drug test failure, your insurance is going to be more than you can imagine.

It's best if you apply to every OTR company possible that provides training, as you state you completed a SAP. Be prepared for mostly rejections, but right now, that's about your only option.

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CDL:

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.

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.

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