Just Had Surgery, And Applying For CDL-A Paid School. DOT Drug Testing.

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Charles D.'s Comment
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Hello, wonderful trucking community,

I wanted to apply to a paid trucking program with a major carrier but I just had surgery a couple of days ago.

My question is, am I automatically not hireable because I don't think I will pass the DOT drug test. I was prescribed Tylenol w/ Hydrocodone to manage pain post operation. And from what I've read, this is one of the banned substances on the list.

Browsing through this forum, there are so many opportunities with Trucking if I can just safely make it through the first year or two. Oh and let me not forget, learn how to back and get pass my CDL-A. test. So many employment opportunities to satisfy long list of aspirations.

Thank you.

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.

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.

Delco Dave's Comment
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If you provide documentation from your surgery, doctor and keep the prescription bottle you should be fine. I just had eye surgery on Monday, I asked the anesthesiologist for documentation listing what was given to me for the procedure in case it shows up on a drug test

Charles D.'s Comment
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Thank you, and good luck!

If you provide documentation from your surgery, doctor and keep the prescription bottle you should be fine. I just had eye surgery on Monday, I asked the anesthesiologist for documentation listing what was given to me for the procedure in case it shows up on a drug test

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