Newly Prime Trainee’s

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Jamad J.'s Comment
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Anyone just starting out with Prime Inc? Wanting to confirm that they only do urine screenings before I go any further. No longer a smoker, clean as of 3 months due to this new career. So, feedback please..

NightOwl's Comment
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I completed my orientation in June and while there I was only given a urinalysis. I think that, if they suspect you of using, they may expect more of you, but I don't know. Something I was told by the staff at Trinity in the basement of the millennium building is that your DOT physical from out of state is invalid once they conduct one on behalf of the company, so don't bother trying to get one on your own and expect Prime to take it. Anyway, I was drug tested multiple times prior to employment; Twice while at truck school, twice by Prime. They were all urinalysis so you probably have nothing to worry about.

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.

TWIC:

Transportation Worker Identification Credential

Truck drivers who regularly pick up from or deliver to the shipping ports will often be required to carry a TWIC card.

Your TWIC is a tamper-resistant biometric card which acts as both your identification in secure areas, as well as an indicator of you having passed the necessary security clearance. TWIC cards are valid for five years. The issuance of TWIC cards is overseen by the Transportation Security Administration and the Department of Homeland Security.

Matt M.'s Comment
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Hopefully someone more recent than me will respond but it was only urinalysis for my orientation in 2014.

I have been tested just about every year since for randoms (even one earlier this year) and they were all urine as well.

Joseph G.'s Comment
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Dot urinalysis performed at Lab in my hometown. Recruiter set this up and emailed form. No test at terminal. 3 months you will probably be safe.

Terminal:

A facility where trucking companies operate out of, or their "home base" if you will. A lot of major companies have multiple terminals around the country which usually consist of the main office building, a drop lot for trailers, and sometimes a repair shop and wash facilities.

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.

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