Who Is Only Testing Urine In 2021?

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Robert T.'s Comment
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Hey, y’all. Got out of trucking for a couple years, about to get back into it. Smoked some pot at an end of summer barbecue in August so a hair test is a no go for me until late November at earliest. Who is for sure not doing hair test as of right now? Those of you who are going to lecture me, feel free, but I’m not interested. I’m not a regular drug user by any stretch of the imagination and if that’s not good enough for you, then this question isn’t aimed at you.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
IDMtnGal 's Comment
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Not sure how current this list is:

Hair vs Urine

Having never done pot or any drugs, I get my info from reading. I thought pot showed up in urine for 3 mths after use. That will be Nov.

Laura

Kerry L.'s Comment
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Hey, y’all. Got out of trucking for a couple years, about to get back into it. Smoked some pot at an end of summer barbecue in August so a hair test is a no go for me until late November at earliest. Who is for sure not doing hair test as of right now? Those of you who are going to lecture me, feel free, but I’m not interested. I’m not a regular drug user by any stretch of the imagination and if that’s not good enough for you, then this question isn’t aimed at you.

When I went through TransAm orientation summer of 2020 they only did urinalysis. I have no idea if this has changed or not. This is a company that is not likely to question you asking if they do hair follicle tests.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
TwoSides11's Comment
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Only government jobs do the hair tests. It's more expensive than a urine test and you know trucking companies try and keep their costs down. You will be fine going to any company that is not in the govt. field once your urine is clean. Some companies might not like an inconclusive test so don't try and block it. I know for a fact TMC doesn't hire you with an inconclusive urine test....

Old School's Comment
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TwoSides11, unfortunately that information is wrong. There are a lot of trucking companies doing hair follicle tests right now as a pre-employment screening. The urine test is currently the only one authorized by the FMCSA , but most trucking companies are also doing a hair follicle test.

You are correct that it is more expensive, but these trucking companies have decided it is worth the expense to protect themselves from unwanted liabilities. One thing we can gather from your post though is a positive for Robert T. We now know that TMC is a urine only test.

The truth is that most trucking companies hiring new drivers are doing hair follicle tests. I have had several hair tests. And I can tell Robert T to stay away from Knight or it's affiliates. They will hair test you.

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

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.
Bruce K.'s Comment
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Schneider and USX do hair tests. I think PTI does also.

PackRat's Comment
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CFI, Crete, and Millis all perform the hair follicle testing. I cannot recall for CRST or Roehl.

TwoSides11's Comment
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TwoSides11, unfortunately that information is wrong. There are a lot of trucking companies doing hair follicle tests right now as a pre-employment screening. The urine test is currently the only one authorized by the FMCSA , but most trucking companies are also doing a hair follicle test.

Oh wow. I wouldn't have expected trucking companies to do hair tests. Thanks for correcting me... Apologies for the misinformation.

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

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.
Mikey B.'s Comment
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Unless they've changed even Swift does hair follicle tests.

TwoSides11, not trying to discourage you from contributing but looking at several of your posts, its best not to comment unless you are sure you are correct. If someone saw just your comment before anyone else corrected misinformation it could get them in a world of trouble.

Christopher L.'s Comment
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Most if not all major carriers do hair tests as well.

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