Hair Follicle Testing

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Joel R.'s Comment
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Just wondering if Schneider is using more than the DOT standard 5 panel test when they test hair?

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.

G-Town's Comment
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Welcome Joel.

We wonder too. Whenever we see an inquiry like this the reply is simple; wait for at least 90 days if you are even slightly concerned about a positive result on the hair follicle test.

PackRat's Comment
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Maybe Joel is asking for a friend?

Andrey's Comment
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Ninety days may be not enough. The nurse who cut my hair for this test told me that they can go back as far as 6 months.

Davy A.'s Comment
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This career may not be the best fit for stoners and potheads, just sayin.

Joel R.'s Comment
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Actually, yes... I'm asking for a potential team driver. Schneider has a position I'd and I'd need to sign on as a team. I've been with YRC for a while, I just can't handle the commute each day to my terminal. So yeah, "my friend" wanted to find out about the level of hair testing.. I appreciate the experienced drivers and moderators here. Always sound advice. Agree with keeping the roads 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.

Pianoman's Comment
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Ninety days may be not enough. The nurse who cut my hair for this test told me that they can go back as far as 6 months.

This is correct. Honestly though, best advice is don’t apply anywhere that does hair follicle testing until a year after last use. If you were a heavy user sometimes hair follicle tests can go back more than 6 months using the standard length of hair sample. The research is all there online.

This career may not be the best fit for stoners and potheads, just sayin.

You’re right but I’m gonna play the devil’s advocate here. Lots of people made lifestyle choices based on their current circumstances never knowing they would even consider driving trucks and once they decided to go into trucking they cut out their habits and just need to know how long to wait before they can start. I have respect for those that do because for every person that gives up weed or other drugs to get into trucking or otherwise improve their life, there’s ten that can’t or won’t quit and then blame their circumstances on other people. I had a roommate that wanted to get into trucking because he saw the money I was making but couldn’t give up the weed and his bum of a girlfriend who kept smoking around him when he was trying to quit. This same dude shorted me on rent several times and generally took advantage of me having more expendable income when he refused to make the same sacrifices I had (not the weed, I was never a smoker) to get it himself.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.

OWI:

Operating While Intoxicated

Davy A.'s Comment
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Ninety days may be not enough. The nurse who cut my hair for this test told me that they can go back as far as 6 months.

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This is correct. Honestly though, best advice is don’t apply anywhere that does hair follicle testing until a year after last use. If you were a heavy user sometimes hair follicle tests can go back more than 6 months using the standard length of hair sample. The research is all there online.

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This career may not be the best fit for stoners and potheads, just sayin.

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You’re right but I’m gonna play the devil’s advocate here. Lots of people made lifestyle choices based on their current circumstances never knowing they would even consider driving trucks and once they decided to go into trucking they cut out their habits and just need to know how long to wait before they can start. I have respect for those that do because for every person that gives up weed or other drugs to get into trucking or otherwise improve their life, there’s ten that can’t or won’t quit and then blame their circumstances on other people. I had a roommate that wanted to get into trucking because he saw the money I was making but couldn’t give up the weed and his bum of a girlfriend who kept smoking around him when he was trying to quit. This same dude shorted me on rent several times and generally took advantage of me having more expendable income when he refused to make the same sacrifices I had (not the weed, I was never a smoker) to get it himself.

That bites. Agreed. Happy to see people give it up too. I was never much of a pothead, I preferred to be wide awake all hours of the day, but in the end you find yourself missing your teeth, disassembling a1974 Montgomery Ward water heater looking for alien technology in it while obsessing that the Feds are outside your flat monitoring your every move. It's those kind of life changing events that convince one it's time to get help and make a lifestyle change

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.

OWI:

Operating While Intoxicated

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