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Jessie W.'s Comment
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I was just told by A LTL company I will be reported to FMCSA for not following threw with their hiring process and getting a drug test. Any way to dispute this question I never worked for the company just talked on the phone twice and got second thoughts of working for them.

LTL:

Less Than Truckload

Refers to carriers that make a lot of smaller pickups and deliveries for multiple customers as opposed to hauling one big load of freight for one customer. This type of hauling is normally done by companies with terminals scattered throughout the country where freight is sorted before being moved on to its destination.

LTL carriers include:

  • FedEx Freight
  • Con-way
  • YRC Freight
  • UPS
  • Old Dominion
  • Estes
  • Yellow-Roadway
  • ABF Freight
  • R+L Carrier

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.

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.

OWI:

Operating While Intoxicated

Moe's Comment
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Was there an actual appointment time set up for a drug test and if so did you not not attend? (IE: you decided to look elsewhere and therefore did not go to said testing appointment?) IF that is the case, it would be perceived as refusal to submit for drug testing, which is report able yes. Did you communicate with the company prior that you were going to back out of the hiring process with them and look elsewhere?

I was just told by A LTL company I will be reported to FMCSA for not following threw with their hiring process and getting a drug test. Any way to dispute this question I never worked for the company just talked on the phone twice and got second thoughts of working for them.

LTL:

Less Than Truckload

Refers to carriers that make a lot of smaller pickups and deliveries for multiple customers as opposed to hauling one big load of freight for one customer. This type of hauling is normally done by companies with terminals scattered throughout the country where freight is sorted before being moved on to its destination.

LTL carriers include:

  • FedEx Freight
  • Con-way
  • YRC Freight
  • UPS
  • Old Dominion
  • Estes
  • Yellow-Roadway
  • ABF Freight
  • R+L Carrier

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

BMI:

Body mass index (BMI)

BMI is a formula that uses weight and height to estimate body fat. For most people, BMI provides a reasonable estimate of body fat. The BMI's biggest weakness is that it doesn't consider individual factors such as bone or muscle mass. BMI may:

  • Underestimate body fat for older adults or other people with low muscle mass
  • Overestimate body fat for people who are very muscular and physically fit

It's quite common, especially for men, to fall into the "overweight" category if you happen to be stronger than average. If you're pretty strong but in good shape then pay no attention.

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.

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.

OWI:

Operating While Intoxicated

Travis's Comment
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For my own future reference what is the protocol for this? Is cancelling an appointment that is a week or more out ok if you decide to look elsewhere? How close to the appointment can you cancel/reschedule and not get a refusal?

I hadn't even thought of this possiblity as showing up as a refusal.

Was there an actual appointment time set up for a drug test and if so did you not not attend? (IE: you decided to look elsewhere and therefore did not go to said testing appointment?) IF that is the case, it would be perceived as refusal to submit for drug testing, which is report able yes. Did you communicate with the company prior that you were going to back out of the hiring process with them and look elsewhere?

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I was just told by A LTL company I will be reported to FMCSA for not following threw with their hiring process and getting a drug test. Any way to dispute this question I never worked for the company just talked on the phone twice and got second thoughts of working for them.

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LTL:

Less Than Truckload

Refers to carriers that make a lot of smaller pickups and deliveries for multiple customers as opposed to hauling one big load of freight for one customer. This type of hauling is normally done by companies with terminals scattered throughout the country where freight is sorted before being moved on to its destination.

LTL carriers include:

  • FedEx Freight
  • Con-way
  • YRC Freight
  • UPS
  • Old Dominion
  • Estes
  • Yellow-Roadway
  • ABF Freight
  • R+L Carrier

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

BMI:

Body mass index (BMI)

BMI is a formula that uses weight and height to estimate body fat. For most people, BMI provides a reasonable estimate of body fat. The BMI's biggest weakness is that it doesn't consider individual factors such as bone or muscle mass. BMI may:

  • Underestimate body fat for older adults or other people with low muscle mass
  • Overestimate body fat for people who are very muscular and physically fit

It's quite common, especially for men, to fall into the "overweight" category if you happen to be stronger than average. If you're pretty strong but in good shape then pay no attention.

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.

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.

OWI:

Operating While Intoxicated

Moe's Comment
member avatar

If you no show, it is counted the same as if you were to refuse a request for a test after an accident and is reported. As for cancelling, I dont think there is a time frame, if for example you get legit sick or there is a disaster or something then you would work that out ASAP with the carrier. Common sense and communicate, communicate, communicate. When we communicate and explain we can avoid alot of these pitfalls.

The FMCSA pretty much ties a carrier's hands with the rules in regards to drug/alcohol/testing requirments - very narrow in scope and specifics as to what must be reported.

For my own future reference what is the protocol for this? Is cancelling an appointment that is a week or more out ok if you decide to look elsewhere? How close to the appointment can you cancel/reschedule and not get a refusal?

I hadn't even thought of this possiblity as showing up as a refusal.

double-quotes-start.png

Was there an actual appointment time set up for a drug test and if so did you not not attend? (IE: you decided to look elsewhere and therefore did not go to said testing appointment?) IF that is the case, it would be perceived as refusal to submit for drug testing, which is report able yes. Did you communicate with the company prior that you were going to back out of the hiring process with them and look elsewhere?

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I was just told by A LTL company I will be reported to FMCSA for not following threw with their hiring process and getting a drug test. Any way to dispute this question I never worked for the company just talked on the phone twice and got second thoughts of working for them.

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LTL:

Less Than Truckload

Refers to carriers that make a lot of smaller pickups and deliveries for multiple customers as opposed to hauling one big load of freight for one customer. This type of hauling is normally done by companies with terminals scattered throughout the country where freight is sorted before being moved on to its destination.

LTL carriers include:

  • FedEx Freight
  • Con-way
  • YRC Freight
  • UPS
  • Old Dominion
  • Estes
  • Yellow-Roadway
  • ABF Freight
  • R+L Carrier

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

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.

BMI:

Body mass index (BMI)

BMI is a formula that uses weight and height to estimate body fat. For most people, BMI provides a reasonable estimate of body fat. The BMI's biggest weakness is that it doesn't consider individual factors such as bone or muscle mass. BMI may:

  • Underestimate body fat for older adults or other people with low muscle mass
  • Overestimate body fat for people who are very muscular and physically fit

It's quite common, especially for men, to fall into the "overweight" category if you happen to be stronger than average. If you're pretty strong but in good shape then pay no attention.

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.

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.

OWI:

Operating While Intoxicated

Banks's Comment
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Always take the drug test, even if you changed your mind on the job offer. I've gone to physicals and taken drug tests for companies I know I'm not going to work for. I consider it part of the application process.

Travis's Comment
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Probably the easiest way to avoid issues.

Always take the drug test, even if you changed your mind on the job offer. I've gone to physicals and taken drug tests for companies I know I'm not going to work for. I consider it part of the application process.

Banks's Comment
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Definitely easier and less time consuming than disputing the refusal.

PackRat's Comment
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Definitely take the test if it's scheduled. What's the downside if one has nothing to hide? As written by the OP, the reality of a true repercussion is that it will show up as a "refusal or non-compliant act". That's a real Kiss Of Death. An hour of time to go pee in a cup is a much better trade off.

Travis's Comment
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The only issue I can think of is if you're using home time to take a urinalysis for one company, decide on another and the company you decide on can't get you one on the dates you'd be home so you wanna move your home time a few days rather than wait 2-4 weeks to take home time again.

Probably a run on sentence but hopefully it makes sense.

Definitely take the test if it's scheduled. What's the downside if one has nothing to hide? As written by the OP, the reality of a true repercussion is that it will show up as a "refusal or non-compliant act". That's a real Kiss Of Death. An hour of time to go pee in a cup is a much better trade off.

G-Town's Comment
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Did you fill out an application?

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