Pre Employment Test Results

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Wendy G.'s Comment
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Thank you and yes, hard lesson learned. I am 100% responsible for my choices, I'm not denying this. I am in the RTD status, following my follow up plan. I'm hoping that I can find employment in trucking again.

Wendy part of accountability is acceptance of the rules and regulations and taking responsibility for the consequences of noncompliance regardless of whether you agree with them or not. You are not going to get a free pass from anyone on this forum. Sorry… it’s how it is.

And to be clear, nothing you say or do is going to change it. In fact your energy is better placed on working through it.

Keep in mind, as hiring becomes tighter due to reduced freight markets, the competition for available jobs is going to increase. You are competing with applicants having clean backgrounds. Trucking companies and their insurance companies will not take a chance on marginal candidates… they can be more selective now.

I encourage you to learn from this, take full responsibility for it and move on. We’re here to help, but not debate on the justice of your decision to get high and an extremely inopportune time.

Good luck.


Operating While Intoxicated

Banks's Comment
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But, in my opinion, a failed pre-employment should stay between the employer and the testing site.

That's your opinion and you're entitled to it, but the fact is that the law requires all failed/refused preemployment, random and post accident drug tests be reported to clearinghouse. That goes for licensed drivers and permit holders.

G-Town's Comment
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You are not accepting responsibility or accountability.

PackRat's Comment
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So even with a CDL , and a Passenger Endorsement, you still don't think it's "fair" that your failed results be a liability against your chance of employment, hindering gaining experience?

I really hope you end up in another occupation.


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.
Truckin Along With Kearse's Comment
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Who said life is fair?

So question.....on the applications would you have admitted to a failed drug test if it were kept between the employer and testing agency? If you say no, then you are dishonest and a flat out liar. If you say yes, then you wouldn't find a job anyway.

And you aren't talking about marijuana which would stay in your system for quite some time. Which means you are talking about something harder.

We responsible, sober, safe drivers are never going to support your opinions on this topic. There are too many of us who can live without substances.


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.
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