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Donald S.'s Comment
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First off I would like to say that I have never failed a drug screen. The company I drove for, for a very brief period, last year reported to the Clearinghouse that I refused a "random" drug test. What they failed to disclose to the Clearinghouse is that this test was a hair follicle test requested from their new insurance company. I quit with them July 16, 2022. According to the violation report, they reported this "refusal" on July 19, 2022. I had to take some time off in order to deal with some health issues. I went back to work on April 6 this year. In April 21 I received an email from the Clearinghouse stating that I had a violation. The company I was driving for was at a loss for words also as this violation wasn't on my record when they hired me. No one knew it was there. I don't understand the Clearinghouse/fmcsa not following their own rules/regulations. The rules are pretty clear as to what drug tests and refusals are reportable. Same for where and how drug tests are to be done. This company never had a time/date/place set for any sort of test, let alone a DOT approved facility/test location. The rules are also pretty clear that any reportable test must be done while on the clock. This company was repeatedly asking me to do this hair follicle test during my home time. I have filed a dispute, with plenty of documentation, and have been given an expedited review. Was told I would receive an answer within the next 14 days. All of that being said, I went ahead and did the SAP program just to hopefully get back to work sooner. I'm located in Omaha, Ne and have a little over 18 mos experience, mostly reefer


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


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


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.


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.


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.


A refrigerated trailer.


Operating While Intoxicated

Pelican's Comment
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Go onto Indeed.com and search "SAP Driver " or something along those lines.

There are companies out there that are SAP friendly, I've dealt with plenty of them in my role as a drug screener.

From my experience, it seems like local companies in my area are more willing to accept a SAP Driver. Perhaps that's the case for your area as well.


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.


Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Alex J.'s Comment
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How'd the petition go?

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