I'm Really Stressing!! HELP!

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Ian W.'s Comment
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Okay. So about a month ago, at the age of 23 I finally decided to get my CDL-A. I started at Smith and Solomon CDL Training about 10 minutes from where I live. Spent the first week in class going over the PA CDL Handbook. Needless to say, I got my permit the first try. I am probably going for my road test within the next 2-3 weeks. I am planning and almost confident that I will pass my road test the first try, and hopefully finally have my CDL-A. My biggest issue is that at the current time, I CANNOT PASS A HAIR FOLLICLE TEST. Atleast I dont think I can. I want this career so bad and I know I'm destined to drive a truck, I've been obsessed since I was a kid. PLEASE, point me in the right direction. I need to know what companies only do the DOT required urine tests. Thank you guys, I really appreciate it!

CDL:

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.

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.

Michael V.'s Comment
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Open a new email acc. use it to email bottom feeder recruiters ask what test they require. burn acc. so u dont use it for apps. good luck

Wine Taster's Comment
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Most hair test are only good for 6 month to a year. Stay clean for that long and you will be fine!

Matt S.'s Comment
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Okay. So about a month ago, at the age of 23 I finally decided to get my CDL-A. I started at Smith and Solomon CDL Training about 10 minutes from where I live. Spent the first week in class going over the PA CDL Handbook. Needless to say, I got my permit the first try. I am probably going for my road test within the next 2-3 weeks. I am planning and almost confident that I will pass my road test the first try, and hopefully finally have my CDL-A. My biggest issue is that at the current time, I CANNOT PASS A HAIR FOLLICLE TEST. Atleast I dont think I can. I want this career so bad and I know I'm destined to drive a truck, I've been obsessed since I was a kid. PLEASE, point me in the right direction. I need to know what companies only do the DOT required urine tests. Thank you guys, I really appreciate it!

A Google search might give you some idea but take the results with a grain of sand.

CDL:

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.

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.

Matt S.'s Comment
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Okay. So about a month ago, at the age of 23 I finally decided to get my CDL-A. I started at Smith and Solomon CDL Training about 10 minutes from where I live. Spent the first week in class going over the PA CDL Handbook. Needless to say, I got my permit the first try. I am probably going for my road test within the next 2-3 weeks. I am planning and almost confident that I will pass my road test the first try, and hopefully finally have my CDL-A. My biggest issue is that at the current time, I CANNOT PASS A HAIR FOLLICLE TEST. Atleast I dont think I can. I want this career so bad and I know I'm destined to drive a truck, I've been obsessed since I was a kid. PLEASE, point me in the right direction. I need to know what companies only do the DOT required urine tests. Thank you guys, I really appreciate it!

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A Google search might give you some idea but take the results with a grain of sand.

Also, you're a young man. Even if you had to wait six months, it is a relative blink in the eye of time. Patience, grasshopper ;)

CDL:

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.

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.

Phil C.'s Comment
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Theres a fairly recent set of posts about this on the general discussions board, try searching for hair or urinalysis etc

Phil

Phil C.'s Comment
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Try here:

https://www.truckingtruth.com/truckers-forum/Topic-971/Page-1/dot-drug-testing-urinalysis-or-hair-follicle

Phil

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.

Gunner's Comment
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Okay. So about a month ago, at the age of 23 I finally decided to get my CDL-A. I started at Smith and Solomon CDL Training about 10 minutes from where I live. Spent the first week in class going over the PA CDL Handbook. Needless to say, I got my permit the first try. I am probably going for my road test within the next 2-3 weeks. I am planning and almost confident that I will pass my road test the first try, and hopefully finally have my CDL-A. My biggest issue is that at the current time, I CANNOT PASS A HAIR FOLLICLE TEST. Atleast I dont think I can. I want this career so bad and I know I'm destined to drive a truck, I've been obsessed since I was a kid. PLEASE, point me in the right direction. I need to know what companies only do the DOT required urine tests. Thank you guys, I really appreciate it!

hair follicle tests usually only test out 90 days. If you want to play it safe wait 3 months to apply and keep off whatever would make you fail.

CDL:

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.

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.

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