DOT Drug Testing: Urinalysis Or Hair Follicle?

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guyjax(Guy Hodges)'s Comment
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Interesting thread. Here in Colorado pot is legal but it doesn't make any difference when you are dealing with the feds... just my two cents.


While pot is legal you can still be fired from a job if they have a No Drug policy. Does not matter if it's truck driving or a local McDonald's

Starcar's Comment
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I secretly think that Brett started this thread to keep me from hunting folks down and choking them into intelligence....embarrassed.gif

Chuck F.'s Comment
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Pam only does a ua drug test.

knight-rider's Comment
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Pam only does a ua drug test.

What about Millis Transfer?

David's Comment
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Brett, when I went through swift in 2012 it was just UA.. not sure if they changed to hair or both.. but that was 2yrs ago...

Hootie's Comment
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What about Werner,Dart,Dutch Maid,Melton

Fatsquatch 's Comment
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Just to add to the list here (assuming it's not in there...I haven't waded through all 14 pages of previous comments to see), Interstate does both UA and hair follicle. At least, that's what my orientation confirmation email said. I'll find out for sure Monday. smile.gif


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David's Comment
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Curiosity has struck me and I did some search.. there seams to be some talk on 2hand weed smoke conflicting with a hair test... I myself don't smoke, never have, but I am around people who do... This is an article I found, wanted to see if anyone else had something on this....

2 Hand smoke

Cactus Mo~'s Comment
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I think no matter what course you go through, your potential employers could do a more involved test, so consider that too. I don't have to worry about it, but if I did, I wouldn't leave anything to chance.

Have you checked with Celadon? When I was there I noticed how layed back and quick to forgive they were as long as you dont have a dirty UA now.. there were tons of guys who had issues in the past and they waived it.. all they do is a UA and they look at each case individually.. its worth talking to them. If I remember right they talked about no felonies in the past 3 years we did not do fingerprinting unless you were hazmat it was a simple background check form and then of course DMV check and then the UA for the physical and regular physical checking bp, eyes, height, weight, and joints then you go into a little room the doc asks about your medical history and signs the paperwork and your back to class in about 2 days you get your medical card and start testing at the DMV It was really easy there and they didnt make anyone feel bad about your past..


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Starcar's Comment
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2nd hand weed smoke will cause you to fail a drug test.....if you inhale it in any form, it goes thru your system just like if you took a hit off a blunt.

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