DOT Drug Testing: Urinalysis Or Hair Follicle?

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C. S.'s Comment
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duz anyone know about Total transport in Mississippi ? ..UA or hair ?

From what I can find, Total Transport appears to be affiliated with US Express. I imagine they probably adhere to whatever drug test method USX uses. I have not found definitive information on whether USX does hair tests in addition to the DOT required urine test. To be safe, it's probably a good idea to wait 3-6 months for all drugs to clear out of your system. A positive or refused drug test will ruin your trucking career for a very long time, if not forever.

Additionally....if you plan on beating or cheating the drug test, then going back to using, know that randoms are given on a regular basis in this industry. They are especially common after hometime and vacations (more likely to have used). You will also be tested after accidents, regardless of who is at fault, and for probable cause (looking or acting high).

I'm not accusing you of anything; as Brett points out, there are legitimate reasons to be worried about the hair test. And if you have used in the past but are going clean, I will not judge anyone who is committed to bettering themselves and their life. But you should know that if you have used illegal drugs, and are serious about getting into trucking, all use has to stop. For your own safety, and the safety of everyone else on the road, as well as your livelihood.

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.

Ethan 's Comment
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Can anyone tell me is the Urine test Swift trucking school gives separate from the Dot urine test they perform when you go for the physical , Or the same test ? One Test , not two correct ?

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.

Anthony H.'s Comment
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I was wondering does anyone know if CRST does urine are hair test

Eckoh's Comment
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Can anyone tell me is the Urine test Swift trucking school gives separate from the Dot urine test they perform when you go for the physical , Or the same test ? One Test , not two correct ?

I know that when i did my DOT physical last week they asked if i wanted to do the drug test, but i told them no. The recruiter told me that even if you come in with a drug test they will retest you anyways.

I do know that the DOT urine test itself is to check for anything odd in your urine, like blood or protein, something that points to a problem, it is different then a drug screening.

My question on the hair drug test, what do they do if you are bald???

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.

Brian 's Comment
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Can anyone tell me is the Urine test Swift trucking school gives separate from the Dot urine test they perform when you go for the physical , Or the same test ? One Test , not two correct ?

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I know that when i did my DOT physical last week they asked if i wanted to do the drug test, but i told them no. The recruiter told me that even if you come in with a drug test they will retest you anyways.

I do know that the DOT urine test itself is to check for anything odd in your urine, like blood or protein, something that points to a problem, it is different then a drug screening.

My question on the hair drug test, what do they do if you are bald???

I'm bald.....they will take a body hair sample. I believe CRST does both, most companies appear to be going this route. They are wanting to be sure your not an addict.... don't need some pot head or worse out in a big truck having an accident. There is no way to beat a hair test, if you are concerned about a test, you can buy a "home" test online from Walmart for around $40, send it in, and get the results online. A lot of concerned parents do this to see if their kids are using. Results are available online in about 3 days.

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.

David's Comment
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Can anyone tell me is the Urine test Swift trucking school gives separate from the Dot urine test they perform when you go for the physical , Or the same test ? One Test , not two correct ?

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I know that when i did my DOT physical last week they asked if i wanted to do the drug test, but i told them no. The recruiter told me that even if you come in with a drug test they will retest you anyways.

I do know that the DOT urine test itself is to check for anything odd in your urine, like blood or protein, something that points to a problem, it is different then a drug screening.

My question on the hair drug test, what do they do if you are bald???

They will take hair from either your head, beard, legs, chest, back, armpit or at times your pub region...

Swifts testing is separate from dot. They will teat ya like 4 times too.. My class was at least..

Gordon Trucking does BOTH, wanted to let you know Brett.

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.

guyjax(Guy Hodges)'s Comment
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I am so ready for this thread to die and never come back to life. If you use illegal drugs then stay the hell out of my industry. Don't need you killing me or my family.

If your concerned about your privacy, modesty or any other long word that ends in "Y" and it describes anything you might be offended at then come no further.

Urine test, blood test and hair test are the new waves of the future and either live with it or don't come near trucking. If you have used or even think you might have used drugs in the last 90 days then wait for it to clear your system. Pretty simple I would think but people still show up and fail drug test all the time.

Ethan 's Comment
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I am so ready for this thread to die and never come back to life. If you use illegal drugs then stay the hell out of my industry. Don't need you killing me or my family.

If your concerned about your privacy, modesty or any other long word that ends in "Y" and it describes anything you might be offended at then come no further.

Urine test, blood test and hair test are the new waves of the future and either live with it or don't come near trucking. If you have used or even think you might have used drugs in the last 90 days then wait for it to clear your system. Pretty simple I would think but people still show up and fail drug test all the time.

Calm down don't get your panties in a bunch . There are plenty other threads I can direct you to instead of waiting for the death of this one .

Eckoh's Comment
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I am so ready for this thread to die and never come back to life. If you use illegal drugs then stay the hell out of my industry. Don't need you killing me or my family.

If your concerned about your privacy, modesty or any other long word that ends in "Y" and it describes anything you might be offended at then come no further.

Urine test, blood test and hair test are the new waves of the future and either live with it or don't come near trucking. If you have used or even think you might have used drugs in the last 90 days then wait for it to clear your system. Pretty simple I would think but people still show up and fail drug test all the time.

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Calm down don't get your panties in a bunch . There are plenty other threads I can direct you to instead of waiting for the death of this one .

but Guy is right that if you have to worry about passing a drug test it means you have been using recently. I know i do not want to be anywhere near anyone who has been doing drugs much less them driving an 80000 pound truck.

Ethan 's Comment
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I am so ready for this thread to die and never come back to life. If you use illegal drugs then stay the hell out of my industry. Don't need you killing me or my family.

If your concerned about your privacy, modesty or any other long word that ends in "Y" and it describes anything you might be offended at then come no further.

Urine test, blood test and hair test are the new waves of the future and either live with it or don't come near trucking. If you have used or even think you might have used drugs in the last 90 days then wait for it to clear your system. Pretty simple I would think but people still show up and fail drug test all the time.

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Calm down don't get your panties in a bunch . There are plenty other threads I can direct you to instead of waiting for the death of this one .

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but Guy is right that if you have to worry about passing a drug test it means you have been using recently. I know i do not want to be anywhere near anyone who has been doing drugs much less them driving an 80000 pound truck.

I agree , and can pass hair or urine . But asking a question doesn't prove guilt . There are many reasons one could have for asking such a question . So there's no reason to stop the spreading of information some here may deem relevant with the stay out my Industry crap . I don't do drugs but know there is a fine line between prescription drugs that kill more people then illegal drugs , but that's another conversation .

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