DOT Drug Testing: Urinalysis Or Hair Follicle?

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Rolling Thunder's Comment
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Just wanted to get this post to 200 replies.

There we go! Oh, by the way, Averitt still does both smile.gif

Stevon F.'s Comment
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What part of Arkansas you from I use to live in Jacksonville and Cabot ar

Northwest Arkansas

Super T.'s Comment
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I was in a very bad wreck (passenger in personal auto) 2 months ago. I am not a drug user under normal circumstances. But I was in a lot of pain and my friend came over with some weed. It helped me sleep that night. Haven't used it since nor do I intend to again. Not worried about UA test, will pass with flying colors. Not worried about randoms, won't be using it. But I am worried about the ever present hair testing. I have been checking into DART. Does anybody know which test they use. I don't want to kill my career over 1 night of pain relief. I haven't been in a CMV since before the accident.

CMV:

Commercial Motor Vehicle

A CMV is a vehicle that is used as part of a business, is involved in interstate commerce, and may fit any of these descriptions:

  • Weighs 10,001 pounds or more
  • Has a gross vehicle weight rating or gross combination weight rating of 10,001 pounds or more
  • Is designed or used to transport 16 or more passengers (including the driver) not for compensation
  • Is designed or used to transport 9 or more passengers (including the driver) for compensation
  • Is transporting hazardous materials in a quantity requiring placards
Jeff B.'s Comment
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Im trying to get in cr england i know they do hair test for 12 months ive been clean since july of 2013 i want to know should i try to do it or should i wait i dont want to kill my chance at a career what should i do? Do i take the risk or should i wait longer?

Super T.'s Comment
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If CR England goes back 12 months and you have not done anything for 17 months...Why worry?

Jeff B.'s Comment
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Because i have no clue if my hair might have it still i only cut it a few times i don't want my real last for sure chance to really make something of myself be taken away because of some chance my body might be a little different ive been true not to touch the **** again just want to be something to my family not some loser everyone deserves a second chance.

If CR England goes back 12 months and you have not done anything for 17 months...Why worry?

Just me's Comment
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Stevens transportation. I have been searching with no luck. Do they do both or just a UA? Does anybody know?

Midwest Morgan's Comment
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I know this thread is old but I just wanted ask if anyone knows anything about swifts drug testing? I am just going to be honest and put it out there. Up until recently I was using marijuana as an aid with my my other meds to help with my bipolar and depression. I was under the care of my psychatrist and psychologist while I was using it. I know it's not legal in Pa. but my Dr. and psych were ok with it because they think it has a tremendous medicinal upside. So with that being said I have not used it in 2 mos.

I lost my job in March, IT WAS NOT drug related. I always wanted to drive trucks but things kept me away from the industry(relationship) now the only thing holding me back is my son. I have put out hundreds of resumes and I am not even getting phone calls. The only phone call I got back was from crst when I decided to give trucking a try,since then I found this wonderful forum and site. I learned a couple of things about crst that did not appeal to me. So this led me to my decision of being able to provide for my son. Had I known that this was the path I was going to take I never would have smoked it in the first place.

So I guess what I am asking is what companies do u/a only? I have seen the list that Brett priovided but since then I have seen different names on this forum. Please do not judge me by my past, but help me look to my future for me and my son.

Thank You Kevin

I am also in this boat. I am looking at being a trucker and i have bipolar. Being uninsured and unemployed i use marijuana to keep myself calm(biggest understatement in the world). I am willing to quite and not use again if i can get work and insurance but as it stands now that's not going to happen. I am not unemployed because of drug use or anything negative. I tried to open my own business and it did not work out. Any info would be great!

Scott O.'s Comment
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Swift does the pee test only but my advice is give it up completely cuz even if you pass the first one you can count on a lot more to follow and not just from swift but DOT will pull you in to a weigh station and do a random so make sure you quit for good... I'm not trying to sound mean but trucking is not like other jobs and will end your career in the trucking Ind... If you test dirty

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.

Midwest Morgan's Comment
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Swift does the pee test only but my advice is give it up completely cuz even if you pass the first one you can count on a lot more to follow and not just from swift but DOT will pull you in to a weigh station and do a random so make sure you quit for good... I'm not trying to sound mean but trucking is not like other jobs and will end your career in the trucking Ind... If you test dirty

Thank you SOOOOO much for this. I have already quit and am trying new things to take it's place. Either way there's no going back now! YEY! Again thanks!!!

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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