DOT Drug Testing: Urinalysis Or Hair Follicle?

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Jerry S.'s Comment
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WHAT IF YOU FAIL A HAIR TDRUG TEST FOR JBHUNT WILL IT SHOW UP FOR OTHER COMPAINES TOO SEE IT?? PLEASE RESPOND AND LET ME KNOW...

Brett here at JB Hunt they do hair drug test and UA drug test right when your hired on but everything after that is just UA's for the random test.

Scott O.'s Comment
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Yes all failed drug tests in the trucking industry will show up and most if not all the drug tests you take for any employment and fail trucking companies will see them as well

Jeff B.'s Comment
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Ffe does only **** test did it a week before

Brad B.'s Comment
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Yes all failed drug tests in the trucking industry will show up and most if not all the drug tests you take for any employment and fail trucking companies will see them as well

If I failed a drug test 8 years ago (just for taking a damn Vicodin when I was younger and dumber) for a warehousing job that is now out of business.. is there anyway a trucking company could find a record of that and deny me employment for it?

Brett Aquila's Comment
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If I failed a drug test 8 years ago (just for taking a damn Vicodin when I was younger and dumber) for a warehousing job that is now out of business.. is there anyway a trucking company could find a record of that and deny me employment for it?

That's a tough one. You'll never get me to say a trucking company won't find out about something because I've watched them dig up things on people nobody would ever expect them to find. One time a driver was asked why he didn't report a job he had eight years ago. Turns out he never worked at the place but he had a job interview there. How on Earth the trucking company found out about a job interview from eight years ago nobody knows. The guy was shocked when they asked him about it. So were we when he told us about it.

What you want to do is answer the questions they ask honestly, but don't tell them anything more. If they want to know about failed drug tests in the past five years you don't have any. If they ask about failed tests in your lifetime your best bet is to be honest. Chances are if they're that serious about it they're going to catch you in the lie anyhow and then you might really be in a mess.

Scott O.'s Comment
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Yeah the last thing you want is a lied on a application... Most likely they will find out... I went to a company sponsored training program and they found a ten year old failed pre employment drug test on this one dude... So chances are they will find yours... Not trying to scare you but just keep in mind they might find it... Check your dac report from hireright.com and see what's on there..

Company Sponsored Training:

A Company-Sponsored Training Program is a school that is owned and operated by a trucking company.

The schooling often requires little or no money up front. Instead of paying up-front tuition you will sign an agreement to work for the company for a specified amount of time after graduation, usually around a year, at a slightly lower rate of pay in order to pay for the training.

If you choose to quit working for the company before your year is up, they will normally require you to pay back a prorated amount of money for the schooling. The amount you pay back will be comparable to what you would have paid if you went to an independently owned school.

Company-sponsored training can be an excellent way to get your career underway if you can't afford the tuition up front for private schooling.

DAC:

Drive-A-Check Report

A truck drivers DAC report will contain detailed information about their job history of the last 10 years as a CDL driver (as required by the DOT).

It may also contain your criminal history, drug test results, DOT infractions and accident history. The program is strictly voluntary from a company standpoint, but most of the medium-to-large carriers will participate.

Most trucking companies use DAC reports as part of their hiring and background check process. It is extremely important that drivers verify that the information contained in it is correct, and have it fixed if it's not.

Brad B.'s Comment
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Thanks, guys.. did not realize that was even possible! Makes you really wish you knew these things in your early 20s. Hopefully some companies can be a LITTLE forgiving.

Scott O.'s Comment
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Thanks, guys.. did not realize that was even possible! Makes you really wish you knew these things in your early 20s. Hopefully some companies can be a LITTLE forgiving.

Don't give up... Check out the sap program I'm not really sure what it is or how to go about it but I'm sure google will help you out or you can ask a company and hope they will hire you...

SAP:

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.

Jeff L.'s Comment
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I just started reading at the beginning about shaving all your hair off to beat the test. I shaved my body hair just a week ago like I do every year about this time, so I can stay cool in the Texas heat. Will they accept facial hair or hair from the head? I have a little around my armpits left. All my other hair is only about a quarter inch long, will they understand grooming or will they think I am cheating? Where do they usually extract the hair from?

Amy P.'s Comment
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I know a guy who had long hair who went with JB Hunt. He told them up front that he had gone Clean and Sober three years before, but that his hair might paint him in a bad light. He was hired. So there's that...

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