DOT Drug Testing: Urinalysis Or Hair Follicle?

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Bucket's Comment
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XPO checks both.

Midnight rider 's Comment
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Us xpress is UA only. Not sure who said it was hair. Just went through there last week. Although that's probably the way it'll all be eventually

Amanda C.'s Comment
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Can you tell me if TMC, Prime or Knight hair test? Thanks

Patrick C.'s Comment
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H. O. Wolding is hair follicle testing

Anchorman's Comment
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Can you tell me if TMC, Prime or Knight hair test? Thanks

Hair Follicle vs. Urinalysis Drug Testing: Breakdown By Company

GLA's Comment
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Relying on rumor, opinion of marijuana users, second guess opinions about marijuana testing, or the "expert opinion" of Uncle Harry who knew a druggie that took drug tests, is like relying on the same type of information about which trucking company to work for. Those of us who live in Colorado have concerns about second hand smoke. My son and I love concerts. Guess what we run into? Clouds of second hand smoke. Not only are we breathing it, but we are also covered in smoke. There is very good information from credible sources on the internet about all of the above. If a person takes the time to conduct credible research, they will be able to see through the opinions, hearsay, hysteria and outright hyperbole that have been presented in the course of this thread. Here is a link to start your research. http://www.canorml.org/healthfacts/drugtestguide/drugtestdetection.html P.S. Please don't drink and drive. Please don't smoke and drive. And for the love of God, please don't do opioids and drive.

Brett, your CDL training course is amazing, and if anyone would like to know about why his course is so good: http://success.oregonstate.edu/book/export/html/256

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.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Zachary C.'s Comment
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Can you tell me if TMC, Prime or Knight hair test? Thanks

Does Barr Nunn hair follicle test?

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Hair Follicle vs. Urinalysis Drug Testing: Breakdown By Company

Old School's Comment
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Welcome Zachary!

Knight does hair testing.

I'm not sure about Barr Nunn, but since Knight owns that company it is highly likely they are hair testing.

TMC, and Prime are urinalysis only last I heard.

Look, if you have reason to be concerned, you really need to be clean for a good nine months or more (preferably a year) before being hair tested. A failed drug test in this industry is next to impossible to overcome.

Don't forget that there is also random drug testing after you land a trucking job. I was randomly tested nine times during a time span just short of two years.

They do not play with this issue.

Tara M.'s Comment
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Any info on NFI out of chino California? (Corporate in NJ) hair or UA? I had a headache and my mom gave me what was supposed to be a freaking Tylenol... Turned out to be a XANAX!!! Freaking out big time!

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.

David D.'s Comment
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Having relocated because my spouse has scored a great state job, I have looked into a career as a trucker. I live in a state which legalized cannabis use recreationally for adults, and I have smoked Cannabis. Looking into trucker training and cdl's led me to decide to immediately cease any and all use of cannabis. I have never used any illegal substances, and haven't even had a drink in about 15 years. From the info I gather, I would pass a U/A after maybe a month clean, but would take up to 90 days to pass a hair test. I intend to wait the full 90 days, shave my beard and cut my hair short, then let it grow to at least 1.5 inches, then apply to a company for cdl training and employment. My question is, should I get an independent hair test before applying, to absolutely insure that I pass, or would that go on my medical records and show up to employers or DOT records? I do not want to risk a failure and will remain compliant to all standards expected from a CDL A truck driver. I want to begin this career with honesty and integrity. Should I wait for 90-120 days to start training, or find a company that offers cdl training and does UA only? Thanks for any advice, and please take into account, my use was completely legal, and was before I looked into driving as a career move.

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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