DOT Drug Testing: Urinalysis Or Hair Follicle?

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Curtis 's Comment
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Just talked to a nice lady at Wil-Trans and they seem like a real down to earth company and small with great equipment!

I also asked about their drug testing and its just a UA no hair folical.

She is sending me information and the funny thing we both grew up in Wisconsin and only about 60 miles apart so cool and a small world.

Wil-Trans:

Darrel Wilson bought his first tractor in 1980 at age 20, but, being too young to meet OTR age requirements, he leased the truck out and hired a driver.

Through growth and acquisition, Wil-Trans now employs over 200 drivers, and has a long-standing partnership with Prime, Inc. to haul their refrigerated freight. The family of businesses also includes Jim Palmer Trucking and O & S Trucking.

Curtis 's Comment
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Filled out the application with Wil-Trans pretty easy.

Wil-Trans:

Darrel Wilson bought his first tractor in 1980 at age 20, but, being too young to meet OTR age requirements, he leased the truck out and hired a driver.

Through growth and acquisition, Wil-Trans now employs over 200 drivers, and has a long-standing partnership with Prime, Inc. to haul their refrigerated freight. The family of businesses also includes Jim Palmer Trucking and O & S Trucking.

Steve W.'s Comment
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Do not know who reported info on Prime Inc. But that is false. Prime Inc does NOT test hair yet. Prime Inc. is urine testing only. I know cause I was there couple of months ago. It is an excellent program.

OK, I have some new updates from private messages. The new ones have an asterisk:

These companies do both tests:

* Knight (update: previously thought just urinalysis, but now it seems they do both

CR England

Roehl

JB Hunt

WEL Companies

Hair follicle test only:

Prime Inc

Urinalysis only:

* Navajo

Steve W.'s Comment
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Do What????? 5 years. 100% absolutely false. It takes .5 inch (a half inch) to test for 30 days. So to test for the 90 days (that is the norm now) they would need 1.5 inches of hair. The testing starts on the part of hair closest to your scalp and then works its way down the hair strand. The hair test is only done for the past 90 days. Any further testing longer than 90 days and the accuracy of the test diminishes. Now most drugs take 5-10 days before the hair grows out far enough and can be tested ****So keep this in mind when you are counting your 90 days clean. So if you want your test to be clean add the 10 days to the 90 day test. 10 days + 90 days = 100 days that you need to be clean before starting a school or new job. Or you can shave your head 2 weeks after your last drug use and when it is 1.5-2.0 inches long you are good to go. They will take about 40 hair strand from, your head. So bring a hat. As of right now hair testing is done mainly for the companies peace of mind. It is NOT required and the company that did the test cannot report it to your DOT. Hair testing is a lot more expensive than a urine test and some companies do not want the extra expense. Guide lines have yet to be finalized that is why some companies have not went over to hair testing and why nothing can be reported to the DOT. I am sure that will change.

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Ok, I was just informed privately that CR England does both the hair follicle and urinalysis test. Thanks! That's one down and many more to go! I'll keep building the list as we learn more:

CR England: Both Urinalysis and Hair Follicle

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......... welp thats not what i wanted to see..... guess CR is out for Gro. Yeah i quit smoking but it hasnt been close to 5 years, which is up to how long it stays in the hair... embarrassed.gif

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.

Brett Aquila's Comment
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Prime Inc does NOT test hair yet.

We have them listed as urinalysis only - Hair Follicle vs. Urinalysis Drug Testing: Breakdown By Company

Corey's Comment
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Jim Palmer does just a urinalysis but in addition to the required dot drug panel they perform a pre-employment test that checks for a wider array of prescription/non prescription drugs.

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.

PackRat's Comment
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Crete/Shaffer is both hair and urinalysis.smile.gif

Brett Aquila's Comment
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Thanks everyone! I've updated everything:

Hair Follicle vs. Urinalysis Drug Testing: Breakdown By Company

Bert's Comment
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New guy here. Trying to get into the industry. Gonna beat a dead horse and continue to bump this thread, as time goes on policies change. Getcha popcorn. I was a pot smoker til Thanksgiving 2017. Dropped it cold turkey (and ate a bunch of cold turkey sammiches!) as it has led me nowhere but misery and dead-end jobs. I WANT A CAREER! I have no desire to use again and understand I can't in this industry. I should not have to prove to any forum user that I've kicked the habit and I don't want any flak for it. Please give productive advice or ignore me.

So, what are the starting companies with sponsored training that will only do a UA? I've checked the link for Hair vs UA and a lot of it seems outdated with Wil-trans/Jim Palmer and CRST being the most updated and offering sponsored training. I'm looking for as many options as possible. I'm in the Phoenix area if that helps. Another month and I will be fine for a hair test, and no, I do not have the means to sit around another month to be on the safe side for a hair test, I can pee clean all day and tomorrow as I've been self-testing at home. I need to get something going now....like yesterday. Repeating myself, I have no desire to smoke pot again, ever! Thanks for any information.

Wil-Trans:

Darrel Wilson bought his first tractor in 1980 at age 20, but, being too young to meet OTR age requirements, he leased the truck out and hired a driver.

Through growth and acquisition, Wil-Trans now employs over 200 drivers, and has a long-standing partnership with Prime, Inc. to haul their refrigerated freight. The family of businesses also includes Jim Palmer Trucking and O & S Trucking.

Jason F.'s Comment
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Hey, Bert!

I'm not a big Swift fan, but they don't do hair testing, and they're headquartered in Phoenix. It might work out for you. Best wishes!

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