DOT Drug Testing: Urinalysis Or Hair Follicle?

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Jeremy C.'s Comment
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Does anyone know of a good company near Chico, CA. I'm looking for a company that can pay for my cdl training

Greetings, Matthew, and welcome to the forum! 😀

I would suggest starting a new post (with this question) out in the General Discussion area. That way your question will be seen by more people than just those who read this single topic.

There are plenty of great options to get your CDL paid for (I went that route myself) but I won't answer the question here because it covers a different topic than what's posted here in this thread.

Start a new topic in the Genetal Discussion area and all kinds of help and info will be posted there for ya! 👍

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.
Jason B.'s Comment
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If I was a person with shoulder length hair who had not consumed cannabis for the past year, I'd shave my head, break out a bottle of Nair, and hop in the shower. My attitude is, when your employment is at stake, don't take any chances.

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Hypothetically, would a person with shoulder length hair who has not consumed cannabis for the past year need to cut their hair?

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Thank you for your reply. From what I understand, many/most companies do not go past 90 days (the 1.5 inches of hair closest to the scalp).

However, with long hair it would be possible to check back farther should the company choose to (and apparently those tests are more expensive).

I'm in agreeance with you about not taking chances with respect to one's career. With that in mind, the hypothetical long hair who hasn't consumed cannabis in 365+ days could theoretically cut all but about 5 to 6 inches of their hair and be good for the test, if I'm understanding everything correctly (hopefully this can be confirmed in the thread).

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.

OOS:

When a violation by either a driver or company is confirmed, an out-of-service order removes either the driver or the vehicle from the roadway until the violation is corrected.

Rainy D.'s Comment
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Shaving your head and using Nair throughout your body is BAD advice.

go in with a shaved head and they will take the hair from other places, but go in with NO hair and hou get a "refused/failed DOT drug test" on your record which you do not want.

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.

Jason F.'s Comment
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LOL! Obviously, I forgot to mention the part about letting it grow out a bit before the test.

Shaving your head and using Nair throughout your body is BAD advice.

go in with a shaved head and they will take the hair from other places, but go in with NO hair and hou get a "refused/failed DOT drug test" on your record which you do not want.

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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