DOT Drug Testing: Urinalysis Or Hair Follicle?

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Brett Aquila's Comment
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Ok, here's the latest. The new updates are marked with an asterisk:

These companies do both tests:

Knight

CR England

Roehl

JB Hunt

WEL Companies

*Schneider

Hair follicle test only:

Prime Inc

Urinalysis only:

Navajo

* PAM

* Central Refrigerated

Jerry's Comment
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Alright, here's a question for someone. PM answers if you don't want to be public with the answer.

If I stopped my main med (contained opiates - Vicodin), and was hair tested for example 45-50 days after the quit date, does the lab actually determine that a positive result was only found in, say, days 45-90 of hair follicle, but not in days 1-44?

Or, does the test just come back as positive and if you don't have a script for what appears in the follicle, you're non-hireable?

Kevin B.'s Comment
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Positive is positive.... if they go back 90 days they can find it, hell as far as I know from what others have said on this it can as far back as 7 years.... of course the farther back they go the more expensive it is.

Old School's Comment
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Jerry, when you're tested there's a form you fill out telling them about what prescription meds you've been taking and when the last time or date was that you took it. It's important that you answer the questions honestly, because if they find it in your test but you didn't inform them then you're gonna be denied, but if you're honest and they understand that you've changed your meds to something else now then that allows you to be cleared for approval.

Jerry's Comment
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Old School

That is exactly my situation. They've been trying to figure out this targeted pain in a small section of my back that I've been having, and it's not bone pain and it's not muscle pain. It doesn't affect my day to day life but the pain does get pretty aggravating. So, over the course of all the tests they've had me do, they've had me on several different meds and now finally they found what works. Luckily for me it's a non-narcotic, but the narcotics I've had will still show up.

I honestly think that by the time I get approval from the state for the WIA program then start and finish a school, I'd test clean on a 90 day. We'll see, though, right?

Starcar's Comment
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Well heck, Jerry....if you had explained all that before...I would have told you that a letter from your doctor, stating that you have been on class 4 pain meds, but are nolonger taking them. but they will show on a drug test.....Thats all you need.....both for your recruiter, AND the party who does your drug test.Like any situation, its the particulars that matterthe mostsmile.gif

guyjax(Guy Hodges)'s Comment
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Yes a letter from your doctor stating exactly which meds you were on and now off of is all you need

Kevin B.'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

Geo W.'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

Hey there Kevin, Im in the same boat as you, and here is what steps i have taken, Call Central Reefer , They will send you a crap load of forms to fill out on line, one question is regarding "street drugs" well i told them the truth, and they said it has to be 5 years in the past.. SO with that said, if you are clean now and understand there is a ZERO tolerance for dirty UA's and plan on staying clean then kinda stretch the truth and dont say anything, if its been that long for you, it will not show up on a UA, so its kinda one of them things what they dont know wont hurt. TRUST me im completely against lying about it, BUT i shouldn't be S.O.L due to choices in my past, but clean now.

Then there is PAM transport; They didnt ask any of those question before offering me a spot in class, But they do only test via UA, BUT there is more cost with going with PAM, you pay for your trip out to their school, and home. IF you fail the health or UA your on your way home on your own dime also, IF you pass the school and all they give you 200.00 to help with your trip home, but where you live its under 100.00 to get there.. ( im up in Harrisburg). and im sure if you havent already, you will receive a Private message/email for a few people on this site, they will give you good advise as they did the same for me.

Me personally im going with CR england, I was told by a few drivers here at local stops its very unlikely for them to do hair, they say it as a scare tactic, but i will find out here in 3 weeks when i get out there... Good luck and Dont give up

Geo

Reefer:

A refrigerated trailer.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Daniel B.'s Comment
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Geo,

Lets say he does that. He starts school and is accepted. Then a week later they find out that he lied on the application so he's fired and they'll make a "lied on application, fired" go on his record now no trucking company will ever touch him.

It seems like a giant risk no matter which option you take. I believe only you can make this decision for yourself.

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